Sciatica Hurts! Physical Therapy Can Save You Aches and Pain

October 17th, 2020

Sciatica occurs when pain radiates along the sciatic nerve. This is a large nerve that starts in the low back and runs down the back of the leg. It is usually caused by a herniated disc or a bone spur or stenosis that causes narrowing of the spinal canal. During pregnancy sciatic like symptoms can

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Helping a Patient Get Back to What She Loved: Backpacking

May 4th, 2016

After making significant improvements following chronic lower extremity injury, our patient wanted to practice something that she loved: backpacking. With trips lasting anywhere 5-7 days, one has to carry a sleeping bag, food, cook ware, tarps and tools that can combine up to 30 percent of one’s body weight. In order to simulate the environment

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Debunking 5 Myths on Disc Herniation

April 27th, 2016

Physical therapy at Body Gears corrects mechanical, neuromuscular, and motor control deficits that are perpetuating disc irritation. With proper management through conservative care, spinal discs can heal just like any other tissue in the body. Surgery is not necessarily the best or only option. This article debunks five myths on disc injury and healing. Myth

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