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How Physical Therapy Saved My Gymnastics Career

The sport of gymnastics can be considered one of the hardest in the world. People are in awe with the athletes’ incredible talent, how their bodies move while in mid-air, and the level of strength it takes to tumble at unimaginable heights, yet make and stick their landings, flip on a four-inch piece of wood, and swing on metal poles. It is mesmerizing how effortless these movements look and we often wonder how their bodies seem so indestructible. However, behind these impeccable flips and twists comes with hard work, dedication, sacrifice, and unfortunately, multiple injuries.

Jun 19

The Science and Art of Creating a Positive Culture within Your PT Practice

In order to build and maintain a successful physical therapy practice, every member of your team needs to feel invested in the organization in a meaningful way. Yet Gallup’s 2017 State of the American Workplace report shows that only “21% of employees strongly agree their performance is managed in a way that motivates them to do outstanding work.” If your team isn’t motivated to do outstanding work, you won’t have an outstanding practice-it’s that simple.

Jun 12

Why Physical Therapy May Not Have Worked for You

Have you tried physical therapy before and it just didn’t work for you? You went to a few sessions, performed your exercises while you were at the clinic but your pain continued? Ask yourself, did you complete your entire plan of care recommended by the physical therapist? Did you perform your home exercise program on your own daily, as prescribed?

Jun 05

Start Your Morning with These 5 Stretches

We are always looking for ways to feel good in the morning and start our day off right. Everyone has their own morning routine, whether it is snoozing the alarm for 10 more minutes, getting the kids ready for school, or drinking coffee while watching the news. Mornings hours are very precious and hard to come by, but chances are you can figure out a way to carve out 5 minutes in the morning to add stretching to your routine. Especially if you want your body to feel its best and ready to take on the day.

May 29

5 Tips to Relieve Heel Pain/Plantar Fasciitis

Have you ever experienced sharp, shooting pain in your foot, especially upon taking your first steps in the morning? The pain may be described as a bad bruise or burning ache along the arch of the foot or in the bottom of the heel. The pain generally goes away with rest but returns each morning when your foot hits the ground. Some people describe the pain as “Planted Fascists” or angry politicians drilling/banging sharp tools into your foot. This is clearly not what is happening but certainly an apt description of this pathology’s pain!

May 22

Golf Season Is Here! But Is Your Body Ready to Play Your Best and Avoid Injury?

After a long harsh winter, nobody is feeling the itch of cabin fever more than golfers!   Yet despite the advent of technological advancements such as indoor simulators and heated golf bays at driving ranges, golf remains an outdoor sport, leaving most golfers here in the Northeast trying to stay sharp and prepare for the upcoming season.  While the winter months provide a great opportunity to work on both fitness and the golf game, all too often recreational golfers that have the clubs tucked away and their bodies ill-prepared for the demands of the golf swing are seen.  So, when Spring finally rolls around, golfers can often find themselves at risk for overuse injuries and a “Victim of the Too’s” . . . Too Much, Too Fast, Too Soon!

May 15