Doctors of Physical Therapy

15 Jun 20
The Divine Cervical Spine

Announcing the next body part to pick a bone  🦴 with: the SPINE.🚶‍♀️🚶‍♂️ Specifically,  continuing BeneFIT’s Anatomy Blog Series, this month’s post will discuss the anatomical features of a HUMAN CERVICAL SPINE!🚶‍♂️ Our cervical spine consists of seven vertebrae. Each vertebra is named by its location in order from top (C1 or first vertebra) to bottom […]

12 Jun 20
Are Those Shoes Made For Running? Shoe Types and Avoiding Injuries

Runners and athletes of various sports alike know that the type of shoe you wear is very important. Runners everywhere try to find shoes that will cause them the least pain and protect their feet from overuse injuries. Common complaints and injuries among runners include patellofemoral pain, tibial stress  fractures,  and plantar fasciitis. Other than […]

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 […]

22 Apr 20
ACL Reconstruction, Rehabilitation and Return to Play

“I TORE MY ACL!” This is, unfortunately, not an uncommon cry from athletes in 2020. In fact, one of the most common knee injuries amongst all athletes is an ACL injury. If you remember from our knee post  the Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL)  is one of the mighty four ligaments in the knee that is […]

22 Mar 20
Couch 2 5k Week 6: Lengthen Those Dashes! Part 2

🏃‍♂️Lengthen Those Dashes! Part 2 🏃‍♀️ Our 6th installment of this blog series focuses on.. ( drum roll please 🥁 ) increasing the duration of your dashes! This past week we talked about increasing the frequency of your higher intensity bouts. In English, this means we talked about you increasing your pace to a jog […]