Physical Therapy Following a Lower Extremity Amputation

Ashley G. George, DPT working with Arthur C. Spears, patient at the New Orleans East clinic There are approximately two million people currently living in the United States with a lower limb amputation. The majority of cases are caused by some form of trauma or from complications of vascular diseases like diabetes. [...]

July 12th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

ALINE Orthotics

At STAR Physical Therapy we are glad to be helping our patients with Aline Orthotics. ALINE was founded to improve how people move from the ground up. We believe when we improve movement patterns, we can reduce injuries and reduce the need for surgeries. This Wall Street Journal article agrees. Wall Street Journal [...]

July 20th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Thanks to Aline Orthotics, I walked around the whole zoo!

We have been utilizing the Aline inserts at our New Orleans physical therapy offices for a few weeks now. Staff have been trained in what type of patients need to be assessed on the measuring device, and the patients that need Aline are loving it. A couple of weeks ago I had a [...]

July 20th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Dry Needling – It Takes What You Put

When I would ask my grandmother how to make a particular dish for dinner, she would instruct on what to put into the dish. When I would ask how much of each item to use, she would reply "it takes what you put." In the world of Physical Therapy here in Louisiana, there [...]

July 20th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Concussions can cause other Injuries

In the past few years, concussion has received a great deal of attention as people in the medical and sports worlds have begun to speak out about the long-term problems associated with this injury. The Centers for Disease Control estimate that in sports alone, more than 3.8 million concussions occur each year. Recent [...]

July 20th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

When to go to Physical Therapy?

Recently I was approached with a question from an acquaintance, “ I have been having lower back pain for about a month. Do you think I should come to Physical Therapy or wait and see if my pain gets better on its own.” Just the same as any other medical condition early detection [...]

July 20th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Are you Breathing Correctly?

Have you ever considered how your breathing affects your overall health? Proper breathing from the diaphragm aids in relaxation, decreases pain, lowers anxiety, reduces stress levels, decreases fatigue, improves exercise tolerance, and facilitates proper digestion. Most people breathe from the chest, especially during times of increased pain and stress. This type of breathing [...]

July 20th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Think BIG

Parkinson’s disease is a chronic and progressive movement disorder affecting nearly 1 million people in the United States. Ten Percent of that population is believed to be under the age of 40. All symptoms vary, but typical motor signs include tremor, slow movement, stiffness of the limbs and trunk, and postural instability. When [...]

July 20th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Looking to make fitness a priority in the New Year?

Looking to make fitness a priority in the New Year? According to polls taken in 2015, over 68% of the U.S. population chose improving physical health as their New Year’s resolution; however, only 8% reported being successful. STAR Physical Therapy can assist in meeting these goals and keeping this New Year’s resolution. STAR [...]

July 20th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

This tape is very special for many reasons.

For any of you that may be into sports, really any sport for that matter, have you ever noticed the colorful, crazy patterned taping that is now covering many athletes? Well, you are not the only one wondering what kind of tape is that? It is Kinesio Tape. The use and study of [...]

July 20th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments