Galloway Blog

  • BFR Contraindications

    While Blood Flow Restriction Rehabilitation (BFR) can be a positive and extremely effective form of rehabilitation for many types of injuries and across all age groups, there are precautions and contraindications that should be taken into consideration prior to using this type of training. Individuals with poor circulatory systems, such as the presence of varicose ... Read More

  • Blood Flow Restriction Rehabilitation

    Blood Flow Restriction Rehabilitation Summary According to Owens Recovery Science, “Blood Flow Restriction(BFR) Rehabilitation is the brief and intermittent occlusion of blood flow using a tourniquet while exercising.” This technique allows individuals to exercise with lighter weight while still creating hypertrophy (growth) and strength response. In a traditional setting, hypertrophy and strength response in muscles ... Read More

  • Heat Exhaustion

    Last week we discussed the many different summertime injuries that may plague individuals and families as the weather allows us the opportunity for outside activities. Today, we would like to concentrate on hydration. As your body loses more fluid than you take in, and high temperatures cause sweat glands to overwork, dehydration sets in. Dehydration ... Read More

  • Summertime Injuries

    It’s summer time, and most of us find ourselves participating in activities that allow us to be outside of the house more often. We enjoy sporting events, gardening, power washing the house, running, family time at the lake, swimming, or maybe even biking. All of these activities lend us to certain risks with potential falls, ... Read More

  • 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