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Physical Therapy

Empathy Motivates Physical Therapists to Follow Their Call to Care

Stacy Barrows | Posted 08.18.2014 | Healthy Living
Stacy Barrows

photo courtesy of Rosalie O'Connor Copyright 2005, used with permission from the Feldenkrais Guild of North America "If You Find it in Your Heart t...

Piriformis Syndrome: A Real Pain in the Butt for Runners

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 07.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Jason Saltmarsh

The injury often occurs when runners bump up their mileage too quickly, introduce speed sessions or sprints, or suffer a fall that directly injures the piriformis muscle. This is an injury that can sideline runners for weeks or months at a time.

How to Reduce Knee Pain Without Surgery

Kevin R. Stone, M.D. | Posted 07.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Kevin R. Stone, M.D.

If you have a minor injury that's causing you pain, take action to help it heal and use your injury as a stimulus to train other parts of your body. There's plenty you can do to speed your recovery and return as a fitter, faster and stronger athlete.

Changing the Art Movement

Shai Baitel | Posted 08.12.2014 | Arts
Shai Baitel

Around the world, artists come together and decide to work, create, and at times even live under the same roof. There are many reasons for this phenom...

Physical Therapy Is Vital to Joint Injury Treatment

Kevin R. Stone, M.D. | Posted 08.06.2014 | Healthy Living
Kevin R. Stone, M.D.

As a surgeon, I wouldn't want to work without a team of PTs. They have knowledge and skills that I don't have and together we're able to get a 360-degree picture of our patients and help them back to full strength.

This Paralyzed Pit Bull Brings A Message Of Perseverance To Patients

The Huffington Post | Melissa McGlensey | Posted 04.21.2014 | Good News

Therapy dogs are a wonderful part of the healing process for many patients, but Elsa, the paralyzed pit bull, is more than just furry comfort for the ...

Connecting Passion to the Community: This Week in Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 04.23.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

With Christine Valerio's combined passion for graphic design and creating positive change in people's lives, she developed With Me, a system of interactive and conversational games that encourage meaningful interaction between people of all ages.

Tips for a Safe Yoga Practice

Rob Schware | Posted 04.21.2014 | Healthy Living
Rob Schware

This is an interview with Phil Rolfe, a physical therapist in Boulder, Colorado, who works at a clinic where he sees primarily spine patients. Boulde...

Living Fully by John Howard and Bill Walton

Chris Waddell | Posted 02.08.2014 | Good News
Chris Waddell

The torture we heap upon our bodies in the name of youthful exuberance, becomes chronic debilitation far earlier than we want.

It's a Balancing Act

Carla Melucci Ardito | Posted 02.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Carla Melucci Ardito

The issue of brain hemisphere dominance is still being argued among the scientific community, but there is one thing that everyone agrees on: It's ...

Breathing, Manual Therapy and Breast Cancer Recovery

Carla Melucci Ardito | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Carla Melucci Ardito

It's breast cancer awareness month, and Dr. Alexes Hazen, a breast surgeon at NYU Langone Medical Center, Tamar Amitay, of Thrive Physical Therapy,...

When Is It Time To Seek Physical Therapy?

Posted 09.29.2013 | Fifty

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 a...

A Palliative to Obamacare Discord

Joseph Cooper | Posted 11.24.2013 | College
Joseph Cooper

These stories (I'm sure there are others) make vivid the embarrassments and fears of patients; their efforts to deal with deterioration, endure pain, and cope with unhinging and detachment. The reader, the viewer, and the re-reader can take cues from caregivers who ease the way to acceptance.

Tennis Elbow Not Exclusive to the Tennis Enthusiast: How to Manage It and Preventative Strategies

Michael Zazzali | Posted 10.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Michael Zazzali

The competitive tennis player is at obvious overuse risk of stressing these tendons due to the nature of the sport involving gripping the racquet as well the impact of hitting the ball. However, many of my patients have never picked up a tennis racquet yet are diagnosed with this disorder.

Breathing in a Healing Relationship

Carla Melucci Ardito | Posted 09.05.2013 | Healthy Living
Carla Melucci Ardito

"A healer/client relationship is just that, a relationship; a partnership at best, and like all relationships its success is the responsibility of b...

Running With Scars

Barbi Appelquist | Posted 09.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Barbi Appelquist

During the one year from diagnosis to surgery, I read almost every cancer survivor book I could get my hands on. My go-to of yoga was nixed. And if this physical therapist, who was helping me to stand up straight without crying, said I should start running, maybe he was on to something.

Supporting the War Fighter

Mike Hogg | Posted 08.05.2013 | Impact
Mike Hogg

Service members with loved ones with chronic illnesses are dependent upon the military health care insurance company for treatments and therapies only found in the civilian sector. However, it has become an increasing practice for Tricare to deny military families benefits, leaving many in a precarious position.

Knee Replacement Recovery: Get Ready for the 3 'Powerful P' Experiences

Martha Nelson | Posted 07.13.2013 | Fifty
Martha Nelson

The evening after knee replacement surgery, I was startled to see the size of my right leg. Having been sliced and diced, stitched and stapled, it was seemed as if I had gained ten pounds, all in that leg.

Running Form: Simplified (Part 2)

Christopher Drozd | Posted 04.23.2013 | Healthy Living
Christopher Drozd

You'll remember from the previous post that "correct running form asks only that runners eliminate the variables, and reinforce the invariables." In running, while foot-to-ground contact is a given, does nature favor one manner of landing and loading over another? Let's find out.

Running Form: Simplified (Part 1)

Christopher Drozd | Posted 04.17.2013 | Healthy Living
Christopher Drozd

In as many weeks, this five-part blog post series on "Running Form: Simplified" will carefully sift through the particulars of running so that -- like our most ancient forebears or our youngest children -- ultimately, we can just run.

Art as a Form of Therapy

Brian Boyle | Posted 03.24.2013 | Impact
Brian Boyle

In the blink of an eye I went from being a high-school graduate to a practically lifeless body on my deathbed. As for the future, it did not exist.

The 8 Best Physical Therapy Methods Explained

Posted 01.13.2013 | Healthy Living

By Jeremey DuVall From breaks to bruises to bursitis, physical therapists have a special knack for assessing the human body and helping restore i...

What To Expect In Integrative Medicine For 2013

Loren Fishman, MD | Posted 03.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Loren Fishman, MD

Yoga isn't the only "alternative therapy" that can help patients achieve better outcomes than pills and medical procedures alone. My prediction is that 2013 will see more and more physicians like myself who have added more than conventional Western medicines to their treatments.

Getting to the Core: 4 Myths About Strengthening Your Abs

Stacy Barrows | Posted 01.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Stacy Barrows

Activating our core muscles has been a mantra by many professionals helping their clients in seeking better overall strength, protecting from back pain and improving performance. But what I learned early in my PT practice is that our brains do not know muscles, only movement.

When You Can't Catch a Break

Mark Bazer | Posted 01.20.2013 | Comedy
Mark Bazer

Here's what you don't want when you visit the ER for a sports injury. You don't want the doctor to tell you nothing is wrong with you -- and then offer you a sling on the way out like a pediatrician giving out stickers.