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Can Exercise Help with Arthritis Pain?

Posted on by Tara Hackney, PT, DPT, OCS, KTTP
Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common type of arthritis.1 The degenerative joint disease is due to a breakdown of cartilage. Arthritis can occur in many joints including the hands, hips, knees, lower back, neck and shoulders. Read More

3 Benefits of AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmills For Lower Leg Injuries

Posted on by Dan Czajkowski, PT, DPT, ATC, CSCS
You may be asking this question: what on earth is an AlterG anti-gravity treadmill? AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmills are considered anti-gravity because they use innovative “Differential Air Pressure (DAP)” technology that counteracts gravitational forces, gently adjusting body weight from 100 percent down to as low as 20 percent.1 Read More

Living Life to the Fullest as an Occupational Therapist

Posted on by Jamie Coburn Van Horn, OTR/L, Astym-Cert
Through my 20+ years of practice as an Occupational Therapist (OT), my skill set and how I apply my core knowledge of Occupational Therapy has evolved. I often get asked, “What is Occupational Therapy?” and given my personal experience, that can be a difficult question to answer in a few sentences. Since April is OT month, I thought I would take a minute to share my thoughts and experiences to provide insight on the wonderful profession of OT. Read More

Common Workout Myths

Posted on by Tara Hackney, PT, DPT, OCS, KTTP
Fitness and workout tips are everywhere: They can be found in magazines, TV shows, online articles, and even come within advice from friends. However, each tip seems to be different – sometimes even a contradiction of a different piece of health advice. To help you sort the fact from the fiction, read below to learn some common workout myths and truths that can help you have better, healthier and safer workouts. Read More

What You Should Know About Blood Flow Restriction Rehabilitation

Posted on by Anne Bierman, PT, DPT, SCS
Blood Flow Restriction (BFR) is a hot topic in physical therapy right now.  Even though it has been around since the 1960s, there has recently been a surge in BFR research that supports how this technique can improve patient outcomes. Read More

Does Exercise Really Make you Happy?

Posted on by Tara Hackney, PT, DPT, OCS, KTTP
We've all heard it before, exercise makes people happy! The runner's high – that feeling of happiness that keeps people running and training for marathons. That special energy you get after working out in a group or alone. Even the movie Legally Blonde references happiness from exercise endorphins! But is it real or just a myth? Read More

Preventing Cycling Arm and Hand Injuries

Posted on by Janet Apgar, OTR/L, CHT, ASTYM-cert
As spring brings warmer weather and adds daylight hours, biking fever spreads! Read More

The Importance of Strengthening the Gymnast’s Elbow

Posted on by Tara Hackney, PT, DPT, OCS, KTTP
Gymnastics offers a unique perspective, even allowing some athletes to see the world upside down! Read More
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