How Much Isn’t Enough? Dosage of Intensity for Exercise

May 17th, 2017

How Much Isn’t Enough? Dosage of Intensity for Exercise One of the principles of creating an exercise program is the “overload” principle, which states that you must challenge the body in order to produce a change. This applies to, not only to a physical therapy exercise program, but any fitness, health or wellness program that

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#ChosePT for Fibromyalgia

May 10th, 2017

#ChoosePT for Fibromyalgia Fibromyalgia syndrome (FMS) is a complex disorder generally characterized chronic widespread pain in at least 11 of 18 tender points. It can also be described as a sensitization of the central nervous system. Central sensitization can alter sensory processing, anti-nociceptive mechanisms (anti-pain mechanisms), and increased pain facilitating pathways among other changes to

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COMPLETE Tracking Posture: A look forward to technology for preventing back pain

Tracking Posture: A Look Forward to Technology for Preventing Back Pain

April 26th, 2017

Tracking Posture: A Look Forward to Technology for Preventing Back Pain We all know the fitness trackers that help keep track of how many steps we take throughout the day, how well we sleep, how many flights of stairs we climb, but what if there was one to track our posture? What if this posture

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What Happens When Your Physical Therapist Becomes “The Patient”

April 12th, 2017

What Happens When Your Physical Therapist Becomes “The Patient” By: Alyson Entwhistle, PT, MSPT It happened!!!  Your favorite physical therapist, me, became the patient.  It’s interesting being on the other side of the treatment table.  It is ok to admit that sometimes you just need someone’s hands on you and to guide you to make

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Maximize your 2016 Insurance Benefits

November 18th, 2016

Now is the perfect time to take advantage of your benefits. Don’t let unused benefits expire! Address those aches, pains, and imbalances before the calendar year resets! Most insurance plans are based on calendar year benefits. While some plans offer a limited amount of physical therapy visits per calendar year, others, like Medicare, cap your

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Activating Your “Foot Core”

July 6th, 2016

By: Dr. Lindsay Weston, PT, DPT Much attention has been given to activating the abdominal core, and rightly so; activating the abdominal core is essential for the body to have control over our movement. Without activating the abdominal core, the body would move with less control, similar to the fabric inflatable wind dancers used to

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Pre-habilitation to your Rehabilitation

June 1st, 2016

When it comes to physical therapy, most think of the rehabilitation process following an injury or surgery. However, that unwritten rule is not true. There have been numerous studies providing evidence for better outcomes with pre-habilitation and post-rehabilitation. Patients have shown far better outcomes following his/her whole rehabilitation process with pre-habilitation prior to surgical interventions

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May is National Arthritis Awareness Month

May 16th, 2016

By: Dr. Lindsay Weston, PT, DPT Each year, May is recognized as National Arthritis Awareness Month. Arthritis is a condition that affects 350 million people worldwide and 50 million people in the United States, including 300,000 children. That’s 1 in 5 adults and 1 in 250 children in the United States. Arthritis is also the

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