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" Don’t get frustrated when your time spent doing flexibility exercises doesn’t turn you into a Cirque du Soleil performer. For most mere mortals, stretching exercises do not always result in massive changes in the amount that your trunk and limbs move. But you will see improvements in how you feel and how you function. You’ll also have a reduced chance of injury and will be helping to slow down the aches and pains often associated with the aging process. Don’t get discouraged--keep stretching!"

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Common Conditions of the
Foot and Ankle

Plantar fasciitis: Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common causes of heel pain. The plantar fascia is a thick band of fibrous tissue that runs from your heel to the base of your toes. Foot structure, wearing inappropriate shoe wear, being overweight, or running are just some things that can cause inflammation of this tissue. The hallmark sign of plantar fasciitis is first step pain; pain that occurs with your first steps out of bed in the morning but decreases the more steps you take.

Heel spur: A heel spur is an excessive bone growth that occurs where soft tissue attaches to bone, most commonly on the underside of the heel. Bone spurs due not always cause pain, so many people do not know they have them unless they have an x-ray of their foot. Bone spurs are commonly associated with plantar fasciitis.

Gout: Gout is a type of arthritis caused by a build up of uric acid in the joints. One of the first places for this build up to occur is the big toe. The toe will get warm, red, swollen, and be painful to touch. The best way to prevent a gout attack is to learn to identify the triggers and avoid them.

Achilles tendinitis: Achilles tendinitis occurs when the large tendon that runs down the back of your lower leg gets inflamed.Inflammation is the body’s natural response to injury.The Achilles tendon connects your calf muscle to your heel and is used when you walk, run,climb stairs, jump, or stand on your tip toes. A sudden increase in the amount or intensity of exercise or having tight calf muscles are factors that may put you at risk for developing Achilles tendinitis.

Aren't you tired of putting up with foot and ankle pain? TAKE ACTION and call Dresher PT TODAY! We can have you moving in the right direction in no time!


CONCUSSION:
Don’t Be Left in the Dark

Sport-related and other trauma-based concussions are on the rise in all age groups! If you or someone you love suffers a concussion make sure your treatment team includes a Physical Therapist who is up to date on concussion management. Carrie DePerro, PT , Karen McDonald, PT, and Matt Seabrook, PT are DPT’s lead clinicians in terms of post-concussion treatment. They attend regular continuing education to stay current with the most up-to-date treatment recommendations for persons with post-concussion syndrome.

Below are just a few highlights from a recent multi-disciplinary conference in Philadelphia:
  1. No medications or vitamins have been shown to be effective to improve healing
  2. Prolonged rest may actually delay recovery
  3. Return to sport too soon delays recovery and may be life threatening
  4. Head Impact Sensors are not reliable or accurate
  5. Most protective equipment does not reduce the risk of concussions
  6. Progressive, guided aerobic exercise is crucial for recovery. DPT’s concussion team can help prescribe the appropriate amount of biking, walking or running for each person
  7. Attendance at school is extremely important following a concussion although accommodations (taking breaks, reduced school work, homework, preprinted notes) are frequently recommended
  8. Screening for anxiety and depression is essential

Post-concussion care is constantly evolving and the PT’s at Dresher Physical Therapy stay updated on all of the cutting-edge changes. If you or someone you love suffers a concussion, make sure you choose Dresher Physical Therapy for your treatment. Call us TODAY if you have any questions!

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