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  • Gel Injections for Osteoarthritis in the Knee

    Gel Injections for Osteoarthritis in the Knee

    In knees with osteoarthritis, the joint fluid (called synovial fluid) can break down and not provide the cushioning your knee needs. This can contribute to the pain often experienced by patients with osteoarthritis. In addition to over the counter medication and physical therapy, often times gel injections are used as a part of the treatment

  • Tips for Shoveling Snow Safely

    Tips for Shoveling Snow Safely

    We all know that shoveling snow is not fun, but there is often no avoiding it.  If you do try to avoid it and let it melt, it often refreezes making it even more dangerous for you.  So here are some tips to keep you safe! First, be prepared!  Stretch gently before bundling up and

  • Healthy Holiday Eating

    Healthy Holiday Eating

    The holiday season is a time for fun with the family and friends, but everyone always associates this season with…. Weight Gain!!  Typically you will not gain more than 1-2 pounds, not 10.  Your goal during this season should be to maintain your weight and focus on having fun with family.  Here are some tips for healthy eating

  • Stretches to do Before Getting out of Bed to Feel Great All Day

    Stretching in the morning helps to increase the blood flow to your muscles.  More blood in your muscles means more energy in the morning. Stretching also increases blood flow to your brain and sharpens your concentration in the morning. Below are some easy stretches to incorporate into your morning routine and help get your day started. Full-Body Stretch    

  • Frozen Shoulder

    Frozen Shoulder

    Frozen Shoulder, otherwise known as Adhesive Capsulitis, is characterized by stiffness, pain, and limited range of motion in the shoulder that develops gradually, gets worse, and then finally goes away. Pain from frozen shoulder is usually dull or aching, and typically gets worse during the movement of the joint. The pain is usually located over

  • Tips for Finding the Right Athletic Shoe

    Tips for Finding the Right Athletic Shoe

           Wearing the appropriate athletic shoe for specific sports activities can improve comfort and performance, and most importantly, prevent injuries. Today’s athletic shoes are designed with specific activities in mind. If you participate in a single sport more than two times a week, you should purchase a shoe specifically designed for that sport

  • Lateral Epicondylitis or Tennis Elbow

    Lateral Epicondylitis or Tennis Elbow

    Lateral Epicondylitis is inflammation of the extensor tendons of the elbow and is considered to be an overload injury.  It can commonly occur when performing the backhand during tennis, which is where it got the name “Tennis Elbow.” Causes of Tennis Elbow include: Improper technique Excessive wrist extension Overuse of the wrist and hand Age

  • Guidelines for a healthier back according to the NATA and AAOS

    Guidelines for a healthier back according to the NATA and AAOS

    Here are some helpful tips to avoid back pain! Stay mobile –There are many ways to increase mobility including daily stretches or activities that increase flexibility and get the body moving in different directions. Some options are yoga, tai chi, swimming or Pilates. Warm up before physical activity – Keeping muscles warmed up and staying mobile will

  • Breast Cancer and Physical Therapy

    In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we would like to share some information from the American Cancer Society and the Oncology Section of the American Physical Therapy Association on how physical therapy and exercise can be beneficial to breast cancer patients in all phases of recovery. Many breast cancer patients will undergo some type

  • Choose PT!!

      Do you have pain? Consider choosing physical therapy as your first treatment approach! October is National Physical Therapy month and in honor of that the American Physical Therapy Association encourages you to learn about the many benefits of physical therapy. Physical therapy is used to promote the ability to move, reduce pain, restore function,