Blog Category: Physical Therapy


Patellofemoral Pain: Treating Painful Kneecaps

Patellofemoral pain is a type of knee pain that effects 25% of the general population every year. Patellofemoral pain is often known as “kneecap pain” or ...
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What is Crossing Midline?

If you draw a line straight down the middle of your body from your head to your toes that is your midline Midline divides our body into LEFT and RIGHT halv...
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What Can Be Done About Neck Pain?

Neck pain is a common complaint in the United States affecting millions of people per year.  Neck pain causes are varied but can include: Weakness in shoul...
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National Play Catch Week

Playing catch is a great way for children to learn social skills, reciprocal play (taking turns), hand-eye coordination, and depth perception. It also works to ...
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Asymmetrical Tonic Neck Reflex: Could it be making your child's school work harder?

Reflexes are involuntary movements or actions. Babies are born with several primitive reflexes to assist with birthing and development, and they integrate or di...
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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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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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