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Shoulder Pain? Think Exercise Before Injection

Shoulder pain is a very common complaint and as people age, the pain can get worse and limit your function. If you are someone who experiences shoulder pain when reaching into your cabinet or getting dressed in the morning, then exercises for your shoulder may be the best way to manage your pain. In a […]

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Treatment for Traumatic Onset Lateral Elbow Pain

Treatment for Traumatic Onset Lateral Elbow Pain “Tennis elbow” also known as lateral epicondylitis is defined as pain on the lateral side of the elbow which increases with wrist extension and radial deviation. It is most common in patients aged 40-60 years old and is considered an overuse injury due to repetitive movements of the […]

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Knee Osteoarthritis and Perceived Joint Instability

by Maureen Ambrose PT, DPT, OCS A common report among patients suffering from knee osteoarthritis is the feeling that the knee is buckling or “giving way” during weight bearing activities. This could occur while walking or going down stairs and contributes to avoidance of activities due to the fear of falling. True knee instability would […]

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Increase your running distance without re-injury

by Maureen Ambrose PT, DPT, OCS Are you a runner looking to increase your miles? Or, are you rehabilitating a running injury and ready to return to running? Is it possible to safely increase running mileage with the least risk for injury? The Journal of Orthopaedic Sports Physical Therapy has published several findings to consider. […]

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Liars in Research … a quest for the truth in medicine.

by John A. Baur, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS, FAAOMPT A record number of retractions are occurring in research due to falsified or fake research. One lie that many Americans have heard over the years is that resveratrol in red wine is heart healthy. Dipak Das, PhD, a researcher from University of Connecticut Health Center, studied […]

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Optimal Sleep Position to Prevent Pain and Headaches

by Maureen Ambrose, PT, DPT, OCS, COMT Optimal Sleep Position What position is best for sleep? What kind of pillow should I be using? I wake up with neck/back/hip pain or headaches. These are questions and concerns that a physical therapist will discuss with nearly every type of patient. Although most common in spinal patients, […]

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Dizziness and Exercise Based Vestibular Rehab

Dizziness and Exercise Based Vestibular Rehab By Sean Phillips PT, DPT, OCS Millions of people suffer from dizziness every year, making even the simplest daily tasks difficult to perform. However, the word “dizzy” can accompany many different symptoms that someone can suffer from. Dizziness is a non-specific term used for the sense of imbalance, disorientation, […]

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Concussions and Post Concussion Syndrome

Concussions and Post Concussion Syndrome By Lillian Byington PT, DPT, OCS, CMPT Up to 3 million people each year seek medical treatment for concussions and concussion related symptoms; and further research indicates that up to half of people experiencing concussion do not report their symptoms. This suggests that up to 6 million people each year […]

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Dry Needling Treatment – How it Works

Dry Needling Treatment Explained by Logan Swisher SPT How is Dry Needling treatment applied? Dry needling treatment has become an increasingly popular treatment technique performed by certified health care providers. It refers to the insertion of a very thin needle into muscles, ligaments, tendons, subcutaneous fascia, and/or scar tissue for the management of numerous musculoskeletal […]

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