Summer Pro Tip: Wear your flip-flops with caution

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Warmer weather means lighter clothing all around, and footwear is no exception.  But before you grab the flip-flops for summer outings and activities, physical therapists join other medical professionals in offering a word of caution: long-term flip-flop use can be bad for the feet, as well as other parts of your body.  Why? Because not only do flip-flops offer little […]

Create a Safe, Productive At-Home Workspace

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As millions transition into working from home to help thwart the spread of the coronavirus, maintaining both comfort and productivity has no doubt been an issue for many.  While in-office workstations are often designed around ergonomic considerations and long-term trial and error, ensuring optimal comfort and health, home workspaces can often fall short in this regard.  Home workspace safety and comfort, however, should remain […]

Surgery Delayed by COVID-19? Physical Therapy Can Help

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In an attempt to salvage supplies and resources during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, many U.S. hospitals and medical institutions have opted to postpone elective surgeries.  This includes non-emergency surgeries scheduled to relieve pain and repair injuries related to the musculoskeletal system – arthroscopy, ligament and tendon repairs, joint replacement surgeries, and so on.  Despite these delays, those whose surgeries were delayed need not sit back and […]

Access Your Healthcare Anywhere

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Why Teleheath? Now more than ever it is important for us to have choices in our healthcare. As a result of the onset of COVID-19  and the need for social distancing the concept of getting our healthcare remotely has come center stage. Telehealth is not new, it has been opening and revealing many new possibilities […]

Artists: Don’t Let Pain or Injury Dampen Your Creative Spirit

man with wrist pain playing guitar

We often don’t consider the long-term impact that practicing the fine arts can have on the body.  Yet, according to physical therapists, dancers, musicians, visual artists and even performing artists are not immune to experiencing pain and injury related to their crafts.  Artists of all types express themselves in ways that require various levels of strength, […]

Create Heart-Healthy Habits During Heart Month

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February is American Heart Month, a time when health professionals like physical therapists strive to raise awareness about maintaining and improving cardiovascular health.  The month also serves as a sobering reminder that, as a society, we must do a better job of preventing heart disease, which continues to be the leading cause of death in the U.S.  Stats confirmed by the Centers […]

PT Successful in Removing Weight-Loss Barriers

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Weight loss is one of the top New Year’s Resolutions made by Americans each year, according to multiple sources.  Yet, studies conclude that only 8 percent of people actually achieve their annual goals, including those who seek to live healthier, more active lives.  While some many point to their busy lives and the lack of personal willpower as the reasons behind this bleak statistic, sometimes functional limitations […]

Volunteering Benefits Seniors Physically & Mentally

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For some, the Holiday Season can be a time of social isolation and loneliness.  This can be especially true for older adults who live alone.  Research shows social isolation can have adverse effects such as depression, reduced cognitive function, decreased activity, and many physical conditions.  For instance, we tend to see more instances of issues like high blood pressure, heart disease […]

Can Exercise Ward Off Cold and Flu Symptoms?

woman on elliptical bike

As cold and flu season approaches, so does the season of illness prevention.  From getting flu shots to adding a little extra Vitamin C to our diets, prevention often becomes a focus for those concerned with getting sick, missing work and/or school, and optimizing the joy of their upcoming Holiday Seasons.  It’s based on this mindset that medical professionals such as physical […]

Top 6 Physical Therapy Myths during National PT Month

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October is National Physical Therapy month, a time when physical therapists not only celebrate their profession, but also educate others about the role physical therapy plays in improving the health and vitality of their patients … and of health care in general.  While a physical therapist’s roles are both broad and diverse, several misconceptions still exist about what physical therapy is, what it […]