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Physical Therapy as First Treatment for Low Back Pain Curbs Opioid Use

posted on: May 30th, 2018 category:community, news, rehabilitation

An excellent article on NPR talks about how physical therapy as the first treatment for lower back pain can help to reduce opioid use and eliminate the need for pricey procedures and surgeries that often don’t help, and can even exacerbate lower back pain. Read the entire article here.

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Men’s Health

posted on: Mar 16th, 2018 category:news, rehabilitation

by Amanda Swearingen, PT, DPT, PRPC An often misunderstood part of the human body which can lead to multiple dysfunctions are the muscles of the pelvic floor. The pelvic floor muscles are a group of muscles that attach to the bottom of the pelvis. They provide several functions including postural and organ support, bowel and bladder […]

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Ergonomics

posted on: Mar 16th, 2018 category:news, rehabilitation

by Shalynn Robinette, PTA, CES What is ergonomics? Simply put ergonomics is the study of how people work within their environment. Applying ergonomics to your workstation setup helps reduce the risk of repetitive stress injuries. It allows you to adapt your environment to fit you instead of making you adapt to your environment. One small […]

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Friend of the Clinic in India

posted on: Feb 15th, 2018 category:community, Kathi McCoy

Kathy McCoy and others were in India on the way to a Habitat for Humanity build for a community of rat and snake catchers whose villages were impacted by the last typhoon. Stacy Allison is with the group. Here’s a translated article about her climb on Mount Everest. Everest Hero Allison Visits Maqbara Aurangabad: Correspondent […]

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Vestibular Rehabilitation

posted on: Nov 28th, 2017 category:rehabilitation

by Sarah K. Terpin, PT, DPT More than 5 million people in the U.S. visit the doctor every year with complaints of dizziness. Dizziness is one of the most common complaints both children and adults have and can affect all aspects of life. Someone suffering from dizziness may describe symptoms in a variety of ways, […]

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Urinary Incontinence (UI)

posted on: Nov 28th, 2017 category:rehabilitation

by Eryn Kirschbaum, PT, DPT, PRPC Urinary Incontinence (UI) is a phrase often associated directly with the aging population or with women who have given birth. However, it often occurs in younger populations, women who have never given birth, and also in men. The term “incontinence” does not necessarily mean complete loss of bladder control; […]

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