Guide to Concussions & Physical Therapy Treatment

By on May 25th, 2018

A Guide to Concussions & Physical Therapy Treatment Options A concussion is a traumatic brain injury that can cause lasting effects on brain tissue and change the chemical balance of the brain. Concussions may cause physical, cognitive, and behavioral symptoms and problems, both short-term and long-term. Every concussion is considered a serious injury by health care […]

Morning Neck Pain Causes

By on May 20th, 2018

If you experience morning neck pain, your sleeping and pillow habits could be to blame. A pillow that doesn’t support your head and neck properly can create tension in your muscles, and cause neck pain. Sleep related issues can also cause morning neck pain such as sudden movements, like sitting up quickly, or tossing and […]

Preventing Ticks on Dogs in Pennsylvania

By on May 14th, 2018

Just like humans, dogs are very susceptible to tick bites and tickborne diseases. Vaccines are not available for all the tickborne diseases that dogs can get, and they don’t keep the dogs from bringing ticks into your home. For these reasons, it’s important to use a tick preventive product for preventing ticks on dogs. Tick […]

Post Partum Exercise

By on May 5th, 2018

Creating an Exercise Routine After Birth Starting a new workout routine is challenging enough on its own, let alone after giving birth. Between feedings, changing diapers and coping with changes to your body after pregnancy, you may be feeling overwhelmed about starting to exercise again. At Western Berks Physical Therapy our skilled pelvic floor specialists […]

Lyme Disease in Pennsylvania: What you Need to Know

By on May 1st, 2018

Lyme Disease in Pennsylvania Pennsylvania leads the U.S. in diseases caused by the bite of an infected mosquito, tick or flea. Lyme disease tops the list, contributing 33,666 cases nationally in 2018, of which 10,208 came from Pennsylvania alone, according to data from the Lyme Disease Association. Because of the staggering numbers of Lyme disease […]