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Physical Therapy Myths

October is National Physical Therapy month. As we celebrate physical therapy as a profession it seems like an opportune time to talk about what physical therapy is and dispel some popular myths. The American Physical Therapy Association says, “Physical therapists are movement experts who optimize quality of life through prescribed exercise, hands-on care, and patient […]

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Pilates and Physical Therapy: A Perfect Pairing

“Do you think Pilates could help me with my pain?” This is a question I was asked many times during my first several years as a Physical Therapist. This question, along with my own experience of seeing benefits in posture and strength with Pilates, led me to pursue additional training in Pilates-based rehabilitation. What Is […]

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Physical Therapy for Dizziness

Many of us can get out of bed in the morning or turn our head to watch a bird fly by or walk across a sandy beach without getting dizzy or losing our balance. We may not even realize that there is a whole system within our body dedicated to monitoring where we are in […]

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Knee Injuries Need Physical Therapy

Physical therapy can help keep your knees healthy and strong. It can also help rehabilitate your knee after an injury. Knee injuries can be very common. Some knee injuries are most likely due to sedentary lifestyle habits (check out this link). Others can be related to poor hip mobility and strength. Knee injuries are the cause […]

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Concussion: Should I see a Physical Therapist?

Concussions are on the rise. The CDC estimates that 1.6-3.8 million concussions occur every year. Most concussions, about 80-90% of them, resolve on their own within 10 days. However the other 10-20% can turn into what is called post-concussion syndrome and this can have devastating and life altering effects. Physical therapists who specialize in concussion […]

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Physical Therapy and Physiotherapy: What is the difference?

The terms ‘physical therapy’ and ‘physiotherapy’ are a constant source of questions and confusion from patients to our physical therapy clinics. What are the differences, and what is it that differentiates physiotherapy from physical therapy? The answer, you may be shocked to learn, is that physical therapy and physiotherapy are exactly the same! There is, […]

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