National Physical Therapy Day | What Kind of PT Are You?
Sep08

National Physical Therapy Day | What Kind of PT Are You?

Are you a physical therapist or an aspiring PT? September 8th is National Physical Therapy Day, and we would like to thank all of the physical therapists in the world for everything that they do for us. Physical therapy is an important part of the recovery process for many people suffering from multiple health issues. As an aspiring physical therapist, spend your National Physical Therapy day learning about what type of physical...

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Why Opioids are Dangerous and How Therapy Can Help
Sep01

Why Opioids are Dangerous and How Therapy Can Help

Once again, the connection between therapy as pain treatment instead of the use of opioid pain medication is in the spotlight. An NPR reporter took a deeper look at pain management programs across the country that aim to help patients suffering from chronic pain get off of pain medication. The programs are focused on the emotional, social, and psychological aspects of pain in an effort to help patients reduce their dependence on...

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Medical Marijuana and Physical Therapy: The Highs and Lows
Aug17

Medical Marijuana and Physical Therapy: The Highs and Lows

Your patient arrives for their regular physical therapy appointment and you inquire about their pain levels. They tell you that the physical therapy has been working and then they mention that they’ve also started using medical marijuana to alleviate some of their pain. Medical marijuana to treat pain is trending, as more than half of the U.S. has legalized the substance in some form. Yet, what roles do medical marijuana and physical...

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Top Fall Destinations for Travel Physical Therapy Jobs
Aug11

Top Fall Destinations for Travel Physical Therapy Jobs

The best part about your job as a travel physical therapist is that you get to experience new places often. As the season is about to change again, you’re most likely thinking about where you can go to enjoy fall best. Whether you prefer a warmer climate where you can skip fall altogether or you want to feel that crisp air promising to send winter next – there are thousands of travel physical therapy jobs throughout the U.S. for you...

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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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How to Become a Physical Therapist Assistant
Jun21

How to Become a Physical Therapist Assistant

If you love helping people and are interested in working through a variety of complex medical problems, a career as a physical therapy assistant (PTA) may be right for you. PTAs are responsible for providing many of the same services to patients as traditional physical therapists every day. This said, since PTAs work under the supervision of a full PT, most states only require PTAs to have completed an appropriate 2-year associates...

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