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Do Cortisone Shots Work On Herniated Discs?

Posted 4.08.2024

A recent conversation with a patient regarding whether or not they should get a cortisone shot in their back to help a herniated disc inspired me to write this article. Why? Because in speaking with him, I realized how misinformed....

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The 5 Benefits of Telehealth in Physical Therapy

Posted 3.27.2024

In the realm of outpatient orthopedic physical therapy, innovation is key to enhancing patient outcomes, improving accessibility, and streamlining care delivery....

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Maximizing Recovery During the 2024 CrossFit Open I 6 Strategies for Success

Posted 3.12.2024

With its unique combination of various physical challenges, the Open pushes athletes to their limits, testing strength, endurance, and mental resilience. However, amid the excitement and intensity, it's crucial not to overlook the importance of recovery....

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5 Tips to Help Battle Arthritis I During the Winter Season

Posted 2.20.2024

I'm sure you've heard this before and people tell us all the time: “I don’t need to check the weather anymore, my joints tell me what’s coming.”

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Sciatica | 6 Helpful Tips to Decrease Your Symptoms

Posted 2.08.2024

Did you know that nearly four out of five people will suffer from a debilitating back pain episode at some point in their lives...

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Why Ignoring Low Back Pain can Sabotage your New Years Goals!

Posted 1.17.2024

Would you be surprised to know that if you are currently suffering from back pain – and you continue to ignore it – it could significantly impact your chances of success at achieving any of your New Year goals?

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5 Strategies for Coping with Chronic Pain | During the Holidays!

Posted 12.18.2023

Learn 5 helpful strategies for coping with chronic pain during the holidays!

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5 Helpful Tips | Stay Active During the Holidays!

Posted 11.21.2023

Learn 5 helpful tips on how to stay active during the holidays!

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Couch to 5k | Learn How to Prepare for Your First 5k!

Posted 10.10.2023

Learn the Top 10 Tips on how to transition from the couch to running your first 5k!

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Annual Physical Therapy | Top 5 Reasons You Should See Your Physical Therapist on an Annual Basis

Posted 10.10.2023

Learn why you should see your physical therapist on an annual basis to ensure a lifetime of health and wellness...

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InstaCare Physical Therapy | Celebrating 5 Years in Business

Posted 09.29.2023

As the founder and owner of InstaCare Physical Therapy, I am proud to announce that September 24th, 2023 marks the 5 year anniversary of InstaCare! It has been a dream come true these past 5 years and I feel like we are just getting started!

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McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Treatment | 3 Myths Debunked

Posted 08.21.2023

The McKenzie Method of Mechanical Diagnosis and Therapy (MDT), a remarkable evidence-based approach that's changing lives by providing systematic assessment and treatment for various musculoskeletal disorders. If you're curious about this method and want to debunk some common myths, you're in the right place!

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Knee Pain | Learn 3 Common Conditions that Cause Knee Pain.

Posted 08.21.2023

Are you one of the nearly one-third of Americans who suffer from knee pain? Well, continue to read below to find out a few common conditions that cause knee pain...

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Rapid Reboot | What is it? How can it help athletes recover faster?

Posted 08.16.2023

The Rapid Reboot Recovery System represents a game-changing tool in the world of physical therapy. By promoting enhanced circulation, faster recovery, and improved pain management, this device....

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Dry Needling | What to expect during your first Dry Needling experience.

Posted 08.16.2023

Dry needling involves the insertion of a thin filament needle into tight muscles to release tension...

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Bridging the Gap | How Physical Therapists and Strength & Conditioning Coaches are Enhancing Performance Together.

Posted 08.04.2023

Physical therapy and strength & conditioning coaching are two essential pillars in the world of sports and performance enhancement.....

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Running-Related Injuries | The Effect of Cadence on Running Mechanics.

Posted 08.01.2023

Are you a runner suffering from a nagging injury? Well, you are not alone! Approximately 56% of recreational runners and as high as 90% of runners training for a marathon will...

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Blood Flow Restriction (BFR) | What is BFR?

Posted 07.26.2023

Blood Flow Restriction is an innovative therapeutic technique that utilizes the intermittent occlusion of blood flow to a limb while exercising ...

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Plantar Fasciitis | 3 Exercises for Treatment

Posted 03.16.2022

Plantar Fasciitis is a common injury that is associated with pain located in the bottom of your foot or...

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Sever's Disease | What is Sever's?

Posted 02.01.2022

Sever’s Disease typically occurs when the achilles tendon pulls on the growth plate in the heel of an athlete. Here are 3 exercise to help reduce pain...

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IASTM | What is IASTM?

Posted 01.07.2022

IASTM stands for Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization. It is a technique commonly used to treat a variety of conditions including; tennis elbow, golfers elbow, plantar fasciitis, rotator cuff pathologies and...

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Rock Tape | 3 Techniques for Effective Utilization.

Posted 08.15.2021

RockTape is a form of kinesiology tape that aims to assist muscles and tissues in the healing process through providing support, decompression, edema management, stabilization, neuromuscular re-education and pain relief. It is utilized for a plethora of diagnoses and...

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75 Hard | Mind and Body Transformation.

Posted 05.13.2021

Recently I completed a challenge called 75 HARD developed by Andy Frisella. I learned a lot about myself. As a physical therapist, I went to the extreme to place myself in my patient’s shoes to learn about how to overcome mental hurdles in achieving my goals...

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Plan For the Next Round | 4 Exercises to Rehab Tennis Elbow.

Posted 07.14.2020

Despite the name, it might be surprising to find out that tennis elbow does not just affect tennis players. This injury is also common amongst golfers, baseball players, bowlers, and any jobs that require repetitive arm, elbow, and wrist work. According to Baylor University Medical Center, fewer than 5% of tennis elbow diagnoses are from tennis related injuries...

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Top 10 Benefits of Physical Therapy.

Posted 07.06.2020

Physical therapists are movement experts who improve quality of life through hands-on care, patient education, and prescribed movement. Physical therapists treat people of all ages and abilities and empower you to take an active part in your care. After an evaluation, your physical therapist will create a treatment plan for your specific needs and goals.

Choose more movement. Choose better health. Choose Physical Therapy...

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Feeling Cooped Up? | 5 Great Work From Home Stretches.

Posted 06.05.2020

To say that working from home is more popular now than ever is a bit of an understatement. According to Netskope, a cloud securities company providing services for Fortune 100 companies, 58% of American knowledge workers are working from home as of mid-March. Up 30% from the end of 2019, this rapid change poses several health challenges as lock downs push us towards an increasingly sedentary lifestyle...

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5 Banded Core Exercises to Strengthen Your Midsection.

Posted 06.04.2020

When you picture someone with a strong core, what do they look like? Do they have a six pack? An eight pack? A TEN pack?! Alright there’s no such thing as a ten pack, but the point is that most people think having a strong core means movie-style abs when that really...

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The "When" and "Why" of Physical Therapy.

Posted 05.05.2020

Dr. Dan Luczka's article published in the National Magazine: Private Practice Section of the APTA (American Physical Therapy Association). The public does not come to us so we can increase their shoulder range of motion; rather, it’s so they can play in their recreational activities with their friends. They don’t care about improved joint mobility; instead, they are focused on sleeping through the night, pain-free. If the public learns that we can get them back to their sport, playing with their children, or get a good night’s rest without tossing and turning, they will choose to see a PT first. We can then help a portion of the 93% of people who do not get referred to physical therapy for back pain. Make your message clear, let them know when they need to see us (first) and why they should see us (to get them back to the active lifestyle they want). If a patient believes you can get them back to where they want to be, you will be their first stop...

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