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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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Psoas Constructive Rest

Psoas constructive rest is a way of lengthening or stretching the psoas muscle. Lengthening this muscle can be helpful for several reasons. The psoas is a very important muscle in the body. It is a long muscle that is often overlooked during stretching routines because it exists mainly within our abdomen. It is the primary […]

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Training for Ski Season

It’s starting to snow at higher elevations and ski season is right around the corner. It’s the perfect time to do a little training to prep your legs to shred from dawn until dusk! A well-rounded training program will incorporate these three areas: Strength Balance Flexibility   Strength People often think about strengthening their quads in preparation for ski season. […]

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diastasis recti Post partum fitness physical therapy

Don’t Just Squeeze

NPR recently highlighted an exercise for diastasis recti. As a mom, I’m tempted by the plethora of ‘flatter tummy’ promises out there. As a Women’s Health Physical Therapist, however, I want to critique this particular article on several points. But first, what is diastasis? Diastasis recti is a thinning of the linea alba: the central tendon […]

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Physical Therapy in the Perinatal Time

Physical therapy can be very helpful for maintaining a healthy level of physical activity during pregnancy. It can assist with managing and solving some of the physical challenges of pregnancy, and can also be a great resource for preparing for birth and postpartum recovery. People often think of physical therapy in terms of getting rid […]

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