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4 Tips For Knee Pain That Help Runners Go The Extra Mile

Posted on by Chelsea Silva, PT, DPT
Runners are some of the most motivated and driven athletes we encounter in the physical therapy world. Most of the time, this is great, but sometimes, they push through aches and pains until they turn into injuries. A common complaint we hear in runners is knee pain. Although pushing through some pain is okay, it should never limit your performance. Here are a few proactive ways to avoid knee pain and go that extra mile. (more…)

What’s Your Sleep Style? Plus 4 Tips For Better Rest

Posted on by Peter Batz, PT, DPT, OCS, CMTPT/DN, AIB-VR/CON
“Sleep style” refers to your body’s natural tendency to fall asleep at a certain time. To learn more about your sleep style and ways to get better rest, answer a few simple questions below. (more…)

3 Tips Your Physical Therapist Wants You To Know For Setting Fitness Goals

Posted on by Erik Krol, MOT, OTR/L
As we enter the time of year when we have warmer weather and longer days, it can be an exciting time for many with a new rush of fresh energy to get outdoors or start a new fitness routine. It can be a daunting feeling, as well, with a new blank slate that needs a starting point. Whatever your goals and energies are focused on for this upcoming year, here are some ideas for helping you set goals for your fitness routine. (more…)

Occupational Therapy And Workers’ Compensation: What’s The Difference?

Posted on by Savannah Dugan, MS, OTR/L
You may have heard the terms “Occupational Therapy” and “Workers’ Compensation” before but may be confused about their meaning, and more importantly, how they differ. Below, we take a closer look at each service line and explore how they can support patients to get back to doing the things they love. (more…)

Can Physical Therapy Help You Avoid Hip Surgery?

Posted on by Paige Gibbens, PT, DPT
Hip pain and treatment recommendations continue to be a highly researched topic. While hip surgery can be a successful option to manage hip pain, can physical therapy help you avoid hip surgery in the long run? The answer is yes! Physical therapy can help provide relief in the hip, and in turn, avoid or prolong potential surgery. Physical therapy aims to reduce pain, improve strength, improve mobility, and improve function to perform all prior activities of daily living. Here are four ways physical therapy can help to avoid surgery. (more…)

Take A Deep Breath: Breathing Techniques For Managing Stress

Posted on by Zachary Vandenberg, DPT
Stress is unavoidable, but how we manage it can make all the difference in our overall well-being. One powerful tool that often goes overlooked is the simple act of breathing. In this blog, we'll explore breathing techniques that can be your secret weapon in combating stress and improving your mental and physical health. (more…)

Is Being Pain-Free Part Of Your Goals? Here’s How Physical Therapy Can Help You Feel Your Best

Posted on by Paige Gibbens, PT, DPT
There’s no better time than now to start those goals you have set for yourself. This includes taking care of aches and pains you may be having. Pain may be common, but it is not normal, and physical therapy may be able to help. Physical therapy can help with injuries, prevent falls, and enhance function with day-to-day activities and hobbies. If any of the above sounds like you, physical therapy could be your answer! Let’s take a closer look how physical therapy can help. (more…)

Returning to Cheerleading After a Concussion

Posted on by Tara Hackney, PT, DPT, OCS, KTTP
Cheerleading is a competitive, fun, and popular sport for many ages. Competitive cheerleading can start as young as five years old and continue through collegiate levels. Most school affiliated cheer teams begin in middle or high school. Cheerleaders are often divided into two main categories based on which skills they perform: flyers and bases. Flyers are the athletes who are lifted or tossed into the air or on the top of stunts. Bases are the athletes who perform the lifting or toss, and they catch the flyers. Both flyers and bases perform tumbling passes. (more…)
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