Should I Put Ice or Heat on My Injury And Why?

7 Feb 22
Physical Therapy modalities, Ice or heat Should I Put Ice or Heat on My Injury And Why?

At BeneFIT we are commonly asked the difference between icing an injury or using heat. Is one better than the other? When should I use heat versus ice and vice versa? The truth— both can be effective modes of pain relief if used correctly. First, let’s discuss the various effects of each treatment. Cryotherapy is […]

17 Jan 22
Special Tests: What’s Causing My Wrist Pain?

The hand and wrist are vital for helping us manipulate objects, express emotions and perform every day tasks like brushing our hair and carrying groceries. They are the most active part of the upper body, but their mobility can leave them vulnerable to injury. A wrist injury can happen from a sudden accident, overuse or […]

12 Dec 20
ACL Re-Injury: When Should Athletes Return to Sport?

There’s nothing worse than injuring yourself during the season. It’s no fun being stuck on the sideline, but proper healing is important. After an injury athletes are always eager to get to sport, but does what happens if they go back too soon? Athletes post anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) surgeries often ask, “How likely am […]

29 Nov 18
Before the Next Winter Storm, Learn the Proper Shoveling Technique

It’s that time of year when the snow falls quickly and starts to pile up.  If you are not careful while shoveling, all that bending and lifting can put you at serious risk for injury or even a heart attack.  Snow removal can be especially dangerous if you do not exercise regularly and are over […]

7 Jan 18
Stay Safe When It Snows This Winter

It’s that time of year when the snow falls quickly and starts to pile up.  If you are not careful while shoveling, all that bending and lifting can put you at serious risk for injury or even a heart attack.  Snow removal can be especially dangerous if you do not exercise regularly and are over […]