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Warming Up Before Running

With spring around the corner, many runners will start up their outdoor training programs. Today, we’re sharing some tips for a proper and thorough warm-up to ensure you don’t start off your season with injuries. There are some major benefits of warming up properly,...

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How Can Physical Therapy Help Sciatica

If you’ve been experiencing pain that radiates from the lower part of your spine through the back of your thigh or calf, you could be experiencing sciatica. Sciatica is pain caused by a pinching of your sciatic nerve. Sciatica can manifest in a wide variety of...

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Aquatic Therapy in Utah

Aquatic therapy provides numerous benefits to those who follow an aquatic therapy exercise plan. Our experienced Physical Therapists at RPT will determine if this kind of exercise plan will be beneficial for you. We offer aquatic therapy twice a week at Dimple Dell...

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Physical Therapy in the NFL

Which team are you cheering for in this year’s Super Bowl? Whether your team is the Patriots or the Rams, a high-intensity sport such as football requires many of the players to participate in an active physical therapy treatment program. In fact, physical therapy is...

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Is your Sleeping Position Causing You Pain

Did you know that we spend roughly one-third of our lives sleeping? With so much of our lives spent sleeping, it’s important to understand which sleeping positions have the potential to be detrimental to your health. If you find yourself constantly experiencing back...

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Physical Therapy and Snapping Hip Syndrome

Have you ever experienced a “snap” or “pop” when you forcefully lift, lower, or swing your leg? If this sounds familiar, you may be experiencing snapping hip syndrome. This typically makes it difficult to perform activities such as hiking, running, jumping, and...

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Prepping for Winter Sports Season

Before you hit the slopes, it’s important to prepare your body. Whether you prefer skiing or snowboarding, both can be strenuous on your body. Many people develop injuries from lack of preparation for the season and have to end their winter sports fun early. We’re...

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Halloween Safety

Halloween is coming up! It can be easy to get caught up in this busy time of year and getting your children and their costumes ready. It’s important to keep in mind these important safety guidelines to ensure your children’s safety: Plan for your children’s costumes...

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PT and Breast Cancer

1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer within their lifetime as well as 1 in 1,000 men in their lifetime. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, so we couldn’t let the month pass by without talking about how beneficial physical therapy is for those who...

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PT and Opioids: Summary

Experiencing pain is one of the top reasons why Americans seek health care. In fact, over 100 million American adults are suffering from chronic pain. Instead of treating the underlying issues, many doctors are quick to prescribe opioids to mask the pain. This...

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Physical Therapy Myths Busted

Happy Physical Therapy Month! To celebrate, we wanted to debunk some common physical therapy myths. Myth #1: You need a doctor’s referral to see a Physical Therapist. Many people deal with pain for far too long assuming they need to see a doctor before they seek pain...

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Whiplash and Physical Therapy

Following a car accident or traumatic incident, it’s common to experience whiplash. Whiplash happens when there’s forceful movement of the head on the shoulders in any direction. Those who experience this may suffer from pain for months at a time if not treated. Our...

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Communication about Your Pain

Communicating the pain you’re experiencing to a physical therapist and loved ones may be incredibly difficult. The successful management of pain really depends on an understanding and correct diagnosis of why you may be experiencing pain. So how do you communicate the...

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September is Pain Awareness Month

September is Pain Awareness Month! It’s common to experience pain as a result of a variety of injuries and/or disorders. It’s also unfortunately common to turn to opioids for pain relief. This month, we wanted to promote the decision to #ChoosePT to help with any pain...

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Physical Therapy and Balance

Inner ear infections and/or inflammation can cause some serious balance issues. These can cause you to feel dizzy and nauseous while causing you to lose your balance often. This increases your risk for accidents and falls that could result in injuries that impair your...

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Work Posture 101

Working a desk job in an office from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm can be hard on your body. Sitting for these long hours can cause health problems and cause strain on your eyes. We’ll be sharing some tips to make your desk job easier on your body with the goal of preventing...

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Physical Therapy for Your Feet

Your feet should have full range of motion, strength, and function to get you to the places you need to be. When this isn’t the case, it’s important to seek out someone who can help you. Physical therapy has been shown to be beneficial for those who are struggling...

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Physical Therapy and Down Syndrome

Children who are born with Down Syndrome face many challenges throughout life, especially those of the physical nature. What many people don’t realize, is how difficult it is for them to overcome these challenges. Some characteristics of Down Syndrome include...

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Meet our New Therapists!

There are some exciting things going on at RPT! We are pleased to welcome three new physical therapists to our team. We’re confident that as you work with them, you’ll be able to see real results and progress throughout your physical therapy journey. Get to know the...

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Chronic Back Pain and Physical Therapy

Did you know that around 25% of people in the United States report having back pain at some point in the last three months? If you’re experiencing this kind of pain, you’re definitely not alone. If nothing is done to prevent or improve back pain, it can easily become...

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Dancers and Physical Therapy

If you’re a former dancer and/or parent to a child who’s a dancer, you know all too well the numerous injuries that can occur from this activity. An injury called, “dancer’s hip” is common in the world of dancers. During activity, a pop is felt in the hip during...

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