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Walking on Treadmill

Do You Know Your Movement Vital Signs?

Most people think of heart rate or blood pressure when they think of vital signs. It is common to use numbers to quantify health and risk of disease. The American Heart Association encourages people to “know their numbers” referring to blood pressure, blood cholesterol, blood glucose, and weight. However, research […]

Surgery vs. Physical Therapy

Before You Have a Surgery You Don’t Need, Give Physical Therapy a Try. Recent research is showing that 10% to 20% of surgeries might be unnecessary and that in some specialties, that number might be higher. The reasons for so many unneeded surgeries being performed are varied, but one of […]

Treatment Room

How to prepare for your first PT visit

So, you are going to have your first visit with a PT. If you haven’t had physical therapy before, you may have some questions of what to expect. First, you should be sure to have ID and insurance information ready, along with any referral (if applicable) paperwork with you. You […]