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Important Tips and Tricks Regarding your Total Knee Replacement Surgery

Total knee replacements are common with more than 600,000 procedures performed each year in the United States. Hospitals and doctors have been great about educating patients regarding their surgery before and after the procedure occurs. However, patients still have questions about their total knee replacement surgery and how to perform everyday tasks. Questions such as “What exactly was done in my knee?” “What is the best position to sleep at night?” “What is the best way to go up and down stairs with a cane?” “Which exercises are best to perform right after the surgery?” Patients may have forgotten what was told to them, lost the paper education sheet given to them or just need reinforcement regarding techniques that were taught to them.

Aug 28

What is Cupping Therapy and Can It Help You?

Cupping Therapy may have become more popular during the 2016 Olympics when the world watched Michael Phelps win multiple gold medals while having purple circles on his back and shoulders. However, Cupping Therapy has been around for centuries dating back to 1,550 BC.

Aug 21

Is Dizziness Affecting Your Daily Life? PT Can Help

Usually, when we have bouts of dizziness it is easy to think that it will pass, but what happens when your dizziness is recurring? It can be scary, debilitating, and confusing. Nearly 90 million Americans suffer from dizziness- but not all of those people are receiving treatment in the form of Physical Therapy. Choosing a specialized type of Physical Therapy called Vestibular Therapy can change the lives of dizziness sufferers. Simply put- Vestibular Therapy is a specialized form of therapy designed to alleviate primary and secondary problems caused by the vestibular system.

Aug 14

Picking a Good Physical Therapist? Check out Their Name

It is hard to decide who you should see when needing a physical therapist. Most people may take the route of convenience, closest to their home, available time, most publicized, etc., because all physical therapists are made equal, correct? No, not correct. Although all physical therapists do attend 4 years of college and then continue on to graduate school to receive their physical therapy degree, there is a lot more training and learning after school to distinguish physical therapists from each other.

Aug 07

A Concussion Didn’t Stop Me From Riding Thanks to Physical Therapy

I am a lifelong athlete. When I was younger, there was a mixed bag of tennis, water sports, t-ball, and soccer but as I got older horseback riding solidified as my main passion. Throughout high school and middle school, my afternoon and evening hours were spent in the barn. On weekends while my classmates slept in, I would rise at the crack of dawn for competitions, driving hours in sweatpants and work boots, mucking stalls and grooming - all for a 3 minute round and (hopefully) a ribbon.

Jul 31

What is Really Happening During Blood Flow Restriction Therapy?

Did you know that under a certified skilled provider, blood flow restriction therapy (BFR) is easy to use, hard to misuse, safe and BetterFor Results compared to current standards of care? Blood flow restriction therapy increases muscle mass and muscle strength at very low intensities through use of a medical device that restricts blood flow to the arm or leg, increasing muscle oxygen demand. Increases in muscle oxygen demand mean that the muscle has to work harder than normal to generate a muscle contraction, lowering the weight needed to create positive muscular benefits. This has tremendous implications for populations across the board!

Jul 24