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New Year, New You: 4 Reasons to Consider Physical Therapy

Posted on by Peter Batz, PT, DPT, OCS, CMTPT/DN, AIB-VR/CON

Are you someone who has been avoiding something that you enjoy doing because of pain? Are you nervous about falling? Does eating your favorite food cause jaw pain? There are many reasons that you should consider going to physical therapy, especially if your New Year resolutions include improving your health and wellness. Here are just a few reasons to consider incorporating physical therapy into your goals.


What Is Physical Therapy?

Posted on by Peter Batz, PT, DPT, OCS, CMTPT/DN, AIB-VR/CON

Many have heard the term “physical therapy” before, but while you may be familiar with this practice by name, there are still misconceptions out there about what physical therapy actually is. Traditionally, physical therapy is thought of as a plan of treatment for those who have undergone surgery or professional athletes experiencing a career-altering injury. While physical therapists do treat this population, physical therapy is so much more! Physical therapy is a practice that looks to provide personalized care to patients who are looking to relieve pain, improve range of motion and strength and to get back to their previous level of function.


Signs Of A Stroke: 5 Symptoms To Watch Out For

Posted on by Peter Batz, PT, DPT, OCS, CMTPT/DN, AIB-VR/CON

According to the CDC, over 795,000 people have a stroke every year. It is very important to be able to quickly identify if this is happening to you or someone around you. Here are five critical symptoms to be on the lookout for when identifying a stroke:


Elbow Injuries In Tumbling Athletes

Posted on by Tara Hackney, PT, DPT, OCS, KTTP

Tumbling athletes, which include gymnasts and cheerleaders, have unique demands placed on their upper body. When tumbling, the athlete places not only their entire body weight through their hands but can have up to 16 times their body weight in force going across the wrist and arm. For that reason, the elbow can be injured more often in these athletes. In this blog, we will take a closer look at several types of injuries that can occur in tumbling athletes, along with symptoms and treatment options.


Hamstring Injuries & Running

Posted on by Paige Gibbens, PT, DPT

Hamstring injuries can be one of the most common injuries in sports and can be related to running. Despite being one of the most common injuries, the mechanism (the cause) of the injury is still very poorly understood and requires more research. So, what do we know currently about hamstring injuries and their relationship to running? Here’s what every runner should know about hamstring injuries as an endurance athlete and what to do if you experience one for yourself.


8 Ways Physical Therapy Can Help Improve Overall Wellness

Posted on by Andrew Cassidy, PT, DPT

Physical therapy is the catalyst which leads to many pain or performance improvements. ACL surgery, low back pain, golfer’s elbow – these conditions are well known to be within the domain of physical therapy. Most commonly, physical therapy is seen as a low-cost, conservative method to address pain. There are, however, benefits of physical therapy that go beyond resolution of aches and pains. Here are eight ways physical therapy can improve your overall wellness.


Expect The Unexpected: Tips To Get Ahead Of Slips And Falls According To A Movement Expert

Posted on by Kimberly Smith, PT, DPT, VRT

Are you like most people and wait to address something until you HAVE to? Do you wait until your car is running on empty before filling up the tank? Do you wait until your hunger pains are unbearable before eating? A slip is considered one of the leading causes of falls in older adults. Each year, 3 million older people are treated in emergency departments for fall injuries.


Can Physical Therapy Help Improve Heart Health?

Posted on by Zachary Vandenberg, DPT

Maintaining a healthy heart is a fundamental aspect of overall well-being. While most people associate physical therapy with the treatment of pain or injury, it may surprise you to learn that physical therapy can also play a significant role in promoting heart health. In this blog, we will explore the connection between physical therapy and heart health, discussing how targeted exercises and lifestyle changes can have a positive effect on your cardiovascular system.


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