What Is Ankylosing Spondylitis (AS)

Ankylosing spondylitis (AS) is an inflammatory disease that causes pain in the spine, pelvis, and joints throughout the body. It is a chronic (lifelong) disease, and it is hereditary. AS causes abnormal bone growth, and causes joints to fuse (grow together) in the spine and in the sacroiliac joints (located between each hip and the…

Understanding Repetitive Stress Injuries

Whether an athlete or a cubicle employee, everyone can suffer from repetitive stress injuries (sometimes referred to as repetitive strain injury or RSI). RSI is a condition where muscles, nerves and tendons become inflamed or injured in varying levels of severity due to incessant repetitive motion or acute overuse. Examples of motions contributing to RSI…

Starting a Fitness Program in the New Year

It’s a new year and you’re energized with your resolution for better fitness or noticeable weight loss. Exercise can be exhilarating, the initial adrenaline addicting in comparison to the lethargic winter months that might have led up to making your resolution. One of the key strategies with leading a more active lifestyle is to plan…

How do I know if I can benefit from physical therapy?

Taylor Rehab offers a variety of physical therapy, sports rehabilitation and industrial therapy services, each customized to meet the needs of the individual. The team at Taylor Rehab is trained to treat a variety of conditions, including arthritis, osteoporosis, posture/scoliosis, loss of sensation due to neuropathy, back pain, knee pain, neck pain, headaches, chronic pain,…

Sports Rehabilitation

The sports rehabilitation program at Taylor Rehab focuses on injury care, post-surgical management and prevention of future injuries. Physical therapists at Taylor Rehab help restore mobility and function through a comprehensive reconditioning program to get patients back to their sport or activity as quickly as possible. The reconditioning program draws from a variety of different…

Physical Therapy and Degenerative Disc Disease

The spine consists of small bones known as vertebrae. Between these vertebrae are structures called discs that are intended to provide cushioning and support to the structures of the spine. Over time, these discs can rupture, irritating nearby nerves and leaving vertebrae unsupported. When this happens to multiple discs due to general wear-and-tear, the condition…

Hip Fracture Prevention

A study published earlier this year in the American Journal of Public Health found that four hours of weekly walking decreases the chances of developing a hip fracture. The study surveyed 36,000 men for 24 years and concluded that participants who regularly took brisk walks experienced a 62% lower risk of sustaining a hip fracture.…