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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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