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DON’T OVERTHINK YOUR EXERCISE: How research shows 2.5 hours of any activity a week can help you live longer

We’ve all been there. You walk into the state-of-the-art shiny new community gym and are immediately overwhelmed with what to do. Or maybe you’ve heard all your coworkers discuss this new intense cycle-zumba-pilates-boxing hybrid class they’ve started. While some of these fitness trends may be effective, all seem to be expensive and overwhelming. Luckily research […]

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People Who Exercise Together Stay Together…and Perform Better!

We always talk about the benefits of positive encouragement from a workout buddy and the benefits of socializing, but recent research actually shows the benefits may run much deeper. Exercising in groups not only strengthens social bonds, but strong social bonds actually improve your exercise performance! A 2015 research study took groups of people and […]

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Sleep Better, Heal Faster

As Physical Therapists, we focus a lot on what patients do during their waking hours (hydration, physical activity, proper body mechanics, etc). However, it is just as important to look at what we do at night in order to speed up the healing and recovery process. Sleep is a key ingredient in speeding the recovery […]

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Recreational physical activity may help manage chronic low back pain

We’ve said it many times before in our previous blog posts: recovery does not have to be overly complicated! A recent study published in the Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy examined the role of physical therapy and recreational activities in lowering symptoms associated with chronic low back pain. The physical therapists provided their […]

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Baby Living 2017

Healthy Living 2017: how being a parent made me a healthier physio ___ By Cole Racich, PT, DPT, OCS Doctor of Physical Therapy Board-Certified Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist INTRODUCTION Almost two years ago I became a father of a beautiful baby girl. Over that time I often found myself, as any parent would, sacrificing my own […]

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Debunking Myths of Low Back Pain

Introduction A recent panel of experts co-wrote an article making the rounds on social media this week concerning some myths about low back pain. Here are some of the highlights from the article, which can be foud here:     Back pain is common   About 84% of us will experience low back pain in […]

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What to do if your considering Surgery.

In physical therapy, we treat a significant amount of patients after surgery. We find that some patients really respond well and bounce back quickly, while others may wish they never had surgery. We wanted to provide you with a check-list of some common things we recommend our patient’s look at prior to surgery in order […]

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What to expect on your first PT visit…the Initial Evaluation.

Beginning physical therapy can be very overwhelming and stressful, especially considering you’re already in pain and having difficulties with your daily activities. Here is a helpful primer on what to expect on your first therapy session—the Initial Evaluation. Paper Work: Most clinics will ask you to show up a few minutes early to fill out […]

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