01/05/2021

Efficacy of Lower Body Positive Pressure Treadmill in PT Rehab

Objectives: Following this blog, the PT’s will be able to: Outcome Prepare a running program safely on the Alter-G for a patient with a variety of injuries Identify specific differences in running kinematics with varying BW% on the Alter-G Research protocols for specific injuries and utilize clinical decision making for progression/regression to prevent re-injury Behavioral…
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Pros & Cons: Physical Therapy vs. Injections, Pain Meds & Surgery

12/21/2020

Pros & Cons: Physical Therapy vs. Injections, Pain Meds & Surgery

Have you ever been in so much pain that you didn’t know what to do next? Of course, you’ve thought about surgery, painkillers, topical treatments and injections as quick, easy fixes. However, have you considered all of the possibilities? Now, even though there are options that can alleviate your pain quickly, they can also negatively…
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10/20/2019

Herniated Discs: Could This be Causing Your Back Pain?

Your spine is a complex part of the body. It is comprised of 24 bones, and 5 of them are located in the lower back. It is also comprised of numerous nerves and intervertebral discs. Sometimes, the jelly-like nucleus of these discs can “herniate,” or protrude, through the cell wall, if it is not strong…
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Kick Knee and Hip Pain to the Curb with Physical Therapy 

10/10/2019

Kick Knee and Hip Pain to the Curb with Physical Therapy 

The hips and knees are both very commonly reported areas of discomfort. This pain becomes exceptionally common as people age, due to the “wear and tear” of cartilage in the hips, knees, and lower back. However, people can also experience hip and knee pain from overuse, injury, or underlying conditions, such as arthritis. Some cases…
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6 Easy Ways to Improve Your Physical Health

09/20/2019

6 Easy Ways to Improve Your Physical Health

Do you experience tired, sore, or achy muscles throughout the day? Are you recovering from an injury or surgical procedure? Do you have a condition that brings pain to your bones or joints? Whatever the case may be, a physical therapist can create a personalized treatment program for you, to help increase your energy and…
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Ditching the Drugs: Long-Lasting Pain Relief Without Medication

09/10/2019

Ditching the Drugs: Long-Lasting Pain Relief Without Medication

It is no secret that pain is an annoyance that can sometimes hinder your quality of life. However, it can also be your body’s way of sending you a message. Sometimes pain can be a result of an underlying condition that you might not even know about. Medication can be used to provide short-term relief,…
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How to Solve Your Aches and Pains Once and For All

08/20/2019

How to Solve Your Aches and Pains Once and For All

Do you ever wake up feeling stiff and achy, as if your body is being weighed down by a pile of bricks? Everyone wakes up feeling like this from time to time – you might have had a tough workout the day before, you might have spent an excessive amount of time on your feet…
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Is Arthritis Paining You? Physical Therapy Can Help

08/10/2019

Is Arthritis Paining You? Physical Therapy Can Help

If you have arthritis, you know how debilitating it can be. It affects millions of people and is the most commonly reported chronic illness across the nation. Arthritis is a disorder of the joints that causes them to become inflamed. The inflammation causes the pain and stiffness that you feel, and it can result in…
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5 Reasons Why Stretching Will Benefit Your Overall Health

07/20/2019

5 Reasons Why Stretching Will Benefit Your Overall Health

Stretching is an important part of physical therapy, and many physical therapists will include specific stretches into their sessions. Strength and endurance are both undeniably important; however, stretching is a crucial part of anyone’s exercise regimen, whether you are an athlete or someone coping with aches and pains. Stretching helps in increasing flexibility, which can…
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How to Make Your Stress-Related Headaches Disappear

07/10/2019

How to Make Your Stress-Related Headaches Disappear

Did you know that headaches are the third most common pain complaint throughout the world? They can impact your quality of life and make it difficult to function normally. Luckily, headache relief can be found through physical therapy. Your trained physical therapist will work with you to provide pain relief from headaches, in addition to…
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