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Quiz: Is Physical Therapy Right for Me?

Posted on by Paige Gibbens, PT, DPT

Physical therapy is sometimes misunderstood. Physical therapy can help with a various injuries, illnesses, diseases, and diagnoses. Curious if physical therapy could be right for you? Take our quiz to see if you may be a good candidate for physical therapy.

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4 Safe Ways To Manage Your Pain

Posted on by Leython Williams, PT, DPT, CMTPT

We are all too familiar with pain; it is truly one of the unfavorable guarantees that we have in life. Whether it be emotional or physical pain, we learn at a young age that pain is a reality that we all must face. In fact, there is a direct link between our physical pain and emotional wellness. Often times, emotional stressors are manifested in our physical ailments. Just as often, we find ourselves with physical impairments that can trigger certain emotional responses affecting our moods and perspectives.

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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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What to Expect From Your First Physical Therapy Appointment

Posted on by Leython Williams, PT, DPT, CMTPT

As Physical Therapists, we are musculoskeletal experts treating the muscles, tendons, bones, joints, ligaments and nerves of the body. We diagnose and treat people of all ages, from newborns to weekend warriors to elderly individuals. Many patients have injuries, disabilities, or other health conditions that require physical therapy intervention. But physical therapists also care for individuals who simply want to lead healthier lives to decrease their risk for future injury.

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Say No to Pain Killers, Say Yes to Physical Therapy

Posted on by Leython Williams, PT, DPT, CMTPT

We are all too familiar with pain; it is truly one of the unfavorable guarantees that we have in life. Whether it be emotional or physical pain, we learn at a young age that pain is a reality that we all must face. In fact, there is a direct link between our physical pain and emotional wellness. Often times, emotional stressors are manifested in our physical ailments. Just as often, we find ourselves with physical impairments that can trigger certain emotional responses affecting our moods and perspectives.

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10 Things You Didn’t Know About Your Physical Therapist

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

Did you know physical therapists can treat patients with headaches? Or did you know that physical therapists now receive a doctorate level education? Continue reading to discover ten things you didn’t know about your physical therapist.

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What is GOOD Physical Therapy?

Posted on by Athletico

How do you choose which physical therapist you should see? Are all types of physical therapy the same?

Physical therapists have different backgrounds, training, and specialties depending on where they went to school, what advanced courses they have taken, and their own belief systems. Physical therapists may also specialize in working with different body parts such as shoulders, ankles, or knees. Finally, there are physical therapists who work with a certain population of patients such as athletes, dancers, or those with work-related injuries.

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Why Should You See a Physical Therapist First for Pain?

Posted on by Tony Matoska PT, DPT, CMPT

In all likelihood, there will come a time in our lives where we find ourselves in pain. Traditionally, if you weren’t able to manage the pain yourself, you would schedule an appointment with your doctor or seek out an orthopedic surgeon to have them assess you. However, numerous studies show a strong benefit of seeking out physical therapy first when dealing with musculoskeletal pain1,3. Musculoskeletal pain refers to pain in the muscles, tendons, bones, joints, ligaments and nerves of the body.

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