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How to Use Exercise to Help Improve Your Posture

like what you see? share…FacebookTwitterLinkedin Poor posture is sometimes inevitable. With many people working jobs that require long periods of sitting, tension in our muscles isn’t uncommon. Aside from this, poor posture can also be caused by general muscle weakness, technology use, injury, stress, and even genetics. Failing to correct your posture can ultimately lead […]

Dynamic Golf Stretches

like what you see? share…FacebookTwitterLinkedin Golf requires strength, flexibility, endurance, and power to create pain-free movement and improve your game. The most common golf injury is low back pain followed by shoulder pain and knee pain. A physical therapist can assist you in improving your pain and correcting your body’s deficits.  These golf stretches will […]

PT News April 2022

like what you see? share…FacebookTwitterLinkedin This time in PT News we recap what our clinics have been posting throughout April 2022. We are excited to bring you current physical therapy-based posts featuring published articles from PTandMe partnering clinics! 1. Picture Perfect Posture Written by Carolina Physical Therapy with locations throughout South Carolina. Over the course […]

Types of Shoulder Pain Physical Therapy Can Fix

like what you see? share…FacebookTwitterLinkedin Shoulder Pain Physical Therapy Can Fix Carrying the weight of the world on your shoulders? When everything rests on your shoulders, they’re more prone to injury. Constantly carrying your children, overtraining, too much lifting, or throwing your heavy backpack over your shoulders every morning can lead to a painful injury. […]

Common Running Injuries

like what you see? share…FacebookTwitterLinkedin Running can be great for your health, but if an injury occurs never be afraid to seek help. The best treatment for injuries for runners is early management and education on self-care specific to the injury. We’ve compiled a list of common running injuries below. If you are experiencing lasting […]

Do’s & Don’ts of Spring Cleaning

like what you see? share…FacebookTwitterLinkedin It’s that time of year for cleaning out the cobwebs, de-cluttering, and rearranging our homes. Some of us enjoy the task while others dread it. Did you know that the greatest risk of injury we face in our own homes? From muscle strains to home falls there is no shortage […]

How to Run with Bad Knees: Pain Prevention & Care

like what you see? share…FacebookTwitterLinkedin The biggest fear of every runner is that their joints will start to ache and prevent them from running. You can actually never know when something like knee or ankle pain could occur, but you should know the most common reasons that happen and how to prevent it. Maybe you […]

Gardening Ergonomics

like what you see? share…FacebookTwitterLinkedin It’s that time of year again. Time to exchange snow shovels and winter boots with gardening tools and watering cans. While the warmer weather brings on a new sense of happiness and energy, we need to remember to use proper body mechanics and follow general safety to avoid muscle aches […]

Sports Overtraining: Reaching Your Tipping Point

like what you see? share…FacebookTwitterLinkedin Pushing your body to be the best that it can be is a good thing that can yield great results, but sometimes going too heavy on your body’s odometer might be damaging for you in the long run and can even result in injuries that are detrimental to your fitness […]

7 Ways Physical Therapists Treat Shin Splints

like what you see? share…FacebookTwitterLinkedin Here are 7 ways a physical therapist can help treat pain and symptoms associated with shin splints: Pain Reduction: The RICE principle is the first step to recovery (rest, ice, compression, and elevation). Manual therapy and Kinesiotaping may also speed up recovery and reduce swelling. Gait and Footwear Analysis: An analysis of how a […]

PT News February/March 2022

like what you see? share…FacebookTwitterLinkedin This time in PT News we recap what our clinics have been posting throughout February and March 2022. We are excited to bring you current physical therapy-based posts featuring published articles from PTandMe partnering clinics! 1. Worker’s Compensation: What Is A Job Analysis? Written by ARC Physical Therapy+ with locations […]

The Role of Physical Therapy in Sports Medicine

like what you see? share…FacebookTwitterLinkedin Sports medicine through physical therapy comes in many forms. Many clinics keep licensed athletic trainers on staff that will go on-site to schools and other sporting events to act as an initial caregiver at the time of an injury. If an injury occurs, you may be referred to physical therapy. […]

Ice vs. Heat When in Pain

like what you see? share…FacebookTwitterLinkedin A question physical therapists get frequently asked is whether to use ice or heat on an injury. Here are some general guidelines to help in many scenarios. If you have certain conditions such as fibromyalgia, Reflex Sympathetic Disorder (RSD), or rheumatoid arthritis, your sensory pathways are affected and don’t fall […]

Why We LOVE Physical Therapy!

like what you see? share…FacebookTwitterLinkedin This Valentine’s day we wanted to tell you why we LOVE physical therapy! There are a million reasons, but these really hit close to home. 1. The human body is fascinating You’ll be hard-pressed to find a machine that works as well or better than the human body. We see […]

Healthy Hearts This February

like what you see? share…FacebookTwitterLinkedin Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. Uncontrolled high blood pressure is a leading cause of heart disease and stroke. In fact, more than 67 million Americans have high blood pressure. People with high blood pressure are four times more likely to die from a […]