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…

Taylor Rehab Physical Therapy Offers the Graston Technique®

For our patients who suffer from hand pain and tingling associated with carpal tunnel syndrome; chronic foot pain associated with plantar fasciitis; sports injuries and chronic pain from rotator cuff tendinitis, bursitis or other impingement, the combination of Graston Technique® and deep tissue laser can be very effective at reducing or resolving symptoms and discomfort.…

Prevalence of Knee Injuries in the Female Athlete

Research indicates that female athletes are four to six times more likely to sustain a serious knee injury in cutting and jumping sports, such as basketball, soccer, volleyball, tennis and lacrosse. Though researchers are not yet certain as to the mechanics behind this trend, they have three major theories. Some researchers believe that some of…

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…