Category: Physical Therapy

Nov20th 2020

Stay Active By Incorporating These 5 Easy Steps into Your Lifestyle

With your busy life, it can be difficult to find time for physical activity. We all understand too well the lengthy to-do list that never seems to get completed. After a full day of work, running errands, making dinner, and still trying to find time to relax, it can be tough to try and force

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Nov10th 2020

Say Goodbye to Those Persistent Stress-Related Headaches

You know the feeling – the sudden pain that tells you a headache is coming on. It happens to all of us. Stress headaches are typically defined as a “band of pressure” that can be felt around your head, usually accompanied by tenderness of the skull and overall achiness within the head. Sometimes, the pain

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Sciatica Pain Oct20th 2020

Suffering from Sciatica Pains? Find Relief Today

Lumbar radiculopathy, commonly referred to as sciatica, is a common condition that many people experience. It occurs as a result of irritation to the sciatic nerve, which is the largest nerve of the body. It stretches from the lumbar spine through the buttocks, and pain from irritation is typically felt in the lower back. However,

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Arthritis Oct10th 2020

Physical Therapy: Treating Arthritis the Safe and Easy Way

Anyone living with arthritis knows how debilitating it can be. Several people dealing with arthritic aches and pains end up resorting to steroid injections, antirheumatic drugs, or even joint replacement surgery, in order to manage their pain. However, physical therapy itself has proven successful for many arthritis sufferers. Before turning to potentially harmful drugs or

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How to stay safe and injury-free this winter

Jan16th 2020

by Dr. Carly Catanese, PT, DPT  Worried about how to stay safe and injury-free this winter? As the temperature drops and chances of ice or snow increase, we start seeing more people seeking physical therapy for injuries related to falls. From ankle sprains or fractures from slipping on black ice or ACL tears from wiping

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Six reasons to make physical therapy your first line of defense for pain

Nov4th 2019

When it comes to managing pain, consider physical therapy as your first line of defense, rather than waiting until the pain has significantly interfered with your quality of life.  Here are six reasons to consider physical therapy first, before you try pain pills or injections: Physical therapists look beyond the symptoms and try to find

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Why did I become a physical therapist?

Oct15th 2019

By Dr. Carly Catanese, PT, DPT, DMT, MEd My patients often ask me what sparked my interest in becoming a physical therapist. I thought I would share more about what drew me to the field. I have always had an interest in health and fitness. I always knew I wanted to be in the medical

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What is a free screen for physical or occupational therapy?

Jun7th 2019

Why should you consider a free screen at MoveMend? Because it’s an easy way to see if therapy can help you feel better! Too often, we ignore aches and pains, hoping they’ll go away on their own. But ignoring the pain can actually make it worse and keep us from the activities we love! Here’s

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How Blood Flow Restriction Training can help arthritis pain

May8th 2019

by Dr. Sam Watkins, DPT  Arthritis is the inflammation of a joint. There are numerous causes of arthritis, but the most common form is osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis is strongly associated with aging and by the time you reach middle age, you likely have signs of arthritis that would show up in medical imaging, whether you have

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Strength And Aging: Should we strength train as we get older?

Mar11th 2019

Is strength training for all ages? By Dr. Sam Watkins  I can’t tell you how many of my physical therapy patients regularly say something like, “Getting old is the worst!” Most people believe that getting older means a slow but steady decline in strength and function. So when an elderly person starts to have difficulty

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