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Proprioception: The 6th Sense of the Body

Balance is a complex thing in life, but in the body it takes on a whole different meaning.  We have to balance our heart rate, blood pressure, cholesterol, breathing, and digestion.  The most critical thing to balance our body functionally is something most people don’t even sense.  It’s called Proprioception. Proprioception is our body’s innate […]

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Cervicogenic Headaches and Dry Needling

Cervicogenic headaches are a common cause of headaches and frequently seen in the physical therapy profession. These type of headaches can be very painful, and even debilitating.  However they differ from a true migraine. Cervicogenic headaches often have a musculoskeletal component associated with them, and that is a physical therapists specialty. People with cervicogenic headaches […]

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Winter Fall Prevention

As the winter and cold months are firmly upon us, many seniors start to slow down and tend to go out less frequently and ultimately move their bodies less.  And this has never been more evident than the last 11 months since the onset of COVID-19.  This can be the perfect combination to allow muscle […]

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Physical Therapy As Primary Orthopedic Care

Many people are still not aware of this, but you can come to physical therapy FIRST!! No, you don’t need to see your doctor first. No, you don’t need to go to the orthopedist first. No, you don’t need to wait to have your pain treated.  Use Physical Therapy as primary care for orthopedic injuries.  Since 2006, the […]

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Surgery on the horizon? Make sure you PREHAB!

With Connecticut continuing to lead the country in our response to COVID-19, it has allowed many people to feel more comfortable with scheduling elective surgeries which may have been pushed off for months by the pandemic. But after months of recurring pain and increasing stiffness and restriction, are you at your best leading into your surgery?  […]

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Getting Back Outside

COVID-19 has taken its toll mentally and physically on all of us.  Now fully engrossed in summer, we have seen businesses reopen, people returning to work, and our kids going back to camps and some sports. While all this change has been occurring, there is another change that has happened: We’ve gotten stiffer, weaker, and more […]

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Optimizing Mobility To Improve Your Pitching

As we have discussed before, the art of pitching is far more than the end result, that being throwing a baseball. In order to generate the force needed to complete this action, it is pivotal that we utilize proper mechanics to not only complete the task, but to complete it safely and efficiently. Now when […]

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Spring and Quarantine Self Maintenance

As this pandemic forces many people to go out less and ultimately move their bodies less. This can be the perfect combination to allow muscle weakness to set in. Between moving less, outdoor household chores, and stuck inside; there are many ways to stay active and keep yourself safe during this time of year. During this time […]

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Can Telehealth Help My Ergonomics At Home?

Telehealth is a growing trend with many different ways to reach out to health care providers. Due to technology there are now apps and websites that patients can visit to contact their providers.  This is now allowing patients to continue to have guidance during this time of need.  One question we are receiving more frequently is, […]

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