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Caregivers: Your Guide to Fall Prevention

Posted on by Ariss Pierce, PT, DPT, Cert. MDT
Choosing to become a caregiver for a loved one or friend is a kindhearted act. Deciding to provide personal care for someone takes patience and attentiveness. Grocery shopping, housework, cooking, and managing services are typical duties of a caregiver. Along with day-to-day assistance, creating a safe environment is very important to minimize injury to yourself and others. (more…)

Why New Moms Need Physical Therapy

Posted on by Tara Selvy, PT, DPT
The wait is finally over; after nine months of doctor appointments and nursery decorating, your baby has arrived! Keep in mind, that it’s still an ongoing process after giving birth, and along the journey of pregnancy, your body has encountered many changes. You may find it difficult to return to your prior activity levels or experience new problems related to your pelvic floor. This blog will discuss how new moms can benefit from physical therapy to address any concerns after having their baby. (more…)

Athletico Fantasy Football Injury Report 2021: Week 2

Posted on by Athletico
If week 1 didn’t go as planned in your fantasy football league, here are just a few tips that could help you improve your lineup as we head into week 2! (more…)

4 Back-to-School Posture Tips for Students

Posted on by Kathleen Warner PT, DPT, OCS
When the school supplies take over store aisles and the daylight hours begin to shorten, one can sense that back-to-school time is here. Whether your school experience is virtual or in-person this fall, be sure your return is pain-free! Here are four tips for decreasing strain on your spine and improving the ergonomics of your school experience. (more…)

5 Misconceptions About Physical Therapy

Posted on by Brandon Bowers, PT, DPT, Astym Cert.
Physical therapy originated in the late 1800s/early 1900s and has grown over the decades. There are various misconceptions about present-day physical therapy and what it is versus what it isn’t. Let’s take a look at five common misconceptions about physical therapy and reveal the truth about this valuable medical profession. (more…)

Preventing Injuries from Video and E-Gaming

Posted on by Shelia M. Tenny, OTR/L, CHT
With the increased popularity of gaming, otherwise known as eSports, or video gaming, there is increased potential for repetitive injuries in teens and young adults. This type of gaming allows players to participate from their home office or even their bedroom, using a handheld controller keyboard and mouse, or touch screen, possibly while wearing a headset to communicate with fellow teammates. Even though it is not a contact sport, injuries can occur. Here are some tips to prevent injuries, fatigue and strain, and treatment options if you experience a gaming injury. (more…)

Athletico Fantasy Football Injury Report 2021: Week 1

Posted on by Athletico
The wait is finally over - the professional football season kicks off tonight! This also marks the start of Fantasy Football, a fun social experience that brings people together over some friendly competition. (more…)

Can Dry Needling Help Plantar Fasciitis?

Posted on by Clinton Boone, PT, DPT
Taut bands can exist within your body that disrupt blood flow to your muscles. The affected area can become an acidic environment and begin to radiate pain elsewhere in the body. Trigger points are when those taut bands start to refer pain elsewhere. A technique called dry needling can help with this referred or local pain. Dry needling is a skilled intervention that uses a thin filiform needle to penetrate the skin and release underlying myofascial trigger points, muscular and connective tissues. It can help manage neuromusculoskeletal pain and movement impairments. Dry needling is used for a variety of diagnoses, from headaches and migraines to low back pain. This helpful technique is also a treatment option for plantar fasciitis. This condition often affects endurance athletes. (more…)
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