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WPPTC Physical Therapist Dances and Teaches in Brazil

posted on: Mar 26th, 2019 category:dance, news

by M. Lena Thieme, PT, MPT Lambada is a Brazilian social partner dance that involves circular head and body movements, turns and multiple spins, cambré or back bending, and sometimes deep-knee bending. One can imagine that there may be a lot of neck, back, and ankle injuries as it requires a lot of the musculoskeletal […]

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Ready to Ride Pain Free?

posted on: Mar 26th, 2019 category:community, rehabilitation

by Blake Tucker-Jones, PTA As the warmer weather beckons us to spend more time on our bikes, overuse injuries become more prevalent. The most common injury reported is anterior knee pain. This can be caused by limited hamstring flexibility, tight IT band, low cadence while pedaling, or poor cleat alignment to name a few. Let’s […]

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What Is the Meeks Method?

posted on: Nov 26th, 2018 category:rehabilitation

by Patti Koehler, PT, WCS Everyone has heard of the importance of weight bearing exercise to help build bone density or decrease the rate of bone loss. Weight-bearing exercise is but one piece of a part of a comprehensive treatment approach for osteoporosis. The Meeks Method is an exercise and alignment program developed by Sara […]

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Understanding Osteoporosis and Osteopenia

posted on: Nov 26th, 2018 category:rehabilitation

by Patti Koehler, PT, WCS Osteoporosis is a musculoskeletal disorder that causes thinning of the bones with a reduction in bone mass and bone strength which predisposes one to increased risk of fracture. Osteoporosis affects one in two women and one in four men over the age of 60. Osteoporosis is more prevalent than coronary […]

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So, You Had a Baby, Eh?

posted on: Jun 28th, 2018 category:rehabilitation

by E. Anne Patron, DPT Once postpartum, it is very beneficial to get checked out by a pelvic floor physical therapist. The birth of a child, though an incredible experience, can be traumatic to the pelvic floor, even if the labor and delivery was normal. No matter if you had a c-section or vaginal delivery, […]

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Physical Therapy Provides Great Relief During Pregnancy

posted on: Jun 28th, 2018 category:rehabilitation

by E. Anne Patron, DPT Pregnancy is one of the body’s best examples of resilience. Your body goes through an incredible journey in 40 weeks (give or take) that spans the physical and emotional limits of the human body. Physical therapy can be very helpful before, during, and after pregnancy. Pre-partum and in between pregnancies, […]

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