Tag Archives: Physical Therapy



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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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
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 28, 2017
2017 Action Potential Turkey Trot: A HUGE SUCCESS!
On November 23, 2017 under a beautifully brisk and sunny blue sky, over 840 racers participated in the 5th Annual Action Potential Turkey Trot.  Fun was had by all as participants enjoyed a photo booth with props, facepainting, music, and food.  In addition, $3500 was donated to Safe Harbor of Chester County, the race beneficiary [...] Read more
Nov 22, 2017
Post Race Recovery Tips
Post Race Recovery Tips Congratulations, you are officially an Action Potential Turkey Trotter! All of your hard work and training has paid off, but now you are just waiting for the muscle soreness to set in. You may not notice muscle soreness right away as after the race your adrenaline is pumping and you are [...] Read more