Why Annual PT Exams Matter

In addition to seeing your doctor, it is very important to see your physical therapist for annual exams. By seeing a physical therapist, they can catch small aches or pains that could develop into tears or other serious medical problems. An easy way to ensure that you’re receiving your annual physical therapy exam is through […]

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Victor Cruz, Road to Recovery and Patellar Tendons

Victor Cruz, Road to Recovery and Patellar Tendons

New York Giant’s fans watched in pain as wide receiver Victor Cruz tore his patellar tendon against the Philadelphia Eagles. It was announced that he will be out for the season, but what exactly does the road to recovery entail? The patellar tendon is attached to the bottom of the kneecap to the top of […]

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Working Out but Aren’t Losing Weight?

Access Physical Therapy & Wellness: Going to the Gym, but Still Not Losing Weight?

When it comes to weight loss training, many are so determined to cut down their body fat, that they are willing to push themselves past their limits. This includes waking up early, putting time aside during the day, or staying up late to hit the gym. Despite this dedication, many are concerned with the fact […]

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Heel Spurs

Physical Therapy can Help Rehabilitate Heel Spurs

Heel pain is very common and often painful.  There are many heel conditions that arise from the wear and tear and stress on your heel bone. One of the conditions being heel spurs. A heel spur (or osteophyte) is a small bony growth or collection of bony growths on the back or underside of the […]

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Get a Leg Up on Sciatica

Access Physical Therapy & Wellness: Get a Leg up on Sciatica

Do you ever get a leg pain and tingling/numbness that travels from your buttock down the back of your leg? This is a common ailment called radiculopathy, or sciatica. Sciatica affects 40% of the population in their lifetime of people between the ages of 25 and 45. Sciatica can be caused by lumbar spinal stenosis- […]

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What is Bursitis?

Access Physical Therapy & Wellness: What is Bursitis?

The condition known as bursitis is the result of an inflammation of bursae, which are fluid-filled sacs found in areas subject to friction, such as where a tendon passes over a bone. Bursitis can be caused by excessive pressure and repetitive movement. As a result, the shoulders, knees and elbows are the most commonly affected […]

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Find the Time to Stay Physically Fit

Access Physical Therapy & Wellness: Find the Time to Stay Physically Fit

With work, family obligations, household chores and errands it can be a real challenge to find time during the day to exercise. The busier we are the easier it is to make excuses as to why we’re not as physically fit as we could be. However, finding time to exercise is very important and just […]

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National Physical Therapy Month

Access Physical Therapy & Wellness: October is National Physical Therapy Month

Every October the American Physical Therapy Association sponsors National Physical Therapy Month. This year the campaign will reveal 7 myths about physical therapy, and will give appreciation for the 88,000 physical therapists, assistants and students in the industry. We all know the term “physical therapy” but what exactly is it? Physical therapy is the treatment […]

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