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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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America’s Drug Problem: Pain Medication

In 2012, 259 million opioid pain medication prescriptions were written, enough for every adult in America to have a bottle of pills. 1 It’s gotten to the point where even during the Super Bowl— the pinnacle of television watching—there was a commercial for opioid induced constipation. As a nation we’ve taken so much opioids that […]

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Manual Therapy, Hands on for Healing

Many patients who have never experienced physical therapy before think physical therapy is just exercise programs and hot and cold pack regimes. Although both of these can be utilized in a physical therapy treatment program, manual therapy is proven to reduce recovery times* and increase a patient’s range of motion and strength. What is Manual […]

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