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Physical Therapy blog articles by EW Motion Therapy

Jenny Tesley

Licensed Physical Therapist, PT, DPT // EW Motion Therapy Tuscaloosa

Physical Therapy | Balance

By: Jenny Tesley
May 31st, 2024

As we age, maintaining our physical health becomes increasingly crucial. Two key components that often get overlooked are strength and power. While they are sometimes used interchangeably, they represent distinct aspects of our physical capabilities. Understanding the differences between strength and power, recognizing their importance, and knowing how to preserve and enhance them can significantly improve quality of life. Physical therapy is often a valuable asset in safely improving strength and power in older adults - we love helping our older patients do this every day at EW Motion Therapy through an individualized care plan. Even if you decide that our physical therapy doesn’t fit your needs, you can still read on to learn about the importance of strength and power as you age.

Physical Therapy | Balance | Neurological Recovery

By: Jenny Tesley
October 6th, 2023

Living with Parkinson's disease can present various challenges, especially regarding mobility. One of the most frustrating and dangerous symptoms is freezing gait, a sudden, temporary inability to move. This phenomenon can significantly impact the daily lives of Parkinson's patients, leading to increased fall risks and decreased quality of life. However, there's hope. Physical therapy has proven to be a valuable tool in managing freezing gait and reducing the risk of falls. In this article, we will explore freezing gait, its risks, and how physical therapy strategies can empower Parkinson's patients to regain their confidence and mobility.

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Physical Therapy

By: Jenny Tesley
February 24th, 2023

Regarding physical therapy, there are many types of care. Two important subtypes are home health physical therapy and outpatient physical therapy. Both types of physical therapy can help you manage and treat injuries and improve strength and flexibility. But the differences between home health and outpatient physical therapy may be significant when deciding which type is right for you. At EW Motion Therapy, we love seeing patients in our outpatient clinics and helping them return to their favorite activities. Even if you decide our services do not fit your needs, read on for a closer look at home health physical therapy and outpatient physical therapy to help you understand the differences between them and make an informed decision.

Physical Therapy

By: Jenny Tesley
June 1st, 2022

If you are diagnosed with fibromyalgia, you may feel confused. The diagnosis typically indicates widespread musculoskeletal pain but is sometimes assigned when your doctor cannot determine a more specific cause. You know that the pain is not the only thing affecting you - you’re likely losing sleep, becoming irritable, or even depressed. So what treatment options are available? How can you feel like yourself again?

Physical Therapy | Balance | Neurological Recovery

By: Jenny Tesley
May 26th, 2022

When someone has been diagnosed with MS (aka multiple sclerosis), if you are their caregiver, you probably have a lot of questions. How quickly will my loved one progress? How can I help them? And most importantly, what treatment options are available?

Physical Therapy | Balance | Neurological Recovery

By: Jenny Tesley
May 25th, 2022

When someone has been diagnosed with ALS (aka Lou Gherig’s disease or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), if you are their caregiver, you probably have a lot of questions. How quickly will my loved one progress? How can I help them? And most importantly, what treatment options are available?