Suffering from Chronic Headaches? Physical Therapy Can Help

Headaches can have many causes directly tied to other physical ailments which are often ignored and can bring relief when treated. A common mistake many people make is relying on temporary solutions, such as pain killers, to treat chronic headaches without addressing the underlying issues. The National Headache Foundation, individuals suffering from certain types of […]

PT Offers Tips for Managing Herniated Disc Pain

Herniated disc pain is one of the most debilitating ailments affecting individuals from age 30 and up. Herniated discs in the lower back and neck can irritate nearby nerves, causing individuals extreme pain in the neck, shoulders, arms, and/or legs. The pain caused by a herniated disc can be extremely uncomfortable and can negatively impact […]

Physical Therapy Can Help Treat and Prevent Diabetes

Physical therapy can play a very important role in helping people both manage their diabetes and prevent many of the complications that arise from this chronic condition.  Diabetes is a chronic disease that currently affects 34.2 million adults in the United States alone, according to the CDC. In addition to making it difficult for individuals […]

Physical Therapy Can Bring Relief to Individuals With Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is a long-term condition that affects more and more individuals each day and, while there is no cure, those who suffer from it can reduce and relieve some symptoms with the proper treatment. Physical therapy is one of the most effective and safe ways for individuals to alleviate pain caused by fibromyalgia. One of […]

PT Offers Tips for Managing Herniated Disc Pain

Herniated disc pain is one of the most debilitating ailments affecting individuals from age 30 and up. Herniated discs in the lower back and neck can irritate nearby nerves, causing individuals extreme pain in the neck, shoulders, arms, and/or legs. The pain caused by a herniated disc can be extremely uncomfortable and can negatively impact […]

Improving Mobility and Strength Can Help You Better Manage Your Arthritis

Arthritis is a common ailment that can drastically impact your quality of life and affect you at any age. Individuals who focus on improving their range of motion and follow a strength training plan can significantly minimize arthritis symptoms.  Individuals suffering from arthritis often tend to avoid certain movements to prevent triggering their pain. Unfortunately, this […]

4 Holiday Giving Options Offering Healthful Returns

The Holiday Season is a time for giving, including supporting causes and organizations that make our communities stronger.  In this spirit, Maui physical therapist Tiffany Prangnell shares some holiday giving suggestions which offer a more healthful return than simply writing a check.  “As a physical therapist, my goal is to improve lives and the community by helping […]

Holidays an Ideal Time for a Refresher on Proper Lifting

Digging out boxes of holiday decorations, hauling packages to and from the car, hiding gifts away on the higher shelves at the back of your closet … the Holiday Season certainly requires its fair share of bending, lifting and reaching. This, coupled with the cooler weather, makes December the ideal time for a refresher on […]

5 Ways to Feel Gratitude in the Face of Challenges

Feeling Gratitude in the Face of Challenges - Imua Physical Therapy, Maui Health & Wellness

November is a month when gratitude takes its place in the spotlight of American culture. Yet, with the challenges our country has faced this year, a popular notion as we approach the final weeks of 2020 is “let’s just get this year over with.” While this sentiment may seem understandable, our team would like to […]

Sore Knees, Hips or Back? Could Be Your Feet

Those who experience pain in their backs, hips or knees while walking, running, working or exercising may find that the source of their discomfort resides much lower in their bodies – perhaps in their feet, said Maui physical therapist Kevin Bender.  Made up of 26 bones, 33 joints and more than 100 muscles, tendons and ligaments, the […]