Treat Your Pain Through Robesonia Physical Therapy

By on March 21st, 2016

You suffer from chronic back pain and think the only way to treat it is with medication. But you should also be aware that another way to treat your pain is through Robesonia physical therapy. Physical therapy can be utilized for those of all ages who suffer from a variety of conditions. Primary care physicians […]


The Causes Behind Your Urinary Incontinence

By on March 21st, 2016

At Western Berks Physical Therapy, we offer different forms of physical therapy to patients in Robesonia. We use physical therapy to treat a variety of different ailments and conditions, including pelvic floor dysfunction. Pelvic floor dysfunction encompasses a multitude of different pelvic floor disorders. From pelvic pain and spasms to bladder pain, there are a […]


Runners in Wyomissing, Here are Signs You Need to Seek Physical Therapy

By on March 21st, 2016

It is one of your worst fears, you are running or doing another type of exercise in Wyomissing and you hear a pop or it feels like something jumped up and bit you, you have just injured yourself. Now, it could be something minor, a pain that will be easily treated with ice and heat […]


Physical Therapy Can Help Your Fibromyalgia Pain

By on March 21st, 2016

Pain and fatigue are the most common symptoms of fibromyalgia, a condition that effects more than 5 million people in the United States (most of them women). One of the things that can be helpful for those dealing with fibromyalgia is aerobic exercise routine. Unforatunely, many people with fibromyalgia avoid exercise because of their pain […]


Physical Therapy Can Help Treat Repetitive Work Injuries

By on March 21st, 2016

We are nearing the end of another long year.  With so many different demands from your professional life, you might have started to notice certain pains or stresses that were not there earlier in the year.  These types of pains are easy to ignore especially if they are not always prominent or if they are […]


Let Us Help Get You Ready for Your Upcoming Surgery

By on March 21st, 2016

Regardless of how “minor”, no surgery ever feels as if it is a minor procedure. Any surgery, no matter what is being done, proves to be an extremely intense situation for your body. It is an invasive procedure that causes some trauma. While it may seem as if you can never really be prepared for […]


Let Our Orthopedic Specialists Help Treat Your Car Accident Related Injuries

By on March 21st, 2016

Here at Western Berks Physical Therapy, we specialize in the treatment of orthopedic related injuries. Our orthopedic specialists have years of experience dealing with orthopedic related injuries and surgeries. They are highly knowledgeable and have experience with a multitude of different disorders as well as injuries brought on by several different events or occurrences. Car […]


Benefits of Massage Therapy

By on March 21st, 2016

At Western Berks Physical Therapy, not only do we specialize in physical therapy in Robesonia, but we also specialize in massage therapy. Massage therapy promotes wellness and encourages awareness of your body. Used in conjunction with physical therapy, massage therapy can do a lot to alleviate pain and promote healing in your body. There are several benefits […]


Physical Therapy Benefits Frozen Shoulder

By on March 21st, 2016

Much more common in women than men, frozen shoulder typically affects those in the 40- to 60-year age range. About 3% of the general population and 20% of those with diabetes suffer from this puzzling condition. Its technical name, adhesive capsulitis, comes from the area affected (the shoulder’s joint capsule), and the fact that shrinkage […]


Patience Can Thaw Frozen Shoulder Syndrome

By on March 21st, 2016

  Doctors estimate that 2% of the general population have a condition commonly referred to as “Frozen Shoulder Syndrome” (FSS). Characterized during the onset of symptoms by night pain and reduced range of motion, usually in just one shoulder, FSS most often strikes people 40–60 years of age, with women being affected more often than […]


Partial Knee Replacement – An Alternative to Total Joint Replacement

By on March 21st, 2016

As we age, many of us experience increased pain in our knees. Most of this pain is the result of osteoarthritis (OA), which is the wearing away of cartilage that helps our bones glide smoothly. If nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medications, muscle strengthening, rest and weight loss do not relieve knee pain, joint replacement surgery may be […]


Pain at the Mall

By on March 21st, 2016

As the outside temperatures drop, people contemplating undertaking an exercise program often consider walking at the mall. Benefits include a controlled climate, an absence of traffic, security and easily available restrooms and water. However, starting a new walking program can sometimes bring on shin splints, pain at the front of the lower leg. Mall walkers […]


Pain After Falling on an Outstretched Hand

By on March 21st, 2016

If you are experiencing pain after falling on an outstretched hand, you should have an x-ray to check for a bone fracture, which could certainly account for lingering pain. Often, the bone affected is the navicular bone, also known as the scaphoid, located between the base of the thumb and the radius (one of the […]


Orthopedic Specialists in Robesonia, PA – Wellness Program

By on March 21st, 2016

Are you thinking of seeing one of our Orthopedic Specialists to help solve the issues you are having with your body? We know that at our office, Western Berks Physical Therapy, we can give you the assistance you need to heal your body. We have a worthy physical therapy program here and we have a […]


Orthopedic Specialists in Robesonia, PA for your Sports Injuries

By on March 21st, 2016

Have you been injured with a sport related injury? If you have been and are looking for an experienced orthopedic specialists to improve your overall body’s wellness, you have come to the right place.  In Robesonia, PA we are a Top Rated Local®. With that title, you can rest at night knowing that you have […]


Learn Kegel Exercises for Women

By on March 21st, 2016

If you are in need of an orthopedic specialist in Robesonia, PA make sure you visit us at Western Berks Physical Therapy and Wellness Center. Here we have many different services available to you including physical therapy and a wonderful wellness program. We want to help teach you how to include corporate wellness into your […]


Knee Taping for Pain Relief

By on March 21st, 2016

Kneecap, or patella, pain is common, whether a person is athletic or sedentary. Although there are many causes of this condition, an important treatment is knee taping, also called “McConnell taping” after Jenny McConnell, an Australian physical therapist who found that the procedure improved kneecap alignment while reducing pain. Abnormal alignment may indicate that tight tissues […]


Knee Injuries and Running

By on March 21st, 2016

Knee injuries are possibly the most common injury that runners experience, the one most likely to keep you from running for the longest time. Knee pain can be a warning signal that you need to change something in your running regimen, like your posture or the rate at which you are increasing your weekly mileage. […]


Kids – A Pain in the Knee

By on March 21st, 2016

If your child experiences knee discomfort, it could be due to Osgood-Schlatter disease. Although temporary, this condition can be a source of pain and swelling. Most children suffering from Osgood-Schlatter disease also experience a tender bump just below the kneecap. The pain associated with this condition appears when children, whose bones are growing rapidly, are […]


We Offer a Variety of Different Treatment Options for Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

By on March 21st, 2016

Many people suffer and deal with pelvic floor dysfunction daily. Pelvic floor dysfunction can include a wide range of symptoms and complications. From incontinence or constipation to menstrual-cycle related pain, Western Berks Physical Therapy can help treat a wide variety of conditions. We are committed to helping our patients overcome their conditions and symptoms so […]


Is Carpal Tunnel Surgery for You?

By on March 21st, 2016

  Surgery is never something to be taken lightly, but when you are suffering from a painful, persistent condition like carpal tunnel syndrome, it may be the only way to find relief. If your doctor has recommended surgery to treat your carpal tunnel syndrome, consider all the factors. Normally, conservative treatments should be attempted to […]


In-flight Exercises Staying Fit in the Air

By on March 21st, 2016

  The media has paid a great deal of attention to suggestions that passengers exercise during flights, particularly those lasting four hours or more. Although some reports may have been sensationalized, it is true that exercise reduces the risk of deep vein thrombosis (DVT). DVT is a condition where a clot occurs in a deep […]


How Your Mattress Affects Back and Neck Pain

By on March 21st, 2016

  People who suffer from back and neck pain, particularly when it’s chronic, look to many sources to relieve their discomfort. One question that is frequently asked is whether the purchase of a special mattress will help to manage back and neck pain. Since a large amount of time is spent sleeping, a poor mattress […]


How to Prevent Shin Splints

By on March 21st, 2016

“Shin splints” is the common term for medial tibial stress syndrome, the inflammation of the thin tissue (periosteum) that covers the shinbone (tibia). You feel the pain of shin splints in the lower leg muscles and connective tissues that attach to the tibia through the periosteum. On occasion there may be mild swelling or redness […]


How to Prevent and Treat a Stress Fracture

By on March 21st, 2016

  Although it’s usually so small that it can’t be detected with conventional x-rays, a stress fracture is a very real crack in a bone. Most stress fractures occur in the tibia or fibula (lower-leg bones), the metatarsal or navicular bones of the foot, or the heel. The fracture develops over a period of days […]


Helping Your Spouse Adopt a Fitness Plan

By on March 21st, 2016

You can’t open a newspaper these days without reading something about rising levels of obesity in America. You know that eating right is key. You know that you have to exercise. But how can you convince your spouse? Many people tend to grow more sedentary after marriage. Between work and family commitments, fitness just falls […]


Hand Injuries – Only Jammed?

By on March 21st, 2016

  Sixteen million Americans go to the emergency room every year with hand injuries. Unfortunately, many more who decide their fingers are “only jammed” should see a physician. A deceptively complex part of the body, hands tightly pack 19 bones, muscles, tendons, ligaments, nerves and blood vessels into a small area. What appears to be […]


Golf After Total Knee Replacement

By on March 21st, 2016

  Total knee replacement can be tough on a golfer. A 2008 report from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons found that swinging a golf club creates even more stress on the knee than jogging. But with a good rehabilitation program like the month-by-month regimen outlined below, you can be back on the course by […]


Give your Employees Corporate Wellness in Robesonia, PA

By on March 21st, 2016

Are you a business owner who is interested in providing corporate wellness for your well deserving employees? You of all people are aware of the hard work that your employees complete each day. With our corporate wellness plan, we are certain that your employees will be happier and healthier as well as enjoy working for […]


Gifts for the Fitness-minded Friend

By on March 21st, 2016

The holidays are quickly approaching and purchasing the appropriate gift can be easy, especially if the recipient is involved in fitness activities. If are considering gifts for the fitness-minded friend or relatives and they already belong to a health club they enjoy, you could extend the membership for as long as your budget allows. Depending […]


Find an Orthopedic Specialist that is Perfect for you!

By on March 21st, 2016

When it comes to an injury, do you know how to act on it? When you injure yourself and you need to see a specialist, do you know where you can turn for help? When it comes to orthopedic injuries, Western Berks Physical Therapy has the what it takes to care for you! We have […]


Exercise Banishes “Blues” from Gray Days

By on March 21st, 2016

Call it the doldrums, cabin fever or an instinct to hibernate: the shorter, grayer days of fall and winter can sometimes get you down. Cold weather is inevitable, but the “blues,” known as SAD (seasonal affective disorder), do not have to be! In fact, a dose of regular physical activity may boost your mood. Researchers […]


Elliptical Trainers Before You Buy Give Them a Try

By on March 21st, 2016

  If you are in the market for an elliptical trainer, you have probably already heard about some of the benefits. Elliptical trainers have been receiving positive press recently as a popular, low-impact workout for both your upper and lower body. Elliptical trainers are often helpful to patients undergoing rehabilitation or for those with joint […]


Effective Physical Therapy for Shoulder Dislocations

By on March 21st, 2016

If you have dislocated your shoulder, choosing the best mode of treatment to get you moving and free from pain as quickly as possible can be a real challenge. One kind of shoulder dislocation, multidirectional shoulder instability, tends to occur in younger adults and may need surgery, along with physical therapy, to provide relief. Care […]


Don’t Let Your Achilles Tendon Become Your Achilles Heel

By on March 21st, 2016

  A healthy Achilles tendon is vital for top sports performance. Unfortunately, like the mythical hero killed by an arrow to the heel for whom it’s named, the body’s largest tendon is also extremely vulnerable to injury. Achilles tendon injuries, ranging from painful strains to debilitating ruptures, are common among athletes. Several factors can predispose […]


Does Osteoarthritis in the Hip Joint Necessitate Surgery?

By on March 21st, 2016

Does Osteoarthritis in the Hip Joint Necessitate Surgery? Most people with osteoarthritis (OA) of the hip joint never need joint replacement surgery. Surgery only becomes an option if the person suffers from severe pain in the joint that is unrelieved by available treatment methods, with a dramatically impaired ability to perform daily activities and marked […]


Corporate Wellness for Businesses in Robesonia, PA

By on March 21st, 2016

Are you searching for an Orthopedic Specialist in the area of Robesonia, PA? Know that you can count on Western Berks Physical Therapy and Wellness Center for all of your physical therapy and corporate wellness needs.  We focus on you and how to get you back to health.  With our Orthopedic Specialists by your side, […]


There are Many Advantages in Implementing a Corporate Wellness Program for Robesonia Companies

By on March 21st, 2016

Health care costs are a major expense for companies and organizations, so it is critical to keep employees as healthy as possible. Corporate wellness programs for Robesonia businesses is the right tool for that. There are many advantages in implementing a corporate wellness program, especially if the focus of such programs is the prevention of […]


Corporate Wellness Programs are Something Every Business in Robesonia Needs to Take into Consideration

By on March 21st, 2016

More than ever, corporate wellness programs are something every business in Robesonia, regardless the type, needs to seriously take into consideration. In addition to the stunning numbers in terms of improving the overall well-being of employees, corporate wellness programs also have a positive impact on a company’s bottom line. However, corporate wellness cannot be implemented poorly […]


Core Reasons to Strengthen Your Core

By on March 21st, 2016

  Everyone seems to be talking about “core strengthening,” but many people don’t know what this phrase means. The body’s “core” refers to the muscles around the abdomen, pelvis, back, shoulders, chest and hips—the body’s center of gravity—all working together in a symphony of movement. As a result, it plays a role in virtually all […]


Choosing the Right Exercise

By on March 21st, 2016

Still looking for the one right form of exercise? You might do well, fitness gurus suggest, to widen your vision! Engaging in any single fitness activity—be it running, weight lifting or yoga—just doesn’t add up to optimum fitness. According to the American Council on Exercise, a good overall exercise regimen includes three key areas of […]


Benefits of Yoga

By on March 21st, 2016

As part of your physical therapy program, you may be considering a variety of treatments to help obtain better mobility and function. Most likely you have heard of yoga, but you may not be familiar with its benefits, particularly in relation to physical rehabilitation. Yoga is a therapeutic complement to physical therapy that can help […]


Benefit Employees with Corporate Wellness in Robesonia, PA

By on March 21st, 2016

If you are looking for a way to give your employees a chance to take care of themselves like they should be, our corporate wellness offer is what you need. At Western Berks Physical Therapy we have the opportunity to give you and the employees who work for you, the chance to optimize their health […]


Ankle Injuries – Rehabilitation Approaches

By on March 21st, 2016

Ankle injuries are among the most common athletic hindrances. Jumping sports such as basketball and volleyball produce the majority of ankle injuries, although non-athletes can easily injure an ankle simply by stepping onto an uneven surface, such as a stone. Rehabilitation following an ankle injury is crucial to managing pain and preventing future injury. There […]


Hip Pain After Hip Replacement Surgery

By on March 21st, 2016

Depending on how recently your hip surgery was performed, the hip pain you experience afterward could be quite normal. It will be minimized if you remember to diligently follow your surgeon’s specific instructions about what you can and cannot do in the first few weeks after surgery. In fact, a program of physical therapy exercises—begun […]