Great News For Runners!

HERE’S WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW… Running – as a physical activity – is associated with benefits like improved heart health If you don’t already have knee arthritis then running is a safe activity (i.e. it doesn’t appear to be harmful to the knees) Runners DO have other injuries to worry about Improved biomechanics (aka running […]

Robot Helps Humans Regain Ability To Walk

I’ve been working as an outpatient physical therapist for well over 15 years. As such I haven’t worked with any patients that are recovering from a stroke or spinal cord injury in quite a while. But I read this article today and had to write a post on it. Because this is just cool…! This […]

Suffer From Hip or Knee Arthritis?

Here’s What You Should Know… DO go and see your doctor and get your usual care ALSO go see a physical therapist that specializes in manual therapy and therapeutic exercise The combination of these forms of care are very effective at helping to decrease pain and dysfunction caused by hip and knee osteoarthritis A Typical […]

Physical Exercise For A Better Brain

Science proves once again that if you want to improve your brain functioning then you gotta exercise. In this most recent study (1) the participants were “older adults” – ages 65 to 76 or so. The findings showed that all forms of physical activity done over the course of an 8 week period improved cognitive […]

3 Common Concerns About Going To Physical Therapy

Not sure if you can afford physical therapy? Don’t think you’ll have time to go to physical therapy sessions? Worried that physical therapy will hurt? Read on to find out what to do… Concern: I think I will have a payment for every visit and I’m not sure I can afford physical therapy What to […]

The Benefits of Physical Therapy Before Knee and Hip Replacement

Physical therapy is commonly prescribed following both total hip replacement and total knee replacement surgery. Common problems following these types of surgery include: Post surgical pain Post surgical swelling Gait impairment requiring the use of an assistive device such as a walker, crutches or a cane The need for scar management to promote proper healing […]