Common Physical Therapy FAQ’s

Whether you’ve never had physical therapy, or it has been a while since your last visit, you probably have questions about pt treatment. So we put together a list of some of the most common physical therapy questions we get from patients and non-patients alike.   Who should seek Physical Therapy? People who get the…
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How Much Water Should I Drink In A Day?

  How Much Water Should I Drink In A Day? How Much Water did you Drink Today? Did you drink enough water today? How do you know and does it actually matter? You may have heard you should drink eight, 8oz. glasses of water a day. You may have some questions going through your head:…
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Improving Balance with Exercise

  Every day, we partake in activities throughout our daily routines that require good balance. Things like walking up and down stairs, standing on our tiptoes while reaching up to a shelf, or even just crossing the street –– all require good balance. Most of us probably don’t think much about improving balance and take…
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3 Ways to Help Break a Bad Habit

  We all have one bad habit (okay maybe we have more than one)… Some of us bite our nails, some of us spend too much time on our phones, some of us crack open the fridge for a late night snack. Everyone has a bad habit or two, we’re human! Now, how many of…
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Flexibility Quiz: Is Flexibility Always a Good Thing?

  Ask yourself these 5 questions:   1.     Can you bend forward and place your hands flat on the floor without bending your knees? a.     Yes: 1 point b.     No: 0 points     2.     Can you hyperextend your elbow? Does your elbow go past straight? a.     Yes: both sides-2 points; one side only-1 point…
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Physical Therapist vs. Chiropractor

  Do you know the difference between a chiropractor and a physical therapist? People often get confused about how to choose one versus the other for treatment of an injury. When it comes down to it, chiropractors focus on spinal manipulation and their patients typically come back for on-going maintenance. Physical therapists focus on exercise,…
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Concussions Are Mild Traumatic Brain Injuries. Here’s What You Need To Know

  It is football session again! With all the fun, excitement, and hard hits comes the occasional serious injury. Even though football may not be the most dangerous sport when it comes to concussions, it seems like a fitting time to discuss the topic. Studies have showed that nearly one-third of athletes have sustained concussions…
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4 “Need to Know” Facts About Hip Osteoarthritis and 3 Hip Strengthening Exercises

  Do you know anyone with hip pain? Chances are you, or someone you know, experiences hip pain. Studies show that up to 28% of people over the age of 45 have hip pain with evidence of osteoarthritis1. Hip pain can cause difficulty walking, climbing stairs, getting out of a chair, squatting, and a myriad…
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6 Types Of Low Back Pain…What you Need To Know

Low back pain is a very common condition. Almost everyone will have low back pain at some point during their life time (2). Low back pain can be caused by many different structures in the back and often it can be difficult to identify which specific structure is causing the pain, even with expensive high-tech equipment. Without…
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Wonder Why Physical Therapists Spend So Much Time On A Computer? Here’s Why

Ever wonder why your therapist spends so much time on the computer? Annoyed by the paperwork that is required of you? It is all part of the system. The health care system that is. The one thing that has proven consistently true over the 9 years I have worked as a therapist is that taking…
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