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Primacare Physical Therapy and Wellness is a 100% therapist owned practice. We treat a variety of musculo-skeletal and Post-surgical Orthopedic conditions as in low back pain, neck and shoulder problems, fractures, joint replacements, arthritis, knee and ankle injuries, tendinitis, sprains and strains. We have 6 locations serving Gwinnett and Forsyth County for all your Physical Therapy needs- Suwanee, Johns Creek, Buford, Duluth, Norcross, Lilburn and Lawrenceville, GA. We have extended hours including Saturdays. We are in most insurance plans including BCBS, Medicare, Humana, United, Aetna and others including Auto accidents and workers compensation.

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Our best balance boosters

Primacare Physical Therapy tips on boosting balance

One in three people ages 65 or older will suffer a fall. It's time to assess your balance and improve it.

Many older adults focus on exercise and diet to stay healthy. But one of the worst offenders to health—poor balance—is often an afterthought. "I see a lot of older adults who are nonchalant about balance," says Liz Moritz, a physical therapist at Harvard-affiliated Brigham and Women's Hospital.

Unfortunately, imbalance is a common cause of falls, which send millions of people in the United States to emergency departments each year with broken hips and head injuries. But there are many things you can do to improve your balance. The strategies below are some of the most...

Common basketball injuries and prevention tips

Primacare Physical Therapy tips on prevention of basketball injuries

Basketball is the most popular youth sport in the US. A study by the National Athletic Trainers Association found that 22% of male basketball players have an injury that causes them to miss playing time each year. 42% of the time, that injury is to the ankle or foot, making this the most injured area.
Some other common injuries to basketball players include:
1. Muscle strains such as a groin pull, quadriceps, hamstring, or calf strain
2. Knee ligament injuries such as ACL, LCL, MCL tears or sprains
3. Ankle sprains, including high ankle sprain
4. Ankle fractures
5. Overuse injuries such as patellar tendonitis, IT band pain, shin splints
6. Falls...

Your Smart Phone Could Be Rapidly Aging Your Spine

primacare rehab aging spine on phone

Chances are that you probably haven’t given much thought to how your neck and back are faring in the era of the smart phone, but studies show that you most certainly should. It’s practically a reflex these days to pull out our smart phones when we’re standing in line, sitting at the airport or riding the subway. And while it’s great that we rarely need to venture beyond our pockets for entertainment, our bodies are beginning to retaliate—and mourn the pre-texting days.

So, what exactly are these contemporary conveniences doing to our bodies? A surgeon-led study that published in Surgical Technology International assessed what impact surgeons’ head and neck posture during surgery—a...

Easy ways to improve your balance

The body systems responsible for balance can be affected by gradual changes due to aging or side effects of medications. There are also a host of health problems that can lead to unsteadiness on your feet. But many stability problems caused by aging or conditions such as arthritis, stroke, Parkinson's disease, or multiple sclerosis respond well to exercises designed to improve balance.

Most likely, you already engage in some activities that help sharpen balance, especially if you're an active person. Other balance-strengthening activities are routinely taught in classes held at many YMCAs and senior centers. For example:

Walking, biking, and climbing stairs strengthen...