Benefits of Physical Therapy in Treatment of Low Back Pain

therapy-newsIf your back is aching, unfortunately, you’re in good company. Nearly everyone experiences back pain at some point. In fact, according to the National Institute of Health, low back pain is “the most common cause of job-related disability and a leading contributor to missed work.” Continue reading


Sheltering Arms Therapists Answer Your Questions

Power-to-your-health-logo-q-and-aDo you ever wish there was a quick and easy way to ask a therapist a question? Now there is! At, you can not only read the bank of questions that have already been answered by Sheltering Arms therapists (such as the following), but you can submit your own as well!

Here is an example: Continue reading

Sheltering Arms to Sponsor High School Coaches Clinic Hosted by the Washington Redskins

wr_hscc_logo_cmyk3On July 31, 2013, Sheltering Arms will sponsor a forum hosted by the Washington Redskins, in conjunction with USA Football, the NFL and other leaders in the sports medicine industry, to discuss concussion awareness and education as it aligns with the “Heads Up Football” program. Continue reading

Can Dry Needling Help Relieve Your Pain?

dryneedlesYou may have heard of a technique called dry needling for pain relief, but what is it and how exactly does it work? Lori Magnuson, PT, CMTPT, clinical manager at the Sheltering Arms Hull Street Center, earned her dry needling certification, a process which included 92 hours in the classroom followed by an exam with both written and practical components. She has answered the following questions to help explain the treatment and how it may be helpful for you. Continue reading

Fireworks Safety Tips for a Fun July 4th

As we prepare to ceFireworkslebrate Independence Day it is important to keep a few safety precautions in mind, particularly related to fireworks. Hands and fingers tend to be the body parts most commonly injured in fireworks accidents, which can result in surgery and/or amputation and require extensive rehabilitation.

The following safety tips will help you avoid injury: Continue reading

What is Aphasia?

aphasiaJune is Aphasia Awareness Month. According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, approximately one million people in the United States suffer from aphasia. Unless you know one of these individuals, however, you may not have any idea what it is. Continue reading

Help Prevent West Nile Virus this Summer

mosquitoSummer is finally here, which for many of us means spending a significant amount of time outdoors. Among the many precautions that are advisable during this time is limiting opportunities for mosquito bites, and thus the illnesses that can come with them. Continue reading