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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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According to US population estimates, 5% of people over the age of 65 and more than 40% of people over the age of 85 have Alzheimer’s disease. Alzheimer’s disease is characterized by the nature of its progressive condition which damages brain cells. Along with this...

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Ways to Exercise While Watching Television

In a study shared here, it was found that over 70% of consumers in the United States now binge-watch television. Binge-watching can be defined as “to watch multiple episodes of a single TV show in rapid succession.”  While this can seem harmless, your health may be...

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Why Doing At Home Exercises is Important

One of the most important aspects about physical therapy is practicing your home therapy exercises consistently. Many people will go to each scheduled physical therapy appointment only to report they’re not seeing results as quickly as they’d hoped to see them. In...

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RPT Scholarship Winners 2018

Each year, RPT gives scholarships to each of the high schools for which we provide sports medicine services. 1-2 students are chosen to receive the scholarship from each school based on certain criteria. Criteria includes: grades, financial need, and interest in the...

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Gardening as Exercise

It’s National Gardening Month! It can be fun to watch your hard work pay off in the garden, and there are also some unexpected health benefits that can come from gardening. Why not pick up this hobby as the weather starts to warm up? You may be surprised by just how...

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Heart Rate and Exercise

Exercising within your target heart rate (THR) is an important part of reaching your fitness goals. This also ensures that you’re putting the right amount of stress on your heart for proper fitness gains. It’s recommended that your target heart rate number should be...

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Why Walking Is Good For Arthritis

Exercising frequently is beneficial in numerous ways, including minimizing pain and symptoms from arthritis. In a study discussed here, nearly 1,800 adults who had or were at risk for arthritis, had their steps counted using a pedometer. Two years later, the...

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Physical Therapy and Disc Disease

Degenerative disc disease can leave you in pain and unable to participate in life the way you’d like to. Some of the symptoms include pain in your lower back, buttocks, or upper thighs. Those who suffer from this condition often complain that it feels worse when...

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