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Top 5 Physical Therapy Myths

Physical Therapy, everyone has either had it, knows someone who has had it or at least has heard of it. But knowing isn’t always understanding it fully or getting the whole picture.   PT is one of the fastest growing and most popular professions in the healthcare world. However there are still are a number […]

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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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The Healing Powers of Sleep

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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Physical Therapy Attendence. PRESENT!

My physical therapist says I need to have 2 to 3 treatments a week. Why? Once you have been referred to a physical therapist, or you decide to see one on your own, the PT will perform an initial evaluation. At the end of this first session the therapist will most likely recommend that you […]

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Direct Access = Self referral to Physical Therapy

In my experience patients have much success with Direct Access. When patients see a Physical Therapist for musculoskeletal pain vs going through a physician referral they have a faster window for recovery. The literature is coming out with more and more evidence to support these personal anecdotal experiences. For instance here is and article that […]

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5 Hidden Benefits of Exercise

First of all, we know that exercise is good for us but few people in our society regularly perform an exercise routine. I believe we need something to motivate ourselves and something to keep physical activity in our regular routine. We all need to find something that motivates us as an individual. Your primary motivation […]

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How Does Ultrasound Therapy Work?

What Is Ultrasound Therapy? Ultrasound therapy is a relatively common treatment in Physical Therapy used for pain relief and can be useful in treating many conditions. Some of the most common conditions ultrasound is used for include arthritis, fibromyalgia, muscle strain/sprain, ligament sprain/strain and various other injuries. Ultrasound is exciting because it uses high-frequency sound […]

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Aquatic Therapy an Alternative medium to do Physical Therapy

Aquatic therapy is a widely used technique using both the thermal and mechanical characteristics of water.  This low impact technique is effective in minimizing joint compression, in maintaining cardiovascular fitness and in strengthening muscles. This therapy is commonly applied to patients with disabilities. The popularity of aquatic therapy is due to its multiple benefits.  It […]

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