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Is Sitting the New Smoking?

  “Sitting is the new smoking”. You may have heard this saying and wondered if it is true. As a Physical Therapist this conversation often leads to the following questions: Is sitting detrimental? Am I sitting correctly? Can I injure myself by sitting too much? Does my hip/back/shoulder hurt because of sitting all day at work? […]

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Gait Analysis: Good for What Ails Your Running

Running as a means of exercise is very popular: both for recreation and as a competitive sport. However, the statistics on running injuries are not good. Throughout the course of any year, 65-80% of runners sustain an injury. Some running injuries are so common you’ve probably heard of them: plantar fasciitis, Achilles tendinitis, calf pain, […]

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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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