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What is Applied Functional Science (AFS)?

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The unique and wholistic practice of Applied Functional Science (AFS) requires extensive education and training beyond the traditional education received by rehabilitation clinicians. Continue reading

Effective Chronic Back Pain Treatment

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For chronic back pain, exercise, rehabilitation therapy, acupuncture, and mindfulness-based stress reduction have the best evidence for effectiveness. Continue reading

Golfer’s Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis)

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Medial epicondylitis is most commonly referred to as “Golfer’s Elbow” and is a painful condition where the tendons that attach to the inside of the elbow become inflamed due to repetitive use of the hand, wrist, forearm and elbow. Continue reading

Post-Mastectomy Physical Therapy

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The word cancer is a scary one. Even though we all hope that it never becomes part of our lifetime of trials, more often than not, we know someone that has had, or is currently dealing with cancer. It is a testament to the medical community that so many women are able to wear the pink ribbon as a sign of triumph and pride, but we still mourn with those that wear it as a sign of remembrance and loss. More than once, while talking with women that have begun treatment for breast cancer, the topic of whether or not to have a mastectomy has come up. It’s not a decision taken lightly, often one with multiple concerns about what happens after surgery. Will the cancer be gone for good? Will it hurt? How long will it take to recover? A physical therapy post mastectomy program can help address these issues.

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What is Occupational Therapy (OT)?

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Occupational therapy is the only profession that helps people across the lifespan to do the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic use of daily activities (occupations). Occupational therapy practitioners enable people of all ages to live life to its fullest by helping them promote health, and prevent—or live better with—injury, illness, or disability.

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Manual Therapy: A Hands-On Approach

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When you take a look at it, many physical and occupational therapy clinics provide manual therapy, but what is it? Is manual therapy just another fancy way of saying physical therapy?  NO.  The goals of manual therapy may be similar to that of orthopedic treatment – decrease pain, increase function and flexibility, but the process is different.

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