Category Archives: Common Conditions

When Should I go to Physical Therapy?

Physical therapy is defined as “therapy for the preservation, enhancement, or restoration of movement and physical function impaired or threatened by disease, injury, or disability that utilizes therapeutic exercise, physical modalities (such as massage and electrotherapy), assistive devices, and patient education and training”.1 The overall goal of physical therapy is to improve movement, whether it is […]

Knee Pain.. Could it be Patellar Tendinitis?

What is Patellar Tendinitis? The patellar tendon is a ligament that connects the shin bone to the patella that helps the muscles extend the knee. What are the symptoms of patellar tendinitis?  Most individuals experience localized, sharp pain near the patellar tendon area as a first sign of patellar tendinitis. The pain would be felt around your […]

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