Orthopedic Physical Therapy

13 Jan 19
Making your New Year Resolution

According to an article published by the University of Scranton in 2012, almost 45% of Americans make a New Year’s Resolution.  The number one resolution people make is, you guessed it, losing weight! However, according to a US news article written by Toby Amidor in  December 2013, did you know that of those resolution makers […]

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 […]

16 Dec 18
Can you Benefit from Running Outside?

Have you ever heard of the saying; if you do things that are out of your comfort zone, it might be good for you? When it is cold outside, most of us just hibernate indoors and exercising often gets put on the back burner until brighter and warmer days are upon us. Exercising during the […]

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 […]

21 Sep 18
Happy Fall! Learn about Proper Leaf Raking Mechanics

As the weather turns colder, the days grow longer, and the tummy starts to get an insatiable urge for apple cider, pumpkin flavored anything,  you’ll undoubtedly notice the kaleidoscope of leaves falling to your yard. As picturesque as the leaves are this time of year raking them is a chore (one made worse when your […]