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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 […]

CDC Launches Opioid Campaign in Hard-Hit States

like what you see? share…FacebookTwitterLinkedin The U. S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has launched a campaign to reduce overdose deaths from prescription opioid painkillers. Between 1999 and 2015, more than 183,000 people in the United States died from prescription opioid overdoses such as OxyContin (oxycodone) and Vicodin (hydrocodone). The goal of the CDC’s […]

PT News February 2019

like what you see? share…FacebookTwitterLinkedin This time in PT News we recap what our clinics have been posting throughout February 2019. We are excited to begin a new year of new posts featuring published articles from PTandMe partnering clinics! 1. Cold Weather Exercise Tips Written by IRG with physical therapy locations throughout Puget Sound, Seattle […]

Who is an Athletic Trainer?

like what you see? share…FacebookTwitterLinkedin Athletic trainers hold at least a four year degree from a BOC (Board of Certification) accredited institution. They are licensed, certified health professionals working with athletes on and off the field. Generally they are the first responders when injuries occur during sporting events. Athletic trainers work closely with coaches and […]

Winter Is A Great Time To Take Care Of Injuries

like what you see? share…FacebookTwitterLinkedin As Mother Nature keeps bringing on the winter wind, now is the time to think about spring and summer!  We were promised an early spring by Punxsutawney Phil, so it must be right around the corner.  Nagging winter injuries that you don’t address now, could end up hindering your return to […]

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 […]

Seniors: It’s Never Too Late to Start Exercising

like what you see? share…FacebookTwitterLinkedin For years, seniors have attributed their aches, pains, and illnesses to the normal aging process. Age is often used as a reason to avoid exercise. But a regular exercise program can improve the quality of your life and help you avoid illness, including heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. As always, […]

FOOSH – Silly Name, Serious Injury

like what you see? share…FacebookTwitterLinkedin One of the most common mechanism of injury from falls is called a FOOSH (Fall on an Out Stretched Hand) injury. Don’t let the funny name fool you. A FOOSH injury is one of the most debilitating ways to injure your upper extremity and cause a significant loss of function. […]

How to Remain Active with a Knee Injury

like what you see? share…FacebookTwitterLinkedin In the U.S., ACL and other knee injuries are one of the most common orthopedic and sports-related injuries. For athletes, physically-active folks, and health-conscious individuals, suffering a knee injury can be particularly difficult as they find themselves suddenly immobilized, with minds craving for exercise. Fortunately, as with any injury, there […]

Common Workout Injuries and How to Avoid Them

like what you see? share…FacebookTwitterLinkedinNothing can put a halt in your fitness journey like a workout injury. As we start the new year, many will embark on a journey to achieve their own personal fitness goals. However, injuries such as sprains, fractures, lower back pain, and other injuries can stop you from reaching your goals. […]

PT News December 2018

like what you see? share…FacebookTwitterLinkedin This time in PT News we recap what our clinics have been posting throughout December, 2018. Featuring published articles from PTandMe partnering clinics! 1. Shed Those Extra Holiday Pounds Written by The Jackson Clinics with physical therapy locations throughout Northern Virginia and Maryland. The holidays are here once again, with all […]

Fall Prevention Programs Can Keep You On Your Feet!

like what you see? share…FacebookTwitterLinkedin   One in every three adults 65 and older fall each year in the United States – WWW.CDC.GOV The numbers are staggering. Apparently not only does the eyesight go, but balance along with it. The two could be seen as going hand in hand since the worse your vision gets, […]

Winter Sports Safety

like what you see? share…FacebookTwitterLinkedin The first snow fall is exciting. It’s a signal to strap on the skis and skates, or even jump on a sled. Days spent playing in the frosty snow can be jam packed with fun, but like any activity you need to play safely. Winter activities can lead to the […]

Elf Injuries and How PT Can Help: Part 1 of 3

like what you see? share…FacebookTwitterLinkedin It’s that time of year, when we check in on Santa’s helpers to see if they can use some physical therapy. With their heavy lifting and high demand job they’re always experiencing injuries. Our new elf friend Ziggy, is the perfect patient for physical therapy. Let’s see how PT can […]

PT News November 2018

like what you see? share…FacebookTwitterLinkedin This time in PT News we recap what our clinics have been posting throughout November, 2018. Featuring published articles from PTandMe partnering clinics! 1. Seeing A Physical Therapist First, Through Direct Access, Improves Outcomes and Saves Money Written by Mishock Physical Therapy & Associates with six physical therapy locations throughout Montgomery, […]