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Why you should get a Functional Movement Screen

If you are looking to embark on a new fitness goal or begin a sport as the weather is warming up seeking out a Physical Therapist to put you through a Functional Movement Screen™. The Functional Movement Screen™ or FMS™ for short was developed  by Gray Cook, Lee Burton, and colleagues as they combined innovation […]

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Neck Pain + Radicular Pain

Neck pain is one of the leading causes of disability. In fact, it’s estimated that 10% of the population will be affected by neck pain each year. In some instances neck pain can also be accompanied with pain in the shoulder or even down to a person’s hand.  In these cases not only is the […]

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Knee Pain: Surgery or Physical Therapy

Patients who have chronic knee pain come into our clinic and think ultimately surgery is the only option. However, this isn’t always the case. Many orthopaedic problems can be solved through physical therapy. Recent studies on chronic knee pain such as this study from the journal of Age and Ageing confirms that older men should […]

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Pain Free Golf

Here are some simple changes and adjustments that you can make to help prevent golf injuries: 1) Proper Club Fitting Proper fit clubs can decrease stress to your body during the golf swing, help avoid poor swing biomechanics and avoid altered postures. 2) Play Golf Consistently I don’t think most golfers will have a problem […]

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How to Run Pain Free

Many runners ask how they should be running. Running training should be focused on 1 of 2 things: 1) injury prevention or 2) performance. So the main purpose of this post is to focus on injury prevention and treatment. I promote runners to avoid a heel strike and to try more of a mid foot […]

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Heels in Shoes = Unhealthy Joints = Foot Pain

Wearing any kind of shoe with a heel is detrimental to our joint and muscle health. Even the heel in an athletic shoe can wreek havoc on the mechanics of our walking or running and it does this to a tune of millions of repititions throughout each step we take in our lives. I believe […]

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Physical Therapy Attendence. PRESENT!

My physical therapist says I need to have 2 to 3 treatments a week. Why? Once you have been referred to a physical therapist, or you decide to see one on your own, the PT will perform an initial evaluation. At the end of this first session the therapist will most likely recommend that you […]

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PT and Rotator Cuff Pain/Tears

Most of us have heard the term “rotator cuff” and many people suffer from what is called rotator cuff pain. However, many people don’t actually know what that means. The term “rotator cuff” refers to a group of 4 muscles that connect the shoulder blade (scapula) to the arm bone (humerus). These four muscles are […]

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Healthy Lifestyle a Physical Therapist’s take

A healthy lifestyle means maintaining a balanced and nutritious diet as well as engaging in sports or other fitness related activities. A healthy diet alone however is inadequate to ensure a healthy body as physical activity helps to keep one in shape and free of sickness and disease. According to the World Health Organization, only […]

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Direct Access = Self referral to Physical Therapy

In my experience patients have much success with Direct Access. When patients see a Physical Therapist for musculoskeletal pain vs going through a physician referral they have a faster window for recovery. The literature is coming out with more and more evidence to support these personal anecdotal experiences. For instance here is and article that […]

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