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How Long Does it Take to Recover from ACL Surgery

like what you see? share…FacebookTwitterLinkedin WHAT IS THE ACL? The knee is essentially a hinged joint that is held together by four ligaments. They include the medial collateral (MCL), lateral collateral (LCL), anterior cruciate (ACL) and posterior cruciate (PCL) ligaments. The ACL runs diagonally in the middle of the knee, preventing the lower leg from […]

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 […]

5 Ways to Protect Seniors from Winter Injuries

like what you see? share…FacebookTwitterLinkedin While winter is undoubtedly a time of joy – with the holidays and all the Christmas spirit – it is also a time of harsh weather, dark nights, and worsened moods. Seniors can often feel winter more strongly than younger people do, as the weather conditions can limit their access […]

Exercise Tips to Get You Moving

like what you see? share…FacebookTwitterLinkedin Becoming physically active requires a conscious effort for most adults. Develop an exercise program to fit your individual goals. Be sure to consider ways to increase your activity levels throughout the day. Every little bit helps! If you find it too challenging to fit 30 minutes of activity into your […]

PT News December 2019

like what you see? share…FacebookTwitterLinkedin This time in PT News we recap what our clinics have been posting throughout December 2019. We are excited to begin a new year of new posts featuring published articles from PTandMe partnering clinics! 1. Effective Nutrition Strategies Written by The Center for Physical Rehabilitation with multiple locations throughout greater […]

How to Handle a Concussion in Youth Hockey

like what you see? share…FacebookTwitterLinkedin Youth hockey is very much a contact sport so it’s no surprise that concussion is a particular problem that arises quite regularly. It’s a real concern though because while concussion can be quite a mild injury, it can also be serious but it’s difficult to detect the severity of it […]

How to Manage Movement after a Total Hip or Knee Replacement

like what you see? share…FacebookTwitterLinkedin   After going through total replacement surgery, it can be difficult to move around. Shortly after discharge, but before outpatient physical therapy begins, most patients will be seen by a home health nurse or physical therapist. Their visits with you will focus on making sure the wound heals properly and […]

Cold Weather Exercise Tips: Running Safety

like what you see? share…FacebookTwitterLinkedin Cold temperatures and decreasing daylight hours do not mean that your outdoor running routine has to go into hibernation for the winter. Running through the cold weather can ease the winter doldrums, improve your energy level and help you to be in better shape for the spring/summer. However, it is […]

PT News November 2019

like what you see? share…FacebookTwitterLinkedin This time in PT News we recap what our clinics have been posting throughout November 2019. We are excited to begin a new year of new posts featuring published articles from PTandMe partnering clinics! 1. Low Back Pain – A Powerful Guide Written by Wright Physical Therapy with multiple locations […]

Raking injury prevention tips

like what you see? share…FacebookTwitterLinkedin It’s Fall again! time for hot chocolate, bonfires and to watch the leaves turn. Our homes are cozier this time of year as we prepare for holidays and the arrival of loved ones. However, autumn does come with some challenges. I know you might be making a list and checking […]

Strength Training: You’re Not Too Old!

like what you see? share…FacebookTwitterLinkedin  If you think you are “too old” to do strength training exercises, think again! With proper guidance and support, you can benefit from a program of regular strength-training exercises. Sarcopenia is the loss of muscle and strength often seen in older adults. Although many questions remain about muscle loss and […]

How To Choose the Right Safety Shoes (Infographic)

like what you see? share…FacebookTwitterLinkedin In the market for a new pair of safety shoes? Read this guide to find out everything you need to know about how to choose the right safety shoes for your needs. Why Wear Safety Shoes? If you work in a hazardous work environment, then it’s important to protect yourself […]

PT News October 2019

like what you see? share…FacebookTwitterLinkedin This time in PT News we recap what our clinics have been posting throughout October 2019. We are excited to begin a new year of new posts featuring published articles from PTandMe partnering clinics! 1. Sports Specialization Vs. Sports Diversification in Youth Athletes Written by The Center for Physical Rehabilitation […]

Helping Your Parents With Their Physical Therapy

like what you see? share…FacebookTwitterLinkedin As our parents get older, they are faced with all kinds of challenges, mostly pertaining to their health. These challenges include reduced mobility and increased pain in the limbs, joints, and muscles, as well as an increased risk of injury. Many senior adults are in physical therapy to recover from […]

Choosing the Right Physical Therapist

like what you see? share…FacebookTwitterLinkedin Whether it be from radiating pain down your leg from a herniated disc, or a frozen shoulder insidiously appearing, physical therapists provide non-invasive treatments that can give patients their life back when pain and dysfunction dominate their day-to-day happenings. Physical therapists manage a wide variety of ailments, often quickly transitioning […]