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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Exercise Programs: Alone or with a Physical Therapist?

March 1st, 2017

Exercise Programs: Alone or with a Physical Therapist Whether we like it or not, aging is a normal process, however, the effects become magnified with physical inactivity. This translates into increased risk for falls due to balance deficits, decreased muscular strength, and decreased tolerance to functional activities. Research has repeatedly stated that exercise is vital to

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What Are All Those Red Circular Marks at the Rio Games 2016?

August 12th, 2016

What are all those red circular marks at the Rio Games 2016? By: Bradley Murison, PT By now, we have all seen numerous world class athletes with these unique markings during their events. But what are they, what do they do, and would they help you? These reddish, purple, circular marks are from cupping therapy.

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Straighten up! And Improve your Posture

November 2nd, 2015

If you’re like the majority of professionals, you’re spending long hours seated at your desk during the workday. And chances are, you’re slouching. It’s time to straighten up! Poor posture can lead to many negative side effects. When your back is straight, the spine is supported and stabilized, but as you slouch your spine is

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Injury-Free Approach to Raking Leaves

October 29th, 2015

Whether you are the kind of person who waits until all the leaves have fallen before picking up a rake – or you love the challenge of maintaining a leaf-free lawn, Body Gears Physical Therapy can help you have an injury-free raking season. Improperly twisting, bending, and reaching while raking can lead to soreness and

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