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All About Dry Needling

All About Dry Needling

At RPT, we are always looking to improve the effectiveness of the treatments we offer our patients. A treatment we provide that produces great benefits is dry needling. What is Dry Needling? Dry needling is a skilled intervention performed by a Physical Therapist that...

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Work From Home Office Ergonomics

Work From Home Office Ergonomics

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, many are finding themselves working remotely rather than in-office. If you’re not careful, you may find this is causing you some aches and pains due to improper posture and setup of your workspace. We’re here to share some tips to...

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Back Pain & PT

Back Pain & PT

If you experience lower back pain, you’re not alone. Lower back pain is fairly common and often resolves on its own. However, if you find that your back pain is chronic and impacting your daily life, it’s time to seek help. Chronic back pain can lead to a decrease in...

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5 Habits for Quality Sleep

5 Habits for Quality Sleep

Quality sleep plays an integral role in your quality of life as well as plays an important role in the healing and recovery of your body and muscles. Depending on your age and activity level, the optimal hours of sleep you may need will vary. However, regardless of...

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Staying Active During the COVID-19 Outbreak

Staying Active During the COVID-19 Outbreak

During this time of social distancing and self-isolation, it can be easy to become more sedentary and not get enough exercise. We’re here to remind you that social distancing does not mean that you can’t get the exercise you need each day. Exercise has numerous mental...

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PT & Pregnancy

PT & Pregnancy

Whether you are currently pregnant or have recently given birth, back pain can be a common occurrence. The body goes through significant changes during pregnancy and does not always recover fully afterward, which can lead to prolonged pain. 40% of women often report...

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Workout Recovery Tips

Workout Recovery Tips

Proper recovery from a workout is as essential as the workout itself. If you don’t recover well from a workout, you may find yourself suffering from injuries and avoiding the activities that you enjoy. Today, we’re sharing some recovery tips to keep you doing the...

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PT for Concussions & Traumatic Brain Injuries

PT for Concussions & Traumatic Brain Injuries

Physical therapy is commonly known as a way for athletes to get back in the game following an injury. However, there are numerous other reasons why you could benefit from seeing a Physical Therapist. Did you know that if you suffer from a concussion or a Traumatic...

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Avoid Heart Disease with Physical Therapy

Avoid Heart Disease with Physical Therapy

Each year, February is recognized as American Heart Month and serves as an ideal time to encourage individuals, families, friends, and communities to focus on their heart health. Exercise is a great step towards improving heart health, however, most Americans don’t...

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Snow Shoveling Safety

Snow Shoveling Safety

When the sidewalks and driveways are blanketed in a thick layer of snow, the dreaded chore of shoveling becomes a reality. Before bracing for the cold weather, make sure you are prepared for the dangers that can come from shoveling snow. Snow shoveling is a repetitive...

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New Year, New You – How PT Can Help

New Year, New You – How PT Can Help

Happy New Year! Have you set New Year’s resolutions for 2020? Do any of your resolutions involve living your life with less pain? Is pain keeping you from reaching your other New Year’s goals? If so, physical therapy can help! Physical therapy is a great way to find...

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Preventing Falls with In-Home Exercises

Preventing Falls with In-Home Exercises

As we age, our balance and lower body strength can start to decrease-- this is why injuries from falls are so common in senior adults.  Today, we’re sharing a few simple exercises you can do in your home that can help boost your balance and lower body strength and...

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Arthritis & Exercise

Arthritis & Exercise

Living with arthritis doesn’t have to mean living with pain, achy joints, stiffness, or decreased range of motion. Although these are common symptoms of arthritis, they don’t have to become a constant part of your life.  Today, we’re here to tell you about how...

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Recovering From an Accident

Recovering From an Accident

Injuries following a car or motorcycle accident can have long-lasting effects. In a story shared by Dean here, he shares his experience with physical therapy following a motorcycle accident.  He mentions that he was highly skeptical at first when his doctor prescribed...

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Diabetes & PT

Diabetes & PT

In honor of National Diabetes Awareness Month, we’re sharing how a Physical Therapist can help you navigate successful management of diabetes. Diabetes can affect anyone at any age and can be related to physical problems such as weakness, loss of endurance, obesity,...

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PT & Surgery

PT & Surgery

Depending on the injury you’re suffering from, your only option may be surgery. However, in most cases, your doctor may recommend a more conservative approach to begin with. This is where physical therapy comes in. In many cases, our Physical Therapists have helped...

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Why Choose Physical Therapy?

Why Choose Physical Therapy?

In honor of National Physical Therapy Month, we’re sharing the top three reasons why you should choose physical therapy as a way of improving your quality of life. A common misconception of physical therapy is that it’s only for those who have experienced injuries or...

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Degenerative Disk Disease & PT

Degenerative Disk Disease & PT

Back and neck pain is incredibly common to experience. In fact, it’s estimated that nearly 80% of people will experience some form of back or neck pain in their lifetime. Degenerative disk disease (DDD) can be a common cause of back and neck pain and is a natural part...

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Choose a Safe Way to Manage Pain

Choose a Safe Way to Manage Pain

In some cases, opioids that are prescribed by a doctor can be a viable option as you’re healing from surgery or an injury. However, something that’s important to keep in mind is that opioids simply mask the pain you’re experiencing. This is why the CDC recommends...

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PT & Workplace Injuries

PT & Workplace Injuries

According to the National Safety Council, a worker is injured on the job every seven seconds. The most common workplace injuries include strains, sprains, soreness, and lacerations. If you find yourself injured on the job, it’s important to find the right medical...

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Recovering From Car Accident Injuries

Recovering From Car Accident Injuries

Recovering from a car accident can be traumatic, both physically and emotionally. It’s common to experience whiplash, neck and back injuries, and broken bones from car accidents. This is why it’s important to seek medical treatment promptly after a car accident so...

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Snapping Scapula Syndrome

Snapping Scapula Syndrome

If you’ve ever felt or heard a snapping, popping, or grating sensation or sound when lifting your arm, you could be suffering from snapping scapula syndrome. We’re sharing the rest of the potential symptoms and the potential treatments for this syndrome below. If...

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Preventing Chronic Pain & Disease with Exercise

Preventing Chronic Pain & Disease with Exercise

Exercise is a key factor in preventing chronic pain and disease as you age. The proven benefits of exercise include reduced risk of cancer and chronic diseases such as heart disease, and can promote improved bone health, cognitive function, weight control, and overall...

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Preventing Hamstring Injuries

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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