Jul 1, 20 , Physical Therapy for Plantar Fasciitis
Hello, my name is Kyle Wagner and I am a physical therapist at In Motion Physical Therapy in Downingtown, PA. I would like to talk about Plantar Fasciitis, a painful condition in the affecting the tissue covering the heel and foot. Plantar fasciitis is a diagnosed used commonly to explain pain to the heel and bottom of foot, more often on the middle side. Patients commonly complain of this pain worst when first walking after sitting or sleeping, or when pulling toes upwards. This pain is often noticed after recent increases in activity such as standing, walking, or running. This pain may also cause a limp which may or may not improve as walking continues. Plantar fasciitis is most commonly treated without surgery. Physical therapists have been shown to help treating this pain and improve daily activities with a combination of strengthening, stretching, manual therapy, as well as use of different types of splinting, bracing, taping, and adjusting shoe ware. Please, if you are having pain in your foot or heel, please give us a call today at 610-518-9100.
Jun 20, 20 , Physical Therapy for Achilles Tendinopathy
Hello, my name is Kyle Wagner and I am a physical therapist at In Motion Physical Therapy in Downingtown, PA. I would like to talk about Achilles Tendinopathy, a painful condition in the affecting the Achilles’ tendon and heel, characterized by overuse followed by breakdown of the tendon. Achilles Tendinopathy is very common amongst athletes, runners, as well as more sedentary individuals. Patients with this diagnosis experience pain along the Achilles or heel, pain when first walking, particularly after not moving for longer periods of time. The stiffness and pain may decrease with movement, then slowly increases again after activity continues. The longer these symptoms last, the more painful, the more impactful, and the more difficult to treat they become. Physical therapists have multiple tools to treat this disease process, including exercise, manual therapy, as well as consultation for splinting and proper shoes. Please, if you are having pain in your Achilles or heel, please give us a call today at 610-518-9100.
May 26, 20 , Physical Therapy for Cervicogenic headache
Hello, my name is Kyle Wagner and I am a Clinical Manager and physical therapist here at In Motion Physical therapy. I’d like to discuss the presence of a specific subset of headaches known as “cervicogenic headaches”. Cervicogenic pain is caused by tightness or impairments to the variety of structures in the neck, including many different muscles, ligaments, joints. Cervicogenic headaches are somewhat common, affecting perhaps 4% of people, and are different from tension type headaches or migraines in that: Cervicogenic headaches tend to be on one side, rather than on both sides Duration can vary from 1 hour to many weeks Seems to get worse with neck movements OR after holding prolonged postures such as sitting Headache pain may be accompanied by neck pain Fortunately, cervicogenic symptoms appear to respond well to physical therapy interventions such as exercise for the neck, upper back, and shoulders as well as a variety of different manual therapy techniques performed by a licensed physical therapist. These techniques and exercises are a part of our everyday caseload here at In Motion and we would be happy to help treat your individual symptoms. If you’d like to schedule an appointment, please give us a call today at 610-518-9100.