Dry Needling: What is it and how can it help me?

What is Dry Needling? Dry needling is a procedure performed by skilled physical therapists extensively trained in the safe delivery of dry needling technique. During a dry needling procedure, a single-use, thin, filiform needle penetrates the skin in order to stimulate underlying myofascial trigger points and muscular and connective tissue. Dry needling treats trigger points–

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Telerehab Could Ensure That You’re Completing Your Home Exercises Correctly

Today’s physical therapy was successful by all measures: Your PT spent time listening to your symptoms, collected a thorough medical history, diagnosed your issue (tennis elbow), and sent you on your way with a bunch of exercises to do at home. During the appointment, you watched intently as the physical therapist demonstrated each home exercise

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Ask a Physical Therapist to

Let’s talk about the last time you—or someone close to you—interviewed for a new job. Chances are that the first step was a phone screen with your potential employer, and when you passed that portion of the process with flying colors, you were then invited for an in-person interview. At that stage, the employer probably

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Common Basketball Injuries and 7 Tips to Help Prevent Them

March Madness is just around the corner and everyone is out practicing their skills and “sinking threes”. While March Madness brings out the pro player in all of us, basketball is the most popular youth sport in the US. A study by the National Athletic Trainers Association found that 22% of male basketball players have

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Is Your Smart Phone Aging Your Spine?

Chances are that you probably haven’t given much thought to how your neck and back are faring in the era of the smart phone, but studies show that you most certainly should. It’s practically a reflex these days to pull out our smart phones when we’re standing in line, sitting at the airport or riding

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Exercise and Your Mood

Exercise has great benefits for your physical health – it can strengthen your muscles, improve your cardiovascular system, and reduce your risk of diseases like stroke and diabetes. But, did you know that exercise can have benefits for your mental health too? Why exercise lifts your mood Exercise causes your brain to release chemicals including

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Heart Health

Are you fitting in at least 150 minutes (2.5 hours) of heart-pumping physical activity per week? If not, you’re not alone. Only about one in five adults and teens get enough exercise to maintain good health. Being more active can help all people think, feel and sleep better and perform daily tasks more easily. And

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Get Back Into Balance

Your physical therapist can play a big role in helping you maintain or improve your balance as you age. Unfortunately, falls are becoming increasingly common in adults age 65 and over. Just because they’re common, doesn’t mean they’re inevitable though. Research shows that falls are caused by a variety of factors, and many of them

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