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7 Myths About Physical Therapy

People everywhere are experiencing the transformative effect physical therapy can have on their daily lives. In fact, as experts in the way the body moves, physical therapists help people of all ages and abilities reduce pain, improve or restore mobility, and stay active and fit throughout life. But there are some common misconceptions that often discourage people from visiting a physical therapist. read more

The 5 Most Common Fourth of July Injuries

The Fourth of July is a time for barbecues and celebration, but it’s also a time to be extra vigilant about health and safety. The weeks surrounding our nation’s birthday represent one of the busiest times of the year for emergency rooms across the country – for example, last year an average of 260 people per day were treated for fireworks-related injuries during the month around July 4th, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission. More than half of these injuries were burns. read more

When Is It Time To Seek Physical Therapy?

Many folks aren’t keen to rush into surgery. A study published earlier this year found that physical therapy can be just as good for a common injury and at far less cost and risk. Although therapy didn’t always help, many of those who stuck with therapy had improved as much six months and one year later as those who received surgery right away, researchers found. read more

Get Ready for Summer: Physical Therapy for 5 Common Injuries

Do you have an old injury that left you inactive and in pain over the winter? Have you just learned to work around it and tough it out? You deserve to feel better. Without professional therapy assistance, you may not heal properly and might even feel worse or do more damage. read more

10 Common Misconceptions About Pelvic Physical Therapy

I had never heard of pelvic physical therapy prior to beginning my doctoral program at Duke University. I remember very clearly when I first learned that some physical therapists did “that.” One of my fellow students had completed a small half-day observation at a local clinic, and excitedly told us all about his day watching the “Pelvic PTs.” We were blown away. We had always assumed physical therapists treated back pain, helped patients after surgery, worked with people who had strokes…but pelvic pain? Urinary incontinence? Sexual dysfunction? This was shocking and new. read more