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Matt Smith

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

Physical Therapy | Nutrition

By: Matt Smith
July 7th, 2022

When you don’t get enough sleep, it can affect your body in multiple ways. You may feel cranky at work the next day, have trouble accomplishing your daily tasks, and even develop headaches or migraines. When you have anxiety, getting enough sleep is paramount to your daily functioning. How can you promote good quality sleep when you start to feel anxious about sleeping well?

Physical Therapy | Nutrition

By: Matt Smith
July 7th, 2022

When you don’t get enough sleep, it can affect your body in multiple ways. You may feel cranky at work the next day, have trouble accomplishing your daily tasks, and even develop a headache or migraine. One effect of sleep deprivation that most people don’t consider is inflammation - it is sometimes hard to distinguish when your body has elevated inflammatory chemicals since this is an internal effect. But, it is essential to understand the bodily processes surrounding inflammation to prioritize sleep in your routine. 

Physical Therapy

By: Matt Smith
May 25th, 2022

When you start experiencing nerve pain, numbness, or tingling, you probably have a lot of questions. You may start to wonder what is causing this issue and how it may affect your health down the road. If you go to your doctor for an appointment, they may diagnose you with some type of neuropathy. But what does this mean? What sort of treatment can you get to help your symptoms? 

Physical Therapy

By: Matt Smith
March 9th, 2022

When you or a loved one is diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, you probably have questions about the treatments available. Your doctor might have recommendations on additional therapies to help you or your loved one stay active, including physical therapy. So how is physical therapy different for Parkinson’s patients? How can it help them move better and improve their quality of life? 

Physical Therapy

By: Matt Smith
March 9th, 2022

When you or a loved one is diagnosed with Parkinson’s, it is easy to feel nervous for the future. You probably have many questions to ask your doctor, and you may even wonder how you will be able to continue the activities you love. While your movement may become progressively limited over time, there are still things that you or your loved one can do to help slow the progression and keep you moving. 

Physical Therapy

By: Matt Smith
October 18th, 2021

If you’re anything like me, you enjoy checklists. Lists allow you to free up room in your brain and make sure that you have all of your ducks in a row, as the saying goes. Checking an item off one of your lists, especially your to-do lists, is one of the most satisfying feelings in the world.