MRI Results: Where is my pain coming from?

by Julia Tranquillo, DPT, March 8, 2019

A picture’s worth a thousand words… or is it?  Neck pain preventing you from sitting? Shoulder pain with putting on your coat? Knee bothering you going up and down stairs? For an accurate diagnosis of these ailments, you may need an MRI…or do you? Magnetic resonance imaging, or MRI, was once thought to be the […]

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I’m A Crossfitter….Do I Need a Physical Therapist?

by Erin Maghery, PTA, February 25, 2019

As a Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) and a Crossfitter, I absolutely believe the answer is yes!  Injuries and pain can sideline an athlete.  And just like any other athlete, we hate to be sidelined. The main goal for the majority of Crossfitters is simply to be able to continue to do Crossfit. So why wait […]

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Movement Is Medicine

by Kyle Branday, MSPT, CDN, February 11, 2019

If I had a dime for every patient we saw that had a complaint about lack of movement, you’d be seeing me at my beach house in the Bahamas.  Outside of pain, this is the number one biggest complaint we get.  In conjunction with pain and movement problems, the most common way for people to […]

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What is Dry Needling and How Can it Help?

by Justin Maurizio, DPT, January 9, 2019

Dry Needling (DN) is a skilled intervention performed by physical therapists at our clinic which uses a thin needle to penetrate the skin and stimulate underlying myofascial trigger points, muscular spasms, connective tissues for the management of nerve/skeletal pain and restricted movement. Trigger points are defined as palpable, tense bands of skeletal muscle fibers that […]

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ANKLE SPRAINS: THE IMPORTANCE OF ACUTE TREATMENT

by Kyle Branday, MSPT, CDN, November 12, 2018

Lets talk about that painful, swollen, stiff, acute ankle sprain.  We have all been there at one time or another.  Whether walking, running, going down the stairs, or awkwardly stepping over the curb that was higher than we thought….we step down and BOOM…..our ankle is turned the wrong direction and laying on the ground flatter […]

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TOP 6 NUTS AND SEEDS FOR HEALTHY LIVING

by Shannon Berton, Certified Personal TrainerBerton, Certified Personal Trainer, October 27, 2018

Nut and seeds are packed with healthy nutrients. They are calorie dense and provide healthy fats, vitamins, minerals, and fiber. According to North America Vegetarian Society nuts and seeds are a reliable and delicious source of trace minerals like magnesium, zinc, selenium and copper. The phytochemicals in nuts and seeds help to fight disease and […]

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TREATING THE INJURED RUNNER

by Erin Maghery, PTA, October 22, 2018

Running is one of the most popular fitness activities in the US. Millions of people run for fun, for exercise and run races competitively.  Whatever reasons people have for running, and no matter what distance they run, people often end up with hurting themselves. Injuries in new runners can turn them off to the sport.  […]

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Golf Preparation and TPI (Titleist Performance Institute)

by Michael Demetriades, DPT, October 12, 2018

  It is almost time to put the clubs away as winter is approaching, so now is the perfect opportunity to work on your body to prepare for next year’s golf season or golf in Florida.  When looking back on your golf season, there may be aspects of your game that you wanted to improve […]

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Medius and Minimus: The Unsung Glutes

by Warren Rodrick, PT, September 24, 2018

As many people begin or continue to train their body for competition, fitness, or just to look and feel better, it is common that we lose track of the truly integral structures within our body. This fixation on betterment of our body tends to cause an over-emphasis on developing muscle groups that evoke a traditional […]

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DIRECT ACCESS: The Quick and Easy Way to See Your PT Fast

by Robert Presta, DPT, September 17, 2018

When discussing how effective a health care system is, two factors are frequently brought up. Ease of access and cost of access to health care services. These two factors play an important role in if/when people get treatment for their health-related issues. Previously, if an individual required physical therapy services, they would need a referral from […]

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