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Most Common Orthopedic-Related Injuries

like what you see? share…FacebookTwitterLinkedin If you feel pain after a fall, sporting accident, or sudden movement, it is recommended that you have yourself checked by an orthopedic specialist. This is important to assess if you have sustained injuries that have affected your joints, bones, and connective tissues. Orthopedic doctors recommend that you don’t treat […]

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 […]

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. […]

Common Basketball Injuries

like what you see? share…FacebookTwitterLinkedin Whether you are a weekend warrior or involved in youth sports, athletes ages 5-75 can experience injuries from playing the games they love. Physical therapists are adept at working with patients suffering from common basketball injuries and can help in a variety of different ways. One of the most common basketball […]

PT News March 2021

like what you see? share…FacebookTwitterLinkedin This time in PT News we recap what our clinics have been posting throughout February and March 2021. We are excited to bring you current physical therapy-based posts featuring published articles from PTandMe partnering clinics! 1. 5 Common Sports Injuries: Causes, Prevention, and Treatment Written by Wright Physical Therapy with […]

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 […]

Keeping Extremities Warm in Winter

like what you see? share…FacebookTwitterLinkedin OUTDOOR SAFETY Highlights • Dress warmly and stay dry. • Wear a hat, scarf, and mittens. • Avoid frostbite. • If you have to do heavy outdoor chores, dress warmly and work slowly. • Avoid walking on ice or getting wet. • Notify friends and family where you will be […]

Introducing REHAB-19

like what you see? share…FacebookTwitterLinkedin It’s not uncommon for patients that experience a milder form of COVID-19 to experience longer-lasting symptoms.  To help patients combat these lasting physical ailments we have created a Rehab-19 Program designed specifically to restore energy for healthy active bodies.  If you have recovered from COVID-19 and you’re not quite feeling […]

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 […]

PT News January 2021

like what you see? share…FacebookTwitterLinkedin This time in PT News we recap what our clinics have been posting throughout December 2020 and January 2021. We are excited to bring you current physical therapy based posts featuring published articles from PTandMe partnering clinics! 1. Shoulder Pain Treatment Written by Riverview Physical Therapy with multiple locations throughout […]

Snow Shoveling Safety Tips

like what you see? share…FacebookTwitterLinkedin Snow Shoveling: A common cause of soft tissue injuries & low back pain An average of 11,500 people are treated at emergency rooms for injuries and medical emergencies related to snow shoveling each year, according to a report released Jan. 17 by the Center for Injury Research and Policy at […]

Vestibular Physical Therapy

like what you see? share…FacebookTwitterLinkedin Vestibular Dysfunction It is estimated that 35% of adults aged 40 years or older in the U.S. have experienced some sort of vestibular dysfunction — approximately 69 million Americans. Many people who suffer from acute dizzy spells can be helped by physical therapy. Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) is characterized […]

Physical Therapy for Adults Living in Retirement Communities

like what you see? share…FacebookTwitterLinkedin Physical therapy for adults in retirement communities is common. Physical therapy programs can restore a great degree of functionality and bring independence to an elderly after he/she has sustained an impairment either from some chronic condition, injury, or illness. It also works when a person is recovering from surgery. Physical […]

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!   Waiting to take care of these injuries when the first fair day arrives can be too late. No one wants to lose weeks to months of fun in the sun because […]

PT News December 2020

like what you see? share…FacebookTwitterLinkedin This time in PT News we recap what our clinics have been posting throughout November & December 2020. We are excited to bring you current physical therapy based posts featuring published articles from PTandMe partnering clinics! 1. Blood Clots: Don’t Bring Them on Your Holiday Trip Written by The Jackson […]