Jul 17, 2018
7 Tips for Lifting Safely while Moving

I’ll start with a disclaimer, this blog post is mostly a helpful reminder for myself. In the next couple of weeks I will be switching apartments which requires the dreaded packing and moving. However I also know of a couple of friends/family who are moving and its almost time for students to head off to […]

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Jul 09, 2018
First Swing Golf Clinic – 2018
Hole in One! A golf clinic for people with disabilities, therapists and golf professionals. Action Potential’s 2018 NAGA First Swing Seminar and Learn to Golf Clinic was a Success!  A big thanks to everyone who came out and participated.  Special thanks to Penn Oaks Golf Club and Golf Professionals, Neumann University Physical Therapy Students and [...] Read more
Jun 20, 2018
The Core: Why everyone, from your 80 year old pinochle player to your 16 year old soccer player, needs a strong core.

What is the core? It is all the muscles in your torso, from your shoulders to your hips, People usually think of the core as your “6 pack”, technically called the rectus abdominis. But that is only 1 muscle among many. The main job of your “6 pack” is to curl your trunk forward to […]

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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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Mar 14, 2018
What’s Happening at Action Potential – 2018 April & May Events
Here at Action Potential we strive to ALWAYS provide therapeutic excellence and superior customer service.  We enjoy extending our role as experts in medicine to our community and by accommodating YOU!  We are excited to announce a few upcoming learning opportunities and events hosted by yours truly.  Hope to see you out there... Be there [...] Read more
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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