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The Importance and Benefits of Sleep

The Importance and Benefits of Sleep

While in Physical Therapy school a few of my classmates and I had a saying about sleep when we were grinding it out studying for practicals, exams, quizzes, and assignments that seemed to be never-ending. At 2 am in the library we would state, “We will sleep when we...

Strength Training for Runners: Part 2

Strength Training for Runners: Part 2

Now that we understand why strength training is so important in runners, here are the top 10 exercises to get started on! These will help you work on the single-leg stability, balance, strength, and lower body mobility that all runners need. With any of these...

Strength Training for Runners

Strength Training for Runners

Did you know running produces forces up to 2-3x your body weight through each leg with each stride during your run? That’s a lot of stress on your body especially for avid runners who go on longer runs and run several times throughout the week. It is important to keep...

Does imaging (x-ray, CT, MRI) always identify why you have pain?

Does imaging (x-ray, CT, MRI) always identify why you have pain?

As humans when something is wrong we try to problem-solve to fix whatever the issue may be. First, we must identify the source of the problem so that we can address the root cause to lessen or hopefully get rid of whatever the issue is. This is true even when it comes...

Why choose a cash-based physical therapy clinic?

Why choose a cash-based physical therapy clinic?

First of all, what is a cash-based PT clinic? Cash-based (aka out-of-network or fee-for-service) clinics are simply clinics that do not bill their clients’ insurance (although you can still submit your bills to them...I’ll get into that later) instead, the patient...

Cross-Education Training Effect

Cross-Education Training Effect

The cross-education effect or phenomenon is when strength/resistance training performed onone side of the body produces strength gains not only on that side but also on the opposite sideof the body. Yes, you read that right! You can actually get stronger, to an...

Cupping

Cupping

What is cupping? The use of cupping is known to have a long history dating back to ancient medicine. There are records of some type of cupping being used in Egyptian, Chinese, Unani, Korean, Tibetan, and Latin American cultures. There are several types of cupping...

Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization

Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization

Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization What is Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization? Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM) is a skilled manual therapy technique in which a clinician uses a specifically designed tool, usually made of...

What is Dry Needling?

What is Dry Needling?

What is Dry Needling? Dry needling is the insertion of a solid needle(s) by a trained medical professional directly into specific muscle myofascial trigger points (MTrP) in a person’s body. MTrPs are taught and hyperirritable...

What is BFR?

What is BFR?

What is BFR? Blood Flow Restriction or BFR has become an increasingly recognized form of strength training. So what is it? Although BFR has really increased in popularity in the past several years, it has actually been around since the 1960s where it began in Japan....

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