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Preventing Hamstring Injuries

An injury to the hamstrings is one of the most common injuries of the lower body. This occurs when one of the three hamstrings in the leg is overstretched or torn, either partially or completely. We’re sharing some tips today to help you prevent this injury. If you’ve...

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Physical Therapy & Stroke Recovery

Recovering from a stroke can be a lengthy process. Physical Therapists are an integral part of a stroke recovery team. Rehabilitation should begin as soon as possible following a stroke, with the goal of getting you back to your daily life activities at home, at work,...

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Benefits of Scraping Therapy

It’s not uncommon to have a longer healing time for soft tissue injuries compared to bone fractures. If you’ve ever sprained a joint or experienced tendinitis, you understand the frustration. RPT offers a therapy called scraping therapy (or Instrument-Assisted Soft...

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PT for Parkinson’s

Parkinson’s disease is the second most common degenerative brain disorder that affects adults. Symptoms for this disease vary widely, so those who are affected by it may each have their own unique experience. This is why it’s important to choose a Physical Therapist...

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Physical Therapy and Basketball Injuries

Happy March Madness! During this time of year, fans and athletes alike get their brackets ready and prep for the exciting games ahead. Basketball is an incredibly exciting sport to watch as well as play, however, the high-paced nature of this sport increases the risk...

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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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