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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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You are more than your MRI

If I could tell every patient one thing before they step foot in our clinic it would be this: you are more than your MRI. We see countless patients who undergo MRIs for low back or neck pain before beginning physical therapy, and the vast majority feel that as long as they’ve got their disc […]

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How to Begin Physical Therapy

Starting physical therapy can be a scary and stressful process. When your physician recommends beginning PT, many people are unsure what to do next. Hopefully this will help answer some common questions about how to set-up therapy and what to expect from PT. Today we’ll cover the initial phone call—Patient Activation. Physician’s Referral: Most insurances […]

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Aquatic Physical therapy in Media, PA.

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.  […]

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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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A Primer on Strengthening

Whether you’re the next Arnold Schwarzenegger or the next Betty White, it’s likely that strength training will be part of your physical therapy program. Now, not all strengthening activities are created equal. Based upon your goals and presenting condition, a skilled therapist will implement varying degrees and types of strength training to help you achieve […]

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Improve Health with Just Breathing

We as Americans clearly  struggle with a nationwide epidemic of poor health.  This epidemic is followed swiftly by an unwavering movement towards creating health amongst every person, everywhere.  What impacts our health?  Poor nutrition, sedentary lifestyles, stress, lack of sleep, and heredity issues are just a few in a long list.  I support and will never […]

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Physical Therapy for Osteoporosis

“You are never too old to set another goal or dream a new dream…”- C.S. Lewis Two of the things we strive to address in our Physical Therapy clinic are education and prevention. These two pillars can help empower our patients to live their life actively and independently, constantly setting and achieving new goals. Unfortunately, […]

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Sports Rehabilitation

Sports Rehabilitation is the process of deciding when an injured player may safely return to practice or competition. Injuries can occur in any sporting activity, and sports injury rehabilitation is a very important part of the athletes sport life. All athletes over time, professional or not, are prone to injuries due to the excessive wear […]

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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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