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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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Can Physical Therapy help my Headache?

By Maureen Ambrose PT, DPT, OCS INTRO Headaches are a common complaint for many people, and most assume that it is just normal part of life. Some may experience headaches multiple times per week or even daily. Patients often report that headache medication may help reduce the severity of the symptoms, but does not eliminate […]

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Does Dry Needling really work?

A Dry Needling Study by Logan Swisher SPT Background: Myofascial pain syndrome is caused by myofascial trigger points or highly localized and irritable spots in muscle. Recently dry needling has been used as an instrument assisted technique to address myofascial trigger points. Research in the effectiveness of dry needling has been limited by the difficulty […]

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LOW- LEVEL LASER THERAPY (LLLT)

by Maureen Ambrose PT, DPT, OCS ALTERNATE NAMES Cold Laser Therapy, Low power laser therapy, Soft Laser, Photobiomodulation WHAT IS LOW-LEVEL LASER THERAPY? Low-Level Laser Therapy (LLLT) uses low powered light energy from a laser to stimulate changes in injured tissue.  LLLT penetrates through the skin and can be used treat many musculoskeletal conditions. It […]

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The Application of Blood Flow Restriction: Lessons From the Laboratory

By Brianna Hurt, SPT Introduction Blood flow restriction (BFR) is the use of a pneumatic cuff that is placed and inflated at the most proximal portion of the upper and/or lower limb, which causes arterial blood inflow to be reduced and largely occludes venous return. BFR in combination with low load resistance training has been […]

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Plantar Fasciitis a Clinical Study

by Logan Swisher, SPT Background: Plantar fasciitis is the inflammation of the plantar fascia and a very common cause of heel pain. The plantar fascia is a thick band of tissue that runs from the heel bone to the toes and supports the arch of the foot. The pain is usually most noticeable when first […]

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The optimal desk ergonomics setup for your computer

by Logan Swisher, SPT Finding the optimal desk setup Many of us spend hours of our workday in front of a desk/computer. While some people have no difficulty with this, others find that their desk set up contributes to their pain. Proper desk ergonomics can help you stay comfortable at work and reduce the risk […]

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Effect of Laser Therapy on Chronic Osteoarthritis of the Knee in Older Subjects

By Sidney Jones, SPT Background Osteoarthritis (OA) is a common degenerative joint disease that is usually associated with pain, limited range of motion, muscle weakness, difficulty with activities of daily living and impaired quality of life. The knee is the most common joint in the body affected by osteoarthritis. Low-level laser therapy has been studied […]

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