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Dry Needling for Plantar Fasciitis

There has been a recent trend in physical therapy where needles are being used to reduce trigger points in muscles and stimulate muscle relaxation and healing.  One of the more common diagnosis that seems to be responding well to dry needling is plantar fasciitis. What is plantar Fasciitis? Plantar fasciitis (PLAN-tur fas-e-I-tis) is one of […]

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When is it time to get surgery?

This months blog is on another common questions that we as therapists get asked on a frequent basis.  This can often be a loaded question with multiple right answers, but I’m going to give you my best recommendation on when it may be best to get a surgical consult 1.When the constant pain is bad […]

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Women’s Health

Pain During Pregnancy The pregnant woman’s body is continuously changing during pregnancy and during the post-partum period. Many women experience problems that may be effectively treated in physical and occupational therapy – cervical, thoracic, and lumbar pain, sacroiliac (SI) joint pain, sciatica, foot pain, postural dysfunctions and carpal tunnel syndrome.   The most common complaint […]

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What is Phonophoresis/Iontophoresis?

 Definition: Phonophoresis is a physical agent, which utilizes ultrasound with a topical drug to facilitate transdermal drug delivery.  Iontophoresis is the transcutaneous delivery of ions into the body for therapeutic purposes using a DC electrical current.   Iontophoresis and Phonophoresis are alternatives to oral or parenteral methods of drug delivery. With iontophoresis patients must be […]

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Physical Therapy for TMJ Disorders

Treatment Programs      A specialized TMJ therapist helps restore normal joint mobility with manual joint and soft tissue mobilization plus instruction of appropriate home exercises for the patient.  Specific manual therapy techniques and modalities help reduce the patient’s pain and swelling, which enhances the success of joint stability and/or mobility exercises. Consistent communication with the […]

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What is Kinesio Taping?

  This past fall, during the Rio Olympics, many of the athletes could be seen wearing these multi-colored strangely configured tape jobs.  Many of the viewers at home were left wondering….what are those crazy things on the volleyball players shoulders?  And my shoulder hurts, should I be getting that done as well? What is it […]

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Dealing with Chronic Pain

Chronic Pain is defined as experiencing pain for a period of 3 months or longer.  Chronic pain is something we see here everyday in the clinic.  It can be exceedingly difficult to treat at times, but also very rewarding if we can help someone get out of chronic pain.  Like anything in life that requires […]

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Sleeping Positions for Neck Pain

For those who are suffering from neck pain or have suffered from it in the past, you know that finding a comfortable position while sleeping can become a difficult task.  Many times just knowing what positions are most supportive for your neck can help reduce pain, spasms and tightness.  In this post we will break […]

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3 Simple Exercises To Prevent Low Back Pain

  The best way to combat low back pain is to take a few simple steps each day to prevent it from happening.  Many times chronic back pain could have been prevented if a few simple exercises could be done everyday.  As the old saying goes “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of […]

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What is Dry Needling?

Dry Needling Therapy is a valuable treatment technique in managing chronic pain, acute pain, muscle stiffness & spasm, swelling, and painful muscle trigger points. Dry Needling uses a thin, flexible, sterile needle to promote muscle relaxation, while increasing the ability of tissue to heal, and often results in pain relief. This technique uses the same […]

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