I am sure you have heard the terms telehealth or telemedicine in the news or advertised by medical specialists. This is especially true since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic. The question is what is it, how does it work and can physical therapy visits via telehealth...

October 1, 2018

As I’ve mentioned in my previous blog posts, I’ve been a physical therapist for ten years. The one thing that still shocks me is how little people know about what physical therapists actually do. I’m always shocked when someone tells me they don’t think PT can help the...

July 19, 2018

I’ve been in clinical practice almost ten years as a Doctor of Physical Therapy.  Often, patients will come to my clinic because they have received physical therapy elsewhere and have not been happy with their care or the results of their treatment.  They are often hes...

We have all had times in our lives where adversity strikes, often when we least expect it. Some instances are more significant than others such as the death of a loved one or another life-altering event. Other events can be less stressful, but can still have  profound...

Wikipedia defines a tendon as a “tough band of fibrous connective tissue that connect muscle to the bone and is capable of withstanding tension.”  Tendons are made up of collagen and because of the frequency of loads and tensions that they undergo, are susceptible to i...

As the weather improves and our outdoor activity increases one issue we absolutely need to be aware of is Lyme Disease.  Most commonly, it is transmitted through the bite of a deer tick; although it is possible to transmit to an unborn child in-utero. Most of us can th...

February 20, 2018

The Olympics always seem to bring up this topic.  What’s the deal with the tape that the athletes are wearing? Does it actually help?  Here’s what we know.

Kinesiology tape is an elastic adhesive tape that is applied directly to the skin.  It’s often sold in bright...

January 9, 2018

Often, we hear our patients predict the weather based on how they’re feeling or report increased pain when the weather changes.  For years, people have said things like “I feel a storm coming in” or “my knees are telling me it’s going to rain.”  Is there scientific evi...

November 10, 2017

As long as your physical therapist has at least 3 years of experience you can be treated for ten visits by a physical therapist without a referral from a physician.  This means DIRECT ACCESS to physical therapy services without waiting for your physician, diagnostic im...

August 31, 2017

“Sleep is extremely important to me - I need to rest and recover in order for the training I do to be absorbed by my body.”  -Usain Bolt

Usain Bolt, the fastest human alive, sleeps 10 hours per day.  And he’s in good company.  Venus Williams, Maria Sharapova and Steve N...

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