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Is it bad when my heart rate increases when I exercise?

My heart rate increases whenever I exercise, and it often feels like my chest is going to burst when I do physical activity. I noticed this while I was in physical therapy for...

How can physical therapy benefit my son?

My son always had issues with walking, and was actually late in starting to walk. He's not as coordinated as the other kids his age. Do you think physical therapy can help him?...

What's the difference between a physiatrist and physical therapist?

After suffering from a back injury during a car accident, my doctor referred me to a physiatrist for rehabilitation. However, I thought a physiatrist was a physical therapist,...

What is a "gait analysis"?

After going to a few appointments with my physiatrist, he wants to perform a gait analysis. I understand that it's supposed to measure my body while walking, but what exactly...

What should I be doing for tennis elbow?

I have tennis elbow, but I don't have the insurance to go to physical therapy to have it corrected. Are there any exercises I can do at home to help?

What else can I do to help my son's muscular dystrophy?

After he was born, my son was diagnosed with Duchenne muscular dystrophy. He's currently on drugs that are still in their clinical trials, and while he's shown some progress,...

What's physical therapy like for kids?

My daughter needs to have physical therapy to regain her strength after a cheerleading injury. What would physical therapy be like for her?

What can I do for my chronic pain?

I've been suffering from chronic pain over the past year and a half, and I feel like nothing ever works. What can I do to relieve this pain?

Can musculoskeletal cancers benefit from physical medicine?

A family member was diagnosed with a musculoskeletal cancer and is going to be treated with physical medicine alongside chemotherapy. How can physical medicine benefit her?

Do I need lifelong physiotherapy for sciatica?

I have sciatica and I am currently undergoing physiotherapy. Will it need to be a lifelong therapy?

I have severe back pain at the bottom of my spine. Do you think a surgery might be required?

I am suffering from a tremendous amount of pain right at the bottom of my back. Do you think a surgery might be required to treat this condition? Are there other ways to get...

Why do I have sharp abdominal pain when I run?

I get a sharp pain in my abdomen whenever I run, and it causes me to stop running completely. Why am I getting these sharp pains? What can I do for them?

My son has awful shoulder pain. How can I help him?

My 9 year old son loves to play basketball but lately he's been complaining of shoulder pain (both shoulders) that keeps him indoors more than outdoors. The pediatrician took...

Are topical sprays good for sprains?

Are the OTC topical sprays helpful for treating sprains?

How can I treat my neck pain?

I have neck pain as I work all day on the computer. Can I use anything to treat this pain?

Is my constant body pain for real?

I have pain all over my body, and it really takes me out for the entire day. My husband thinks that this pain isn't real and that I'm just being "lazy. " Is this true? Could...

Can physical therapy help my mom?

My mom had surgery in her hand and is still recovering from it. She can't completely close it. Can physical therapy help her? Or should she go for occupational?

Can I go on a treadmill or go cycling with back pain?

I have back stiffness and pain in my lower back. Is using the treadmill or cycling recommended for me? or it will it hurt my back even more?

What is the solution for a calcaneal spur?

I have heel pain, and an ache in the calf nerve. An x-ray was done, which showed a calcaneal spur. How will this be solved?

Effects of a spinal cord injury?

My friends dad had a heavy piece of metal fall on his back and now has a spinal cord injury. It has been 2 weeks and he can still not walk. How long is the recovery? Is there...

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