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Are You Ready to Stop Smoking?

Are You Ready to Stop Smoking?

CONSIDER STOPPING USING TOBACCO PRODUCTS Persuading a tobacco smoker to quit typically takes a group effort.   The person knows many of the health risks of smoking and has to want to stop for themselves, their family and friends.   It is an addictive habit with...

Your Golf Clubs Are Ready for the Season, Are You?

Your Golf Clubs Are Ready for the Season, Are You?

Your Golf Clubs Are Ready for the Season, Are You?   By Patrick Sheehy, MS, PT   With the warm weather closely approaching Western Pennsylvania, golfers are anxiously cleaning their clubs and shoes in preparation for the first tee.  For many of us, the equipment...

Are You in Pain?  Consider a Movement Detective

Are You in Pain? Consider a Movement Detective

ARE YOU IN PAIN? YOU NEED A MOVEMENT DETECTIVE Physical Therapists:  The Movement Detectives It may feel like a great mystery to you on why you are hurting or how your body is not moving like it used to be able to do.  Perhaps a simple task seemed to launch you into...

You Do Not Need to Live with Difficulty Walking

You Do Not Need to Live with Difficulty Walking

Do you have difficulty walking?  There are many reasons why a person may have trouble walking.  A physical therapist is a medical professional who is skilled at analyzing movement such as how someone may be abnormally walking and identifying why there is a change in...

How to Make a Homemade Reusable Ice Pack

How to Make a Homemade Reusable Ice Pack

When you have an acute injury or are recovering from surgery, it is often recommended that you apply ice to help control swelling, inflammation and pain to the affected area.  Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation can all help control what occurs at the injured site. ...

Exercise in Disguise

Exercise in Disguise

Do you exercise? When most individuals in the United States think of exercise, they think structured exercise perhaps of a gym environment with machines or a structured class of aerobics or Zumba or yoga. The fitness industry can offer a variety of ways to put in some...

Physical Therapists stand at the ready to help with the Opioid Crisis

Physical Therapists stand at the ready to help with the Opioid Crisis

Physical Therapists stand at the ready to help with the Opioid Crisis   Did you know that Physical Therapy is a profession that was actually birthed out of national crisis situations?  In 1917, the US War department’s surgeon general saw the great need for a special...

ErgoMOMics Part 1

ErgoMOMics Part 1

ErgoMOMics: Part 1 This blog is being dedicated to all the busy moms out there trying to work, run a household, raise children and take care of themselves. Moms put themselves last so they are often experiencing physical issues that they have no time to address.  The...

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