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PT News November 2021

like what you see? share…FacebookTwitterLinkedin This time in PT News we recap what our clinics have been posting throughout November 2021. We are excited to bring you current physical therapy-based posts featuring published articles from PTandMe partnering clinics! 1. 15 Healthy Travel Snacks Written by The Jackson Clinics with multiple locations in Northern, VA. Packing […]

Add Some Holiday Fun to Your Exercise Routine

like what you see? share…FacebookTwitterLinkedin The majority of adults in the United States are not physically active on a regular basis. Only 30% get the recommended amount of physical activity. Lack of time is the most often cited reason for not getting in enough exercise. When the holiday season begins, the lack of time issue […]

Avoid Back Pain with These 8 Lifting Safety Tips

like what you see? share…FacebookTwitterLinkedin During the holidays, back injuries become more prevalent as people maneuver themselves up and down ladders and stairways while carrying or lifting heavy objects. A little bit of lifting safety can go a long way to keeping your holiday season bright. 1. SIZE UP THE LOAD Check to ensure the […]

Is your Plantar Fasciitis Really Plantar Fasciosis?

like what you see? share…FacebookTwitterLinkedin There is a pain in your feet that has been bothering you for quite a while now. You brush it off and put on your shoes in the morning to go to work. By the end of the day your feet are throbbing, and you realize there is a problem. […]

PT News October 2021

like what you see? share…FacebookTwitterLinkedin This time in PT News we recap what our clinics have been posting throughout Sept/October 2021. We are excited to bring you current physical therapy-based posts featuring published articles from PTandMe partnering clinics! 1. Arm Pain? Check the Neck! Written by JACO Physical Therapy with multiple locations in O’ahu, HI. […]

Physical Therapists Do More Than Treat Pain

like what you see? share…FacebookTwitterLinkedin October is our favorite month of the year because it is National Physical Therapy Month!  This month-long celebration is here to recognize the impact physical therapists make in restoring and improving motion in people’s lives. What do physical therapists do? Physical therapists work to improve strength, flexibility, and independence, by […]

Physical Therapy can Help Battle Cancer Related Fatigue

like what you see? share…FacebookTwitterLinkedin Should you Consider a Physical Therapy Cancer Fatigue Program? Cancer treatments are rigorous and can take a toll on the body. If you are feeling tired all the time you’re not alone. The number one complaint of cancer patients, affecting 78% to 96% of those undergoing treatment, is cancer related […]

Why Should I Do My Home Exercise Program?

like what you see? share…FacebookTwitterLinkedin When a patient walks in for physical therapy, one of the things they are sent home with is a home exercise program. But why do they do that? Aren’t they supposed to take care of everything while you are in the clinic?  These are questions that may run through your […]

The Pros and Cons of Carb-Loading

like what you see? share…FacebookTwitterLinkedin Carb-loading diets have recently become popular in the sports and fitness community as a way to improve stamina and boost energy levels by increasing muscle glycogen levels by about 50%. Carbohydrates are your body’s main energy source when exerting yourself, and complex carbs such as legumes and whole grains are […]

Fall Prevention: Risks & Tips in your home

like what you see? share…FacebookTwitterLinkedin While falls can happen anywhere, more than half of them happen in the home. One in every three adults 65 and older fall AT HOME each year in the U.S. One of the easiest ways to help prevent a fall is to make sure that certain tripping hazards are addressed […]

PT News August 2021

like what you see? share…FacebookTwitterLinkedin This time in PT News we recap what our clinics have been posting throughout August 2021. We are excited to bring you current physical therapy-based posts featuring published articles from PTandMe partnering clinics! 1. Knee ACL and Lower Extremity Injuries: Can we prevent them in our young athletes?  Written by […]

Physical Therapy During COVID

like what you see? share…FacebookTwitterLinkedin We are here for you! We are still following CDC guidelines to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Our staff continues to wear masks and disinfect frequently used surfaces. If you’re looking for an additional way to attend physical therapy during COVID telehealth appointments for patients that may not feel comfortable […]

Fighting Sarcopenia (Muscle Loss Due to Aging)

like what you see? share…FacebookTwitterLinkedin Sarcopenia, or muscle loss due to the normal aging process, is common as the body becomes resistant to regular growth signals. After a person turns 30 years old, the average rate of muscle mass decrease per decade can be as high as 8%(1).  Sarcopenia causes a person’s body to become […]

What Should You Do if Your Child Has a Possible Concussion

like what you see? share…FacebookTwitterLinkedin What Should You Do if Your Teen or Child Has a Possible Concussion? A study published online in JAMA Neurology in February 2021 found that over five seasons, 72% of concussions and 67% of head impact exposure occurred in practice, not gameplay. As a parent, you should be aware of the […]

Back to School Nutrition

like what you see? share…FacebookTwitterLinkedin It’s almost time for school to start and we wanted to spend some time on Back to School nutrition! We have made it through most of the summer and it is time to take a moment and really think about how we would like to prepare our families for this coming […]