Category Archives: Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy Jokes? Patella Me More!

Welcome to October, the month we welcome fall, playoff baseball, and all the pumpkin flavors you can imagine. It’s also National Physical Therapy Month, the time of year we celebrate all the ways that physical therapists help shoulder the load around the world. Get it? Shoulder? Hip hip, hooray! In the spirit recognizing our PT […]
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Improve Your Gait, Accelerate Recovery

As we mentioned in our previous post, gait—the manner in which you walk or run—can have a significant impact on a person’s mobility, limb health, and recovery time. It’s no wonder, then, that physical therapists often rely on gait analysis to help prevent injury, improve endurance and conditioning, and accelerate recovery.
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How Your Meals Impact Your Movement

With such a focus on movement in physical therapy, we sometimes forget about one of the keys to proper movement: food. Balance, coordination, strength building, recovery—all of these important elements of PT are impacted by the things we put into our bodies. Have you ever experienced grogginess after a meal? How about muscle soreness that […]
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Posture-Improving Exercises for Physical Therapy Patients

Patients of all ages looking to improve their posture may benefit from exercise. In extreme cases, where the spine is severely curved, there traditionally were few options for effective treatment. If a patient has a condition that is adversely impacting their posture, they may begin to feel frustration or embarrassment.
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Decrease Pain, Encourage Movement in the AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill

It is something we see time and time again in our clinic: patients struggling with chronic pain. Maybe it is from a recent injury or surgery, or one from long ago. Either way, enduring pain can impact the quality of life, and can often require long-term treatment plans that include heavy doses of pain management […]
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Exercises and Movements for Managing Juvenile Arthritis

Even though arthritis is not typically associated with young people,   juvenile arthritis affects approximately one in every one thousand children in the United States. It’s real and left unmanaged, it can have a deep impact on a child’s life.
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7 Exercise Ideas to Improve Memory for Cancer Survivors

Cancer treatment can be a long and stressful process, one that sometimes lasts a lifetime. The shock of diagnosis, the physical and emotional stress of treatment — which sometimes includes surgery, chemotherapy, and various medication regimens — can be a tremendous burden. Then, of course, there is the extraordinary financial impact on patients and their […]
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The Importance of Gait Analysis

  The equipment and methodology used for gait analysis has progressed substantially in recent years. The advances in how a person’s gait is evaluated, and the tools used to correct and restore normal gait, allow those who have suffered an injury affecting their ability to walk or run to be diagnosed more efficiently and accurately. […]
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Empower Physical Therapy: One Athlete’s Success Story

Halfway through my Marathon Training Plan, I felt a sharp pain in my heel followed by severe pain in my arch. Having been a runner for four years, this pain concerned me since I had never experienced that type of pain before. I was at the point in my training where my mileage would increase […]
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JeriLynn’s Road to Recovery with Empower Physical Therapy and Fitness

Following a catastrophic motor vehicle accident in early 2013, my wife JeriLynn Draper spent seven months in a hospital bed recovering from a long list of injuries that included compound fractures and lost bone fragments in both femurs and fractures in her pelvis, foot, ankle, tibia, ribs, spine, forearms, right hand, head and face. Complications […]
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