Tag: Arthritis

Aquatic Therapy: Making Waves

Aquatic Therapy is a form of physical therapy performed in the water to assist in unloading the body during exercise to promote movement with reduced pain and difficulty. The unique properties of water help reduce compressive forces through the joints, reduce inflammation, and promote muscle relaxation resulting in improved pain-free movement. Aquatic therapy is a […]

To Ice or to Heat … That is the question!

I cannot tell you how many times a day, as a PT I get asked if a patient should heat or ice. They get mixed advice which makes the decision even more confusing! So, let’s get into the science behind what heat and ice do to the body. Ice DECREASES blood flow to the injured […]