Backpack Safety Tips

When we hear the word “backpack”, we typically picture school-aged children walking to class. However, the truth of the matter is that people of all ages use backpacks every day, whether it be a child walking to school, a man about to venture out on a hike or a woman heading to the gym. So, whether you’re choosing a backpack for yourself or one for your child, there are a few facts that you should be aware of when it comes to backpack safety……Continue Reading

Hand Therapy Week 2016: June 6-12, 2016

Hand Therapy Week is an integrated national program established by the American Society of Hand Therapy. This week is aimed towards raising awareness of the hand therapy specialty among various audiences, including primary care providers, surgeons, referral sources, and the public. This June marks the second year that Tidewater Physical Therapy has celebrated National Hand Therapy Week in order to help bring awareness to the specialty of hand therapy……Continue Reading

Getting a Handle on Osteoarthritis

Don’t you love those commercials on TV that show a person with arthritis pain taking an over-the-counter pain reliever and suddenly he or she is playing sports or hiking and happily free of pain? Don’t you wish it was that easy? One pain reliever and you’re cured? If you’re one of the millions of people struggling with osteoarthritis, you know that it doesn’t quite work that way……Continue Reading

Balance Awareness Week: September 14-20 2015

In honor of Balance Awareness Week 2015, we’d like to share what this week is about and why Tidewater Physical Therapy is celebrating.Balance Awareness Week is a recognized week that was started by the Vestibular Disorders Association. The goal of Balance Awareness Week is to reduce the time it takes to diagnose a vestibular disorder……Continue Reading