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Lateral Ankle Sprains

Ankle sprains are one of the most commonly treated orthopedic injuries seen in Physical Therapy. Unfortunately, due to the high frequency of ankle sprains, people usually ignore the symptoms and go untreated, often progressing to chronic ankle instabilities. At our clinic in Springfield, PA, our goal is to not only treat ankle sprains quickly, but […]

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PHYSICAL THERAPY & BACK PAIN: PART II

In an earlier blog post we discussed the onset of Degenerative Disc Disease (DDD) and how it limits our daily function. Today we will feature common interventions used in physical therapy to address these limitations. How can Physical Therapy treat DDD?                   The following is taken from the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) to shine […]

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PHYSICAL THERAPY & BACK PAIN: PART ONE

  Over 75% of Americans experience some form of low back pain in their lifetime, with many become overwhelmed with various medical terms and treatment options. Here is some information to assist with understanding how medical professionals and patients handle back pain. What is Degenerative Disc Disease (DDD)?                   DDD is a type of osteoarthritis […]

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New Year’s Resolutions: Safe Running Progression

Whether 2015 is the year you train for your first 5k Charity Fun Run, a military-inspired Mud Run, the Broad Street Run, or your fourth marathon, establishing a safe and effective running program is crucial to avoiding common over-use injuries associated with running.  Here we will briefly discuss a few cornerstones of proper running programming. […]

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Why Technology is becoming a Pain in your Neck.

I Have NECK Pain and I don’t know why? Stop. Before you read any further, I want you to take an honest assessment of your posture.  If you are anything like 90% of the subjects in a recent study1 you are reading this with a forward flexed posture: shoulders rounded, neck protruding forward, and back […]

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The Healing Powers of Sleep

As Physical Therapists, we focus a lot on what patients do during their waking hours (hydration, physical activity, proper body mechanics, etc). However, it is just as important to look at what we do at night in order to speed up the healing and recovery process. Sleep is a key ingredient in speeding the recovery […]

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Do you have Achilles Pain? Eccentric Strengthening can help

Eccentric Training for Treatment of Achilles Tendinosis Anatomy of the Achilles Tendon   The soleus, gastrocnemius, and plantaris muscles form a common tendon, the Achilles tendon, which attaches medially to the posterior surface of the calcaneus. Achilles Tendinitis and Tendinosis   Achilles tendinitis develops due to inflammation, strain, or repetitive trauma to the Achilles tendon. […]

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Why you should get a Functional Movement Screen

If you are looking to embark on a new fitness goal or begin a sport as the weather is warming up seeking out a Physical Therapist to put you through a Functional Movement Screen™. The Functional Movement Screen™ or FMS™ for short was developed  by Gray Cook, Lee Burton, and colleagues as they combined innovation […]

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