Galloway Blog

  • Letting Chronic Pain Rule Your Life?

    According to the Arkansas Foundation for Medical Care (AFMC) website, Arkansas has seen a dramatic increase in opioid use for pain management over the past 20 years. Strong addictions to pain medications have resulted in an increase in emergency department visits, prescription drug substance abuse admissions, overdoses, and deaths. In an article by Rudd RA, ... Read More

  • Benefits of Physical Therapy Versus Opioids

    Why Choose Physical Therapy Over Opioids? Chronic pain affects patients not only physically, but emotionally and psychologically as well. Treating pain can often be challenging because there is no concrete way to measure it. It is invisible and sometimes inconsistent. However, many healthcare professionals agree that physical therapy provides a successful avenue for pain management ... Read More

  • Aquatic Therapy-Getting Results

    What is the significance of water and how does it seem to have a healing effect through aquatic therapy? Water has long been a therapeutic tool and resource for healing, relaxation, and rehabilitation since the beginning of recorded history. The unique properties of water (buoyancy, hydrostatic pressure, relative density, resistance, turbulence) serve to promote physical ... Read More

  • Setting and Keeping New Year’s Resolutions For Your Health

    With the New Year comes New Year’s Resolutions, those self-improving goals that are easy to set but tough to keep. And when it comes to New Year’s Resolutions, the most popular always seem to deal with our health. As we begin 2016 and set our resolutions, here are a few recommendations to help you set and ... Read More

  • Helpful Tips to Staying Safe During the Holidays

    The holidays are a wonderful time filled with cold days, large quantities of comfort food, and visits from family and friends. However, it’s also a time when many people experience pain from the changing seasons, holiday shopping, and icy walkways. To help you avoid pain and better enjoy this wonderful holiday season, we recommend following ... Read More

  • Finding Confidence in Mobility

    As a physical therapist, I treat many people who experience a fear of falling. According to a recent study, 50% of individuals who have had one fall and 20% of individuals who have never had a fall report being concerned with falling and that they decrease their activity level as a result. This in turn ... Read More

  • Four Simple Lower Back Exercises You Can Do At Home

    Staying healthy requires more than just eating the right foods, it also means exercising our bodies so they stay active and strong. One area that’s especially important for people to exercise is the lower back due to the fact that 1 in 10 Americans experience low-back pain on a regular basis. We use our lower ... Read More

  • What to Expect from Physical Therapy

    New experiences can be challenging and scary, which is why we at Galloway Therapy do our best to help our patients prepare for physical therapy and get the most from their treatment while at our offices. When we speak with patients prior to treatment, one of the questions we get most often is “What should ... Read More

  • Moon Walk Your Way to Physical Rehabilitation

    Physical rehabilitation can definitely be a challenge, and often takes a lot of effort for people to reach their results. However, sometimes that effort causes additional pain because of physical limitations or post-operation complications. Fortunately, we are able to offer a solution that can alleviate pressure and increase range of motion, by removing the gravitational ... Read More

  • Just Add Water: Aquatic Therapy Eases Patients into Physical Therapy

    Physical therapy can be extremely beneficial for people who experience pain in their joints and muscles, or who have recently undergone surgery and need recovery support. However, some people may struggle to improve balance, strength, and independence at the rate they desire with land-based physical therapy. Fortunately, there’s a simple solution for this challenge: Just ... Read More