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 spring cleaning safer and more enjoyable. Prioritize your tasks Decide which […]

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5 Tips for Maintaining Proper Running Form

Spring is upon us, and with nicer weather, many runners are getting back out there to hit the roads and trails. What many people don’t know is that there is a right way and wrong way to run, and the wrong way will often lead to injury. Here are a few basic tips to help […]

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Multiple Sclerosis and How Physical Therapy can Help

Multiple Sclerosis and How Physical Therapy can Help

Multiple sclerosis—also referred to as MS—is a long-lasting disease that is detrimental to your health. MS affects your brain, spinal cord, and optic nerves in your brain resulting in symptoms such as: Trouble walking Feeling tired Muscle weakness or spasms Blurred or double vision Numbness and tingling Sexual problems Poor bladder or bowel control Pain […]

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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 of studies done on surgical procedures have no effect on their […]

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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, aortic aneurysm, or heart failure. What’s good is that bad habits […]

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#ChoosePT Campaign Success Stories are Already Coming in

Suffering From Chronic Pain? #ChoosePT over Opioid Medications

The American Physical Therapy Association introduced the #ChoosePT campaign a few months ago, and it’s already yielding positive results. In a recent success story, a 49-year-old man, named Robert, who had broken his shoulder was given prescription strength anti-inflammatory medication. Due to a pre-existing case of diverticulitis, he was unable to take the medication. The […]

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Easy Tips for a Healthier Thanksgiving

Access Physical Therapy & Wellness: Easy Tips for a Healthier 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. Here are some tips about how to put together a Thanksgiving […]

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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 Physical Therapy (PTJ), the scientific journal of the American Physical Therapy […]

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