What is Physical Therapy?

04/06/2021

What is Physical Therapy?

“What is physical therapy?” “Is it rehabilitation?” “Is it like working out?” “Will it get rid of my pain within a week?” To some, the answers to these questions may seem simple. However, to others, physical therapy is a more vague term. In fact, surprising though it may be, a lot of people are very…
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Your First Physical Therapy Appointment: What to Expect

03/15/2021

Your First Physical Therapy Appointment: What to Expect

So, you finally made the decision to begin physical therapy! First of all, congratulations. Physical therapy helps restore countless patients’ mobility and independence. Therefore, your life is very likely going to improve significantly. You may be pursuing it to heal from an acute or chronic injury. Or, you might be trying to simply improve balance…
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Auto & Workplace Injuries: Getting the Help You Need

03/12/2021

Auto & Workplace Injuries: Getting the Help You Need

Nowadays, we’re still dealing with the pandemic disrupting our lives, stress and tension that many can’t move past. Therefore, our bodies are suffering, and our minds running rampant. Obviously, countless people sit too long at home, work too hard or deal with chronic pain. So, it’s more important than ever to remember to focus on…
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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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