#ChoosePT: Here’s Why

National Physical Therapy Month

October is National Physical Therapy Month—a month where physical therapists make an extra concerted effort to educate their patients on the benefits of physical therapy as an alternative to expensive medical interventions, which can improve quality of life. We certainly don’t wait until October to...

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Benefits of Physical Therapy for Senior Citizens

Most physical therapy patients are rehabilitating from an injury, treating chronic pain, or recovering from surgery or illness, but there are others who could benefit from physical therapy to improve their daily lives. Physical therapy can help to increase mobility, balance, flexibility, and even...

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Kevin Dunn, PT

Kevin Dunn is a 1988 graduate of Thomas Jefferson University with a degree in Physical Therapy. He received the class award which is awarded to the member of the senior class as chosen by his classmates “who has most demonstrated the qualities of leadership,...

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Melissa Fitts, PT, DPT

Melissa received her Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Elizabethtown College in 2011. Prior to applying to physical therapy schools, Melissa started working for Access Physical Therapy as a Physical Therapy Aide and Customer Service Specialist.  Melissa continued to work for Access while attending Dominican...

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Spring Into Cleaning

Spring cleaning physical therapy tips

Spring cleaning is sometimes difficult to start, but feels wonderful when we’re done. This process can not only be a difficult task to start, but also a difficult task on your muscles and joints. There below tips are some simple ways to make your...

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Galia Spassova, PT, MSPT, Director

After graduating from The National Sports Academy in Sofia, Bulgaria with a Master in Kinesiotherapy and Physical Education, she practiced as a kinesiotherapist (Physical Therapist) in Bulgaria for 10 years. After moving to the United States, she received a Masters in Physical Therapy from...

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Hands on Healing Welcomes New Physical Therapist

Eric Fontaine, PT, DPT at Hands On Healing Physical Therapy in Allentown Pennsylvania

Hands on Healing Physical Therapy Center is happy to announce the hiring of Eric Fontaine, doctor of physical therapy, as a physical therapist in its Allentown clinic. Fontaine received his bachelor’s degree, with honors, in kinesiology from Penn State University. He then received his...

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Why Should You #ChooseOT?

Access Physical Therapy & Wellness Encourages You to #ChooseOT

April is National Occupational Therapy Month, so we thought it would be the perfect time to tell you about the #ChooseOT campaign. #ChooseOT is intended to raise awareness of occupational therapy as an alternative to pain medication and surgery for the treatment of chronic...

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Suzanne Sjem

  Suzanne graduated with her Bachelor’s degree in human movement/sports science and Master’s degree in physical therapy from Sacred Heart University.  She then went on to earn her Doctorate in physical therapy from Stony Brook University.  She is board certified in Orthopedics by the...

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Karen Schwarzchild, MAPT, Director

Manager of the New Fairfield and Brookfield offices B.S. degree in Physical Therapy, New York University; Master’s Degree in Motor Learning, Columbia University Specializes in treatment of the spine and sacrum, headaches Expertise in the treatment of other orthopedic and neurological impairments

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Susan Anderson, PT, Director

Degree in Physical Therapy, Washington University Over 30 years of experience in various clinical settings Specialized in serial casting, developmental optometry and wheelchair positioning Involved in Special Needs Transportation Immense satisfaction from helping her patients achieve their maximum potential

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Jessica Koletsky

Jessica earned two degrees from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia: first her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, and then her Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT) with honors. She started her career touring with the national tour of ‘West Side Story’ as their personal physical...

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March is MS Awareness Month

March is Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month

Help us fight MS and spread the word about Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month.  Like our page today and for every new like, we will donate $1.00 to multiple sclerosis research, up to $200. Like our facebook pages today Visit our Access Physical Therapy & Wellness...

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Free BioFreeze!

Get a Free Sample of BioFreeze When You Schedule Your Free Injury Assessment at Access Physical Therapy & Wellness

Get a free BioFreeze (3fl oz. roll on/ 4fl oz gel) when you schedule your FREE injury assessment through March 31st. Valid where BioFreeze is available. Does not include hopsital sites. Schedule Your Free Assessment Today    

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Tim Mertz, MPT, ATC

Tim Mertz is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh’s Sports Medicine, Athletic Training Program, where he received his Bachelor’s (B.S.) in Movement Science, and achieved certification as an Athletic Trainer (ATC).   He received his Master’s of physical therapy  (MPT) at Nova Southeastern University,...

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NEW Location Stamford, CT

Access Physical Therapy & Wellness: Stamford Connecticut

We are your “Feel Good Partners” for life; if you’re not feeling your best or have a new issue, give us a call or stop by one of our locations to be evaluated and get back on track. Yearly checkups are recommended to keep...

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Why ‘Useless’ Surgery is Still Popular

The Upshot: Why 'Useless' Surgery is Still Popular

Before a drug can go to market, it must go through several years of clinical studies to prove that it’s safe and effective. Surprisingly, there is no similar regulatory process for surgery. Studies on surgery are independent of any regulatory agency, and the results...

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Howard Wilen, PT, MPT

1989 Bachelor of Science in Accounting, SUNY Binghamton 1995 Master of Physical Therapy, Rutgers University/UMDNJ Have worked over 20 years in an Acute Care Hospital setting Additional Experience working in Home Care, Skilled Nursing facilities and Outpatients Member of The American Physical Therapy Association...

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Helena Hobson, PT, DPT Director

Helena Hobson, PT, DPT is Director of Access Physical Therapy and Wellness in Rhinebeck, NY.  Helena earned her BS in Physical Therapy from Russell Sage College and her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Utica College.  She has over 24 years experience in hospital and...

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Office Ergonomics

Access Physical Therapy & Wellness: Office Ergonomics

Proper posture is important in reducing unnecessary strain on your muscles and joints. Physical Therapy and Occupational / Hand Therapy can help if you are experiencing pain or stiffness in your muscles or joints. Comprehensive treatment for: arthritis post surgical chronic pain back &...

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February is American Heart Month

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Help us donate up to $200.  Like our page today and for every new like, we will donate $1.00 to cardiovascular disease research. Like our facebook page today Visit our Access Physical Therapy & Wellness NY Facebook: Visit our Access Physical Therapy & Wellness...

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FREE Wellness Screen

Access Physical Therapy & Wellness Lagrangeville New York

Start feeling your best again with a FREE wellness screen. Call us today to make an appointment at (845) 206-4202. Free Injury Assessments Initial Appointments within 24 hours Day, Evening, & Saturday Appointments Most Insurances Accepted NO REFERRAL NEEDED Make an appointment today: (845)...

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5 Tips to Safeguard Your Heart Health

Tips to safe guard your heart through physical therapy

Hearth health and a healthy lifestyle are directly connected, and avoiding bad habits is the most important aspect of improving heart health. High blood pressure, cholesterol, and blood pressure all negatively affect heart health, and can lead to heart attack, stroke, peripheral artery disease,...

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Hillary Bastone, PT, Director

Hillary Bastone, PT, Director of Outpatient Rehabilitation Services for Bon Secours Charity Health System Outpatient Facilities

1996 BS in PT, Daemen College 16+ years experience all phases orthopedics Trained in Paris mobilization technique & McKenzie treatment of the spine 10+ years experience neurological & medical rehabilitation Enjoy doing many activities and sports with my husband and 2 boys along with a...

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Catherine Croce, PT, DPT

Catherine Croce, PT, DPT Clinical Coordinator, through Good Samaritan Hospital

2012 Doctorate of Physical Therapy, Springfield College 2010 BS, Pre-Physical Therapy, Springfield College Certified in Vestibular Rehabilitation through American Institute of Balance Credentialed in concussion management through ImPACT’s Trained Physical Therapist (ITPT) program Experience in treatment of geriatric, neurological and orthopedic conditions Enjoys being...

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Michele A. Orestuk, MS, CCC-SLP, MBA

Michele Orestuk, MS, CCC-SLP, MBA Inpatient Clinical Coordinator at Good Samaritan

2007 MS in Communication Disorders, SUNY New Paltz 1997 MBA, St. John’s University 1994 BS in Marketing, St. John’s University 20+ years professional combined experience in business and healthcare National Director of Commercial Real Estate for OnSite Access LSVT LOUD therapy certification for patients...

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Mark McDonald, PT, DPT, Co-Director

Mark McDonald, Director of the Wallkill, New York Physical Therapy office

2013 Doctorate in Physical Therapy, D’Youville College, Buffalo, NY Bachelor’s Degree from SUNY Cortland-Kinesiology major and concentration in Exercise Science Clinical experience with St Francis Hospital inpatient rehabilitation and Benedictine Hospital Outpatient Physical Therapy Center Dedicated to the implementation of evidence-based practice; enjoys treating...

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Donna M DeMilio, PT, DPT

Donna DeMilio, Director of the New Paltz, New York Physical Therapy office

Donna went to Quinnipiac University where she received her bachelors in health science and doctorate in Physical Therapy. Donna is LSVT BIG certified and Rock Doc Fascial Movement Taping level 1 certified as well. LSVT Big helps increase amplitude and normalize patient movement patterns...

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Martha Harris, PT, DPT, GCS, Cert. DN, Director

Marhta Harris, Director of the Knightdale and Holly Springs, North Carolina Physical Therapy offices

Dr. Martha Harris grew up in Columbus, Mississippi. She graduated from the University of Mississippi Medical Center in 1994 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy and in 2011 from Regis University with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. She joined Access in...

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Kiki Flynn, PT, DPT

Kiersten Flynn, Director of the Clayton, New York Physical Therapy office

Dr. Kiersten (Kiki) Flynn graduated from the University of Scranton earning her Doctorate in Physical Therapy. She started with the company in the NY offices but has transferred to our NC offices as Director of the Clayton location. She loves working with various age...

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Krishna Khamar

Krishna Khamar, Director of the Allentown, Pennsylvania Physical Therapy office

Dr. Krishna is an experienced Licensed Physical Therapist who earned her Doctor in Physical Therapy from Dominican College of New York. Dr. Krishna has experience in treating chronic pain and musculoskeletal disorders.Her special interest in correcting bio mechanics of body , educating patient for...

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Practice Partnerships History

Barbara Albanese taught her boys that helping others is a rewarding and noble way to live life. Chris and Steve Albanese took those lessons to heart and built careers in physical therapy.  When they saw how patients were treated at the clinics where they...

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Ellie Kramer

• Access PT & Wellness is thrilled to have such an experienced therapist & valued community leader on our team. • Ellie will be working the same schedule and remains 100% available to her patients as usual. • Ellie’s partnership with Access PT will...

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Sean Altman

Sean earned his Doctorate of Physical Therapy at Stony Brook University. His is a Certified Personal Trainer through American Council on Exercise (ACE). Sean also has specialized training in functional exercise training, sports conditioning, and Mulligan manual therapy treatment techniques. Sean is trained in...

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Joe Rifino

1999 Bachelor’s of Science in Physical Therapy, SUNY Stony Brook Attended the University of Connecticut after graduating from North Salem High School Joe has participated in extensive continuing education courses emphasizing manual therapy techniques and spinal mobilization Recently married, he enjoys snowboarding, basketball, and...

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Sara Marsico

Sara graduated from University of Connecticut with a Bachelors of Science, and then continued her education at New York Medical College where she received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT). She has practiced in a variety of settings including acute rehab, acute care, and...

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Neil Chernick

Neil is a cum laude graduate of Ithaca College, where he received both his Bachelors (Clinical Science) and Masters (Physical Therapy) degrees. Over the course of his career, Neil has achieved certifications in several specialty areas. Neil is board certified in Orthopedics by the...

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Cynthia Boccia

For over ten years, Cynthia has served the Orange County area by providing Occupational Therapy to a diversified population. She began as an Occupational Therapist working in a rehabilitation center in a local hospital treating patients with orthopedic and neurological disorders. She later became...

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Tara Singh

Tara first joined the company in the summer of 2012 as an aide in the Montgomery clinic while still completing graduate school. She graduated from Utica College with a Doctorate of Physical Therapy in May 2013 with her thesis on the efficacy of the...

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Tracy Urvater

“Having practiced in Rockland County for many years, I am very excited to continue to serve you in my office as part of the Access Physical Therapy & Wellness team” Doctor of Physical Therapy  1988 Cum laude graduate, New York University,   BS in Physical Therapy  2012 Graduate,...

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Innocent Rwakonda

Innocent has been practicing in and around the Milford area for the past 15 years. He earned his Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Scranton and his undergraduate degree from the University of Zimbabwe. Dr. Rwakonda has over 18 years of experience...

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Benjamin Muller

Dr. Benjamin Muller PT, DPT is the Director and primary physical therapist at Access’s Milford location. Ben started on his path to becoming a Physical Therapist at Binghamton University where he worked as a personal trainer while studying for his bachelor’s degree in integrative...

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Robert Dolney

Robert received his bachelor Degree in 2013 and his Doctorate in physical therapy in 2015, both from Springfield College. He received his certification as a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist in June of 2014 and is currently a member of the APTA. Robert did...

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Lori Schneider

1985 Bachelor’s degree in Physical Therapy from Boston University 1999 Master’s Degree in Exercise Physiology from Long Island University 2007 Doctorate Degree in Physical Therapy from Dominican College Industrial Rehabilitation certification Certified in Running Analysis Over 28 years experience in orthopedics, sports medicine, pediatrics,...

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Bryan Weslowski

  SUNY Albany  BA Psychology SUNY Orange AS Biology TOURO College BS Health Sciences/MA Physical Therapy Spending time with friends and family Likes to exercise both in & outdoors Enjoys watching movies/tv

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Gregory Redding

Dr. Gregory Redding graduated with his doctor of physical therapy degree from Stony Brook University in June 2011. He received his Bachelor of Science degree cum laude from Franklin Pierce College. Greg has obtained experience in outpatient orthopedics, acute and sub-acute care. He attempts...

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Jessica Bach-O’Shea

A partner in Access Physical Therapy & Wellness, Jessica Bach PT, DPT is a graduate of the University of Scranton receiving her Masters of Physical Therapy. While working full time as a PT, Jessica earned her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of...

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Kristin Banse

Kristin Banse is a 1991 graduate of Ithaca College with a bachelor’s degree in Physical Therapy. With almost 23 years of overall experience, she has been concentrating on orthopedic/sports medicine Physical Therapy for the last 15 years.  She has a certification as a Certified...

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Kevin Stafford

Kevin Stafford received his Bachelors Degree in Kinesiological Sciences from the University of Maryland at College Park and his Masters in Physical Therapy from SUNY Upstate Medical University graduating in May 2002. He developed an interest in the field when his grandfather broke his...

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Easy Tips for a Healthier Thanksgiving

Pumpkin Pie Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a time that we gather with friends and family to celebrate all that we’re thankful for. While many of us are thankful for good health, we don’t often take our health into consideration when filling up on all of our Thanksgiving favorites....

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Lagrangeville Physical Therapist Earns New Certification

Dominick Russolello, Director of the Lagrange, New York Physical Therapy Location

LAGRANGEVILLE, N.Y. (Oct 11, 2016)—Dominick Russolello, PT, DPT, CSCS, of Access Physical Therapy & Wellness has recently become a certified strength and conditioning specialist through the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialists are professionals who apply a scientific knowledge to...

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Interview with Chris

Hillary Bastone, PT, Director of Outpatient Rehabilitation Services for Bon Secours Charity Health System Outpatient Facilities

I came into the interview with Chris Albanese with over 10 years of experience as a PT, which included a supervisory position. I had a background of working in acute care, sub-acute rehab, and had experienced outpatient orthopedics at 3 previous facilities in my...

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Decreased Muscle Strength

Decreased Muscle Strength Predicts Functional Impairments In Older Adults ALEXANDRIA, VA — Decreased muscle strength is associated with difficulty in performing functional activities such as stooping, crouching, or kneeling (SCK) in older adults, according to an observational study published in the January issue of...

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Active Rehabilitation

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

Active Rehabilitation Should Be First-line Treatment for Older Patients’ Back Pain After age 70 years, spine degeneration, pain thresholds and inflammatory mediators increase. By Susan M. Rapp ORTHOPEDICS TODAY 2010; 30:48 Because patients over age 70 years have a greater incidence of comorbidities and...

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Chronic Pain

Access Physical Therapy & Wellness: How to Fall Safely

Chronic Pain May Be a Risk Factor for Increased Falls in the Older Adults Chronic pain may be linked to an increased risk of falls in adults older than 70 years, according to a study published in the November 25 issue of the Journal...

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Physical Therapy Treatment for Headaches

Reduce head, neck, and shoulder pain Restore spinal alignment Strengthen muscles Normalize and restore neck range of motion Reduce clenching and grinding of teeth PATIENT Sarah is a 28 year old woman whose chief complaint was worsening headaches over the course of two weeks....

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10 Tips for Improving Posture and Ergonomics

Over time, poor posture may be caused by habits from everyday activities such as sitting in office chairs, looking at the computer, driving, standing for long periods of time, or even sleeping. Poor posture can easily become second nature, causing or aggravating episodes of...

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Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis, or degenerative joint disease, is one of the most common types of arthritis. It is characterized by wear and tear of the joint’s cartilage. Cartilage is the part of the joint that cushions the ends of the bones. When the cartilage breaks down,...

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Tips For A Healthy Back

A combination of high-calorie diets, inactive lifestyles and increasing hours in front of the desk or computer have caused more and more Americans to gain weight, putting them at risk for chronic health problems, such as back pain and arthritis. The Arthritis Foundation book,...

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Introduction to Exercise

You may think that exercise and arthritis don’t go hand in hand. But that’s certainly not the case. It was thought for many years that if you had arthritis you should not exercise because it would damage your joints. Now, however, research has shown...

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Study: Physical Therapists can reduce disability and improve function in patients who have undergone single-level microdiskectomy

An intensive, progressive Physical Therapist exercise program combined with education reduces disability and improves patient function after back surgery ALEXANDRIA, VA, November 24, 2009 — Patients who have undergone a single-level lumbar microdiskectomy for lumbar disk herniation experienced significant improvement in physical function following...

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Tame Stress to Reduce Neck and Back Pain

Access Physical Therapy & Wellness: Tame Stress to Reduce Neck and Back Pain

The following article with segments from Susan Spinasanta of Spine Universe has some great points to reducing stress and pain. Daily demands create stress and although some stress may be good, too much can cause health problems. Most people equate stress with high blood...

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What’s So Great About Exercise?

Experts sing its praises. New research shows us why. by Donna Rae Siegfried. Posted 2/17/07 The benefits of exercise are far greater than just burning calories from a recent indulgence. In fact, exercise can reduce the inflammation of arthritis and related conditions, reduce the...

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Weak In The Knees

A Pittsburgh hospital developed a program to prevent ACL injury and promote overall health. By Beth Puliti Though basketball, soccer and football players are among the most common to injure their anterior cruciate ligaments (ACL), all athletes are at risk. Tears to the ACL...

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Stretching 101

Laura Inverarity, D.O., About.com – Updated: November 07, 2007 About.com Health’s Disease and Condition content is reviewed by theMedical Review Board Stretching is the deliberate lengthening of muscles in order to increase muscle flexibility and joint range of motion. Stretching activities are an important...

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Sunscreen Myths and Facts

By Vincent Iannelli, M/D. – About.com Confusion about sunscreen and sun exposure put a lot of kids at risk for getting sunburn. Myth 1: Do you need to use sunscreen if you have dark skin or already have a tan? Yes, everyone should use...

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Walkers and Canes: Get the Right Fit

Physical Therapists can properly assess and fit walking aids to prevent injuries The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) is urging elderly adults who use canes and walkers as walking aids to be properly assessed and fitted by a Physical Therapist to avoid fall-related injuries....

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Keeping Your Knees Healthy and Happy

Physical Therapy Can Help Improve Function in an Injured Knee

The knee is a relatively simple joint that is required to do a complicated job… to provide flexible mobility while bearing considerable weight. While walking down the street, our knees bear three to five times our body weight. When climbing stairs, that force can...

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Warming Up Before Tee Time

Access Physical Therapy & Wellness: Motor Control Exercises for Persistent, Nonspecific Low Back Pain

The full golf swing rotates the spine with a tremendous amount of force and can make you susceptible to pain and injuries. Because of this, a proper warm-up is important and consists of exercises and stretches to increase blood circulation in the golfing muscles....

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Even A Little Physical Therapy Can Help

According to new research published in the May 16 issue of Journal of the American Medical Association, even small amounts of physical activity, approximately 75 minutes per week (25 minutes, three times per week), can help improve fitness levels for postmenopausal women who are...

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10 Ways You Can Protect Your Joints

Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common form of arthritis, with nearly 27 million Americans living with it today. No longer considered just a consequence of aging, researchers now have several candidates when looking for a cause: musculoskeletal defects, genetic defects, obesity, or injury and...

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Recovering From A Stroke

Stroke is the number three cause of death in the U.S. and the leading cause of serious long-term disability. If stroke strikes you or a loved one, a Physical Therapist can help regain function and cope with physical losses associated with stroke, such as...

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Keyboard Use and Neck and Arm Pain

Many of us use computers today for work, communicating with friends/family, viewing family photos or looking up information. Computer use has been associated with musculoskeletal problems of the upper extremities: neck, shoulders, arms, etc. Several postures and activities have been suggested as related to...

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Keeping Up With Your New Years Resolution

Access Physical Therapy & Wellness: Keeping Up With Your New Years Resolution

While resolutions are well-intentioned, unfortunately most people fail at keeping them. With all the hype surrounding these promises, it’s easy to get caught up in them without really taking them seriously. Here are some tips for keeping your New Year’s resolution. Choose an obtainable...

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Keeping Up The Exercise Even in The Cold

Humans are not meant to hibernate. Just as tulips need winter nourishment from the Earth to strongly bloom in spring, we need to continue to nourish our bodies( including exercise) during winter so we too can bloom come spring. If the thought of getting...

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Tips For Safer Shoveling

Access Physical Therapy & Wellness: Winter Safety Tips for Avoid Slips and Falls

With winter arriving and the colder weather bringing in the snow, it is always important to be safe when going out to shovel the snow. These are some tips to keep in mind when going out in the cold to clear off your driveway...

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Bone Health is Important at Any Age

While some degree of bone loss is a normal part of the aging process, abnormal bone loss resulting in low bone density affects 18 million people in the United States and places men and women at an increased risk for developing osteoporosis. For a...

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Treatment of the Arthritic Hand

Physical Therapy Can Help Minimize the Effects of Arthritis

More than 40 million Americans are affected by arthritis of the hand, a painful and disabling condition. With arthritis, the cartilage deteriorates and is worn away, which ultimately leads to bone rubbing against bone. The limitations caused by arthritis can make performing even routine...

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Healthy Gardening

Warming Up: Upper Body Twist: Stand with your hands on your hips. Slowly turn your upper body as far as comfortably possible to the left for a count of ten. Repeat to the right. Repeat five times each direction. Upper Back Stretch: Stand with...

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Carpal tunnel syndrome

Occupational Therapy Can Help to Ease Pain From Carpal Tunnel

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a painful disorder of the wrist and hand. The carpal tunnel is a narrow tunnel formed by the bones and other tissues of your wrist. This tunnel protects your median nerve. The median nerve gives you feeling in your thumb,...

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Neck Injuries

Most people will experience a minor neck problem at one time or another. Our body movements usually do not cause problems, but it’s not surprising that symptoms develop from everyday wear and tear, overuse, or injury. Neck problems and injuries most commonly occur during...

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Tips To Prevent Tennis Injuries

Each year, more than 78,000 tennis-related injuries are treated in hospitals, doctor’s officess, clinics, ambulatory surgery centers and hospital emergency rooms. The American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons offers the following tips to prevent tennis injuries: Always take time to warm up and stretch. Try...

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Dingmans Ferry-Access PTW

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Are you in need of a great physical therapist in Pike County? Did you know that Access Physical Therapy has a practice in Dingmans Ferry, Pennsylvania? Are you suffering from injuries that keep you from doing your day-to-day activities? You need to call Access...

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Warming Up for Fall Sports

Access Physical Therapy & Wellness: Warming Up for Fall Sports

With the start of the new school year right around the corner, it’s a good time to keep in mind some simple ways to prevent you or your athlete from some common sports injuries. While getting ready to hit the fields in the fall,...

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Physical Therapy & Migraines

Physical Therapy Can Help Treat Some of the Underlying Causes of Migraines

Are you having trouble getting through an entire day without the constant chronic pain of a migraine?  Migraines and other headaches are extremely painful and can be present anywhere in the face, eyes, head, or neck. At Access Physical Therapy & Wellness, we understand...

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Arthritis and Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy Can Help Minimize the Effects of Arthritis

Are you suffering from inflamed, painful, or stiff joints? Are you in misery when you try to do all the activities you love to do like dancing, playing sports, lifting your children or grandchildren, or going to work? Arthritis is one condition that can...

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What is Lymphedema?

Physical Therapy Can Help in the Treatment of Lymphedema
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Lymphedema is an abnormal collection of lymph fluid between the tissue layers that can cause swelling, or edema, which can most commonly be present in the arm or leg, but can also occur in other parts of the body, like the breast, trunk, head...

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How to Fall Safely

Access Physical Therapy & Wellness: How to Fall Safely

Falling is a serious concern for the elderly, people living with chronic pain, and people who have an uneasy balance or a hard time walking. Falling can cause serious injuries and can be a scary reality for any person that lives alone with no...

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What Is Gait Training?

Access Physical Therapy & Wellness: What Is Gait Training?

We have all heard of weight training, but have you ever heard of gait training? When a baby is growing up and becoming more adventurous, they start to crawl around and eventually try to stand up. The more they crawl and attempt to stand...

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Chronic Pain and Falls

Access Physical Therapy & Wellness: Chronic Pain and Falls

Older adults sometimes feel chronic pain and it often goes completely untreated or undertreated which may result in more frequent falls. According to a study done by the Journal of the American Medical Association, a link has been discovered between chronic pain and an...

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Injury Care: R.I.C.E.

Access Physical Therapy & Wellness: Injury Care: R.I.C.E.

Whether you are clumsy or stable, injuries are bound to happen. Injuries can be prevented but for some this requires more time spent being cautious and in turn can make some tasks seem limited. After an injury occurs, panic overloads the body. If you...

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Winter Sports Safety

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

Winter sports season is here! Like all sports, safety precautions must be followed in order to stay injury free, so follow these guidelines in order to have a successful winter sports season. The first step you should remember is to dress appropriately. Wearing multiple...

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Resistance Training for Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis From an Occupational Therapist’s Perspective

Osteoarthritis can be a very painful and debilitating condition, and a common mistake made by people with this condition is resting and avoiding exerting the arthritic joint when a flare up occurs. Proactivity is key when it comes to osteoarthritis. Under a professional’s supervision,...

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Winter Safety Tips

Access Physical Therapy & Wellness: Winter Safety Tips for Avoid Slips and Falls

Winter is a beautifully majestic time of the year, yet as pretty the snow and ice may be, it can present us with many obstacles. Being wary of your surroundings when outside is crucial to preventing injuries. The first thing to pay attention to...

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Staying Healthy in 2016

Access Physical Therapy & Wellness: Staying Healthy in 2016

It’s that time of the year again—a new beginning and a fresh start, although it does not have to be a new year though to bring about positive change in your life. It may be the first day of a new month or even...

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Physical Therapy and Arthritis

Physical Therapy Can Help Minimize the Effects of Arthritis

Winter is here and those with arthritis tend to suffer more pain in the colder weather. Scientists have devoted research to weather and its impact on your body and have found a correlation between arthritis and weather. Changes in temperature or a change in...

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Holiday Stress

Access Physical Therapy & Wellness: How to Beat the Holiday Stress

‘Tis the season to be jolly…since when? Holidays are wonderful when you look back at the memories that are shared, but the chaos can fill us with stress and depression rather than happiness and joy. Between thinking of gifts, checking if your bank account...

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Beating Holiday Stress

Access Physical Therapy & Wellness: How to Beat the Holiday Stress

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, they said. All your troubles will be out of sight, they said. Well, I don’t know about you, but I’m beginning to feel fa-la-la-la-lethargic. In reality, the over-commercialized holiday season has become a point of stress...

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National Influenza Vaccination Week

Access Physical Therapy & Wellness Encourages Patients to Receive Flu Shot During National Influenza Vaccination Week

We have officially turned the calendar to December. Colder weather, including snow, is on the horizon, meaning we will have some beautiful scenery and some tough commutes! Along with the change from fall to winter, however, comes a greater chance of getting sick. December...

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Basketball Injuries

Access Physical Therapy & Wellness: Basketball Injuries Explained

As we get into the full swing of basketball season, players must be wary of injuries on and off the court affecting your game. Whether it is a pickup game on the neighborhood court or an organized league in a crowded gymnasium, millions of...

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Prevention of Osteoporosis

Physical Therapy Can Help Combat and Prevent Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a condition that nearly one in five American women over 50 and one in twenty American men over 50 live with. Osteoporosis is the loss of bone density and mobility which can increase the likelihood of bone breakage in everyday situations. Although...

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Joint Replacement

Physical Therapy Can Help Expedite the Healing Process After Joint Replacement Surgery

Has a doctor recommended joint replacement surgery? You are not alone. Joint replacements have become more common as more than one million Americans have had their hips or knees replaced each year. Joints can be damaged by arthritis as well as other diseases or...

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Understanding Incontinence

Access Physical Therapy & Wellness: Understanding Incontinence

Incontinence is the involuntary loss of bladder control—a symptom caused by everyday habits or an underlying medical condition. Incontinence affects over 33 million people each year and many more cases go unreported. Aging, pregnancy, and prostate problems are the most common causes of urinary...

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Fibromyalgia

Physical Therapy Can Help Those Suffering from Fibromyalgia

Did you know that fibromyalgia affects approximately 4.5 million Americans? Fibromyalgia does not have a known specific cause or cure. Symptoms include chronic widespread pain throughout multiple areas of the body over a long period of time, including headaches as well as general fatigue...

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Cross Country Injuries

Access Physical Therapy & Wellness: How to Prevent Common Cross-Country Injuries

Cross country running is a rewarding but strenuous sport that can often lead to a number of injuries. The extremely long distances covered and the variety of running surfaces are just some of the factors that can wreck havoc on a cross country runner’s...

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Understanding Diabetes

Physical Therapy Can Help in Management of Diabetes

Diabetes mellitus is a common disorder of the endocrine system caused when the body is unable to produce or respond to the effects of insulin. Diabetes, as it is commonly shortened to, affects an estimated 387 million people worldwide and over 25 million people...

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Physical Therapy in Chester, New York

Access Physical Therapy & Wellness Chester New York

Have you been to our location in Chester? Access Physical Therapy & Wellness in Chester is conveniently located on Brookside Avenue in the Shoprite Plaza. Our duo of physical therapists, owner/director Jessica Bach-O’Shea P.T., D.P.T., and Jonathan Huntziker P.T., D.P.T., have been changing the...

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Plica Syndrome

Physical Therapy Can Help Improve Function in an Injured Knee

Plica syndrome (also commonly referred to as synovial plica syndrome) is a condition which occurs when the tissue of the inner lining of the knee joint becomes irritated. Synovial is a type of tissue surrounding a joint and is a normal structure found in...

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Torn Meniscus

Physical Therapy Can Help to Rehabilitate a Torn Meniscus

A torn meniscus is a serious injury occurring frequently in athletes and even more frequently in those over the age of 65. The tear is caused by a sharp, sudden twisting movement at the knee joint. Even though a meniscus tear can be extremely...

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National Physical Therapy Month 2015

Access Physical Therapy & Wellness: National Physical Therapy Month 2015

October is National Physical Therapy Month! This time of the year is the perfect opportunity to thank the physical therapists in our lives that have helped us increase both mobility and quality of life. It is also the perfect time to raise awareness to...

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How Physical Therapy Can Help Arthritis

Physical Therapy Can Help Minimize the Effects of Arthritis

Arthritis is a condition involving the inflammation of the joints which affects millions of people on a day-to-day basis. This uncomfortable and painful disease unfortunately has no cure, but can be made more manageable through specific treatments. Physical therapy is a popular method for...

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Combating Friction Blisters

Access Physical Therapy & Wellness: Combating Friction Blisters

Friction blisters remain the most common foot injury among athletes and non-athletes alike. Ironically, they also seem to be the least understood. A blister is formed by friction causing the top two layers of skin to rub together. The layers separate, and the space...

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Tommy John Surgery

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

In 1974, a devastating elbow injury nearly tore Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Thomas Edward John Jr.’s career from beneath his feet. He damaged his ulnar collateral ligament, or UCL, and feared his career may be over, or at least before he met team physician...

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Health Benefits of a High Calcium Diet

Access Physical Therapy & Wellness: Health Benefits of a High Calcium Diet

We all know that calcium is important for bone health, but did you know it can also help prevent cancer and obesity? Calcium is of paramount importance to your overall health as it can protect cardiac muscles, prevents kidney stones, control blood pressure, and...

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Sciatica

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

The term sciatica describes a symptom of pain through the leg caused by an issue in the lower back. The sciatic nerve starts at the lower back and goes down towards the buttocks, branching out from the back leg to the foot. There are...

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What is tendinitis?

Access Physical Therapy & Wellness: What is Tendonitis?

Tendinitis is a common injury that many people suffer from, whether it’s from playing sports, working, or doing everyday activities. However, some people are unsure of whether they have tendinitis and may wait too long to treat it before it can become extremely painful....

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Common injuries in soccer

Access Physical Therapy & Wellness: Common Soccer Injuries

As summer turns into autumn and the leaves turn from green to shades of red, orange, and brown, soccer season begins at many schools throughout the country. Kids from around the United States are beginning to play soccer on a more frequent basis, and...

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Concussions in Football

Physical Therapy Can Help Football Players Recover from Concussions

Football is widely considered the most popular sport in America due to its growing fan-base and the heavy amount of followers already existing. American’s can’t be blamed for falling in love with the game due to the fast paced, hard hitting style of play....

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Physical Therapy for Ankle Injuries

Physical Therapy Can Help Rehabilitate Ankle After Injury

If you’ve sprained or injured your ankle recently due to sports or daily activities, strengthening exercises should be performed. With most sprains you feel pain at the side of the ligament right away. Swelling will occur immediately and the ankle will be tender to...

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Physical Therapy in Liberty

Access Physical Therapy & Wellness Liberty New York

Have you recently been injured and are seeking physical therapy in Liberty? Look no further than Access Physical Therapy and Wellness. At Access Physical Therapy and Wellness, we treat injuries and conditions with physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy. Due to our ability...

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Physical Therapy for Biceps Rupture

Access Physical Therapy & Wellness: Physical Therapy for Biceps Rupture

If you rupture a bicep you will experience a tear in the main tendon, that attaches the top of the biceps muscle to the shoulder. People who suffer from this injury can recover by doing physical therapy without needing surgery. Physical Therapy in Milford,...

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Parkinson’s Disease and Physical Therapy

Access Physical Therapy & Wellness: Parkinson's Disease and Physical Therapy

Everyone has heard of Parkinson’s Disease, but many people do not know what it is or what occurs when a person is suffering from it. Parkinson’s Disease is a progressive, degenerative disease that attacks the central nervous system of middle-aged and elderly people. This...

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Seeking Physical Therapy in Pomona?

Are you suffering from condition that causes you chronic pain such as fibromyalgia or arthritis? Did you sustain an injury while working or playing a sport? If you need physical therapy in Pomona, look no further than Access Physical Therapy and Wellness. We treat...

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What is Laser Therapy and How Does it Work?

Access Physical Therapy & Wellness: What is Laser Therapy and How Does it Work?

Lasers are one of the most convenient and effective tools in treatments and medicine.  Handheld laser devices are being used in a range of fields including, but not limited to: dental, veterinary, and oncological treatments. Low level laser therapy is one of the top...

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Why Stretching is Important

Access Physical Therapy & Wellness: The Importance of Stretching

A common misconception about stretching is that it is only important for athletes in order to prevent injury, but in fact stretching is important for everyone. This does not necessarily mean that everyone needs to set time aside each day to stretch and flex...

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Avoiding Running Injuries

Access Physical Therapy & Wellness: How to Avoid Running Injuries

Running, a very healthy and beneficial activity, can be very dangerous if not performed correctly. Every year, about half the people who participate in running become injured. While some of these injuries are mild and often heal quickly, some can be more serious and...

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The Mulligan Concept

Access Physical Therapy & Wellness Therapist Certified in Mulligan Concept for Physical Therapy

Access Physical Therapy and Wellness Center would like to congratulate Dr. Jonathan Hunziker on receiving his certification in The Mulligan Concept of Physical Therapy. Receiving this certification makes Dr. Hunziker the only physical therapist certified in the Mulligan Concept in Orange County, NY. The...

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Port Jervis

Access Physical Therapy & Wellness Port Jervis New York

Are you in need of good physical therapy? Do you live in the Downstate and Hudson Valley area and can’t find a practice that will meet your personal and individual needs? Look no further as Access Physical Therapy and Wellness has many convenient locations...

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What is the difference between OT and PT

What is the Difference Between Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy?

There is often confusion about the difference between occupational therapy and physical therapy, and for good reason. The two practices are similar in many ways and have a lot of overlap between fields. The main difference is to recognize when trying to understand the...

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Choosing the Proper Cane

Access Physical Therapy & Wellness: How to Choose the Right Cane

If you are advised by a doctor or physical therapist to use a cane it is important to make sure that the one you buy is the perfect fit for you. When buying a cane, if you do not buy one to meet your...

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How to Preserve Bones and Joints

Access Physical Therapy & Wellness: How to Preserve Your Bones and Joints

As your body ages, bones, and joints begin to feel the impact of your increasing age. The deterioration of your bones and joints can lead to people being susceptible to major injury from falling and other contact. There are numerous ways to keep your...

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Common Injuries of the Shoulder

Access Physical Therapy & Wellness: Common Shoulder Injuries

The shoulder is one of the most important parts of our body, as we rely on it to carry out many activities. It is made up of several joints that are connected to tendons and muscles. Since the shoulder has a wide range of...

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Avoiding Muscle Tears

Access Physical Therapy & Wellness: Avoiding Muscle Tears

Muscle strains and tears can happen to anyone regardless of their level of physical activity. Although this is true, most muscles injuries do occur during high levels athletic play. Muscle tears occur when they are stretched beyond capacity leading to separation from the tendon....

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Water Sport Safety

Access Physical Therapy & Wellness: Water Sport Safety

With summer approaching fast, everyone is eager to get out and enjoy the nice weather. With nice weather comes perfect temperatures to go out in the ocean or on the lake and participate in some water sports. Water sports often involve a boat powered...

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Safety Gardening Tips

Access Physical Therapy & Wellness: Tips for Healthy Gardening

With the weather finally getting nicer, it is the perfect time to start gardening to get that lovely summer lawn! Many people believe gardening is simple and does not come with much risk, but it can. Gardening can be a workout and can cause...

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Knowing Your Knees

Physical Therapy Can Help Improve Function in an Injured Knee

Almost every individual in their lifetime will experience joint pain and discomfort somewhere in their body. One of the most prevalent areas of these aches is in the knees. Everyone should follow some simple steps to combat the soreness and continued deterioration of the...

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Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome

Physical Therapy Can Help Reduce Pain Associated with Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome

Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome occurs when the posterior tibial nerve is compressed and sensation to the foot is compromised. The posterior tibial nerve is located in the tarsal tunnel, which is the space on the inside of the ankle that lies next to the ankle...

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How to Choose the Right Sunscreen

Access Physical Therapy & Wellness: How to Choose the Right Sunscreen

Now that the weather is getting nicer and the sun is getting stronger, we have to remember to protect ourselves from the potentially dangerous UV rays of the sun. With so many different sunscreens out there, it is hard to know which is the...

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Better Hearing and Speech Month

May is Better Hearing and Speech Month! This year’s theme is “Early Intervention Counts.”

May is Better Hearing and Speech Month! This year’s theme is “Early Intervention Counts.” What most people don’t know is that most hearing and speech problems are treatable, but are often overlooked. The longer these conditions go without being treated, the harder it is...

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Preventing Golf Injuries

Access Physical Therapy & Wellness: How to Prevent Golf Injuries

Springtime is here and summer is coming sooner than we know it! It’s time to prepare ourselves and our bodies for outdoor sporting. One of these famous sports known for getting us out and about in the beautiful weather is golf. Golf is known...

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Graston Technique

Access Physical Therapy & Wellness Has Many PTs Trained in the Graston Technique

Living with constant pain is something nobody wants to experience. The Graston Technique is a new innovative and effective approach that was designed for treatment of connective soft tissue injuries. The Graston Technique allows physicians to break down fibrous adhesions and fascial restrictions by...

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Cycling Injuries

Physical Therapy Can Help You Recover from a Cycling Injury

Now that spring is here, many people are shaking off the winter blues by going outside and getting some exercise. Cycling has become a very popular exercise among many people. Whether you are just taking your bike out for a ride to the beach...

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Ergonomics

Access Physical Therapy & Wellness: Office Ergonomics

Ergonomics is the practice in which a job is specifically designed to fit the worker. This practice is much more beneficial than forcing the worker to fit the job. There are numerous things that are taken into consideration when designing a job to fit...

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Occupational Therapy Month

Access Physical Therapy & Wellness: Occupational Therapy

April is Occupational Therapy Month! Occupational Therapists help people with a broad range of therapy, encompassing anything that people would do on a daily basis or in their occupations. Many children with disabilities require occupational therapy to help them with school and socializing with...

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Industrial Medicine

Industrial Medicine at Access Physical Therapy

For both small and large industrial companies, one of the biggest issues is lost work time due to injury. Well, Access Physical Therapy is here to help. The talented staff at Access PT realized what a serious issue this is for small and big...

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Golf and Physical Therapy

Access Physical Therapy & Wellness: How to Prevent Golf Injuries

We often only think of physical therapy when we have an injury or surgery to recover from. This is not always the case, physical therapy can improve a golfer’s game as well. With physical therapy you will increase your flexibility, range of motion, and...

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Tennis Elbow

Occupational Therapy Can Help Combat the Symptoms of Tennis Elbow

Tennis elbow, also known as lateral epicondylitis, is a condition that occurs due to overuse of the arm, forearm, and hand muscles that result in elbow pain. Even though the name consists of the word tennis, you don’t necessarily need to play tennis to...

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Milford-Access

Access Physical Therapy & Wellness: Milford Pennsylvania

You won’t find better physical therapists than the team at Access Physical Therapy. Access Physical Therapy is dedicated to delivering quality service to their patients in their convenient locations throughout New York and Pennsylvania. If you are suffering from an injury that keeps you...

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Healthy Recipes For Nutrition Month

Access Physical Therapy & Wellness: March is National Nutrition Month

March is here and that means two things, it is National Nutrition Month and spring is just around the corner! What better month than March to start living a healthy lifestyle. Of course, the holiday season is great but it is time to say...

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Spring Running

Access Physical Therapy & Wellness: Proper Preparation for Running

With nice weather approaching fast, it’s hard to not be excited about getting outside and going for a run. Warmer temperatures make for optimal running conditions, but here at Access Physical Therapy, there are some things we’d like you to remember before getting out...

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Concussions and Physical Therapy

Access Physical Therapy & Wellness: Concussions and Physical Therapy

What exactly is a concussion? We’ve all heard of it before. It’s nothing to play with. A concussion is a traumatic brain injury that alters the way your brain functions. Basically, when the brain moves abruptly inside the skull; a concussion has technically occurred....

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March is National Nutrition Month!

Access Physical Therapy & Wellness: March is National Nutrition Month

This month- March- is National Nutrition Month. The importance of eating right and living a healthy life is often overlooked in other months, as it is more difficult to do so. Focusing on eating healthier foods, including more fruits and vegetables, and exercising can...

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Torticollis

Access Physical Therapy & Wellness: How To Take Care of Your Neck

What is Torticollis? Torticollis is a disorder that affects flexion, extension, and/or twisting of muscles of the neck in an abnormal position and is more common in women than in men. What happens is the neck twists to one side, which in turn causes...

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Pomona – Access PTW

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In lieu of Mike Saunders’s retirement, he has proudly transferred his ownership to his long standing colleague, Dr. Tracy Urvater and the Access PT team.  Access PT is committed to continuing to provide Rockland County patients with the same value of rehab that Mike...

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The Need for Exercise

Access Physical Therapy & Wellness: The Need for Exercise

If you knew that one simple thing could lower the risk of death by 30% would you do it? This one simple thing is called exercising! Did you know that not exercising at all could have worse health outcomes than obesity? As we all...

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Go Red For Women

Access Physical Therapy & Wellness: Go Red for Women

Did you know that heart disease is the number one cause of death for women? Luckily, there are ways to know if you are at risk, as well as how to decrease your risk from developing heart disease. Why you and your children should...

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Fall Prevention

Access Physical Therapy & Wellness: How to Prevent Falls During the Winter Months

This icy, snowing, and sleeting days of winter bring upon some very serious dangers. The risk of falling can be very detrimental to many and extremely dangerous for the elderly. The chances of slipping and falling are more than doubled during these months. There...

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February Heart Health

February is American Heart Month, Promoting Cardiovascular Health in All Americans

Stay heart healthy during the month of February. It is officially heart health awareness month. February is the month of love so why not take care of the source where it all comes from? Heart disease, otherwise known as cardiovascular disease, is the number...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Whiplash and its Symptoms

Access Physical Therapy & Wellness: How To Take Care of Your Neck

Whiplash is associated with sudden motions that move the neck backwards then forwards, like the cracking of a whip. These abrupt actions can cause the overextension of the neck with additional damage to the muscle, tendons, and even discs of the neck and upper...

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Stretching Benefits

Access Physical Therapy & Wellness: The Benefits of Stretching Before Exercise

Just like warming up your car before a ride, your body needs to be warmed up before activity. Especially during these cold winter months it is imperative your body is prepared for any strenuous activity. Some of the leading causes of injury during the...

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Exercise and Arthritis

Access Physical Therapy & Wellness: Exercise and Arthritis

Arthritis is common cause of aches and pains in joints and is not just for those of old age. According to the Arthritis Foundation, two-thirds of people with arthritis are under the age of 65, including 300,000 children. With the cold weather setting in,...

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Preventing Heel Pain

Access Physical Therapy & Wellness: Preventing Heel Pain

Heel Pain? We have just the solution. Heel pain is commonly caused by a condition called plantar fasciitis, sometimes referred to as heel spur syndrome. Plantar Fasciitis is the inflammation of a band of tissue that extends from the heel to the toe of...

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Winter Safety Tips for the Elderly

Access Physical Therapy & Wellness: Winter Safety Tips for the Elderly

It’s that time of year again…winter! We can all appreciate the winter wonderland but it is important that as a senior citizen that you stay safe this winter season! Whether or not you live alone, it is important to take precautionary steps to ensure...

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The Most Common Injuries of Track and Field

Access Physical Therapy & Wellness: The Most Common Injuries of Track and Field

In track and field, overuse injuries are quite common. The most common injury that occurs in track are shin splints and knee injuries. Some of the most common injuries for runners are: Runner’s Knee: This is more common in female athletes than in males....

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Physical Therapy Helps Alzheimer’s Disease

November is World Alzheimer's Month, Join Access Physical Therapy & Wellness in Their Efforts to Raise Awareness and Find a Cure

The month of November is dedicated to a cause that affects many lives: National Alzheimer’s Awareness month. As of 2014, in the United States there is an estimate of 5.2 million Alzheimer’s patients.  Americans are encouraged to participate in Alzheimer’s Association activities to help...

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Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy can Help to Alleviate or Eliminate Chronic Pain

Occupational therapy may sound like physical therapy for working people, but it includes a different range of treatment. Physical therapists deal with physical range of motion, pain and pain management, strength, and endurance, among other things. Occupational therapists focus on cognitive skills, fine motor...

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Avoid a Thanksgiving Driven Weight Gain

Happy Thanksgiving from Access Physical Therapy & Wellness

Yep, it’s turkey season! We often dread thinking about the after effects of the Thanksgiving holiday. As a national average, Americans gain one to two pounds every year during the holiday season. Even though it doesn’t sound like much, those extra pounds tend to...

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Physical Therapy Helps Alzheimer’s Disease

Join Access Physical Therapy & Wellness in Raising Awareness of Alzheimer's Disease

The month of November is dedicated to a cause that affects many lives: National Alzheimer’s Awareness month. As of 2014, in the United States there is an estimate of 5.2 million Alzheimer’s patients.  Americans are encouraged to participate in Alzheimer’s Association activities to help...

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Diabetes Awareness Month

Help Access Physical Therapy & Wellness Raise Awareness of Diabetes

Like many other major conditions and diseases, Diabetes has a month dedicated to its awareness, fundraising, and research development. November is national diabetes month. This disease is growing rampant in our country in children and adults. According to the Centers for Disease Control, about...

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OT and Chronic Pain

Occupational Therapy can Help to Alleviate or Eliminate Chronic Pain

An occupational therapist helps treat many different kinds of diagnoses that restrict functional ability, one of them being chronic pain. Chronic pain can be frustrating and discouraging especially when it inhibits your daily activities and things you enjoy doing. Occupational therapists have the knowledge...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Importance of Posture

Access Physical Therapy & Wellness: How to Address Your Posture Issues

Everyone knows it’s important to maintain good posture, but many Americans have posture issues. Heads up! There’s a lot more to it than you thought, having good posture can benefit your social life, career and physical well-being. Standing up straight and tall exudes confidence...

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