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3 Jun 20
Direct Access To Physical Therapy Treatment FAQs

“As of January 1, 2015, all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and the US Virgin Islands allow patients to seek some level of treatment from a licensed physical therapist without a prescription or referral from a physician.” – apta.org However, depending on the state, there may be some limitations. According to the American Physical […]

30 Apr 20
Study Shows PT Bests Steroid Injections for Knee Osteoarthritis

To wrap up our study of the knee this April, we wanted to share more real-life situations where Physical Therapy should be first choice in treating pain and injuries instead of more invasive treatment. We previously covered some basic Knee Anatomy and ACL Rehabilitation after ACL Reconstruction Surgery. Now we’ll look at Osteoarthritis in the […]

30 Dec 18
Should I use Heat or Ice?

This is a common question that is frequently asked around our clinic. The truth? Both can be effective modes of pain relief, if used correctly. First, let’s discuss the various effects of each treatment modality. Cryotherapy is the application of ice for therapeutic benefits. Ice decreases the temperature of soft tissue and results in vasoconstriction, or […]

20 Oct 18
Proper Backpack Wearing

Now that school has begun, has your child been complaining about their neck, upper back or shoulders? Well, it could be their backpack! Frequently, children can experience pain in their necks, upper back, or shoulders from carrying too much weight in an ill-fitting backpack.  More than 79 million students carry backpacks to school and of […]

11 Mar 18
Meniscus Injury: Surgery vs. Physical Therapy

A meniscus injury is a prevalent source of knee pain. Many young athletes are at an increased risk of a meniscus tear as injuries often result from motions that typically occur during sports mobility such as twisting, cutting, and pivoting. However, meniscal tears may also result from regular, degenerative changes that occur with increased age. […]