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Important Information for Concussion Recovery

Important Information for Concussion Recovery

Important Information for Concussion Recovery Concussions have become a very common event in sports participation and have been frequently reported in the news media over the past couple of years. This increase in press makes it sound like a relatively new “buzz” in...

Backpacks and Growing Spines

Backpacks and Growing Spines

Backpacks and Growing Spines“As the sapling is bent, so grows the tree”From Kindergarten through college, the backpack is a fixture in most children’s lives. Children often choose a backpack based on décor or theme when they are young. Older students also want the...

Life Restructuring: Energy Conservation and Work Simplification

Life Restructuring: Energy Conservation and Work Simplification

Life Restructuring/Energy Conservation and Work SimplificationHave you or someone you care about recently experienced a major health change? Perhaps it was a serious injury with a long recovery time ahead or maybe a diagnosis of a chronic disease that requires some...

Relaxation Exercises to Help Combat Stress

Relaxation Exercises to Help Combat Stress

Relaxation Exercises to Help Combat Stress In my twenty-six years of physical therapy practice, I have often had patients come to me with this question, “My doctor told me that I need to reduce the stress in my life. Do you know of any exercises I can do to relax...

“Handy Advice” for Preventing Hand Injuries

“Handy Advice” for Preventing Hand Injuries

Our hands are a remarkable part of our human body.  They permit us to do so many things.  Just think how nice it is to hold hands with someone you love or to touch the face of  your child.  Your hands allow you to work both inside and outside the home.  If you are...

Winter Wisdom for fall prevention

Winter Wisdom for fall prevention

WINTER WISDOM Snow and ice are a reality for all who live in Western Pennsylvania.  For those who have osteoporosis, limited mobility due to age, arthritis or injury, the winter conditions can prove dangerous for falls.  Here are a few simple hints to help you stay...

Snow Shoveling Safety Tips

Snow Shoveling Safety Tips

SNOW SHOVELING SAFETY TIPS With the first major snow fall of the season, we have already had our first patient who injured their back while shoveling snow.  Here are some helpful hints that physical therapists wish more people understood before they try to clear the...

Bone Health Across the Age Spectrum: What You Should Know

Bone Health Across the Age Spectrum: What You Should Know

Bones serve our bodies in two ways: Bone serves a structural function in giving us a mobile skeleton which enables us to move and also protects and supports vital parts of our body. Bones also act as a reservoir by acting as a storehouse for essential minerals that...

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