Physical Therapy in Boise for Knee Injuries

May 12, 2014

This is a simple step down exercise that I use quite often with my knee and ankle patients. This is an important exercise because it retrains the hip, knee and ankle muscles in a way that is very important to walking and running. The motions that are required to do this exercise are the main [...]

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Physical Therapy In Boise for Shoulder Blade Pain

May 6, 2014

I see a lot of patients in my clinic with pain between the shoulder blades. Quite often there will also be some accompanying neck or shoulder pain and stiffness. The pain between the shoulder blades can usually be traced to certain tender points the you can put your finger on. These are often referred to [...]

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Physical Therapy in Boise for Knee Pain – Mensicus Tear

May 1, 2014

I see a lot patients in my clinic who come in with a suspected meniscus tear int he knee. The meniscus is a ring of cartilage inside the knee that acts as a shock absorber between to two bones. A meniscus can be torn playing sports, with a fall or just wear and tear over [...]

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How To Treat a Stiff Back with Physical Therapy in Boise

April 30, 2014

Most people eventually experience a stiff and sore back at some point. Occasionally these symptoms go beyond the one or two day period and become worrisome. Most low back pain and stiffness is the result of the discs, ligaments and joints in the low back becoming irritated and inflamed. This often happens after activities such [...]

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Physical Therapy in Boise for Joint and Muscle Pain – Kineso Taping in Boise

April 28, 2014

Kinesio taping has become a big part of sports medicine and physical therapy over that last 5 years. Most people who watch sports have probably at some point or another seen elite athletes with the multicolored kinesio tape on their arms and legs. I’ve had a number of patients who have greatly benefited from kinesio [...]

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How Does Health Insurance Pay For Physical Therapy in Boise

April 24, 2014

How to monitor the cost of your physical therapy in Boise. The per visit cost for physical therapy when you have health insurance is related to the co-insurance rate or the co-pay amount determined by your policy. After your annual deductible has been met the insurance company begins paying for therapy. However there is still [...]

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How to get rid of hip pain with physical therapy in Boise?

April 21, 2014

Hip pain with activity is often related to the deep rotator muscles in the hip. These muscles control the motion of your legs when you walk, run, stand and climb. If these muscles are not strong enough or are not being used effectively then the hip and the low back take a beating that will [...]

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Is a physician’s referral needed for physical therapy in Boise?

April 13, 2014

Is a doctor’s prescription required for physical therapy? This is a common question that many patients have. The answer is no. A doctor’s referral is not required for physical therapy in Idaho. Idaho state law allows physical therapists to evaluate and treat patients without a physician’s referral. If a consult with a physician is advisable [...]

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How much does physical therapy in Boise cost?

April 12, 2014

One of the most frequently asked questions I get from first time patients seeking physical therapy in Boise is “How much is therapy going to cost me?” The answer to that question is subject to the benefit details of your health insurance policy. Physical therapy in Boise can cost anywhere from $0.00 to upwards of [...]

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Shoulder Surgery in Boise

April 10, 2014

I had a chance to attend a great sports medicine lecture yesterday given by local orthopedic surgeon Michal Curtin MD. He explained the latest surgical techniques that he uses to repair tears in the tendons and cartilage of the shoulder. These are called arthroscopic techniques meaning that the repairs are done through three small holes [...]

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