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Holiday Weekend Travel And Rest Stops!

May 24, 2017

There is a reason they call them “Rest Stops” The summer travel season is rapidly approaching, and many of us are making plans now to take a family vacation via car. This may just be to the beach, or perhaps a longer trek to visit family many states away. I’ve written in the past about […]

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Three Easy Tips For Gardening without Injury

May 1, 2017

By John Bradley, DPT I write frequently about the physical challenges of gardening and performing yard work.  There is no doubt that gardening regularly is an excellent form of exercise, and if done in a sustained manner, meets the criteria of aerobic exercise which has cardiovascular benefits.  But, like other forms of working out, gardening is […]

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Advice for Kids and Spring Sports

April 27, 2017

By John Bradley, DPT At this time of the year, we often see more than our normal number of younger athletes with injuries sustained while playing and practicing various spring sports. To a certain extent, injuries occur as part of involvement in athletic activity. But, after seeing athletes for thirty years, I can say with […]

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Burning sensation in your feet? It Might be Plantar’s Fasciitis

April 12, 2017

If you have ever had a burning feeling along the bottom of your feet, it might be due to inflammation in the tendons in the bottom part of your foot, called the plantar fascia. When this area gets aggravated by overuse, heel spurs or other problems, you can develop plantar fasciitis, which means, literally, inflammation of the […]

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Stand Up Straight!

February 27, 2017

by John Bradley, DPT This article was first published in the News Journal on February 23, 2017. You can go to the original article and watch the video by clicking here Most of us adults can still hear those words echoing in our heads decades later, often spoken by a parent or teacher who was […]

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Pretty Feet and Protected Ankles, Part II – Ankle Stability

February 20, 2017

This is Part Two of our Series about Strength Training and Tips for Dancers and Gymnasts from Dr. Julianne Wood Ankle Stability As discussed in part 1, sickling (when your foot rolls inward) can be a contributing factor to ankle sprains, but another factor is ankle stability. You would think spending all that time on […]

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If Your Knee Hurts, Check Out Your Hip!

January 27, 2017

By John Bradley, DPT This article first appeared in the News Journal on March 6, 2012 I have seen countless numbers of patients with a primary complaint of knee pain. The causes of the pain are many and varied. Arthritis, sprained ligaments, and torn cartilage often top the list of reasons why a knee can be […]

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Pretty Feet and Protected Ankles

January 25, 2017

This is Part 1 of a three-part blog series from Julianne Wood, DPT. Julianne is a dancer and fantastic gymnast herself, and brings that expertise  when she is helping patients. As you dance or your child dances, you may hear terms such as sickling, rolling in, and winging. The first of these we are going to […]

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Four Stretches You Need to Perform Before Starting a Shoulder Routine

January 20, 2017

by Sean Ruane, DPT Are you considering starting an exercise program to strengthen your shoulders? Have you started an exercise program and are noticing that you have shoulder pain? There are a variety of reasons that you may experience shoulder pain. Some of these include: Poor posture Decreased flexibility around the shoulder Weakness in the […]

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On Thin Ice: Prevention of One of the Most Common Ice Hockey Injuries

January 10, 2017

By Amanda Vito, PT, DPT, Performance Physical Therapy Ice hockey is one of the fastest growing sports for today’s youth, but it’s also a great sport to participate in as you get older, in order to stay in shape and stay in touch with old teammates. Unfortunately, the nature of the game and the stress […]

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