80% of Americans Experience Back Pain, But 100% of PTs Know How to Prevent It

Got back pain? You’re not alone. Eighty percent of Americans suffer from low back and neck pain at some point in their lives. Management often includes the overuse of treatments like surgeries, MRI, x-rays and medications. And it’s an expensive prospect: The annual tally on low back and neck pain treatment in the U.S. is…
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Telerehab Could Ensure You’re Completing Your Home Exercises Correctly

Today’s physical therapy was successful by all measures: Your PT spent time listening to your symptoms, collected a thorough medical history, diagnosed your issue (tennis elbow), and sent you on your way with a bunch of exercises to do at home. During the appointment, you watched intently as the physical therapist demonstrated each home exercise…
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With Physical Therapy Televisits, Convenience is the #1 Benefit

You’re sitting in your living room and glance at the clock: just fifteen minutes until your physical therapy appointment is scheduled to start. You still need to lace up your shoes, grab your wallet, jump in the car and drive 10 miles across town. The walk from the parking alone will take five minutes! How…
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Causes, Symptoms and Treatment for Shin Splints

If you’re an athlete, particularly a runner, you know shin splints cause pain in the lower leg usually below the knee either on the front part of your leg (anterior shin splints) or the most common, on the inside of the leg (medial shin splints). Known as medial tibial stress syndrome (MTSS), shin splints affect…
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How to Find Out What’s Causing Your Back Pain

Is the source of your low back pain a mystery? You’re not alone: Nine out of 10 patients don’t know the primary cause of it either. The problem is that most people seek treatment after they’ve begun exhibiting symptoms. While this may seem logical on the surface, we’re here to tell you that there’s a better way.…
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A Physical Therapy Checkup is Probably Missing from Your Calendar

Some health habits are instilled at a young age. For as long as you can remember, for example, you made annual treks in the family minivan to both the pediatrician and the dentist. As you entered adulthood, you probably transitioned to a primary care physician, and maybe even a different dentist better equipped to address…
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Common Equipment for Pediatric Physical Therapy

Pediatric physical therapy helps children gain strength and independence. It aids in meeting physical goals. It also helps build emotional strength and confidence along with physical strength. Children with developmental disabilities need exercise the same way their non-disabled peers do. Targeted physical therapy aids in developing balance and gross motor skills. It even leads to better socialization…
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Ask a Physical Therapist To “Screen” Your Movements This Spring

Let’s talk about the last time you—or someone close to you—interviewed for a new job here in Colorado. Chances are that the first step was a phone screen with your potential employer, and when you passed that portion of the process with flying colors, you were then invited for an in-person interview. At that stage,…
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Why You Need Physical Rehabilitation After a Sports Injury

Experiencing a serious injury as an athlete can make your sports life flash before your eyes. One minute you’re performing at your absolute peak, the next you’re down on the ground thinking it might be all over. It doesn’t have to be, of course. There are numerous cases when athletes have come back from what…
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