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We Got Your Back: Prevention tips for low back pain

Whether your job is physically demanding or you simply need to shovel your car out from the recent blizzard, we all can benefit from remembering a few simple cues to prevent the onset of low back pain.   Regular Exercise Physical Therapists are movement experts who will evaluate you to ensure you receive a safe […]

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America’s Drug Problem: Pain Medication

In 2012, 259 million opioid pain medication prescriptions were written, enough for every adult in America to have a bottle of pills. 1 It’s gotten to the point where even during the Super Bowl— the pinnacle of television watching—there was a commercial for opioid induced constipation. As a nation we’ve taken so much opioids that […]

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Manual Therapy, Hands on for Healing

Many patients who have never experienced physical therapy before think physical therapy is just exercise programs and hot and cold pack regimes. Although both of these can be utilized in a physical therapy treatment program, manual therapy is proven to reduce recovery times* and increase a patient’s range of motion and strength. What is Manual […]

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Physical Therapist Spotlight

Today’s blog we would like to highlight and congratulate one of our exceptional Physical Therapists Cole Racich. Cole has a doctorate in Physical Therapy from Temple University and has recently continued his education in the area of orthopedic specialization. He has worked hard for the past year to prepare for and pass the exam that […]

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Is Coffee Healthy?

Before you sit down for your daily cup of coffee, take a look at this article recently posted on          Yahoo!Health concerning the immediate effects that coffee has on your body. Have an upcoming eye doctor’s appointment or exam for school? Then drink away! Mental and visual acuity are both sharpened within 30 minutes of drinking […]

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BACK to School

As our children go back to school this Fall, I wanted to highlight a recent initiative beginning across America called “Stand Up Kids”, aimed at helping keep kids healthier and more engaged at school. In one of the most effective preventative efforts in recent years, the mission of Stand Up Kids is to outfit every […]

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October is National Physical Therapy Month

For the month of October, to celebrate National Physical Therapy Month we will highlight the aspects of Physical Therapist that may not be well known. The slogan for the month is “Age Well”.   The Study: Our first study comes from the academic journal Spine and examined the effectiveness of a PT consult prior to […]

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Neck Surgery Vs. Physical Therapy

A study recently published in the journal Spine (2013) compared the effectiveness and outcomes of neck surgery and physical therapy (PT). The results may help guide you in determining the appropriate course of care for you. The Study: Comparison of two treatments for “cervical radiculopathy” (neck pain with shooting pains into one or both arms)— […]

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Lateral Ankle Sprains

Ankle sprains are one of the most commonly treated orthopedic injuries seen in Physical Therapy. Unfortunately, due to the high frequency of ankle sprains, people usually ignore the symptoms and go untreated, often progressing to chronic ankle instabilities. At our clinic in Springfield, PA, our goal is to not only treat ankle sprains quickly, but […]

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