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Tag Archives: Physical Therapy



Dec 02, 2019
Give the Gift of Health this Holiday Season

The other morning at the bus-stop I asked my three sons what was on their gift list for the upcoming holiday season. After some extensive pondering, I was able to wrangle the following not-so-exciting answers: For my oldest, a pair of ski goggles; for my middle, new socks; and for my youngest, a fuzzy pillow.  […]

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Nov 18, 2019
Are exercise and the economy related?

Exercise and the Global Economy It is no secret that physical activity has significant benefits to our health. Regular activity is associated with improved mental health, and decreased risk of high blood pressure, heart disease, cancer, and diabetes. The recommended amount of physical activity by the American Heart Association and most other public health authorities […]

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Oct 21, 2019
Top 6 Travel Tips for Older Adults

Summer vacation might be over, but everyone knows the best time to travel is in the fall. Fall brings cooler weather, fewer travelers, and better prices for flights and accommodations. However traveling as an older adult can be daunting, especially if you have joint pain or chronic health conditions. For those with the travel bug, […]

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Oct 04, 2019
Top 10 Running Tips Every PT Wants You to Know

It doesn’t matter what your running experience level is…all you need is motivation to succeed! Following these top 10 running tips (in order is preferred) will help take anyone hoping to start running from the couch to the podium! Top 10 running tips 1. Create a goal! The first step in achieving your running goal […]

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Sep 18, 2019
5 Tips to Kick the Crick in your Neck

Pain is never pleasant, but something about neck pain really seems to be a pain in the neck. We can give our feet and arms a rest if they’re tired or painful, but as long as we are upright our necks are always working hard to keep our head supported and our eyes on our […]

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Aug 01, 2019
Is the Arm Bone Connected to the Hip Bone?

We’ve all grew up hearing the little jingle about how the “knee bone’s connected to the thigh bone” (if you haven’t or just want a trip down memory lane, click here) But is the ARM bone connected to the HIP bone? And how does this relate to physical therapy? Let’s be clear, this post isn’t […]

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Jul 23, 2019
Aging is Not for the Weak: Why aging adults should include plyometrics to their exercise routine.

“Aging is not for the weak” a common phrase for aging adults who feel their joints stiffen and ache, muscles weaken, and find themselves in the doctors office more often than before. Although this phrase may be referring to determination and fortitude despite health obstacles, can we not also apply physical health and strength? What […]

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Jul 01, 2019
Top Places to Enjoy Fireworks this 4th of July! (Plus 3 easy tips to prevent neck pain while watching them)

It’s that time of the year again, everyone is making big plans for the long 4th of July weekend. Whether your festivities for the holiday include going to a family barbecue, spending a day on the beach, hanging out by the pool, or even attending a festive parade, the celebration is bound to include a […]

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Jun 04, 2019
What is “Prehab’”?? And how to properly prepare for an elective surgery

Barring any significant trauma requiring immediate medical attention, musculoskeletal surgeries are typically elective. Whether its a total joint replacement [of the knee, hip, and shoulders], a rotator cuff repair, or minor spinal surgeries, insurance companies won’t typically classify these as “necessary”, no matter how much pain you’re in. Whatever the diagnosis is, when the time […]

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May 15, 2019
Myth Busters: Do Sports Cause Arthritis?

Many of us have participated in sports throughout our lifespan, playing in high school and college sports, or recreational running/biking. And as we age many have developed knee or hip arthritis and blame the cause on playing those same sports. But can we put the cause only on our previous exercise? If intense activity causes […]

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