Category: Physical Therapy

October is National Physical Therapy Month!

Oct8th 2018

It’s National Physical Therapy Month. Do you know what PT is and how it helps you to move better? It helps you to move from injury back to activity. When you have an injury, whether it started recently, has lasted longer than 6 months or is a result of a medical condition, physical therapy can

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Is sitting the new smoking?

Sep14th 2018

As many jobs today demand long hours sitting in front of computers, the number of workers complaining of spinal pain continues to increase. I’m sure you’ve heard the buzz phrase, “Sitting is the new smoking.”  What that means is our increasingly sedentary lifestyles contributes to the frequency of pain, influences metabolic health (i.e. obesity, blood

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IT Band Syndrome- What is it and how to address it

Sep9th 2018

by Dr. Sam Watkins, DPT If you’ve been a runner for any length of time, you’ve likely heard of the IT band (and possibly dealt with pain from it!) But do you know what it is and what it’s role is? The iliotibial band (IT band) is a thick connective tissue that starts at the

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2 Upper Back Exercises to Prevent Neck Pain

Aug25th 2018

by Dr. Sam Watkins, DPT Neck pain is, unfortunately, something most of us will experience at some point. Spine-related pain, in general, is a very complex topic, and many times it’s unclear what’s the exact cause of pain. But sometimes, a lack of movement (hypomobility) or even too much movement (hypermobility) at joints in the

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Returning From Injury: Not as Straightforward as You Might Think

Aug18th 2018

By Dr. Sam Watkins, DPT One of the first questions a new patient typically asks is how long until they are symptom-free and can return to their regular routine. It’s a tricky question to navigate because the rehab process can be so variable. Moreover, I don’t want to overemphasize a “normal” timeline because if patients

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