Category: Physical Therapy

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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How are your New Year’s resolutions? (It’s never too late to get back to them!)

Feb1st 2019

By Dr. Carly Catanese, DPT  Many of you have chosen to get into shape or lose some weight as your New Year’s resolution. How’s it going so far? It’s ok if you’ve gotten off track because it’s never too late to refocus on those goals and resolutions! I often hear the following from my clients:

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This winter, avoid injuries on the slopes!

Jan7th 2019

By Dr. Carly Catanese, DPT Common injuries we see in the therapy world from injuries on the slope include: Knee injuries (involving the MCL and ACL) Shoulder injuries (humeral head fracture, rotator cuff tear, AC separation) Hand / Wrist injuries (skier’s thumb, wrist fracture) How can you prevent injuries this winter? If it’s been a

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Experiencing ankle pain, knee pain or hip pain with running?

Dec6th 2018

Running is one of the most popular forms of exercise, but it can also take a toll on your body.  Have you been experiencing ankle, knee, or hip pain when you run? Here are some things that might be contributing to that! Joint restrictions and/or muscular imbalances up or down the body can often be

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Why you should choose MoveMend

Oct11th 2018

MoveMend is unique in the services we offer for pain-free movement, whether you have a new injury, chronic pain, limited range of motion, or just want to perform better in your favorite sport.  We provide a customized combination of services to meet the needs of our patients and clients. We offer occupational therapy, physical therapy,

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