Our blog provides advice and information about the latest techniques and news in the field occupational and physical therapy.

The Dread of Back Pain

Do you dread getting out of bed due to back pain? Does rolling over in bed shoot pain across your back? What about bending over? Walking? I can go on and on about how back pain sucks the joy out of life because that is what I experienced after getting hit head on in a […]

Holy Cow, I had no idea what I was doing!

The best part of my job as a physical therapist is putting the last piece in the puzzle. Our bodies are brilliant and they will do whatever we ask of them if humanly possible. It is getting task done that matters to us consciously and so if injured our bodies go to work to find […]

Can Deep Tissue Laser Therapy help you?

Deep tissue laser therapy is a non-invasive treatment that uses a laser to penetrate deep into the tissue to reduce pain, inflammation, and promote healing. It is commonly used to treat a variety of conditions, including:  Musculoskeletal pain: Deep tissue laser therapy can effectively relieve pain in the back, neck, shoulder, knee, hip, and other […]

Giving the middle finger some TLC

About two months ago my middle finger on my right hand started hurting. I have no idea why. At first , I made fun of by asking my family if they think I have been overusing this particular finger. LOL The humor did not last long. The pain started to keep me up at night. […]

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome- OT’s Explain!

Our Occupational Therapists specialize in hand therapy. Watch the video below to learn more about Carpal Tunnel Syndrome and what R&P OTs can do to help you! Call us for a free consultation! 360-279-8323

How do you relieve thumb pain?

Thumb pain can be relieved by a variety of methods, including:  Rest and ice: Take a break from activities that may be causing the pain and apply an ice pack to the affected area for 15-20 minutes, several times a day.  Sports taping/ kinesio tape  Splints or braces: Wearing a splint or brace can help […]

What triggers carpal tunnel?

Carpal tunnel syndrome can be triggered by a variety of factors, including:  Medical conditions: Certain medical conditions, such as diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, and thyroid disorders, can increase the risk of developing carpal tunnel syndrome.  Repetitive motions: Repeating the same hand and wrist movements, such as typing or using a mouse, can put pressure on the median […]

Let Us Help You Prevent Lymphedema

Spread Knowledge and Awareness For approximately the last 30 years, people across the country have tirelessly raised fund to increase awareness about the most prevalent type of cancer: breast cancer. Unfortunately, in the case of lymphedema, a common condition associated with localized fluid retention and tissue swelling, knowledge and prevention tactics have remained low despite […]

Unlock Your Fitness Potential

Do all your early fitness plans blast out of the jet engine when you travel? New time zones and ill-equipped hotel gyms may make you want to put off training. But now, with the internet just a tap away, there’s no excuse to miss a workout. Being away from home doesn’t mean you have to […]

Vertigo: You Don’t Have to Live With It

Vertigo affects millions of people in the United States. Those who suffer from it experience disturbing, nauseating sensations that make even simple acts like getting out of bed extremely uncomfortable. Worse still, vertigo throws off your body’s natural sense of balance, increasing your risk of falling while performing basic activities. How can you tell if […]