Blog Category: Adults


What is Dysphagia?

At Melanie Massey Physical Therapy, our Speech-Language Pathologists work with individuals experiencing swallowing disorders to increase swallowing safety and p...
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The Importance of Nutrition Pre & Post-Op

Imagine you are preparing for a marathon. You can not start training the day of, right? You have to start training months in advance to maximize your performanc...
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Let's Talk About Aphasia

What is Aphasia? Aphasia is a language disorder that is caused by impairment to specific areas in the brain that control a person’s ability to understand and/...
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Choosing the Proper Running Shoe

Do Your Research Everybody has a different foot and different lower body structure.  It is important to research and find the right shoe and brand that is righ...
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Tips for Healthy Running

Use a "Sprinting Form" Use a “Sprinting Form,” aka Midfoot Strike, no matter your speed. Even at a jogging pace, you should always run with sprinting form.&...
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Lymphedema & Nutrition

Why is nutrition important? Diet plays a huge role in our bodies, affecting our health in many ways. Mental, emotional and physical health are all impacted by w...
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Physical Therapy & Jaw Pain

 Did you know physical therapy can help jaw pain? Yes, the jaw is a joint, and just like knees, shoulders and hips this joint can be dysfunctional. Physica...
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Improve Overhead Mobility

Back pain? Shoulder pain? Maybe your overhead mobility is to blame. Check out this quick test to see if your shoulder can move overhead like it should. If not, ...
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Spine Pain

Spine pain affects a large portion of the population and can be a very debilitating condition. Whether you are suffering from neck or back pain, MMPT strives t...
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February Spotlight: Intensive Therapy Sessions

First of all, we want to say we hope you all had a blessed holiday season and to wish you all a very Happy New Year from MMPT! 2014 has definitely started out w...
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6 Simple Steps to Improve Your Health & Wellness

Our lifestyle choices play a key role in keeping us from getting hurt or sick. Limited sleep, inactivity, and poor nutrition can increase the risk of injury and...
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Speech Development & Play

Something I often hear as a speech-language pathologist: “All you do is play!”  Think about this… How do children learn? Are they given textbooks for...
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Poor Posture and Tension Headaches

Most people with complaints of headaches will have a postural or musculoskeletal component causing the pain. Approximately 80% of people with headaches have dif...
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Fueling Your Body for Optimal Performance

From rehab clients to weekend warriors, performance is directly tied to nutrition.  If you want to train at the peak of your ability and recover quickly, y...
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Kegels. Is that all there is?

Often we hear, “My doctor recommended kegels for my symptoms. Is that all there is?” The answer is no. Kegels are not enough for a healthy, happy pelvic flo...
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Tummy Time

Around the early to mid 90’s, back sleeping was identified by the American Academy of Pediatrics as a way to lower a baby's risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndro...
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How to Safely Increase Your Mileage with Running

Do you want to start a running program? Are you already a runner and want to increase your miles? Are you recovering from an injury and trying to return to runn...
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Understanding Constipation

Research suggests that over 4 million people in the United States have frequent constipation. It is three times more common in women than men and it has a marke...
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When Should my Toddler Begin Wearing Shoes?

This topic has been debated by health care professionals for years.  Still to this day there is not a uniform answer provided among various healthcare grou...
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Poor Posture & Neck Pain

Many people have complaints of neck pain that can stem from a postural component.  When you are looking at someone from the side, a “normal” posture is...
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