Covid-19 & Seniors - How the pandemic may affect aging adults
The Covid-19 pandemic continues to rear its ugly head and leave its mark in various ways in its wake. Not only are we learning more about the long-term ramifications of having contradicted the disease, but we're also learning more about the health affects of even those who haven't caught it. For one, senior citizens who were once active and engaged in healthy lifestyle...
Arthritic Knees: Steroids vs. Physical Therapy - What's Best?
Here's a recent article from U.S. News & World Report indicating cortisone shots may not be the best method for treatment of arthritic knees.
For the full article, click here.
At Therapy Unlimited, we're here to help with those knees! If you have arthritis, or suspect its onset, come visit with us and find out how PT and aquatic therapy can reduce the pain and...
The Relationship Between PT and Neurological Conditions
When asked about what physical therapy means to them, most people would probably indicate it is treatment prescribed by a physician following a sports injury, post surgery or injuries sustained from another type of accident. What most people probably don’t think, is that physical therapy can play a large part in the treatment of neurological disorders (also called neurological diseases...
THERAPY UNLIMITED NEW CARDIAC REHAB PROGRAM!
We are so excited to share our good news!!!!
In observance of National Heart Month, Therapy Unlimited is proud to announce the introduction of our new Cardiac Rehabilitation Program – a service that will both benefit patients as a stand-alone program and in conjunction with current physical therapy plans of care. Our team of Cardiac And Lifestyle Mentors (C.A.L.M.) are excited...
Cardiac Care & Physical Therapy
The role physical and occupational therapists can play in the rehabilitation of patients from accidents, surgeries and for preventative health is ever increasing and we now know they can be instrumental in cardiac rehabilitation as well. Anyone having experienced a heart-related incident such as heart attack, failure, angioplasty or heart surgery should seek the care of a qualified physical...
Ankle Sprains & Rice?
Fall brings cooler weather, baseball championships, basketball and football games, and lots of holiday parties to show off those gorgeous high-heeled shoes. What do any of these things have to do with physical therapy? - Ankle sprains of course! And what does rice have to do with ankle sprains? R.I.C.E or "rest", "ice", "compression", and "elevation"...
Fall Risk Prevention
The term 'fall'-risk as it relates to our business doesn't evoke the spectacular colors or fun activities the season brings, but just as this time of year is an integral part of our weather cycle, a fall risk assessment is an integral part of a therapy evaluation. Fall risk assessments aren't just for "old" people. Risk factors for having a fall occurrence do...
Breast Cancer & Physical Therapy
Physical Therapy & Breast Cancer
At first glance, it wouldn’t seem natural to corrolate breast cancer with physical or occupational therapy; however, pt/ot can play a beneficial role in the plan of care for breast cancer patients.
Even BEFORE a patient even begins any type of intensive treatment, physical therapy can during prehabilitation. Prehabilitation is defined...
5.5 Million Kids Injured!
Its a staggering number in and of itself, but if we told you it represented the number of kids aged 5 to 14 who are injured playing sports every...
Back to School and Backpack Health
WELCOME BACK TO SCHOOL!
Did you know there are correlations between neck, shoulder and back discomfort, pain and posture and proper backpack wearing?! When improperly worn, backpacks can cause:
back, shoulder, and neck pain
Make sure to keep an eye on your kiddos and if you notice issues or complaints (from kids or...
Back to Basics in the Kitchen
Therapy Unlimited has added a kitchen experience to the lineup of therapy options!
Patients experiencing traumatic brain injuries or physical issues limiting their abilities to conduct daily activities in the kitchen such as cooking and cleaning now have the ability to work on those skills within the Therapy Unlimited Novi location. Patients can work with an occupational therapist to...
Aqua Therapy Linked to Increased Endurance
We found a great article from PT in Motion on how aqua therapy can be beneficial for increased physical endurance! Please review the full article below.
Aquatic Therapy Linked With Higher Physical Endurance
Aquatic workouts may trump land-based exercise for people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), says...
Physical Therapy First for Low Back Pain Says University of Washington Studies!
According to TWO new studies out of the University of Washington, for those experiencing low back pain, the first thing patients should seek is physical therapy care! After researching 150,000 insurance claims, these studies found those patients who first sought physical therapy care lowered the likelihood of being prescribed opioids by 89%, advanced imaging by 28% and ER visits by...
West Bloomfield Clinic Now Open!
West Bloomfield Clinic is Now Open!
Our newest clinic, located inside the brand new Powerhouse Gym, located at 4805 Haggerty Road, West Bloomfield, Michigan is now taking appointments. The newest PHG location is loaded with state of the art equipment, a beautiful new pool and comfortable locker rooms. Therapy Unlimited is proud to provide the same high-quality physical,...
We are now a part of the TheraMatrix Physical Therapy Network (TPTN)! If you or a covered family member need physical, aqua or occupational therapy services, and you currently have insurance coverage through UAW Ford, UAW GM, Retiree Medical Benefits Trust, FCA US- UAW and other bargaining unit members, or Electric Workers Insurance Fund, the staff at Therapy Unlimited can meet your...
PTs and Handicap Parking
Did you know? Michigan became one of the latest states to add physical therapists (PTs)to the list of providers who may provide certification of disability for purposes of parking placards and license plates. PTs can make determinations for temporary parking placards, license plates, and free parking stickers.
If you regularly see a physical therapist and feel you would benefit from...
Aqua Therapy for Disabilities
Though almost 20 years old, the following article from WebMD is still highly relevant as it pertains to the multitude of benefits aquatic therapy or "water therapy" can have for patients with various disabilities including those that aren't always limited to physical ability such as cognitive issues like dementia and Alzheimer's. In general, aqua therapy may improve:
What is Direct Access?
WHAT IS DIRECT ACCESS?
The short answer:
Patients are entitled to treat with a physical or occupational therapists for 21 days or 10 treatment visits WITHOUT the need for a referral or prescription from a treating physician.
With the passage of SB 690 on July 1, 2014, Michigan joined 49 other status and D.C. in allowing patients to seek evaluation and treatment...