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September 19, 2022

Exercises for Pelvic Floor Health

Common pelvic floor disorders you may have heard of are urinary or fecal incontinence, pelvic floor dysfunction, and pelvic organ prolapse. These conditions are caused by pelvic floor muscle weakness or even overworked muscles which cannot relax.

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September 12, 2022

What is Dry Needling in Physical Therapy?

Dry needling physical therapy involves using a very thin needle (similar to an acupuncture needle) to penetrate the skin and target specific muscles and fascia. The main reason to use dry needling is to release very tight segments of muscles to reduce pain and improve the muscle’s mobility.

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August 22, 2022

Physical Therapy Exercises for Sciatica

Sciatica is the experience of pain in the low back that spreads down the distribution of the sciatic nerve, from the buttock down the back side of the thigh into the calf.

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August 8, 2022

Occupational Therapy vs. Physical Therapy - What's the Difference?

Physical and occupational therapy are two professions with many similarities, but also a few key differences. Both fields help patients improve their strength, mobility, and independence, although they center their focus in different areas of patient care.

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August 2, 2022

Juvenile Arthritis Awareness - How Physical Therapy Can Help

Juvenile arthritis is an autoimmune disorder where the body does not recognize its own healthy tissues and attempts to attack itself by releasing inflammatory chemicals.

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July 19, 2022

What to Wear to Physical Therapy

Before going to a physical therapy appointment, you may have some questions or concerns about what to expect. One of the most common questions that patients often ask is “What do I wear?”

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June 27, 2022

Physical Therapy Exercises for Lower Back Pain

Lower back pain is one of the most common medical problems that people face every day; however, it is also very debilitating and can make tasks like going to work, being active, or even getting out of bed extremely painful or even impossible.

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June 23, 2022

Physical Therapy Exercises for Hip Pain

Many exercises and stretches can help with hip pain, but it is essential to know which ones to avoid and incorporate into your routine. Physical therapy can help guide you through exercises specific to your condition and lead to pain-free movement, whatever the cause.

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June 20, 2022

Does Medicare Cover Physical Therapy?

With most health coverage plans, outpatient physical therapy is typically very affordable. For example, physical therapy is typically covered by Medicare.

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June 16, 2022

Physical Therapy Exercises for Shoulder Pain

Many causes of shoulder pain range from nerve damage to cartilage damage, muscle or tendon strain, or tears. Not only are the shoulders a complicated joint, but they can have a significant effect on the surrounding areas like your back, neck, or arm.

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May 30, 2022

What is Physical Therapy and How Can It Help?

If you are like most people, you may have a vague idea of what physical therapy is, and why it is an important part of healthcare. What you may not know is that no matter what is going on in your life or with your health, physical therapy can most likely help!

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May 23, 2022

Women's Health: Finding a Cure for Pelvic Pain

Although both men and women have a pelvic floor and may experience pelvic floor dysfunction, it is something that can particularly affect women during pregnancy and after childbirth, as well as in times of increased stress or other life changes.

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May 16, 2022

What Is Occupational Therapy and Who Can It Help?

While physical therapy focuses on strength, muscle performance, and other large scale injuries, occupational therapy helps people regain the ability to perform activities of daily living.

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May 9, 2022

Can Physical Therapy Reduce Opioid Use?

Chronic pain is one of the large scale health crises facing countless people, and there are very few options for effective treatment. People who experience chronic pain often do not have an injury but instead have nerves that are firing when they shouldn’t be.

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May 2, 2022

Knee Pain: Physical Therapy Exercises for Knees

Knee pain is one of the most common complaints we treat in physical therapy! No matter how old you are, knees can be tricky joints, but they are critically important to the way we walk, run, jump, and everything in between.

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April 22, 2022

Physical Therapy Tips for Gardening

Spring is in the air! These nonstop April showers are about to give way to May flowers, and if you’re anything like us, that means you’ve got a few things to do to get your yard looking it’s best after a long winter.

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April 11, 2022

A Physical Therapist's Guide to Starting a Running Program

As the weather takes turns for the better and Spring Break & summer loom, many people (us included!) decide to dust off New Year’s Resolutions in favor of reviving wayward health goals. And good on you!

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April 6, 2022

What is Physical Therapy and How Can It Help?

If you are like most people, you may have a vague idea of what physical therapy is, and why it is an important part of healthcare. What you may not know is that no matter what is going on in your life or with your health, physical therapy can most likely help!

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March 30, 2022

A Pre- and Post-Game Routine for Baseball Players

Though baseball is not a contact sport, there are still a number of injuries common amongst baseball players (especially in the upper body) due to repetition and overuse. And, given the length of both the game and the season, baseball can be especially demanding on the body.

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March 10, 2022

A Pre- and Post-Game Routine for Basketball Players

Whether you’re a longtime starter or simply inspired by March Madness to round up a few friends and hit the court for a game, it’s important to properly stretch to ward off any aches, pains, sprains, and strains that may arise.

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February 15, 2022

When Preventative Physical Therapy is the Right Move

Prevention isn’t the word most often associated with physical therapy. In our line of work, most patients come to us citing pain as their major complaint, along with loss of function and movement. Likely they’re recovering from an injury or illness, rehabbing after surgery, or experiencing chronic pain. But did you know that physical therapy can actually prevent a number of problems before they become problems?

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January 25, 2022

Office Exercises to Keep You Moving & Help with Your New Year's Resolutions

Prevention isn’t the word most often associated with physical therapy. In our line of work, most patients come to us citing pain as their major complaint, along with loss of function and movement. Likely they’re recovering from an injury or illness, rehabbing after surgery, or experiencing chronic pain. But did you know that physical therapy can actually prevent a number of problems before they become problems?

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January 10, 2022

Dealing with a High Deductible Health Plan (HDHP)

Booking your first appointment after switching health plans or a deductible reset can be scary. Trust us – we get it! The good news is our scheduling team and billing concierges are experts at sifting through the intricacies of your health plan’s fine print. We’ll distill all the jargon down until you’re left with exactly what you need to know before your first visit, so you’re not blindsided by anything.

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December 16, 2021

Where to Go First When Something Hurts

Musculoskeletal pain is pain that affects your bones, joints, ligaments, muscles, or tendons. And there are a lot of variations. It may be limited to one area of your body, or it could be present in your entire body. Sometimes, perhaps as the result of a recent injury, the pain can be sudden and severe (acute) or, in other cases, it can be long-lasting (chronic.)

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December 8, 2021

The (Many) Benefits of Seeing a Physical Therapist

Seeing your physical therapist first when you’ve got musculoskeletal pain is a no-brainer, for a multitude of reasons. You can get better faster, avoid surgery and opioids, save money, and more!

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November 29, 2021

Taking Advantage of Met Deductibles & Using FSA Dollars for Care

Not sure how your health plan works, what your benefits mean, or how to make them work for you? You’re not alone. But we’re here to help! We’re breaking down what you need to know while there are still plenty of days left on the calendar to take advantage of some significantly reduced healthcare costs.

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November 10, 2021

The Most Common Sports Injuries & How to Recover From Them

Sprains and strains are the most common sports-related injuries, simply because most athletic pursuits require the simultaneous use of many muscles, tendons, and ligaments, all three of which can stretch farther than they should or move and turn in ways they shouldn’t.

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July 22, 2021

7 Daily Stretches to Keep Fans in the Game

Despite not being on the field, fans, like you, play a pivotal role in deciding the outcome of your favorite team’s game. The passion and energy of a team’s crowd is often the difference between winning and losing, which is why keeping fans in the game is so important.

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June 30, 2021

Sports Injury Prevention with Physical Therapy

Sports are great. Nothing quite beats a relaxing round of golf on a beautiful summer day or a friendly game of pickup basketball with some friends. Whether they’re an important part of your daily routine or just a weekend hobby, sports of all kinds are beloved by millions because they are a fun way to stay in shape and burn a few extra calories.

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June 1, 2021

Why See a PT First?

Sometimes, when you’re suffering from an ache, pain, or injury, you have a pretty good idea what you’re dealing with and might be able to pinpoint the cause of it. That’s not always the case, but when it is, wouldn’t you rather get right to your physical therapist to begin treatment? 

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May 31, 2021

7 Ways to Reduce High Blood Pressure Without Medication

High blood pressure, also known as hypertension, is a prevalent medical condition in which people experience elevated blood pressure levels. High blood pressure itself is extremely dangerous because it may not cause any symptoms directly, but it is a major risk factor for some of the leading causes of death in the US - namely, heart disease and stroke.

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April 2, 2021

Why Sitting is Splintering Your Spine

By now, it’s no secret that desk jobs can take a toll on your body – especially your back. While sitting is never ideal, office environments generally provide optimal conditions for prolonged sitting – ergonomically efficient chairs, keyboards, high-quality monitors, etc. However, the COVID pandemic has shifted many workers away from their office desks.

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April 1, 2021

5 Exercises for Lower Back Pain

Lower back pain is one of the most common complaints we see in physical therapy. Since the back plays such a major role in almost all movement, even a mild case of back pain can be debilitating.

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March 2, 2021

Vestibular Therapy: The Best Treatment for Vertigo

Vestibular therapy is a method that physical therapists use to help patients suffering from vertigo and other vestibular symptoms. A physical therapist will first help you diagnose your vertigo to ensure there are no severe underlying causes. Diagnosis usually happens through a physical examination and medical history.

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March 1, 2021

What is Vertigo? And How Can Physical Therapy Help?

Vertigo is the sensation of feeling dizzy or off-balance, even when standing still. Vertigo is extremely common in the US, being most common in age groups over 65 years old.

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February 2, 2021

Kick-Start Your Weight Loss With Metabolic Conditioning

Metabolic conditioning is an often used but little understood term that gets thrown around in the fitness industry. While metabolic conditioning is a real practice that can aid in weight loss, it unfortunately also gets used as a buzz word to sell products and services - usually from vendors who don’t understand what it actually is. 

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February 1, 2021

10 Quarantine Workouts You Can Do at Home

Recently, we've found ourselves in a world where even going to the gym can be risky. Yet, it's more important than ever to maintain your health. That's why we've worked with our physical therapists to put together some workouts you can do at home! Check them out here.

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January 2, 2021

How Much Does Physical Therapy Cost?

Any way you look at it, healthcare costs are no trivial matter. And when you factor in high deductibles and pricey specialist visits, the numbers only go up. In today’s world, it’s necessary to examine the cost of each step of your healthcare in your treatment plan.

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January 1, 2021

How to Keep Your New Year's Resolution

Wondering how to keep your New Year’s resolution? You’re not alone. People around the world make New Year’s resolutions each year, but most fall off the wagon within a month. Yet, year after year, almost half of the US makes a resolution for the upcoming year.

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November 17, 2020

How to Treat Knee Pain

Knee pain is staggeringly common, being the second most common cause of chronic pain in the 100 million Americans who suffer from chronic pain each year.

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November 9, 2020

An Introduction to Chronic Pain

Chronic pain can be devastating.  You wonder if you’ll ever feel normal again.  You’ve tried everything…. pills, chiropractic, miracle cures, injections.  Or you spend time trying to find the right surgical solution, but no one can guarantee that surgery will fix the problem and might even make it worse.  You wonder if you’ll have to live like this forever.

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November 1, 2020

Coronavirus Treatment: How PT Helps with Life After COVID

By now, it’s no secret that COVID-19 has changed the world forever. Physical therapy, like the rest of the healthcare sector, is no exception.

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October 25, 2020

Getting Race-Ready: A Runner's Guide

It can take your muscles time to adjust to the stress of running. Take a day or two off if you need it. It’s important to try to hit training program targets before race day, but don’t ignore warning signs and injure yourself. Recovery isn’t a break from training – it’s part of it. If you can’t bring yourself to take a day off altogether, cross-train on the elliptical or bike to give your legs a break.

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October 20, 2020

Physical Therapy Exercises for Lung Health

Breathing is one of the most important processes that the human body performs. Breathing is the body’s way of facilitating gas exchanges that allow cellular respiration to occur, primarily by bringing oxygen into the body and flushing carbon dioxide out of the body. To put it simply – without the breathing process, the human body cannot sustain life.

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October 15, 2020

Get Rid of Headaches with Physical Therapy

Headaches are no joke - while a mild headache may just be a nuisance, serious headaches can leave victims debilitated and desperately searching for a way to get rid of headaches. Headaches affect 47% of the global population and are described by the type and location of pain in the head.

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October 7, 2020

Prevent Falls with These 4 Exercises

Falls are scary, and they can be disabling in both direct and indirect ways. Directly, they often cause injuries that can make it difficult to move and function normally. And then indirectly, they can create a significant fear of falling in many individuals, which in turn leads to less movement and activity which can then further increase the risk for another fall.

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September 11, 2020

How to Exercise During COVID – Safely!

Exercise, social distancing, COVID-19, and a pandemic – oh my! Now more than ever, it’s important to maintain your physical and mental well-being WHILE practicing social distancing. How can this be done, you ask? Luckily, it’s not as hard as you may think! 

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September 5, 2020

Achy, Painful Shoulder? Here are 5 PT-Approved Exercises to Help

One of the most common questions a physical therapist gets is simply, “What are some stretches for shoulder pain?” Now, more than ever, shoulder pain is a leading complaint among physical therapy patients. But why the sudden increase in shoulder pain symptoms?

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September 1, 2020

Coronavirus and Physical Therapy – How PTs are Making it Safe

Currently, the world of health care is faced with new information and enforced changes (almost) daily because of COVID-19. So, it’s no surprise that physical therapy has also been deeply impacted by the pandemic.

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