Stretching for the Slopes

Access Physical Therapy & Wellness: How to Safely Prepare for the Slopes

Skiing is one of the most popular activities to take part in during the cold winter months. Whether you’re one of the lucky ones that live near the mountains or not; a lot of people will make it a point to travel to the colder states and enjoy the sport of skiing. Skiing may look […]

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Carpal Tunnel

Occupational Therapy Can Help to Ease Pain From Carpal Tunnel

Is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome holding you back from enjoying the activities that you love the most? Luckily, there are different types of physical therapy treatments that can help get you back to doing what you enjoy most! What is Carpal Tunnel? Carpal Tunnel is a syndrome that comes about when the median nerve is compressed […]

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Preparation for the Slopes

Access Physical Therapy & Wellness: How to Safely Prepare for the Slopes

It’s that time of year again, ski season! As people from all over the tri-state area travel to their favorite slopes there’s more to think about than which run to hit first. Skiing is a very intense exercise that really strains your body. Between the constant weight shifting and breathing in the frigid air, this […]

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What is Tommy John Surgery?

Access Physical Therapy & Wellness: What is Tommy John Surgery?

What is Tommy John surgery? Tommy John is a surgery that repairs an injured elbow ligament. The surgery is well known for being performed on college and pro athletes, mainly baseball pitchers since it has been named after former MLB pitcher Tommy John. The surgery may also be known as UCL reconstruction. UCL stands for […]

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How to Avoid Frostbite

Access Physical Therapy & Wellness: How to Avoid Frostbite

Frostbite can become a very serious issue, this is why it is so important to make sure to protect yourself from it. Exposed skin is at risk during harsh cold weather. Blood flow moves away from areas like fingers and toes, to work harder at keeping the heart and lungs functioning, avoiding what would be […]

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New Year, New You

Happy New Year From Access Physical Therapy & Wellness

The most common New Year’s resolution is to shed a few pounds and get in shape. Well, that time of the year has come once again and everyone promises themselves that it’s a new year and a new you will be the outcome. Why not? A new year is a great excuse to wake up […]

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How to Find the Right Physical Therapist

How to Find the Right Physical Therapist

Today, it is so easy to find a physical therapist. You can ask for a doctor referral, or even find one on the internet. But, the most difficult part as a patient is finding the right physical therapist out of the hundreds that are practicing. This challenge can be difficult; however, there are several influencing […]

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Rheumatoid Arthritis

Occupational Therapy Can Help Those Suffering From Rheumatoid Arthritis

Arthritis, that dreaded household name we all know and hate. Unfortunately this very common inflammatory condition affects 46 million people according to webmd.com. But did you know there are over 100 different types of arthritis? The two most popular types are osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Although the effect on your joints is similar there are […]

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