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Physical Therapy blog articles by EW Motion Therapy

Josie Waddell

Licensed Physical Therapist, PT, DPT // EW Motion Therapy Meadowbrook/280

Physical Therapy

By: Josie Waddell
May 31st, 2024

Tennis elbow, or lateral epicondylitis, is a type of tendonitis that affects not just tennis players but a wide range of individuals. It is characterized by pain and tenderness on the outside of the elbow, which can significantly impact one's ability to perform daily tasks or engage in sports. We consider it a privilege to help our athletes at EW Motion Therapy combat conditions like tennis elbow so they can continue to play the sport they love pain-free. Even if you decide that our physical therapy isn’t right for you, we will delve into why tennis elbow is so prevalent among tennis players in this article. We’ll also cover who else can be affected, the common causes and symptoms, its impact on a tennis player's game, and how physical therapy can be effective.

Physical Therapy

By: Josie Waddell
December 21st, 2023

Ankle injuries are common, affecting people of all ages and backgrounds. Whether you are an athlete, a weekend warrior, or simply going about your daily activities, understanding the various types of ankle injuries, their causes, levels of severity, and effective treatment plans is crucial for quick recovery and prevention of future injuries. Physical therapy is often an instrumental piece of a recovery plan - our ultimate goal is to help our clients at EW Motion Therapy recover and return to their favorite activities. But even if you decide that our physical therapy doesn’t fit your needs, you can still review this comprehensive guide as we delve into the most common ankle injuries, explore their causes, differentiate their severity, and outline the best treatment approaches.

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Physical Therapy

By: Josie Waddell
May 26th, 2023

Total knee replacement surgery, also known as total knee arthroplasty, is a standard procedure to relieve pain and restore function in individuals with severely damaged knee joints. If you or a loved one is considering this surgery, it's essential to understand the process, prepare adequately, and know what to expect during recovery. We have many pre- and post-op patients at EW Motion Therapy, and we do our best to educate them on expectations and prepare their bodies to handle the stress of the procedure. Even if you decide that our services don’t fit your needs, you can still read on to explore how to prepare for the procedure, what the surgery entails, the typical recovery timeline, and the crucial role of physical therapy in the rehabilitation process.

Physical Therapy

By: Josie Waddell
November 9th, 2022

Headaches are common and affect a large percentage of the population. Depending on the severity, some headaches can be debilitating, making you cancel plans or call in sick to work. Headaches should not rule your daily life - finding the combination of medicine or other remedies that works for you is essential. But what do you do if you feel your headaches have progressed to a chronic state? And which professionals should you look to for help?