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My Doctor Recommended Physical Therapy, Now What?

Posted on by Brandon Bowers, PT, DPT, Astym Cert.

Physical therapy is a comprehensive treatment option performed by physical therapists and physical therapy assistants to address pain and functional limitation. There are many physicians and other health care providers who recommend physical therapy to their patients, but what happens after this recommendation is made? How do I choose a good physical therapist? How soon can physical therapy begin? Look no further, answers to all of these questions can be found right here.

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Injuries Virtual Physical and Occupational Therapy Can Treat

Posted on by Brandon Bowers, PT, DPT, Astym Cert.

Over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have been proud to offer a service to reach patients who aren’t physically in an Athletico clinic. Telehealth is a virtual means to receive physical or occupational therapy from your living room, basement or other comfortable area in your home. Patients work with a licensed physical or occupational therapist via a secure video call to establish a comprehensive therapy plan of care.

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Q&A: What to Know Before Your Hip Replacement

Posted on by Paige Gibbens, PT, DPT

Replacing a joint? This sounds scary right? While a total hip replacement can be scary, it is considered one of the most successful surgeries done in the United States today. Before you consider having a total hip replacement, here are some answers to frequently asked questions, as well as how physical therapy can help to prolong the need for a hip replacement.

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Waking Up with Pain? Use These 4 Tips To Help

Posted on by Michael K. Glynn, PT, DPT

Waking up with pain and soreness is quite common, especially because when we sleep, we maintain relatively similar positions for 6-10 hours with minimal movement. I have heard many patients say that they wake up with low back pain or neck pain in the morning. For some patients, that pain goes away throughout the day. However, other people experience lingering pain that lasts for most of the day. Here are four recommendations for people who wake up in chronic pain.

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How Core Strength Can Help with Back Pain

Posted on by Michael K. Glynn, PT, DPT

Low back pain is one of the most common and debilitating diagnoses that physical therapy can help improve. It is estimated that 60-70% of people throughout the world will suffer from low back pain at some point during their life. In the United States, it is estimated that 149 billion work days are lost every year from low back pain, costing workers and companies between $100-200 billion dollars each year. Lower back pain or pain in the lumbar spine can be from occupational postures such as sedentary desk work that may lead to poor posture, heavy labor job demands, and being overweight. Evidence shows that core strengthening through a physical therapy program will help alleviate pain.

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The Stages of Pediatric Development Explained

Posted on by Malvika Sampath, PT, DPT

Welcome to parenthood! Your baby is finally here, now what are all the things you need to know? One big worry for many parents is if their child is developing normally. The stages of pediatric development are fluid and vary from child to child. Continue reading as I discuss some major motor milestones for children. Be sure to enjoy each of these moments with your children because they will go by fast!

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6 Things to Know about Your Knee Replacement

Posted on by Athletico

Perhaps you are the individual who seeks out a physical therapist because they have a great deal of trepidation and the strong desire to avoid surgery after receiving a diagnosis of knee osteoarthritis or “degeneration” from your physician. Or maybe you’re attending physical therapy pre or post-operatively empowered to regain pain-free living and full function. Whichever profile you identify with, this blog will provide you the knowledge to consider before a total knee replacement.

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What to Expect from a Virtual Physical or Occupational Therapy Appointment

Posted on by Brandon Bowers, PT, DPT, Astym Cert.

Throughout the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, Athletico is proud to be able to support our patients who wish to start or continue their physical or occupational therapy in a setting other than our clinics. Telehealth is a virtual means to receive physical or occupational therapy from your living room, basement or another comfortable area within your home. Patients work with a licensed physical or occupational therapist via video call to establish a comprehensive therapy plan of care.

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