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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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Neck Pain + Radicular Pain

Neck pain is one of the leading causes of disability. In fact, it’s estimated that 10% of the population will be affected by neck pain each year. In some instances neck pain can also be accompanied with pain in the shoulder or even down to a person’s hand.  In these cases not only is the […]

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Knee Pain: Surgery or Physical Therapy

Patients who have chronic knee pain come into our clinic and think ultimately surgery is the only option. However, this isn’t always the case. Many orthopaedic problems can be solved through physical therapy. Recent studies on chronic knee pain such as this study from the journal of Age and Ageing confirms that older men should […]

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Pain Free Golf

Here are some simple changes and adjustments that you can make to help prevent golf injuries: 1) Proper Club Fitting Proper fit clubs can decrease stress to your body during the golf swing, help avoid poor swing biomechanics and avoid altered postures. 2) Play Golf Consistently I don’t think most golfers will have a problem […]

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How to Run Pain Free

Many runners ask how they should be running. Running training should be focused on 1 of 2 things: 1) injury prevention or 2) performance. So the main purpose of this post is to focus on injury prevention and treatment. I promote runners to avoid a heel strike and to try more of a mid foot […]

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Heels in Shoes = Unhealthy Joints = Foot Pain

Wearing any kind of shoe with a heel is detrimental to our joint and muscle health. Even the heel in an athletic shoe can wreek havoc on the mechanics of our walking or running and it does this to a tune of millions of repititions throughout each step we take in our lives. I believe […]

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Physical Therapy Attendence. PRESENT!

My physical therapist says I need to have 2 to 3 treatments a week. Why? Once you have been referred to a physical therapist, or you decide to see one on your own, the PT will perform an initial evaluation. At the end of this first session the therapist will most likely recommend that you […]

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