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Fibromyalgia - What to Do When the Fibro Ignites

Fibromyalgia - What to Do When the Fibro Ignites
Fibromyalgia - What to Do When the Fibro Ignites. At Barkman & Smith Physical Therapy in Bedford, Irving, and Alliance Forth Worth, TX, we see patients that are fighting the battle of fibromyalgia pain. Let's take a moment and break the word fibromyalgia down: Fibro = fibrous tissues (ligaments that attach to bone and tendons that attach muscle to bone)myo = musclealgia = the Greek word for pain  Fibromyalgia, though common, is a disease that's not well understood. It invol...
Posted on 2022-07-31

Shoulder Pain after Surgery

Shoulder Pain after Surgery
Shoulder Pain after Surgery. At Barkman & Smith Physical Therapy in Bedford, Irving, and Alliance Forth Worth, TX, we see many patients with shoulder pain. With some rest and physical therapy, patients often recover and go back to their normal daily activities. Sometimes, we help patients prepare for shoulder surgery and then assist in the healing process afterward. If you have recently had an operation, you may experience shoulder pain after surgery. How Do Shoulder Injuries Happen?. F...
Posted on 2022-06-30

Your PT Can't Do Your Exercise For You

Your PT Can't Do Your Exercise For You
Your PT Can't Do Your Exercise For You. If you've been to physical therapy, you likely got a home exercise program. Research says that if you do your home exercise program, you'll have a significantly better chance of meeting your goals and feeling better. Not doing your program increases the risk of recurrent injury or flare-ups with less positive outcomes long term. Even though they're important, adherence to home exercise programs is terrible. It's estimated that only 40 to 50 of the peo...
Posted on 2022-05-31

Tips on Stretching for Runners

Tips on Stretching for Runners
Tips on Stretching for Runners. Spring is here and the summer is approaching us. It is a season for outside runners who embrace the Texas heat.  At Barkman & Smith Physical Therapy, we believe stretching is an essential part of running. Researchers have determined that connective tissue (i.e., muscles and tendons, etc.) is better able to react to potential injury-causing forces following the application of heat and stretch. A good stretching routine can also prevent: muscle i...
Posted on 2022-04-29

Elevate Your Heart Rate With Physical Therapy

Elevate Your Heart Rate With Physical Therapy
Elevate Your Heart Rate With Physical Therapy. Heart disease is a leading cause of death and disability. This shouldn't be a surprise - it's been at the top of the list for years. Research shows One person dies every 36 seconds in the United States from cardiovascular disease. About 659,000 people in the United States die from heart disease each year—that's 1 in every 4 deaths. You know that taking care of your heart is important. That means doing things like eating right, avoidi...
Posted on 2022-03-31
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