Post Concussion Recovery: Why Baseline Testing is Important

Concussions are serious Medical providers may describe a concussion as a “mild” brain injury because concussions are usually not life-threatening. Even so, the effects of a concussion can be serious. Once an athlete has been suspected of having a concussion...[...]

Physical Therapy can Help Battle Cancer Related Fatigue

Should you Consider a Physical Therapy Cancer Fatigue Program? Cancer treatments are rigorous and can take a toll on the body. If you are feeling tired all the time you're not alone. The number one complaint of cancer patients, affecting[...]

PT News September 2019

This time in PT News we recap what our clinics have been posting throughout September 2019. We are excited to begin a new year of new posts featuring published articles from PTandMe partnering clinics! 1. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Written by[...]

Top 5 Reasons Why you Need Physical Therapy

Did you know that physical therapists can do so much more than help you recover from an injury?  Research shows that the faster you initiate care, the lower the cost and the faster you can return to the game of[...]

Low Back Pain (LBP) Top 5 Exercises to Reduce Back Pain

How to Reduce Low Back Pain Over time, we develop arthritic changes in our back due to normal wear and tear. Below is a list of low back pain exercises that can help reduce lower back pain. These exercises will[...]

The 4 Stages of Recovery After an Injury

Soft tissue injuries are commonly categorized depending on a time frame beginning with the date the injury occurred. Physical therapy programs can help make recovery after an injury easier on the body.  Physical therapists are experts in the diagnosis and[...]

PT News August 2019

This time in PT News we recap what our clinics have been posting throughout August 2019. We are excited to begin a new year of new posts featuring published articles from PTandMe partnering clinics! 1. Physical Therapy Direct Access is[...]

What to Eat Before, During, & After a Game

What athletes eat can have effects on game day performance. It’s important to eat foods that will fuel the body and provide enough energy during the game. Carb-loading, however, is not a beneficial strategy for everybody. Loading up on carbs[...]

Back Pack Safety 101

With summer coming to an end and the need for school supplies and backpacks returning, here are a few tips to keep in mind when shopping with your child. Continue below for back pack safety tips to make sure your[...]

5 Unique and Fun Ways to Do Aerobic Exercise

Keeping our bodies healthy and active can be a chore. A well-balanced diet and regular exercise are important but not always fun. Even Zumba class can get old after some time. But there are things we can do to liven[...]

PT News July 2019

This time in PT News we recap what our clinics have been posting throughout July 2019. We are excited to begin a new year of new posts featuring published articles from PTandMe partnering clinics! 1. When Your Arm is a[...]

PTandMe Goes Backstage with Ability at Fyter Fest and Fight for the Fallen

You may have noticed that PTandMe is working with AEW, All Elite Wrestling, to provide physical therapy and athletic training services backstage to their athletes. Our talented physical therapy partners at Ability Rehabilitation have been on-site at their most recent[...]

How Recumbent Bikes Can Help You with Physical Therapy

Recumbent bikes are fantastic pieces of gym equipment for rehabilitation and physical therapy. Their design and intent make them easy to use, with little strain on sore or injured joints, tendons, and ligaments. They also allow you to strengthen muscles[...]

Carpal Tunnel Causes, Relief, and Treatment

What is carpal tunnel and why does it hurt so much? The carpal tunnel is a small space at the wrist in which the median nerve and nine tendons pass through. The median nerve travels on top of the tendons[...]

4 Common Pelvic Issues Seen by Physical Therapists

Women’s bodies and their wellness are unique. Many factors cause problems specific to women’s bodies. Physical therapists specializing in women's health can help female patients eliminate or manage pelvic pain or problems while restoring their quality of life. Using a[...]

PT News June 2019

This time in PT News we recap what our clinics have been posting throughout June 2019. We are excited to begin a new year of new posts featuring published articles from PTandMe partnering clinics! 1. 8 Great Pelvic Floor Stretches[...]

Senior Tip: How Physical Exercise Benefits Mental Health

We all know the importance of exercise in our lives. Exercise keeps our body, soul, and brain, healthy. It keeps us fit physically as well as mentally. According to Senior Guidance, older adults who exercise regularly have lower rates of[...]

Post Surgical Rotator Cuff Physical Therapy

A patient will typically be referred for rotator cuff surgery when 90% or more of the tendon is torn. The most common causes for rotator cuff injuries are aging, overuse of overhead activities and heavy lifting. Surgery should never be[...]

A Guide to Periodization with Weight Training

Periodization is an important technique utilized with training in order to maximize gains, whether it be through increased aerobic performance, speed, and strength. This guide outlines simple tips customizing training programs to prevent plateauing with training and improve performance. By[...]

PT News May 2019

This time in PT News we recap what our clinics have been posting throughout May 2019. We are excited to begin a new year of new posts featuring published articles from PTandMe partnering clinics! 1. Effective Nutrition Strategies Written by[...]

Sun Safety

The official start to summer is fast approaching and for many of us, the end of the school year marks the start of outdoor activities and beach vacations. While enjoying yourself this summer be sure to take precautions. The sun’s[...]

6 Ways to Find Relief and Prevent Joint Pain

Joint pain is a common issue that can have many causes and can lead to an array of complications. Joint pain affects such a large percentage of the population. It is estimated that by the year 2030, 67 million—one in[...]

Low Back Pain: There is relief

Understanding back pain: You’re not alone & there is relief Low back pain affects nearly everyone at some stage of life and is one of the most common ailments seen in medical practices. It is referred to by many different[...]

PT News April 2019

This time in PT News we recap what our clinics have been posting throughout April 2019. We are excited to begin a new year of new posts featuring published articles from PTandMe partnering clinics! 1. The Truth Behind Shoulder Impingement[...]

Fall Prevention: Risks & Tips in your home

While falls can happen anywhere, more than half of them happen in the home. One in every three adults 65 and older fall AT HOME each year in the U.S. One of the easiest ways to help prevent a fall[...]

What You Can Do About Diastis Recti (Abdominal Separation)

There’s a lot to absorb when you become pregnant. You have a whole new person growing inside of you, and with that the excitement of what they’ll look like — and what kind of mother you’ll be — to this[...]

Physical Therapy For Plantar Fasciitis Pain

Does your foot or heel hurt with the first step in the morning? Does your foot hurt when you get up from sitting or driving for long periods of time? If the answer is yes, you may have plantar fasciitis.[...]

PT News March 2019

This time in PT News we recap what our clinics have been posting throughout March 2019. We are excited to begin a new year of new posts featuring published articles from PTandMe partnering clinics! 1. What Triggers Trigger Finger? Written[...]

Better Joints For A Better You

Painful joints in your hand(s) can slow down how you function during the day. You may even be taking medication to control that pain. We would like to show you some joint protection techniques- this is one way to help[...]

Gardening Ergonomics

It’s that time of year again. Time to exchange snow shovels and winter boots with gardening tools and watering cans. While the warmer weather brings on a new sense of happiness and energy, we need to remember to use proper[...]

CDC Launches Opioid Campaign in Hard-Hit States

The U. S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has launched a campaign to reduce overdose deaths from prescription opioid painkillers. Between 1999 and 2015, more than 183,000 people in the United States died from prescription opioid overdoses such as[...]

PT News February 2019

This time in PT News we recap what our clinics have been posting throughout February 2019. We are excited to begin a new year of new posts featuring published articles from PTandMe partnering clinics!   2. Can I Exercise Safely[...]

Who is an Athletic Trainer?

Athletic trainers hold at least a four year degree from a BOC (Board of Certification) accredited institution. They are licensed, certified health professionals working with athletes on and off the field. Generally they are the first responders when injuries occur[...]

Winter Is A Great Time To Take Care Of Injuries

As Mother Nature keeps bringing on the winter wind, now is the time to think about spring and summer!  We were promised an early spring by Punxsutawney Phil, so it must be right around the corner.  Nagging winter injuries that you[...]

Healthy Hearts This February

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. Uncontrolled high blood pressure is a leading cause of heart disease and stroke. In fact, more than 67 million Americans have high blood pressure. People with high blood[...]

Seniors: It’s Never Too Late to Start Exercising

For years, seniors have attributed their aches, pains, and illnesses to the normal aging process. Age is often used as a reason to avoid exercise. But a regular exercise program can improve the quality of your life and help you[...]

FOOSH - Silly Name, Serious Injury

One of the most common mechanism of injury from falls is called a FOOSH (Fall on an Out Stretched Hand) injury. Don’t let the funny name fool you. A FOOSH injury is one of the most debilitating ways to injure[...]

How to Remain Active with a Knee Injury

In the U.S., ACL and other knee injuries are one of the most common orthopedic and sports-related injuries. For athletes, physically-active folks, and health-conscious individuals, suffering a knee injury can be particularly difficult as they find themselves suddenly immobilized, with[...]

Common Workout Injuries and How to Avoid Them

Nothing can put a halt in your fitness journey like a workout injury. As we start the new year, many will embark on a journey to achieve their own personal fitness goals. However, injuries such as sprains, fractures, lower back[...]

PT News December 2018

This time in PT News we recap what our clinics have been posting throughout December, 2018. Featuring published articles from PTandMe partnering clinics! 1. Shed Those Extra Holiday Pounds Written by The Jackson Clinics with physical therapy locations throughout Northern Virginia[...]

Fall Prevention Programs Can Keep You On Your Feet!

  One in every three adults 65 and older fall each year in the United States - WWW.CDC.GOV The numbers are staggering. Apparently not only does the eyesight go, but balance along with it. The two could be seen as[...]

Winter Sports Safety

The first snow fall is exciting. It's a signal to strap on the skis and skates, or even jump on a sled. Days spent playing in the frosty snow can be jam packed with fun, but like any activity you[...]

Elf Injuries and How PT Can Help: Part 1 of 3

It's that time of year, when we check in on Santa's helpers to see if they can use some physical therapy. With their heavy lifting and high demand job they're always experiencing injuries. Our new elf friend Ziggy, is the[...]

PT News November 2018

This time in PT News we recap what our clinics have been posting throughout November, 2018. Featuring published articles from PTandMe partnering clinics! 1. Seeing A Physical Therapist First, Through Direct Access, Improves Outcomes and Saves Money Written by Mishock[...]

Lack of Exercise Worse than Smoking, Diabetes, and Heart Disease

As physical therapists, it is our job to promote movement and overall well-being.  Exercising regularly is linked to better physical and mental health and can help to prevent or delay heart disease, strokes, certain types of cancer, and diabetes. What[...]

Who Pays for Physical Therapy After a Car Accident?

Being involved in a car accident can be a life-changing event. The shock alone from the accident can lead to emotional trauma, particularly if you are injured. Ideally, you will let your insurance company handle all aspects of recuperating any[...]

How Do Falls Happen?

Statistics show that the majority (60 percent) of falls happen on the same level resulting from slips and trips. The remaining (40 percent) are falls from a height. This document will summarize information on "falls on the same level" (slips[...]

PT News October 2018

This time in PT News we recap what our clinics have been posting throughout October, 2018. Featuring published articles from PTandMe partnering clinics! 1. Kicking Injury Aside and Back on the Field Written by Rebound Physical Therapy with 10 physical therapy[...]

Top 5 Most Common Sports Injuries and How to Avoid Them

  Injuries are a byproduct of sports, no matter if you are a professional athlete or just a sports enthusiast. You may go to extra lengths to prevent them and avoid the pain and trouble, put prevention can only go[...]

Post-Mastectomy Physical Therapy

The word cancer is a scary one. Even though we all hope that it never becomes part of our lifetime of trials, more often than not, we know someone that has had, or is currently dealing with cancer. It is a[...]

How Much Walking Can Zombies Do?

As Halloween approaches it's hard not to consider our monster what-if's. So we just decided to go with it and take a look at just how far our limbs can carry us without sustaining injury, assuming they weren’t eaten during the[...]

Prevent Common Soccer Injuries with Physical Therapy

Soccer is a great way to build endurance, improve speed, and stay fit, all while enjoying being a part of a team. However, it does not come without it's risks. By regularly performing quick, complicated movements combined physical contact, injuries[...]

PT News September 2018

This September in PT News. Featuring published articles from PTandMe partnering clinics! 1. Childhood Arthritis and How Physical Therapy Can Help Written by Cornerstone Physical Therapy with 5 physical therapy locations in Ohio. Juvenile arthritis (JA) isn’t a specific disease, but[...]

Physical Therapy and Ovarian Cancer

Every 23 minutes, a woman is diagnosed with ovarian cancer, which is the number one cause of gynecologic cancer deaths. September is Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month and in honor of that, here is some information on what exactly ovarian cancer[...]

Sternocleidomastoid (SCM) Muscle Pain

Patients with complaints of ear pain or fullness could have Sternocleidomastoid (SCM) muscle pain. Sternocleidomastoid (scm) muscle pain typically brings complaints of dizziness or sudden hearing loss, headache or jaw pain, even when everything appears to be normal. If this[...]

What Happens To Your Body After Pregnancy

Congratulations! You have just brought home a new bundle of joy. Now it is time for feeding every two hours, diapers, little sleep, and a flurry of casseroles and visitors. It is so easy for mom to forget to take[...]

Tips for Seniors: How to Avoid Injuries During Sports and Exercise

Our bodies change with age. It may not be a pleasant thought, but at least most changes are gradual. One thing that does not change as the body ages is the need for physical activity. Physical activity promotes physical and[...]

Exercise Tips to Get You Moving

Becoming physically active requires a conscious effort for most adults. Develop an exercise program to fit your individual goals. Be sure to consider ways to increase your activity levels throughout the day. Every little bit helps! If you find it[...]

Physical Therapy for a Cervical Headache

What is a Cervical Headache and How Can Physical Therapy Help? Cervical headaches are most often found in people around the age of 33, are usually one sided, and begin in the back of the head and radiates. A cervical headache[...]

PT News July 2018

This Month in PT News. Featuring published articles from PTandMe partnering clinics! 1. Early Referral to Physical Therapy for Low Back Pain Reduces Cost and Improves Outcomes Written by Mishock Physical Therapy with physical therapy locations throughout Montgomery, Berks and Chester, PA[...]

The Pros and Cons of Carb-Loading

Carb-loading diets have recently become popular in the sports and fitness community as a way to improve stamina and boost energy levels by increasing muscle glycogen levels by about 50%. Carbohydrates are your body’s main energy source when exerting yourself,[...]

Hot Weather Exercise Tips

As the temperatures continue to rise, we have decided to put together a few hot weather exercise tips to consider while staying active and for staying hydrated through the summer. Set your alarm: Sunrise is generally the coolest time of[...]

Beware of Bed Rest for Back Pain

In the old days, when you hurt your back, your doctor told you to go on bed rest for back pain until it felt better. However a lot has been discovered since then and gone are the days of prolonged[...]

PT News June 2018

This Month in PT News. Featuring articles from PTandMe partnering clinics! 1. Walking: An Effective Tool for Weight Loss and Maintenance Written by The Jackson Clinics with locations throughout Northern VA. The simplest exercise available is placing one foot in front[...]

How to Stay Active When You Work a Desk Job

As the years go on, more and more jobs require sitting behind a desk or connecting with your computer screen, for what feels like infinite hours during the work week. It has been determined that desk workers sit for more[...]

Top 5 Exercises for Frozen Shoulder

Adhesive capsulitis is more commonly known as frozen shoulder, and with good reason: It can render your shoulder so stiff, it’s almost impossible to button your shirt — that is, if you aren’t in too much pain to get dressed[...]

PT News May 2018

This Month in PT News. Featuring articles from PTandMe partnering clinics!   2. Hands-on physical therapy effective for common shoulder conditions Written by the Therapy Team at Rehab Associates of Central Virginia  Shoulder problems are one of the more common[...]

Big Issues with the Big Toe

Many runners don’t realize what an important role the big toe plays in stabilizing the foot both during push-off and when the foot hits the ground. There’s a reason the big toe is also called the great toe: if it[...]

Arthritis: Facing the Facts

There are several types of arthritis, which can be defined as an inflammation, degeneration, or infection of a joint. Some types of arthritis just affect a few joints and are called oligoarthritis. Others affect many joints in the body and[...]

True or False: Changes in the Weather Can Make Your Joints Stiff or Achy

For many people, the flare-up of an arthritic knee or shoulder appears to signal a change in the weather—usually hinting that a storm is imminent. The belief that achy joints accompany a weather change is so widespread, in fact, that[...]

Work Injury Rehabilitation Program: Preparing You For A Safe, Sustained Re-Entry Into the Workforce.

Our PT & Me physical therapists are dedicated to assisting the injured worker return to their job safely, with a decreased risk for re-injury. A work hardening program is a highly structured, goal oriented treatment program that improves work related[...]

PT News

This Month in PT News. Featuring articles from PTandMe partnering clinics! 1. Ways to Avoid Taking the Fall? Written by the Therapy Team at the Jackson Clinics - Northern Virginia Each year, injuries from falling afflict many adults— the majority[...]

What to expect in a Physical Therapy Work Conditioning Program

If you have experienced an injury at your place of work that results in needing rehabilitation, you may be put into a physical therapy work conditioning program.  A work conditioning program focuses on preparing the body to physically be able[...]

OT Month 2018

Occupational therapists & physical therapists are similar but different. Here’s why... Occupational therapy focuses on a person’s ability to perform activities of daily living. OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY (OT) mainly focuses on activities of daily living (ADL’s). For example this would mean[...]

PT News

This Month in PT News. Featuring articles from PTandMe partnering clinics! 1. My Back Pain Always Returns! What Can I Do? Written by the Therapy Team at the Jackson Clinics - Northern Virginia After the common cold, the most common reason[...]

7 Ways Physical Therapists Treat Shin Splints

Here are 7 ways a physical therapist can help treat pain and symptoms associated with shin splints: Pain Reduction: The RICE principle is the first step to recovery (rest, ice, compression, and elevation). Manual therapy and Kinesiotaping may also be used to speed[...]

March is National Athletic Training Month

Why We ATC? ATHLETIC TRAINERS are highly qualified, multi-skilled health care professionals who collaborate with physicians to provide preventative services, emergency care, clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention, and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions. They can work in a variety of[...]

Eat Well, Exercise Well, Be Well: Dietary and Fitness Guidelines

When it comes to the secrets of living a healthy life, it seems that there are no secrets. From diet gurus to celebrities, everyone seems to have the answers on healthy living. Since the 1980s, the United States government has[...]

PT News

This Month in PT News. Featuring articles from PTandMe partnering clinics! 1. Skiing and Thumb Injury Written by the Therapy Team at the Jackson Clinics - Northern Virginia Skiing falls can often cause injury to the inner ligament of your[...]

Blood Flow Restriction Therapy

Blood Flow Restriction Therapy is a new tool used to decrease the time to return to sport postoperatively. (http://www.sportsmed.org/AOSSMIMIS/members/downloads/SMU/2017Spring.pdf) After an injury or surgery, the body’s ability to increase strength is significantly compromised. Individuals who are not able to bear[...]

Hydration & Supplements: Sports Drinks vs. Energy Drinks

It’s important to stay hydrated during physical activity. While water is still the best choice for hydration, other acceptable options are available. Do you know what is most effective for your workout? Sports Drinks Sports drinks are ideal for athletes[...]

Role of Exercise in Type 2 Diabetes

Lifestyle changes play an important role in managing type 2 diabetes. Activity decreases blood glucose and regular exercise helps by improving the way your body uses glucose.It can also reduce the risk of diabetes complications like heart disease. How it[...]

PT News

This Month in PT News. Featuring articles from PTandMe partnering clinics! 1. Resuming Exercise After the Flu Bug Written by the Therapy Team at the Jackson Clinics - Northern Virginia Flu season is in full swing, and along with the[...]

What are the Signs and Symptoms of Lymphedema?

Lymphedema can occur in any body part. Some common early symptoms include: Tightness, swelling or thickening anywhere in the extremity. Initially the swelling may fluctuate but over timeit worsens. A burning sensation or tingling sensation radiating down the extremity. Complaints[...]

When Is the Time Right for Physical Therapy?

Often, we end up in physical therapy based on the referral of our physician after dealing with and injury for a certain period of time. However, physical therapy can be used for many different ailments and can actually help cut[...]

PTandMe and How to Find Physical Therapy Near You

PTandMe is your online guide to physical therapy. We make it easy for you to look up common conditions, see how physical therapy will benefit you directly, and most importantly, we make it easy for you to find physical therapy. [...]

How Physical Therapy Helps Knee Rehabilitation

Physical therapists can provide more than pre/post surgical knee rehabilitation for patients experiencing knee pain. What Causes Knee Pain? The knee is a relatively simple joint required to do a complicated job...to provide flexible mobility while bearing considerable weight. While walking[...]

PT News

This Month in PT News. Featuring articles from PTandMe partnering clinics! 2. Don’t Let Your Asthma Freeze You Out of Winter Workouts Written by the Therapy Team at the Jackson Clinics - Northern Virginia Avoiding asthma attacks while exercising in[...]

PT & Me Clinics Give to Families in Need During the Holidays

During the holiday season we are thankful for what we have, but we understand some families might not be as fortunate due to hardships, unforeseen circumstances or health related issues. We at PT & Me try to instill compassion and[...]

ATC Tip: The Labrum

Anatomy of the Shoulder The shoulder can move in almost every plane of motion, it’s the most mobile joint in the human body; but more mobility = more instability. The shoulder joint is often described as a “ball in socket,”[...]

What is Trigger Point Dry Needling?

TRIGGER POINT DRY NEEDLING uses small, thin needles to stimulate underlying myofascial trigger points, muscular and connective tissues for the management of many orthopedic conditions, both acute and chronic. Physical therapists use dry needling as a safe, effective, and efficient[...]

PT News

This Month in PT News. Featuring articles from PTandMe partnering clinics! 1. How to Deal with Chronic Joint and Muscle Pain Written by the Therapy Team at Cornerstone Physical Therapy - Gahanna, OH All of us have experienced pain and[...]

PT&Me Thanks Our Wonderful Patients

This Thanksgiving holiday PT&Me is thankful for our patients. Without their support for our physical therapy clinics we wouldn't have the continued success that we are so thankful for. Here are some of the ways our patients have thanked us[...]

Common Causes of Knee Injuries

While most of us take our knees for granted, injuries can occur quite easily and for a variety of reasons. Only when you suffer a knee injury, do you realize how much we rely on these joints on a day[...]

Direct Access: Physical Therapy Without A Physician Referral

Did you know that almost all states allow consumers to be treated by a qualified physical therapist without a referral from a physician? It is called direct access and most of our PT&Me partnering locations are able to provide direct[...]

PT News

This Month in PT News. Featuring articles from PTandMe partnering clinics! 1. Age Appropriate Strength & Performance Training Written by Joe Chiaramonte AT, ATC, CSCS at The Center for Physical Rehabilitation and Therapy - Grand Rapids, MI In recent years there[...]

The Phases of Cervical, Thoracic and Lumbar Physical Therapy

A great cervical, thoracic and lumbar physical therapy program is very important for patients who have experienced surgery. Rehabilitation will be modified based on body region and type of surgery. Pre-Operative Phase Prior to surgery, your physical therapist will perform[...]

Halloween Recipes 101

Halloween Recipes 101 features ghoulish and frightening spooktacular recipes! SPOOKY SPIDER BISCUITS Looking for something not so spooky to celebrate the Halloween season with? Try out these very festive spider biscuits! INGREDIENTS: Bisquick or biscuit mix of your choice Milk[...]

Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2017

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. There were 1.7 million new cases of breast cancer diagnosed in 2012 worldwide. In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, we are providing this helpful information, facts and statistics about breast cancer. What is breast cancer? Breast[...]

Physical Therapy Following a Total Knee Replacement

There are over 600,000 total knee replacements done each year in the U.S. As the workforce ages and as obesity levels continue to rise, this number is expected to increase. Candidates for a knee replacement include patients experiencing difficulty doing[...]

Physical Therapy Month 2017 - Managing Pain Safely

This Physical Therapy Month we want patients to try physical therapy first! Physical therapy is a safe non-invasive form of treatment for patients experiencing musculoskeletal pain or injuries. PHYSICAL THERAPY is a safe and SMART alternative to opioids. Great candidates[...]

Treating Childhood Obesity With Activity

When talk focuses on childhood obesity in the United States, words like “critical” and “epidemic” are often used. The tried-and-true prescription of more exercise and better nutrition still holds true, but overweight children face unique challenges when it comes to[...]

Most Common Hockey Upper Body Injuries

Hockey season is getting ready to start and the sport of hockey can be quite dangerous. It is important for players to know how to prevent and treat injuries that occur during games. Unfortunately, these injuries leave us with some[...]

Common Causes of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal Tunnel happens when the tendons become swollen (tenosynovitis) or if the tunnel size itself decreases because of injury - causing compression to the median nerve.  When compression occurs, a person can experience numbness, tingling, or a dull sensation of the[...]

PT News

This Month in PT News. Featuring articles from PTandMe partnering clinics! 1. Foot Pain in Dress Shoes Written by the Therapy Team at the Jackson Clinics Physical Therapy - Northern Virginia Have you ever had a long anticipated night on the[...]

Physical Therapy for Balance & Fall Prevention

"Falls are the leading cause of injury death for Americans 65 years or older. Each year, about 35–40% of adults 65 and older fall at least once." — Center for Disease Control Physical Therapy for Fall Prevention Physical therapy fall[...]

Women’s Health: The Sacroilial (SI) Joint and How It Affects You

It has been estimated that about 95% of the population will experience low back pain at some point during a lifetime. Low back pain may be due to many different causes and anatomical structures, one such structure is the SI[...]

Safe Lifting Practices for Back Injury Prevention

Whether at home or at work safe lifting practices can keep your back healthy and safe. Before lifting heavy objects decide how you will lift carry & place the item before you pick it up. Test the weight of the[...]

What is Applied Functional Science (AFS)?

The unique and wholistic practice of Applied Functional Science (AFS) requires extensive education and training beyond the traditional education received by rehabilitation clinicians. AFS vs. Traditional Therapy Traditional Therapy Local Joint Focused TREATMENTS INCLUDE: • Focused on correcting the injured[...]

Healthy Recipes 101

Healthy Recipes 101 features fit and lean recipes from online health resources! SPINACH QUICHE This recipe uses the prepared pie crusts found in the freezer section of your supermarket. You can find some alternative brands with more fiber and less[...]

PT News

This Month in PT News. Featuring articles from PTandMe partnering clinics! 1. Does Wearing a New Knee Brace Help? Written by the Therapy Team at the Jackson Clinics Physical Therapy - Northern Virginia As the largest joint in the body and because[...]

Physical Therapy for Sensory Integration

What Is Sensory Integration? It is the organization of our senses for use. Our senses include vision, auditory, tactile, olfactory, gustatory, vestibular, and proprioception. Our senses give us information about physical aspects of our body and the environment around us.[...]

Treatment Options for Achilles Tendinitis

The Achilles tendon is the largest tendon in the body. It connects your calf muscles to your heel bone and is used when you walk, run and jump.  Although the Achilles tendon can withstand great stresses from running and jumping,[...]

Age Appropriate Strength and Performance Training

In recent years there has been discussion on training for our adolescent athletes and what is appropriate, whether it be how much, how soon, how specialized? Here are some answers to common strength training questions we hear: When Can My[...]

Protect Yourself from Tickborne Illnesses

They may be small, but the bite from just one infected tick can cause symptoms that range from fever and chills to severe infections. However, you can protect yourself from tickborne illnesses, such as Lyme Disease and Rocky Mountain spotted[...]

2017 Solar Eclipse Celebration

The 2017 Solar Eclipse is Monday August 21st, so be sure to view this once in a lifetime event by visiting one of our many PT & Me physical therapy clinics. Some of our PT & Me clinics (in or nearest to[...]

PREHAB Move to Improve Your Goals: Total Knee Replacement

PREHAB Home Preparation Before total knee replacement surgery there are a few simple things you can do in your home to make it safer and more comfortable during recovery. Consider keeping a cordless phone near you or carry your cell[...]

Health Aging for a Sustainable Workforce

What Can Employers Do to Protect an Aging Workforce? Employers can start by revisiting job descriptions and knowing every detail each work task entails in order to help prevent costly and unnecessary workers’ compensation claims. Meanwhile, they should continue to[...]

Postural Hypotension: What It Is and How to Manage It

Postural hypotension (or orthostatic hypotension) is when your blood pressure drops when you go from lying down to sitting up or from sitting to standing. When your blood pressure drops, less blood can go to your organs and muscles. This[...]

Healthy Recipes 101

Healthy Recipes 101 features fit and lean recipes from online health resources! HEALTHY MULTIGRAIN MUFFINS This recipe makes delicious, healthy and versatile muffins. I have tried cranberries, apple pieces, almonds and macadamias as well. You can use any fruit or[...]

PT News

This Month in PT News. Featuring articles from PTandMe partnering clinics! 1. No Equipment Outdoor Workouts Written by the Therapy Team at Momentum Physical Therapy - San Antonio, TX We have an idea you might not hear often- take a[...]

How Physical Therapy Can Benefit Cancer Patients

Mesothelioma can be one of the most difficult forms of cancer to treat. It is an aggressive illness that starts in the interior lung lining after exposure to asbestos fibers and it quickly spreads to the chest and lungs. As[...]

3 Types of Athletic Injuries

Did you know that most athletic injuries can be boiled down into three main categories?  Acute, Overuse and Chronic.  Physical therapists that specialize in sports medicine, help athletes experiencing pain get back in their sport.  From the time of the[...]

Guidelines to Prevent Throwing Injuries

In this monthly series, we examine the proper ways to exercise and prevent throwing injuries in baseball. If you have any sudden significant increase in pain, swelling, or discoloration while performing or following exercise, discontinue immediately and contact your primary[...]

Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis (JRA; Juvenile Chronic Polyarthritis; Stills Disease)

DEFINITION Juvenile rheumatoid arthritis (JRA), also known as juvenile idiopathic arthritis, is a disease of the joints in children. It can affect a child over a long period of time. JRA often starts before the child is 16 years old.[...]

What is Causing Your Hip Pain?

The hip is a large weight bearing ball and socket joint. We use our hips to help move our legs, and for the most part it's stable and doesn't give us a whole lot of trouble.  That's not the case for[...]

What We Know About Concussions is Changing

As concussion research continues we've learned that a few of the things we have held as truth isn't entirely accurate. Including the fact that a person with a concussion shouldn't be allowed to sleep for long periods of time. So let's[...]

Healthy Recipes 101: Vanilla Protein Shake - PTandMe

Healthy Recipes 101 features fit and lean recipes to help you feel great! VANILLA PROTEIN SHAKE If you are looking for a healthy meal replacement, this is it! This vanilla protein shake was given to us by a colleague, who we[...]

PT News for July 2017: PTandMe

This July in PT News... Featuring articles from PTandMe partnering physical therapy clinics! 1. Hands-On Physical Therapy Effective for Common Shoulder Conditions Written by the Physical Therapy Team at Rehab Associates of Central Virginia click here for more information about this great group[...]

McKenzie Method: Mechanical Diagnosis and Treatment

The McKenzie Method is a philosophy of active patient involvement and education that is trusted and used by practitioners and patients all over the world for back, neck and extremity problems. McKenzie Method - Three Steps to Success: 1. A[...]

Guidelines to Prevent Throwing Injuries

In this monthly series about how to prevent throwing injuries, we examine the proper ways to exercise and prevent throwing injuries in baseball. If you have any sudden significant increase in pain, swelling, or discoloration while performing or following exercise,[...]

Isokinetic Devices for the 21st Century Therapist

Isokinetic devices have had their time in the spotlight of the rehab world. Like an actor past his prime, these monstrous machines mostly sit in dark lonely corners collecting dust. Some get used regularly but only as a place for[...]

ASHT: Hand Therapy Awareness Week

Prevent hand and wrist injuries while cooking. Professional hand therapists promote wrist and hand health in the kitchen. USE THE RIGHT TOOL FOR THE JOB Use easy-to-grip versions of tools like spoons, knives and bottle/can openers to decrease the stress[...]

Physical Therapy Helps With TMJ Pain

Physical Therapy can help those suffering with pain associated with the facial region, head, and/or neck, including those struggling with Temporomandibular (TMJ) disorders. The temporomandibular joint or TMJ, is a complex joint located in front of each ear. It is[...]

Healthy Recipes 101

Healthy Recipes 101 features fit and lean recipes from online health resources! LIGHTER SPAGHETTI AND MEATBALLS Where we saved fat for this healthy recipe: stretched out the decadence of the beef by adding a Portobello mushroom and using an egg[...]

Exercise for Chronic Disease Relief

For people in need of chronic disease relief, exercise can decrease discomfort, improve daily functioning, and enhance overall quality of life. There are many activity choices. Overall, find something that you enjoy doing and a place that is comfortable for[...]

PT News

This Month in PT News. Featuring articles from PTandMe partnering clinics! 1. Decreasing Cartilage Loss in Osteoarthritis Written by the Therapy Team at The Jackson Clinics Physical Therapy - Northern Virginia Although some over-the-counter nutritional supplements have been advertised as[...]

Guidelines to Prevent Throwing Injuries

In this third intallment of our series to prevent throwing injuries, we examine the proper ways to exercise and prevent throwing injuries in baseball. If you have any sudden significant increase in pain, swelling, or discoloration while performing or following[...]

Baby Mechanics

Proper lifting mechanics is important for everyone, especially for a new mom. Caring for a young child/infant significantly increases the strain to one’s low back. Luckily, there are steps that one can make to decrease that strain and reduce the[...]

Concussion Treatment and What to Expect

CONCUSSION TREATMENT AND WHAT TO EXPECT Our goal is to alleviate all concussion related symptoms so that you may return to a normal, symptom free life. Vestibular, oculomotor, cognitive and cardiovascular exercises will be incorporated into your treatment. Some exercises[...]

Want to be a Physical Therapist?

PHYSICAL THERAPIST WHAT DO THEY DO? PTs are health care professionals who provide rehabilitation for musculoskeletal issues. Rehabilitation includes programs focused on: Strengthening Range of motion Balance training Functional training Gait training Return to work programs Pain reduction Physical therapist’s[...]

Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI): Prevention Tips for Strain and Injury in the Workplace

The Following are Seen as Causes of Repetitive Strain Injury: The overuse of muscles in our hands, wrists, arms, shoulders, neck and back The area is affected by repeated actions, which are usually performed on a daily basis over a[...]

True or False: Cracking Your Knuckles Can Lead to Arthritis

Crack. Pop. Click. These sounds jump from the joints of the many children and adults who are in the habit of cracking their knuckles. If you cracked your knuckles as a child, you may have been warned that it could[...]

Returning from a Soccer Injury

Soccer is the most played sport in the world and is the number one sport in many countries. It is a great cardiovascular workout that combines aerobic and anaerobic movements. However, due to the sudden changes in pace and the[...]

PT News

This Month in PT News. Featuring articles from PTandMe partnering clinics! 2. What You Eat Affects Inflammation and Healing Written by Meghan Russo, PTA at the Center for Physical Rehabilitation - Grand Rapids, MI Did you know that many foods[...]

Total Knee Replacement Prehab: Move to Improve Your Outcomes

Many people with arthritis favor their joints over time in an effort to relieve pain and thus become weaker in their leg muscles or lose range of motion. However, the better shape you are in before surgery the better your[...]

The Benefits of Physical Therapy for Women's Health

Women's health can cover a multitude of subjects, from pregnancy to aging - the female body undergoes many changes. Physical therapist's most common women's health clients come in experiencing incontinence, osteoporosis and pregnancy related back pain. URINARY INCONTINENCE Urinary incontinence is[...]

Guidelines to Prevent Throwing Injuries

In our second installment of "Guidelines to Prevent Throwing Injuries" we examine the proper ways to exercise and prevent throwing injuries in baseball. If you have any sudden significant increase in pain, swelling, or discoloration while performing or following exercise,[...]

Effective Chronic Back Pain Treatment

For chronic back pain, exercise, physical therapy, manual therapy and mindfulness-based stress reduction have the best evidence for effectiveness. Chronic back pain is one of the most frequent reasons people visit the doctor — it’s estimated that 31 million Americans[...]

Are You Overtraining?

Maintaining a rigorous workout schedule without allowing enough time for the body to recover, often leads to what is known as overtraining. Not only is an athlete at a higher risk for injury but overtraining can manifest itself in several[...]

April is Occupational Therapy Month!

Occupational Therapy Month is when we celebrate and recognize all of the work our OT's do. Occupational therapists (OT) help people of all ages participate in the things they want and need to do in their homes, at work, in[...]

Healthy Recipes 101

Healthy Recipes 101 features fit and lean recipes from online health resources! SLOPPY JOE'S The reduced-sodium tomato soup in this sloppy joe recipe cuts out 281 milligrams of sodium per serving. Using extra-lean ground beef and thoroughly draining off the[...]

PT News

This Month in PT News. Featuring articles from PTandMe partnering clinics! 1. Exercise after Knee Replacement Surgery Written by the Therapy Team at Cornerstone Physical Therapy - Gahanna, OH If you’ve been undergoing treatment for knee arthritis and haven’t gotten[...]

Clinic Spotlight: PT & Me Therapists

This month we are featuring stories from some of our PT & Me therapists. We asked them how they got into the awesome world of physical therapy and what they enjoy about it. These are their stories... Name: Kelly Wilson, PT,[...]

Does Your Bike Fit?

There is a misconception that only competitive cyclists benefit from bike fittings. The truth is that anyone that rides a bike on a consistent basis should ride a bike that fits them properly. Granted, competitive cyclists are looking for every[...]

March is National Athletic Training Month

March is National Athletic Training Month! Your protection is our top priority. Athletic trainers are health care for life and sport. Athletic trainers specialize in patient education, injury prevention, and are an athlete’s first line of defense from the time of injury[...]

Guidelines to Prevent Throwing Injuries

In this monthly series, we examine the proper ways to exercise and prevent throwing injuries in baseball. If you have any sudden significant increase in pain, swelling, or discoloration while performing or following exercise, discontinue immediately and contact your primary[...]

Lower Limb Amputations

The goal for every patient with a lower limb amputation is to walk normally again. A patient with a lower limb amputation faces many challenges when it comes to walking safely in a variety of walking surfaces and without exerting[...]

Seeing a Physical Therapist After an Accident

Anyone who has been involved in an accident and is now struggling to cope with a resulting injury should seriously consider visiting a physical therapist. The documented benefits of physical therapy are numerous, and in many cases physical therapists are[...]

Functional Capacity / Work Capacity Evaluation

What is FCE / WCE Testing? A Functional Capacity / Work Capacity Evaluation evaluates an individual's ability to perform work activities post injury or illness. It documents the patient's current ability from physical, medical, behavioral and ergonomic perspectives. It is[...]

Weight Loss: What Are Your Options?

The prevalence of obesity has increased steadily in Western cultures over the past century, particularly during the last several decades. In fact, most health professionals agree that we are in the midst of an obesity epidemic in the United States.[...]

Can Your Feet Cause Pain in Your Knee, Hip or Back?

Can your feet cause pain in other areas of the body?  Yes it can.  The foot is an arch and arches decrease compressive forces by distributing them across the span of the arch. Engineers use arches in building and bridges[...]

PT News

This Month in PT News. Featuring articles from PTandMe partnering clinics! 2. Early Intervention is the Key to Success Written by Ben Eggleston, PTA at the Center for Physical Rehabilitation - Grand Rapids, MI The relationship between longevity of symptoms and[...]

Recommendations to Help Prevent High Blood Pressure

Hypertension is abnormally high blood pressure. High blood pressure puts extra strain on the heart, lungs, brain, and kidneys. It carries with it an increased risk of death and disability from coronary artery disease (CAD), stroke, heart failure, and kidney[...]

Self Care: Safe Dressing Following Shoulder Surgery / Injury

When recovering from shoulder surgery, it can be difficult to dress and undress without assistance. With the help of one of our trusted Certified Hand Therapists (CHT) they have compiled a list of tips to get dressed safely and independently[...]

Heart Healthy Physical Activity

The heart is often used as a symbol of vitality for good reasons. The heart pushes blood and oxygen to every cell in the body to be used as fuel and carries waste away. Without this process, the body cannot[...]

No Turning Back: Reduce Back Pain with These Spine-Stabilizing Exercises

We take so many things about our bodies for granted. They feel good, we go about our daily activities and we never think about the complex mechanisms at place. That is until something goes wrong. Take your back: it serves[...]

Common Ice Hockey Injuries

Ice hockey is one of the most popular sports played in North America. Physical therapy can provide specific treatment to a number of specific ice hockey injuries. Here are a few injuries that can happen during a hockey game or[...]

PT News

This Month in PT News. Featuring articles from PTandMe partnering clinics! 1. Simple Steps to Starting a Weight-Training Program Written by the Therapy Team at The Jackson Clinics - Middleburg, VA One of the challenges of weight training is determining[...]

PT & Me Clinic Stands Above the Rest

At PT & Me we love it when our partnering physical therapy clinics shine. We are so excited that we couldn’t help ourselves, we just had to highlight one of our award winning clinics! FRISCO PHYSICAL THERAPY – Physical Therapy[...]

Work Related Stress & Increased Risk Zones: Part 2 of 2

THE SOLUTIONS • Alternate Heavy Tasks with Light Tasks • Develop Lifting, Carrying and Push / Pull Guidelines within limits and set up Lift Teams if necessary • Provide variety in jobs to eliminate or reduce repetition (i.e., overuse of[...]

Exercising Do's and Don'ts

In the last post of our 5 part series on exercising do's and don'ts, we examine the proper ways to exercise at the gym from start to finish. If you have any sudden significant increase in pain, swelling, or discoloration[...]

Work Related Stress & Increased Risk Zones: Part 1 of 2

INCREASED RISK ZONES All Risks Increase with Duration, Frequency and Magnitude. • Excessive Force • Repetition of Activity (Can irritate tendons and increase pressure on nerves) • Awkward Posture (Can compress nerves and irritate tendons) • Sustained Static Posture (Can[...]

A Healthy Start in 2017

It's time to get a healthy start in 2017!  We provided some general health and wellness tips to get you on your way to an amazing year!  We call it the Pearls of Longevity! PROTEIN Eat 25 grams of protein[...]

Winter Safety Tips for Children

When the temperature drops and snow is on the ground, your children can still benefit from some outdoor physical activity. All it takes is a little extra planning to stay safe. Layer Up! Infants and children lose heat more quickly[...]

PT News

This Month in PT News. Featuring articles from PTandMe partnering clinics! 2. Winter Activities Foster Year-Round Fitness Written by the Therapy Team at the Jackson Clinics - Middleburg, VA The urge to “hibernate” in winter is strong, even for us[...]

January 2017 Events

Check out our Physical Therapy Monthly Events Calendar! Focusing on events from PTandMe.com participating physical and occupational therapy clinics. Read more to find out what's happening in your community in January 2017! NEVADA PHYSICAL THERAPY EVENTS TAHOE MEADOWS, NV DATE: January 7th, 2017,[...]

Elf Injuries and How PT Can Help: Part 3 of 3

It's that time of year, when we check in on Santa's helpers to see if they can use some physical therapy. With their heavy lifting and high demand job they're always experiencing injuries. Our new elf friend Ziggy, is the[...]

Tips for Reducing ADHD Related Holiday Stress and Anxiety

Ah, the holidays. The lights. The carols. The food. The family. It’s the most wonderful time of year. Right? Well, for many of us, the holidays are far more jangled nerves than joyful noise. And if you or a loved[...]

Elf Injuries and How PT Can Help: Part 2 of 3

It's that time of year, when we check in on Santa's helpers to see if they can use some physical therapy. With their heavy lifting and high demand job they're always experiencing injuries. Our new elf friend Ziggy, is the[...]

Exercising Do's and Don'ts

In the fourth installment of our "At The Gym" series we examine how to exercise at the gym from start to finish. If you have any sudden significant increase in pain, swelling, or discoloration while performing or following exercise, discontinue[...]

When Lifting During the Holidays...

During the holidays back injuries become more prevalent as patient maneuver themselves up and down ladders and stairways while carrying or lifting heavy objects. A little bit of lifting safety can go a long way to keeping the holidays merry.[...]

Trigger Point Dry Needling

Dry needling uses small, thin needles to stimulate underlying myofascial trigger points, muscular and connective tissues for the management of many orthopedic conditions, both acute and chronic. By inserting a needle into the dysfunctional tissue, it often leads to a[...]

PT News

This Month in PT News. Featuring articles from PTandMe partnering clinics! 2. Kick the Pain of Gout Written by the Therapy Team at the Jackson Clinics - Middleburg, VA In this age of gyms on every corner and fitness-focused reality television[...]

December 2016 Events

Check out our Physical Therapy Monthly Events Calendar! Focusing on events from PTandMe.com participating physical and occupational therapy clinics. Read more to find out what's happening in your community in December 2016! GEORGIA PHYSICAL THERAPY EVENTS ROME, GA DATE: November 23rd[...]

Postoperative Physical Therapy

Postoperative physical therapy after a Total Hip Replacement is essential to your recovery. Your physical therapist will follow your physician’s protocol and will focus on range of motion exercises, progressive strengthening exercises, gait training, balance training, and activity specific training[...]

Exercising Do's and Dont's

In the third installment of our gym series we examine the proper ways to exercise at the gym from start to finish. If you have any sudden significant increase in pain, swelling, or discoloration while performing or following exercise, discontinue[...]

Type 2 Diabetes (Diabetes Mellitus Type 2; Insulin-Resistant Diabetes; Diabetes, Type 2)

Definition Glucose is a type of sugar. It comes from food, and is also created in the liver. Glucose travels through the body in the blood. It moves from the blood to cells with the help of a hormone called[...]

Safe Lifting Practices: Back Injury Prevention

Whether you are getting ready for a move, or need to lift things at work, it's important to use safe lifting practices. Don't end up with a hurt back - use these tips to keep yourself injury free. • ESTABLISH[...]

Self-Care: Taking Care of Your Scar at Home

Taking care of your scar well is an important aspect of your recovery from surgery. You must follow your surgeon's order faithfully.This includes keeping it dry and covered as long as your doctor tells you it is necessary. If your[...]

McKenzie Method: Diagnosis & Treatment

MECHANICAL DIAGNOSIS PHASE: This system is based on the symptomatic and mechanical responses of patients to various repeated movements or static loading forces(that is a mechanical evaluation). It allows the classification of patients into broad, rather than tissue-specific, categories and[...]

PT News

This Month in PT News. Featuring articles from PTandMe partnering clinics!   2. Coping with a Mysterious Pain Syndrome Written by the Therapy Team at the Jackson Clinics - Middleburg, VA As its name suggests, complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS) is[...]

November 2016 Events

Check out our Physical Therapy Monthly Events Calendar! Focusing on events from PTandMe.com participating physical and occupational therapy clinics. Read more to find out what's happening in your community in November 2016! GEORGIA PHYSICAL THERAPY EVENTS GREENSBORO, GA DATE: November[...]

Bladder Control During Pregnancy

Aside from a growing belly, you may notice other changes in your body now that you are pregnant. One thing you may notice is the loss of urine when you are not trying to urinate. Loss of bladder control, also[...]

At the Gym: Exercising Do's and Dont's

In the second installment of our "At The Gym" exercise series we examine the proper ways to exercise at the gym from start to finish. If you have any sudden significant increase in pain, swelling, or discoloration while performing or[...]

What to Expect from Physical Therapy

PHYSICAL THERAPY IS INTENDED TO MAKE CHANGES WITHIN YOUR BODY We will accomplish this in several different ways. First, through the use of manual therapies, such as massage and mobilization of the joints. The goals of change are to: 1.[...]

Golfer’s Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis)

Medial epicondylitis is most commonly referred to as Golfer’s Elbow and is a painful condition where the tendons that attach to the inside of the elbow become inflamed due to repetitive use of the hand, wrist, forearm and elbow. It[...]

Physical Therapy: Treating the Cause, Not Just the Symptoms of Pain

This PT Month, instead of using prescribed pain killers, try physical therapy first. WHY YOU SHOULD CHOOSE PHYSICAL THERAPY OVER PRESCRIPTION PAIN KILLERS Physical therapy treats the cause of pain, more often than not leaving patients stronger and more able[...]

PT News

This Month in PT News. Featuring articles from PTandMe partnering clinics! 2. Going in Reverse: When Your Back Impedes Driving Written by the Therapy Team at the Jackson Clinics - Middleburg, VA When backing up your car, do you find[...]

October 2016 Events

Check out our Physical Therapy Monthly Events Calendar! Focusing on events from PTandMe.com participating physical and occupational therapy clinics. Read more to find out what's happening in your community in October 2016! GEORGIA PHYSICAL THERAPY EVENTS FOLKSTON, GA DATE: October 21st 2016, 5:00PM[...]

At the Gym: Exercising Do's and Don'ts

In this new monthly series we examine the proper ways to exercise at the gym from start to finish. If you have any sudden significant increase in pain, swelling, or discoloration while performing or following exercise, discontinue immediately and contact[...]

Protect, Stretch & Rest: General Tips

These are some general healthy tips to remember during your day-to-day activities. • If you are doing strenuous, household or outdoor work protect your hands with gloves in order to prevent injury and/or loss of moisture. • Take frequent breaks[...]

World Physical Therapy Day

World Physical Therapy Day is on September 8th. The day is an opportunity for physical therapists from all over the world to raise awareness about the crucial contribution the profession makes to keeping people well, mobile and independent. This year the[...]

Exercise and Bone Health

Bone is living tissue that is constantly undergoing a process called remodeling. In remodeling, cells called osteoclasts are breaking down old bone, as cells called osteoblasts are replacing it with new tissue. Many factors can affect the remodeling process and[...]

September 2016 Events

Check out our Physical Therapy Monthly Events Calendar! Focusing on events from PTandMe.com participating physical and occupational therapy clinics. Read more to find out what's happening in your community in September 2016! FLORIDA PHYSICAL THERAPY EVENTS JUPITER, FL DATE: September 22nd 2016, 10:00AM -[...]

PT News

This Month in PT News. Featuring articles from PTandMe partnering clinics! 1. How Does an NBA Player Overcome Career Limiting Ankle Injury? Written by Nick Mezyk, DPT, Clinic Director at ProCare Physical Therapy - Johnstown, PA If you have played sports long enough, you[...]

Physical Therapist Tips on Avoiding Injury to Your Throwing Arm & What to Do in Case You Do

Throwing a baseball or softball is one of the most demanding motions on the human body in sports. For each throw, the athlete generates high levels of energy in the arm and body to accelerate the baseball and softball to[...]

True or False: A Person With a Serious Head Injury or Concussion Should Be Kept Awake

All head injuries should be treated seriously. While most won’t cause lasting effects, if improperly treated, they can lead to long-term disabilities or even death. The most common type of head injury is a concussion. It is a jarring trauma[...]

Self-Care: Safe Positions & Movement After Knee Surgery

ACTIVITY GUIDELINES Recovering from knee surgery does not have to prevent you from moving or taking care of yourself. Listed below are guidelines on how to do some common movements and activities without hindering the healing process. SLEEP & POSITIONING[...]

Common Football Injuries

Football is one of the most popular sports played by young athletes, and it leads all other sports in the number of injuries sustained. In 2007, more than 920,000 athletes under the age of 18 were treated in emergency rooms,[...]

Backpack Safety 101

It's that time of the year again when the kids are heading back to school. Learn the proper guidelines and precautions about backpack safety in this week's PTandMe blog post. Size • Should Not Extend Above Shoulders • Should Rest In Contour[...]

Hamstring Tightness and Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciitis is classically characterized by pain in the central to medial plantar heel. It is thought to be caused by chronic inflammation of the plantar fascia due to repetitive strain and trauma to the fascia. There are many other[...]