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When is Manual Physical Therapy Needed?

Manual therapy is when the Physical Therapist performs PT services by solely using their hands, in order to improve the patients movement and/or resolve pain.  When is Manual Therapy necessary?  The answer will generally vary greatly depending which Physical Therapist...

Proper Diagnosis

Is it necessary for the physical therapist to get the correct diagnosis from the M.D.? For the most part, no!  The majority of the time, it makes no difference what the physician’s diagnosis is when it comes to the proper diagnosis for physical therapy.  This is...

Less Time – More Money for Treatment?

Is it fair to you as a consumer to get less attention/treatment time for more money? In the physical therapy realm co-pays today are averaging $25-$30/visit. However, many clinics are now seeing 3-4 patients per hour. These physical therapists are unable to spend...

Restoring Function with Physical Therapy

For many years, physical therapists have studied human movement and the science of restoring mobility.  In the 1980's, physical therapists began to push the idea of "Function".  Since then, PT educators have given countless lectures on the importance of function and...

Preventing Exercise Injury

Today Americans exercise more than ever before.  We are doing everything from walking, jogging, weight lifting and aerobics to leisure sports/activities such as golf, hiking or tennis.  However, over the past several years, physical therapists and doctors are seeing...

Preventing Exercise Injury

Today Americans exercise more than ever before.  We are doing everything from walking, jogging, weight lifting and aerobics to leisure sports/activities such as golf, hiking or tennis.  However, over the past several years, physical therapists and doctors are seeing...

Stand Up for Core Exercises

Today Americans exercise more than ever before.  We are doing everything from walking, jogging, weight lifting and aerobics to leisure sports/activities such as hiking or tennis.  However, over the past several years, physical therapists and doctors are seeing an...

Thoracic Spine Problems

Core strengthening has become a buzz word over the past 10-15 yrs. Most exercise enthusiasts, trainers and clinicians will talk about or describe “core strengthening” as abdominal crunches with a machine or over a ball. This is usually performed while sitting or...

What is Pronation?

Everybody either knows or has known a “sneaky kid.” The kid who has everybody fooled. He is charismatic, has good grades, does his chores, says things like “yes ma'am", and always does what his parents ask. At least, so they think. However, you being the next door...

Is It Really Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

Pronation is a process that our foot performs during weightbearing (standing or walking), where the arch falls immediately after our heel contacts the floor.  Pronation often gets a bad rap.  For example, many shoes advertise that they prevent pronation, however,...