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Jun 04, 2018
Sedentary is the New Smoking: How to Reduce Your Risk of Illness While at Work

Countless studies have found a link between chronic sitting with a higher risk of many diseases including, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, breast cancer, kidney disease, colon cancer, and obesity. Unfortunately most jobs consist of long hours sitting at a desk or in an automobile. And surprisingly exercising regularly for 30 minutes to an hour certainly reduces […]

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May 14, 2018
Vertigo De-Mystified: All You Need to know about BPPV and Vertigo

Earlier this year I delved into the topic of dizziness. As described in that post, there are a lot of causes of dizziness, and a lot of different descriptions of dizziness. As a PT I often have patients come into the clinic and say “I have vertigo” but not really understand what that means or […]

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Apr 25, 2018
Quality PT: Tips to Know if You Are Getting The Best Possible Care.

How Do you Know You are Receiving Quality PT As with most things, quality trumps quantity, and Physical Therapy (PT) is no different. With rising medical costs, a higher quality PT business can reduce the number of visits you need by improving efficiency of outcomes. A high quality physical therapist can not only improve efficiency […]

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Apr 06, 2018
Is Your Core a Bore

A brief search on Google of “core strength” yields over 8 million results. (1) With so much information available at our fingertips, it is shocking that the majority of Americans are unaware of how this important section of the body can influence everything from movement and pain to incontinence and insomnia?! Whether from surgery, pregnancy, […]

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Mar 14, 2018
Are Those Cankles or Do you Keep Spraining your Ankles?

It’s march madness and everyone is tuning in to watch the big name schools compete and hopefully see some underdog upsets (Let’s Go U Penn!). As the competition intensifies I feel like almost every year we see an athlete roll their ankle or even break it. A sprained ankle, though often not serious, can be […]

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Feb 21, 2018
Dizziness: You Spin Me Right Round, Baby Right Round

An Intro to Dizziness and What PTs can do. Everyone has gotten dizzy before, and dizziness can be one of the hardest things to pin down. Is it because we’re dehydrated, we haven’t eaten, is it from a headache, or getting up too quickly. Dizziness caused from the above can be modified and improved fairly […]

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Feb 01, 2018
Habits: How to Make New Years Resolutions Stick

So we are one month into 2018, and who has actually kept to his or her New Years resolutions? You might have initially lost a couple of pounds, started exercising more, or were able to set aside time for various tasks. However, now is the time most people start to fall of the wagon. How […]

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Jan 02, 2018
Keystone calm: Relaxing Outdoor Activities in Pennsylvania

For some people, getting a needed mental health boost means spending quality time with family. For others, it’s sitting quietly reading a book or doing a crossword puzzle. Science is turning up evidence that spending time in nature may be the most effective and enjoyable way of all to achieve a happier, more settled mental […]

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Dec 18, 2017
See Your Physical Therapist to Nip Potential Injuries in the Bud

You probably already know to make an appointment with a physical therapist when you sprain your ankle or develop tennis elbow. But what if you’ve felt a slight twinge in your knee during your daily walk or noticed that your posture has changed since you accepted a job that requires sitting for eight hours a […]

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Nov 03, 2017
Exercise… Do I Have To? Recommendations to Making Exercise a Healthy Routine

The truth is we all know that exercise is good for you. It is strongly linked to reducing risk of heart disease, stroke, diabetes, and dementia. It is also linked to improving and/or gaining a more restful sleep. These all sound great, and a no-brainer, so then why don’t we do it? The biggest barriers […]

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