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Why You Need a Physical Therapist. on Your Healthcare Team. With health in sharp focus as a result of the pandemic, now may be a good time to look at the team of experts you have in place and see if there are any improvements you could make. You probably have a family doctor, dentist, and optometrist. Maybe you have some specialist physicians, a trainer, or a massage therapist. If a physical therapist isn't a part of your healthcare team, you're missing out on taking care of a big part of your...
Posted on 2020-07-07
Get PT First During the COVID-19 Pandemic Because of the closures of physician's offices, stoppages of elective surgeries, and social distancing guidelines resulting from COVID-19, many people with pain or joint issues have had appointments or surgeries delayed. If you're one of them and you haven't seen your PT yet, youshould. Here are some reasons why: Early PT leads to better outcomesStudies have shown that people who receive PT sooner have better outcomes, lower costs, are less likel...
Posted on 2020-06-02
How to Improve your Unique Running Form. By McKenzie Redd, DPT With the beginning of the New Year, January often means the beginning of new resolutions, most often related to health and fitness goals. Running is a common activity incorporated into new resolutions, however it is also one that can involve injuries, setbacks, and if not done correctly. Most running injuries are related to change in activity, whether that's overuse or increase in mileage ran. However running form plays a significa...
Posted on 2020-01-10
By Marc Lambert, DPT             These days most of use are heavy to moderate users of electric devices, primarily smart phones. It is estimated that about 773A2Fwww.theguardian.com2Fshortcuts2Fnov2Ftext-neck-how-smartphones-damaging-our-spines&psig=AOvVaw2C_hi4RJmqVgQS19zB0FaN&ust=1568238707008055
Posted on 2019-09-18
. Strength Training for Runners. By K. Ryan Petersen, DPT, CSCS It has been a long-held belief that lifting weights will “bulk up” runners with unwanted muscle mass that will hinder their running abilities.  Or that it will negatively impact their cardiovascular endurance. This is just not true. In fact, a targeted weight training program can produce a host of beneficial adaptations for runners’ bodies.  A growing collection of research supports the use of weight...
Posted on 2019-08-12
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