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Long Lasting Effects of Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy is a health profession dedicated to improving movement and flexibility in patients. Physical therapists serve a wide range of people, from young children to aging seniors and everyone in between. Developmental disabilities, recovery

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5 Rehabilitation Exercise Equipment Must-Haves

Injury is inevitable. It happens to everyone eventually, whether couch potato or elite athlete. And whatever the trouble — whether it’s a pain in our shoulder when we reach for the remote or a strained muscle that throws off our training schedule

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Five Exercises You Can Do with an Around-the-Door Strap

Resistance tubing and bands are among the most common physical therapy tools, and we all know how great they can be for helping us get strong and stay that way. Resistance tubing is lightweight and easily portable, unlike cumbersome free weight sets

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How to Treat Pain from Whiplash

Whiplash is an injury to the neck caused by a rapid and forceful back and forth movement of the head — sort of like cracking a whip. Common causes are rear-ending car accidents, sports injuries, and physical abuse. A mighty sneeze can even cause wh

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A man gets physical therapy for his back pain trigger points.

A Guide to Trigger Points in Physical Therapy

Trigger points — commonly known as muscle knots — are sore spots or tight bands of muscle tissue. They can be painful to touch and can limit the range of motion in the muscle area, and they can even send “referred” pain to other, seemingly un

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Soft tissue mobilization therapy on the arm using a stainless steel tool.

What is Soft Tissue Mobilization Therapy?

Before we talk about soft tissue mobilization therapy, we have to talk about soft tissue. As an integral part of the body’s anatomy, soft tissue surrounds the organs and connects and supports other tissues. It consists of the muscles, blood vessels

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Everything to Know About Aquatic Physical Therapy

Aquatic physical therapy is formally defined as “the evidence-based and skilled practice of physical therapy in an aquatic environment by a physical therapist,” which seems to take all the fun out of getting into a pool. But don’t worry, aquati

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The Different Forms of Physical Therapy

A physical therapist is a licensed medical professional specializing in evaluating, diagnosing, and managing health and movement problems. In contrast to physicians, doctors of physical therapy do not prescribe medications or perform surgeries. Physi

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What is Safe Pain Management?

Nobody likes pain — well, almost nobody — but it would be hard to live without it. Pain is what keeps us from sticking our hands into the fire, and it’s often how we know to seek treatment when something is wrong. But there are also times when

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Telemedicine for Physical Therapy

After a year of COVID-19, we’ve all become experts at social distancing. Industries have adapted quickly with changes to everything from the way we watch movies to buying groceries. And as difficult and annoying as much of this has been. Some of th

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