PT News September 2022

This time in PT News we recap what our clinics have been posting throughout September 2022. We are excited to bring you current physical therapy-based posts featuring published articles from PTandMe partnering clinics! 1. How Can I Heal My Diastasis[...]

Common Types of Ankle Injuries

Ankle, such a funny-sounding word, but what exactly is it? A common misconception is that the ankle is the bony, ball-like structure that sticks out on the side of your foot— but that is only a part of your ankle. The ankle[...]

Fall Prevention: Fall 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[...]

Backpack Ergonomics

Children and adults alike use backpacks to carry their books, laptops, gear, and supplies throughout the day. Unfortunately, when used improperly, long-term side effects of using heavy bags continuously can result in poor posture and pain. Here are some tips[...]

PT News August 2022

This time in PT News we recap what our clinics have been posting throughout August 2022. We are excited to bring you current physical therapy-based posts featuring published articles from PTandMe partnering clinics! 1. Osgood-Schlatters & Strickland Protocol  Written by[...]

Backpack 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[...]

How to Treat an ACL Injury

As summer concludes, we can see the beginning of fall sports coming around the bend. Football, Basketball, Soccer, Hockey, and Cross Country are fall sports enjoyed by many. If you participate in these sports throughout the fall, work with your[...]

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...[...]

PT News July 2022

This time in PT News we recap what our clinics have been posting throughout July 2022. We are excited to bring you current physical therapy-based posts featuring published articles from PTandMe partnering clinics! 1. Pre-Workout Nutrition for Optimal Performance  Written[...]

How to Sit on The Toilet to Relieve Constipation

Using your belly and pelvic floor muscles to help bring about a bowel movement is instinctive for most people. However, people sometimes have problems with these muscles and must relearn proper emptying techniques. If you discover weaknesses in your muscles,[...]

Remote Therapeutic Monitoring for Traditional Medicare Patients

What is Remote Therapeutic Monitoring? Remote Therapeutic Monitoring (RTM) provides physical and occupational therapists with a platform to review and monitor musculoskeletal data when a patient is not in the clinic. Including: Pain levels Functional level Therapy adherence Response to[...]

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[...]

Physical Therapy for Pelvic Organ Prolapse

What is pelvic organ prolapse? Pelvic organ prolapse, categorized as a pelvic floor disorder, affects almost 3% of women in the U.S. The pelvic floor is a group of muscles that form a hammock across the patient’s pelvic opening. These[...]

PT News June 2022

This time in PT News we recap what our clinics have been posting throughout June 2022. We are excited to bring you current physical therapy-based posts featuring published articles from PTandMe partnering clinics! 1. How Your Rotator Cuff Prevents Shoulder[...]

Choosing the Right Athletic Shoe

A good pair of shoes is one of the most essential parts of your workout gear and is critical to your safety. Wearing the wrong shoe can set you up for injuries like plantar fasciitis, shin splints, or even a[...]

Sleeping With Shoulder Pain

Waking up with shoulder pain can be uncomfortable and even irritating at times. It often leaves you wondering, "What could I have possibly done" but in most cases, the fix is a lot easier than the pain makes it out[...]

The Ergonomic Workstation

Having an ergonomic workstation means that your desk and the things on it are arranged in such a way, that they prevent injury and are well within reach and use. An ergonomic workstation also promotes good posture. Posture is the[...]

Stretches You Can Do at Work

The past 50 years revealed that at least 8 out of every 10 are turning into desk potatoes! According to the Mayo Clinic, more than four hours a day of screen time can increase your risk of death by any[...]

How to Use Exercise to Help Improve Your Posture

Poor posture is sometimes inevitable. With many people working jobs that require long periods of sitting, the tension in our muscles isn’t uncommon. Aside from this, poor posture can also be caused by general muscle weakness, technology use, injury, stress,[...]

Dynamic Golf Stretches

Golf requires strength, flexibility, endurance, and power to create pain-free movement and improve your game. The most common golf injury is low back pain followed by shoulder pain and knee pain. A physical therapist can assist you in improving your[...]

PT News April 2022

This time in PT News we recap what our clinics have been posting throughout April 2022. We are excited to bring you current physical therapy-based posts featuring published articles from PTandMe partnering clinics! 1. Picture Perfect Posture Written by Carolina[...]

Types of Shoulder Pain Physical Therapy Can Fix

Shoulder Pain Physical Therapy Can Fix Carrying the weight of the world on your shoulders? When everything rests on your shoulders, they’re more prone to injury. Constantly carrying your children, overtraining, too much lifting, or throwing your heavy backpack over[...]

Common Running Injuries

Running can be great for your health, but if an injury occurs never be afraid to seek help. The best treatment for injuries for runners is early management and education on self-care specific to the injury. We've compiled a list[...]

Do's & Don'ts of Spring Cleaning

It's that time of year for cleaning out the cobwebs, de-cluttering, and rearranging our homes. Some of us enjoy the task while others dread it. Did you know that the greatest risk of injury we face in our own homes?[...]

How to Run with Bad Knees: Pain Prevention & Care

Running With Knee Pain The biggest fear of every runner is that their joints will start to ache and prevent them from running. You can actually never know when something like knee or ankle pain could occur, but you should[...]

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[...]

Sports Overtraining: Reaching Your Tipping Point

Pushing your body to be the best that it can be is a good thing that can yield great results, but sometimes going too heavy on your body’s odometer might be damaging for you in the long run and can[...]

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 speed up recovery and[...]

PT News February/March 2022

This time in PT News we recap what our clinics have been posting throughout February and March 2022. We are excited to bring you current physical therapy-based posts featuring published articles from PTandMe partnering clinics! 1. Worker’s Compensation: What Is[...]

The Role of Physical Therapy in Sports Medicine

Sports medicine through physical therapy comes in many forms. Many clinics keep licensed athletic trainers on staff that will go on-site to schools and other sporting events to act as an initial caregiver at the time of an injury. If[...]

Ice vs. Heat When in Pain

A question physical therapists get frequently asked is whether to use ice or heat on an injury. Here are some general guidelines to help in many scenarios. If you have certain conditions such as fibromyalgia, Reflex Sympathetic Disorder (RSD), or[...]

Why We LOVE Physical Therapy!

This Valentine’s day we wanted to tell you why we LOVE physical therapy! There are a million reasons, but these really hit close to home. 1. The human body is fascinating You'll be hard-pressed to find a machine that works[...]

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[...]

PT News January 2022

This time in PT News we recap what our clinics have been posting throughout January 2022. We are excited to bring you current physical therapy-based posts featuring published articles from PTandMe partnering clinics! 1. Physical Therapy gets Patient Walking Again[...]

Winter Sports Safety

The first snowfall 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 need to[...]

Physical Therapy for Type 2 Diabetes

If you are looking for better ways to manage your Type 2 Diabetes or are simply trying to get ahead of it by preventing it, read on because we may have some tips for you! Just under half a billion[...]

Snow Shoveling Safety Tips

Snow Shoveling: A common cause of soft tissue injuries & low back pain An average of 11,500 people are treated at emergency rooms for injuries and medical emergencies related to snow shoveling each year, according to a report released Jan.[...]

Improper Exercise Leads to Training Injuries

The amount of physical activity you need depends on your individual fitness goals and your current fitness level.  It's important to start within your abilities and to listen to your body's cues in terms of pain and injury. If you[...]

PT News December 2021

This time in PT News we recap what our clinics have been posting throughout December 2021. We are excited to bring you current physical therapy-based posts featuring published articles from PTandMe partnering clinics! 1. Injury Prevention and Durability: The Significance[...]

Add Physical Therapy To Your 2022 Health Plan

The new year is upon us and we can't wait to see what surprises 2022 has in store. One surprise no one wants is pain and injury. Avoid this by getting scheduling an appointment with your physical therapist to have[...]

Cold Weather Exercise Tips: Running Safety

Cold temperatures and decreasing daylight hours do not mean that your outdoor running routine has to go into hibernation for the winter. Running through the cold weather can ease the winter doldrums, improve your energy level and help you to[...]

Jingled Nerves, Jingled Nerves, Jingled All The Way: Reducing Holiday Stress

Don't let yourself get overwhelmed with to-do lists. This year find ways to enjoy yourself and get rid of the stress that's keeping you up at night with our quick tips! Reducing holiday stress is the key to enjoying the[...]

PT News November 2021

This time in PT News we recap what our clinics have been posting throughout November 2021. We are excited to bring you current physical therapy-based posts featuring published articles from PTandMe partnering clinics! 1. 15 Healthy Travel Snacks Written by[...]

Add Some Holiday Fun to Your Exercise Routine

The majority of adults in the United States are not physically active on a regular basis. Only 30% get the recommended amount of physical activity. Lack of time is the most often cited reason for not getting in enough exercise.[...]

Avoid Back Pain with These 8 Back Safety Tips

During the holidays, back injuries become more prevalent as people 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 your holiday season[...]

Is your Plantar Fasciitis Really Plantar Fasciosis?

There is a pain in your feet that has been bothering you for quite a while now. You brush it off and put on your shoes in the morning to go to work. By the end of the day your[...]

PT News October 2021

This time in PT News we recap what our clinics have been posting throughout Sept/October 2021. We are excited to bring you current physical therapy-based posts featuring published articles from PTandMe partnering clinics! 1. Arm Pain? Check the Neck! Written[...]

Physical Therapists Do More Than Treat Pain

October is our favorite month of the year because it is National Physical Therapy Month!  This month-long celebration is here to recognize the impact physical therapists make in restoring and improving motion in people’s lives. What do physical therapists do?[...]

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[...]

Why Should I Do My Physical Therapy Home Exercise Program?

When a patient walks in for physical therapy, one of the things they are sent home with is a home exercise program. But why do they do that? Aren't they supposed to take care of everything while you are in[...]

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,[...]

PT News August 2021

This time in PT News we recap what our clinics have been posting throughout August 2021. We are excited to bring you current physical therapy-based posts featuring published articles from PTandMe partnering clinics! 1. Knee ACL and Lower Extremity Injuries:[...]

Physical Therapy During COVID

We are here for you! We are still following CDC guidelines to reduce the spread of COVID-19. Our staff continues to wear masks and disinfect frequently used surfaces. If you're looking for an additional way to attend physical therapy during[...]

Fighting Sarcopenia (Muscle Loss Due to Aging)

Sarcopenia, or muscle loss due to the normal aging process, is common as the body becomes resistant to regular growth signals. After a person turns 30 years old, the average rate of muscle mass decrease per decade can be as[...]

High School Sports Injuries

Every year, millions of teenagers participate in high school sports. An injury to a high school athlete and the pressure to play can lead to decisions that may lead to additional injury with long-term effects. High school sports injuries can[...]

What Should You Do if Your Child Has a Possible Concussion

What Should You Do if Your Teen or Child Has a Possible Concussion? A study published online in JAMA Neurology in February 2021 found that over five seasons, 72% of concussions and 67% of head impact exposure occurred in practice, not[...]

Back to School Nutrition

It's almost time for school to start and we wanted to spend some time on Back to School nutrition! We have made it through most of the summer and it is time to take a moment and really think about how[...]

Going on Vacation During Physical Therapy

For most of us, vacation equals relaxation, catching up with loved ones, or even some much-needed fun in the sun. We all deserve a break from time to time from our work schedules and daily tasks, and going on vacation[...]

PT News June 2021

This time in PT News we recap what our clinics have been posting throughout June 2021. We are excited to bring you current physical therapy-based posts featuring published articles from PTandMe partnering clinics! 1. Our Top 10 Beach Activities Written[...]

Four Exercises You Can Do at Home While Watching TV

Watching television can be a fun way to spend a night at home, especially when there are so many great shows to choose from. Many conversations now start with, "Did you watch that new show on Netflix?" While it is[...]

5 Ways to Overcome Stress at Work

There is a close relationship between health and productivity. It is important to raise awareness about employee’s well-being as we celebrate National Employee Wellness Month. Many of the most effective stress control mechanisms are surprisingly physical in nature.  Encouraging them[...]

Top 5 Benefits of Cross-Training

We’ve all had exercise ruts: Our weight loss stalls, our strength seems at a standstill, and every workout feels like misery. If that’s happened to you, there’s something that your body might be trying to tell you: cross-train. All athletes[...]

Physical Therapy for Rheumatoid Arthritis

The World Health Organization (WHO) reported that rheumatoid arthritis usually begins between the ages of 20 and 40. This disease may cause deformity and pain due to the weakening of bone joints and ligaments. Rheumatoid arthritis is typically diagnosed through[...]

8 Tips for an Enjoyable Bike Ride

Optimizing your bike and clothing isn’t just for competitive racers. Even if you’re just looking to ride a few miles recreationally, you can be more comfortable and have more fun by following our tips for a more enjoyable bike ride![...]

PT News April 2021

This time in PT News we recap what our clinics have been posting throughout April 2021. We are excited to bring you current physical therapy-based posts featuring published articles from PTandMe partnering clinics! 1. Physical Therapy Can Relieve Your Arthritis[...]

Posture is a leading cause of Neck Pain.

Neck pain is a common problem among adults and with the help of smartphones and tablets, is becoming more frequent among young adults.  Studies have shown that the incidence of neck pain is increasing making it second only to low[...]

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[...]

Most Common Orthopedic-Related Injuries

If you feel pain after a fall, sporting accident, or sudden movement, it is recommended that you have yourself checked by an orthopedic specialist. This is important to assess if you have sustained injuries that have affected your joints, bones,[...]

Common Basketball Injuries

Whether you are a weekend warrior or involved in youth sports, athletes ages 5-75 can experience injuries from playing the games they love. Physical therapists are adept at working with patients suffering from common basketball injuries and can help in a[...]

PT News March 2021

This time in PT News we recap what our clinics have been posting throughout February and March 2021. We are excited to bring you current physical therapy-based posts featuring published articles from PTandMe partnering clinics! 1. 5 Common Sports Injuries:[...]

Keeping Extremities Warm in Winter

OUTDOOR SAFETY Highlights • Dress warmly and stay dry. • Wear a hat, scarf, and mittens. • Avoid frostbite. • If you have to do heavy outdoor chores, dress warmly and work slowly. • Avoid walking on ice or getting[...]

Introducing REHAB-19

It's not uncommon for patients that experience a milder form of COVID-19 to experience longer-lasting symptoms.  To help patients combat these lasting physical ailments we have created a Rehab-19 Program designed specifically to restore energy for healthy active bodies.  If[...]

PT News January 2021

This time in PT News we recap what our clinics have been posting throughout December 2020 and January 2021. We are excited to bring you current physical therapy based posts featuring published articles from PTandMe partnering clinics! 1. Shoulder Pain[...]

Vestibular Physical Therapy

Vestibular Dysfunction It is estimated that 35% of adults aged 40 years or older in the U.S. have experienced some sort of vestibular dysfunction — approximately 69 million Americans. Many people who suffer from acute dizzy spells can be helped[...]

Physical Therapy for Adults Living in Retirement Communities

Physical therapy for adults in retirement communities is common. Physical therapy programs can restore a great degree of functionality and bring independence to an elderly after he/she has sustained an impairment either from some chronic condition, injury, or illness. It[...]

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!   Waiting to take care of these injuries when the first fair day arrives can be too late. No one wants to[...]

PT News December 2020

This time in PT News we recap what our clinics have been posting throughout November & December 2020. We are excited to bring you current physical therapy based posts featuring published articles from PTandMe partnering clinics! 1. Blood Clots: Don't[...]

Now Providing Online Physical & Occupational Therapy Care

Our partnering clinics are now providing physical and/or occupational therapy care! There are now two ways to help patients recover from injury: In Person:We are still open and welcoming patients to receive the care they need in our clinic. Click[...]

Ladder Safety

As we start to put up our holiday decorations, it’s important to remember that safety comes first. We’ve collected a few tips on proper ladder safety usage to help you stay safe this holiday season! If you feel tired or[...]

PT News November 2020

This time in PT News we recap what our clinics have been posting throughout October & November 2020. We are excited to bring you current physical therapy based posts featuring published articles from PTandMe partnering clinics! 1. 15 Minute Holiday[...]

Your Health is Our Top Priority

Updated 6/24/2020 Preventing the Spread of Illness Due to the emergence of COVID-19 we are taking necessary precautions to prevent the spread of this virus and encouraging everyone to take action to stay healthy. While we are all changing our[...]

Physical Therapy for Post Intensive Care Syndrome

In regards to COVID, as a country, we have been uniquely focused on infection and survival rates. States and school districts have set up dashboards to help keep everyone informed as much as possible. News sources are still providing regular[...]

Top 8 Signs You Can Benefit from Outpatient Physical Therapy

We are so excited to have the opportunity to share what we're all about. Without further ado, let's get started on our Top 8 signs you could benefit from outpatient physical therapy. Some of these may be surprising... #1 You[...]

Post-Mastectomy Exercises: 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[...]

PT News September 2020

This time in PT News we recap what our clinics have been posting throughout September 2020. We are excited to bring you current physical therapy based posts featuring published articles from PTandMe partnering clinics! 1. Virtual Total Body Fitness Workout[...]

Improve Your Posture at Work

Postural muscles are used to prevent the forces of gravity from pushing us forward, help us maintain balance, and allow us to move effectively and efficiently. Poor posture, which can be caused by tight or weak muscles, stress, incorrect body[...]

Tips to Prevent Sports Shoulder Injuries

If you have injured your shoulder with a fracture, strain, or a sprain, you need to rehab safely to take care of the muscles, tendons, and ligaments. We usually injure our shoulders through either overuse, wear and tear of joints,[...]

5 Ways Physical Therapy During Pregnancy Benefits Women

Pregnancy is a wonderful process, but as part of the process, women endure many physiological changes, including an intense physical strain that can lead to discomfort and pain in certain parts of the body. Most people associate physical therapy with[...]

How to Make an Ergonomic School Space at Home

Make an Ergonomically Friendly School Space With many districts beginning the school year at home, we wanted to continue our back to school theme, and talk about how to set up an ergonomically friendly school space for your child. The[...]

PT News August 2020

This time in PT News we recap what our clinics have been posting throughout June & July 2020. We are excited to bring you current physical therapy based posts featuring published articles from PTandMe partnering clinics! 1. Sports Periodization Can[...]

Physical Therapy for NBA Players

Playing basketball is all about speed, fast breaks, agility, and high-impact movements. It is a vertical sport that includes jumping and landing activities that might lead to injuries. Some of the best NBA players’ careers have been ruined because of[...]

Getting Back To Fitness After Injury: How To Do It Safely

If you’re taking part in a sport and training regularly to hit peak performance, you’ll understand the impact an injury can have. Lost training days, empty pages on the diary, targets to revise and thoughts going around your head –[...]

Why You Shouldn't Put Off Going to Physical Therapy

You were not meant to live in pain. As therapists, we spend our entire careers working to help the people in our communities feel better and get back to the things they enjoy most. We know that living through a[...]

PT News July 2020

This time in PT News we recap what our clinics have been posting throughout June & July 2020. We are excited to bring you current physical therapy based posts featuring published articles from PTandMe partnering clinics! 1. Now is the[...]

PT News June 2020 Live Edition

This month in PT News we recap the educational videos that our partnering clinics have been sharing to their Facebook followers. We are happy to share with you some great information on topics that can help you more easily live[...]

4 Steps to Prevent Text Neck

Did you know that for every inch of forward head posture, it can increase the weight of the head on the spine by an additional 10 lbs?  - Kapandji, Physiology of Joints, Vol. 3 Prevent Neck Pain and Text Neck[...]

How to Sleep Better Tonight

THE NECESSITY OF SLEEP Nutrition and exercise are important for maintaining a healthy lifestyle, but sleep is often overlooked. We're going to look at why sleep is important and how you can sleep better tonight. The National Sleep Foundation Recommends[...]

How to Stay Physically and Mentally Active During Isolation

Self-isolation during the coronavirus pandemic has come as quite a shock to many of us – especially those who are used to a more active lifestyle. And while we are waiting for the day when we can safely return to[...]

PT News May 2020

This time in PT News we recap what our clinics have been posting throughout April & May 2020. We are excited to bring you current physical therapy based posts featuring published articles from PTandMe partnering clinics! 1. COVID-19 Scientific Update[...]

Tips to Prevent Pain Caused by Repetitive Movements

The modern lifestyle involves a lot of repetitive movements. Whether it's industrial labor or computer-related work like typing, the chances are it has given you injuries. Even in your normal day to day life, using smartphones or tablets can really[...]

6 Easy Ways to Get Rid of Stress

Let's face it, the COVID-19 pandemic has hit each of us differently. While some stress over making ends meet, essential workers are putting themselves at risk to help others. Parents are now trying to navigate homeschooling, while others are working[...]

4 Ways to Stay Active While Social Distancing

Most of us have found ourselves at home looking for things to do. Even though we may not be able to make it to the gym or to a group class with friends, there are still ways to stay active[...]

Physical Therapy for Golfer’s Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis Pain)

Golfer's Elbow, medically known as medial epicondylitis,  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 often occurs with repetitive[...]

PT News February 2020

This time in PT News we recap what our clinics have been posting throughout February 2020. We are excited to begin a new year of new posts featuring published articles from PTandMe partnering clinics! 1. 8 Great Pelvic Floor Stretches[...]

Can Knee Pain Cause Low Back Pain?

Knee osteoarthritis remains a significant problem among US adults 60 years and older. A recent study suggests knee arthritis rates are as high as 37 % with women showing higher rates vs men (42% vs 31%) and higher rates among[...]

10 Ways To Avoid Common Baseball Injuries

According to an article published by the Journal of Athletic Training, youth baseball players reported throwing-arm pain 74% of the time. They also reported that UCL reconstructions between 2003 and 2014 increased 343%, with 56.6% in those aged 15 to[...]

How To Safely Get In and Out of a Chair After Surgery

After going through total replacement surgery, it can be difficult to move around. Shortly after discharge, but before outpatient physical therapy begins, most patients will be seen by a home health nurse or physical therapist. Their visits with you will[...]

PT News January 2020

This time in PT News we recap what our clinics have been posting throughout January 2020. We are excited to begin a new year of new posts featuring published articles from PTandMe partnering clinics! 1. How to Keep Up With[...]

How Long Does it Take to Recover from ACL Surgery

WHAT IS THE ACL? The knee is essentially a hinged joint that is held together by four ligaments. They include the medial collateral (MCL), lateral collateral (LCL), anterior cruciate (ACL) and posterior cruciate (PCL) ligaments. The ACL runs diagonally in[...]

5 Ways to Protect Seniors from Winter Injuries

While winter is undoubtedly a time of joy – with the holidays and all the Christmas spirit – it is also a time of harsh weather, dark nights, and worsened moods. Seniors can often feel winter more strongly than younger[...]

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[...]

PT News December 2019

This time in PT News we recap what our clinics have been posting throughout December 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[...]

How to Handle a Concussion in Youth Hockey

Youth hockey is very much a contact sport so it’s no surprise that concussion is a particular problem that arises quite regularly. It’s a real concern though because while concussion can be quite a mild injury, it can also be[...]

How to Manage Movement after a Total Hip or Knee Replacement

  After going through total replacement surgery, it can be difficult to move around. Shortly after discharge, but before outpatient physical therapy begins, most patients will be seen by a home health nurse or physical therapist. Their visits with you[...]

PT News November 2019

This time in PT News we recap what our clinics have been posting throughout November 2019. We are excited to begin a new year of new posts featuring published articles from PTandMe partnering clinics! 1. Low Back Pain - A[...]

Raking injury prevention tips

It's Fall again! time for hot chocolate, bonfires and to watch the leaves turn. Our homes are cozier this time of year as we prepare for holidays and the arrival of loved ones. However, autumn does come with some challenges.[...]

Strength Training: You're Not Too Old!

  If you think you are “too old” to do strength training exercises, think again! With proper guidance and support, you can benefit from a program of regular strength-training exercises. Sarcopenia is the loss of muscle and strength often seen[...]

How To Choose the Right Safety Shoes (Infographic)

In the market for a new pair of safety shoes? Read this guide to find out everything you need to know about how to choose the right safety shoes for your needs. Why Wear Safety Shoes? If you work in[...]

PT News October 2019

This time in PT News we recap what our clinics have been posting throughout October 2019. We are excited to begin a new year of new posts featuring published articles from PTandMe partnering clinics! 1. Sports Specialization Vs. Sports Diversification[...]

Helping Your Parents With Their Physical Therapy

As our parents get older, they are faced with all kinds of challenges, mostly pertaining to their health. These challenges include reduced mobility and increased pain in the limbs, joints, and muscles, as well as an increased risk of injury.[...]

Choosing the Right Physical Therapist

Whether it be from radiating pain down your leg from a herniated disc, or a frozen shoulder insidiously appearing, physical therapists provide non-invasive treatments that can give patients their life back when pain and dysfunction dominate their day-to-day happenings. Physical[...]

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[...]

Top 5 Low Back Pain 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[...]

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 tear surgery when 90% or more of the tendon is torn. The most common causes for a rotator cuff tear and rotator cuff injuries are aging, overuse of overhead activities and[...]

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 here 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 ultraviolet[...]

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[...]

Physical Therapy for Low Back Pain: Finding Relief

Physical Therapy for Low Back Pain: Finding 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 names including[...]

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[...]

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[...]

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[...]

PT News January 2019

This time in PT News we recap what our clinics have been posting throughout January 2019. We are excited to begin a new year of new posts featuring published articles from PTandMe partnering clinics! 1. Improving your Bed & Workstation[...]

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 Physical Therapy 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[...]

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, but prevention can only go[...]

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[...]

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[...]

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 workweek. It has been determined that desk workers sit for more than[...]

Top 5 Frozen Shoulder Exercises

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

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[...]

March is National Athletic Training Month

March is Athletic Training Month! ATHLETIC TRAINERS (ATCs) 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[...]

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[...]