Football and CTE | New Studies Raise Alarms
Aug02

Football and CTE | New Studies Raise Alarms

As many will tell you, sport physical therapists see a wide range of different patient issues. Anything from torn ACLs in the process of healing to chronic pain in every variety. As an injury that continues to garner a considerable amount of concern from the medical community, concussions are in the headlines once again with some alarming new studies regarding football and CTE. Football and CTE | What’s the Damage? A...

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PT’s Guide To: Pain Management Diets
Dec06

PT’s Guide To: Pain Management Diets

Food as medicine is a well-known deep-rooted theory of which there is much debate and speculation. However it cannot be argued, as there is insurmountable evidence out there, that foods high in certain vitamins and minerals have healing abilities. No matter what side of the debate you’re on, physical therapists should consider adding a nutrition consultation session for the patients who don’t seem to be progressing with pain...

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Football Recovery: Methods the NFL Swears By
Sep23

Football Recovery: Methods the NFL Swears By

Football recovery is just as or more important than football practice. And the team with the most fit muscles and mobile joints have the best advantage in winning and in safety. Every athlete has their preferred method of physical therapy that has been tried and tested to be true. With plenty of scientific evidence and testimonials to back it up, it’s hard to argue with these favorites in the NFL. Tried and Tested Football...

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The Great Dry Needling Debate
Sep16

The Great Dry Needling Debate

Dry Needling – The Great Debate Dry needling, formally known as Myofascial Trigger Point Dry Needling, is very much like acupuncture, but it is not to be confused with it. As the name suggests, the needles used contain no medication and are placed strategically on problem areas based on western medicine. Whereas, acupuncture is a well-known old eastern medicine technique to enhance energy flow. Despite various studies that...

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Cupping Takes the Gold at Rio
Aug15

Cupping Takes the Gold at Rio

Michael Phelps created quite the buzz in Rio when he showed up to the platform sporting some concerning bruises. However, we quickly learned that there is no cause for alarm, as they are a common side effect due to cupping. Cupping is an ancient Eastern physical therapy practice of strategically placing cups on the body to create suction, known in the industry as myofascial decompression. This method stimulates blood flow and...

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Ekso-Suit GT: Meet the Bionic Suit Ready For Clinics Worldwide
May31

Ekso-Suit GT: Meet the Bionic Suit Ready For Clinics Worldwide

It is estimated that around 375,000 people suffer a spinal cord injury each year. Another 17 million people suffer a stroke. Between these two medical conditions, 60% of acute stroke survivors are left without the ability to walk, or need at least some form of assistance. It can seem like an uphill battle to provide someone with rehabilitative care for lost motor skills, yet new, robotic exoskeleton technology is serving to maximize...

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