Tag Archives: Physical Therapy



Oct 16, 2018
Can Your Arthritic Joint Predict the Weather

Weather prediction is not the most reliable of pursuits (ask anyone who has watched a news weatherman…). However many of my clients will swear that they know the weather is worsening because of their joint pain. This can raise a lot of questions, such as why an arthritic knee would hurt more if its cloudy […]

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Oct 01, 2018
What it means to have a “Healthy Heart”

Did you know that Cardiovascular disease is one of the leading causes of death in the United States? Some common risk factors include: -High Cholesterol -High Blood Pressure -Family History of Heart disease -Diabetes -Obesity -Smoking *If you aren’t sure if you have any of these risk factors…be sure to consult your physician at your […]

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Sep 10, 2018
Let’s Make A Run for It: Tips to Prevent Running Injuries

So the summer humidity is abating and school has started, the number of runners on the street have definitely increased. Now is the time to sign up for the 5K or even the Fall half marathon (hopefully you have already started training for that half). And it’s usually a few weeks in that runners start […]

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Sep 03, 2018
Text Neck: The Epidemic that’s Sweeping the Nation….

Whether or not you’ve heard of ‘Text Neck’ before, chances are you have probably seen someone with it. This newly adopted condition is described as having a variety of symptoms that have resulted from excessively watching or texting on mobile devices over a sustained period of time. The culprits? We’re looking at you smartphones, tablets, […]

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Aug 22, 2018
Concussion: What You Need to Know

Definition: A mild traumatic brain injury that occurs after an injury to the head. This can occur with or without loss of consciousness Symptoms: A concussion will impact your physical, emotional, and mental well-being Physical: dizziness, headaches, imbalance, nausea/vomiting, fatigue, difficulty sleeping, blurred vision, sensitivity to light/sound, fatigue Emotional: irritability, restlessness, anxiety, depression, mood swings, […]

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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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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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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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