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You’ve Had A Knee Replacement, Now What?

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

Are you planning on having a knee replacement? Or maybe you’ve just recently had one? Knee replacements are one of the most common types of replacement surgeries. It is estimated that over 850,000 knee replacements are performed each year. As a physical therapist, one thing that I have seen with a majority of my patients navigating post-knee replacement is that they weren’t exactly sure what the recovery process would be like for them post-surgery. In this blog, we’ll dive deeper into the recovery process from start to finish and how to set yourself up for success.

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Hand Therapy Is For All Ages: Can Kids Benefit From Hand Therapy?

Posted on by Rose M. Heacock-Smith, MOT, OTR/L

Being a mom of two toddlers, I know how easily injuries happen in children as they learn to explore their world. While we want to keep our children bubble-wrapped so they never have to experience pain, the Occupational Therapist in me realizes how important it is for their brain development to explore their world. My kids have amazed me at how easy it is to get a finger stuck in a toy or while racing outside to play, the door pinches the hand, or the fall during a sport-like activity leaves my little one clutching his/her arm.

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Road to Recovery: 4 Ways Physical Therapy Can Help Stroke Patients Regain Independence

Posted on by Kathleen Habschmidt PT, DPT

A stroke can be a life-altering event, impacting not only the physical health but also the independence and quality of life of those affected. However, the journey to recovery is not without hope, and physical therapy plays a crucial role in helping stroke survivors regain their independence. In this blog, we will explore four key ways physical therapy can make a difference in the lives of stroke patients.

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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.

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What’s That Buzzing in My Ear?

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

Tinnitus is the perception of hearing a ringing, buzzing or other noise in one or both of your ears. Mayo Clinic states that between 15-20% of people will experience tinnitus at some point in their life. It is more common in older populations. But what causes tinnitus? Let’s take a look!

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From Dry Needling to Exercise Safety: Top 10 Blogs of 2023

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Over the last year, our knowledgeable clinicians have shared their expertise on topics ranging from ergonomics, new parenting, workout tips, and everything in between. As we close out the year, here are ten topics that our readers had the most interest in.

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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:

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Building Better Communities: 2023 PT Day of Service

Posted on by Athletico

Each year, Athletico team members come together for an annual Day of Service to impact lives outside of our clinic walls. Athletico has a long history of helping build healthier, more vibrant communities, and our employees share a passion for giving back in many ways throughout the year.

In recognition of Global PT Day of Service this month, 700+ Athletico employees from across our network participated in 52 service projects, volunteering 459+ hours of their time to support the health and wellness of the communities they live and work in throughout the summer.

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