Center for Physical Therapy
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June 2022

‘Pre-hab’ Prior to Osteoarthritis Surgery Has Many Benefits

2022-06-08T11:49:53-04:00June 2nd, 2022|Osteoarthritis|

Research is continuing to demonstrate the benefits of rehabilitation before surgery by using physical therapy. Improving your pain and limitations in inflammation, strength, range of motion, and flexibility prior to surgery may allow for smoother recovery and less hospitalization time. Moreover, you will be able to meet your physical therapist and be comfortable in the environment that you will be performing your rehabilitation in post-operative as well as benefit from the patient education the physical therapist will provide during your sessions.

Tips and Exercises to Help You Get Up From a Chair

2022-06-08T11:51:22-04:00June 1st, 2022|Exercises|

Of course, you can modify your chair to make standing easier. For example, elevate the seat, use firm surface, arm rests, wear shoes for better grip on floor, or purchase a chair lift. In addition, one can analyze and understand what it takes to stand from a seated position. Understanding the mechanics and muscles required will help create a more fluid movement. Here are some tips to help stand from a chair

Safety Tips Will Help To Prevent Injuries with Backpacks for School

2022-06-08T11:43:44-04:00June 1st, 2022|Injury Prevention|

What child does not get excited when choosing his/her backpack for the new school year? Besides looking at what superhero or princess is on the backpack, there are several characteristics to look for when purchasing a backpack to prevent injuries. Backpacks can be very problematic for posture and body mechanics. The most common injuries occur at the neck, shoulders, and back from poor use and size of the backpacks.

May 2022

Simple Summer Stretches for Plantar Fasciitis

2022-06-08T11:26:21-04:00May 29th, 2022|Stretches|

With the transition of the seasons, comes the transition of our footwear. It feels great to kick off those winter shoes, and dust off your summer sandals. For some, maybe it’s no shoes at all with the freedom of being barefoot. Unfortunately, our feet may pay the price in the summer with a possibility of developing the dreaded diagnosis of plantar fasciitis. Plantar fasciitis is the inflammation of the band of tissue on the bottom of the foot from the toes to the heel, often causing heel pain.

‘Carefree’ Flip-Flops Can Cause Problems with Poor Support

2022-06-08T11:15:03-04:00May 26th, 2022|Poor Support|

Who doesn’t look forward to warmer temperatures and the first day you can ditch those winter boots or restricting work shoes and put on a pair of flipflops? Flip-flops are a very common footwear. Although the idea of flip-flops may bring pleasant thoughts, your feet could be paying the price. Here are a few common problems that may be associated with flip-flops with poor support. 

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