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3 Non Opioid Alternatives to Dealing with Pain

3 Non Opioid Alternatives to Dealing with Pain Opioids kill more than 115 Americans every day. With this in mind, it’s important to protect yourself by learning about chronic pain management techniques that don’t involve the use of potentially harmful drugs. Speaking with your physician about non-opioid pain medication treatment options is one route to…

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How Cardiac Rehab and Pulmonary Physical Therapy Combine to Help You Recover From Surgery

How Cardiac Rehab and Pulmonary Physical Therapy Combine to Help You Recover From Surgery February marks the start of American Heart Month! There’s no better time to learn about cardiac surgery and proper recovery methods. Specifically, cardiopulmonary physical therapy interventions play a key role in your recovery from a recent heart or lung surgery. This…

Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome: Are You Blaming the Train When the Tracks are the Problem?

Are You Blaming the Train When the Tracks are the Problem? Written by Penny Goldberg, Owner of Request Physical Therapy Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (PFPS) is a common catch-all diagnosis in outpatient physical therapy.  Though this diagnosis is seen most often in adolescent females, it doesn’t discriminate.  Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome symptoms can strike patients of all…

5 Great Exercises to Perform During Pregnancy

5 Great Exercises to Perform During Pregnancy Written by Therapydia Physical Therapy We all know of the many benefits of exercise—improved overall health, energy, mobility, etc.—but how are these benefits affected during pregnancy? Does carrying a child change how the body reacts? Does exercise efficiency help more than those going to work?  We’re going to…