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

by kbranday, 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 […]

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PREHAB: OPTIMIZING YOUR POST-OP RESULTS

by kbranday, August 2, 2018

PREHAB:  The Key to Post-Operative Success By: Kyle Branday, MSPT, CDN There is a term kicked around in the physical therapy world that many on the outside still haven’t heard of:  Prehab.  Prehab refers to the pre-operative rehabilitation of an injured area which will be undergoing surgery in the near future.  I was speaking with […]

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KEYS TO SWINGING FIT AND EFFICIENTLY – DO I NEED NEW CLUBS, A GOLF PRO INSTRUCTOR, MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL OR FITNESS INSTRUCTOR?

by kbranday, July 11, 2018

As the golf industry continues to evolve  in advancements in 3D swing analysis and training aides, as well as club and golf balls technology, amateur and professional players alike are looking to achieve the most effective, efficient and safely repeatable swing they can.  Players all want more distance and to play well, without hurting themselves […]

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AVOIDING INJURIES IN YOUNG AND GROWING ATHLETES

by kbranday, June 18, 2018

With summer upon us, this blazing hot weather will be in full swing. And for most adolescents and teenagers, it’s the dawn of the new sports season and unfettered time off. However, in recent years, more and more kids are playing a single sport year round. Is it to better their skill set? Of course […]

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Hip Flexor Tightness and Why It Is Killing Your Low Back

by kbranday, June 8, 2018

All of us have woken up from a long night sleep with that nagging pain through your lower back. We pull our knees to our chest….no relief. We try and rotate our lumbar spine hoping for our pain to reduce….nothing. Maybe it’s that pesky piriformis muscle we all keep hearing about. But none of this […]

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Foot Mechanics: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

by kbranday, November 8, 2017

The loading and unloading principles of our feet (called pronation and supination respectively) are instrumental in the overall function of our lower extremities and spine.  There is an entire industry of footwear companies, athletic apparel, commercial insert companies and medical professionals who devote millions of dollars and resources to evaluate and offer services to address […]

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Ergonomics: The Science of Working in Comfort

by kbranday,

We’ve all heard of it, but who actually understands what it means?  Ergonomics refers to the science of designing an area to maximize productivity by reducing bodily fatigue and pain.  How many of us have ever left work, in an office, a truck, or a job site, and felt that tightness or pain in the […]

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Dry Needling – Fast, Effective Pain Relief

by kbranday,

Dry Needling has become a widely utilized treatment for muscular and fascial pain in recent years.  Dry Needling is defined as the insertion of filiform (solid yet flexible) needles into trigger points/knots within the muscle belly to stimulate release of the firmly contracted tissue.  It has long been proven to be an effective and efficient […]

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Concussions in Youth Athletes

by kbranday,

With National Football League concussions more frequent than ever, the league’s rulings for proper protocol could not have come much sooner.  Protocol carefully monitors, over a period of time, a player’s possible return to the field when concussion symptoms have subsided. Similar programs apply to all high school and college athletes engaged in contact sports. […]

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Rake Your Leaves, Don’t Break Your Back

by kbranday,

The bright colors of red, yellow, and orange leaves hanging from the trees this time of year only means one thing…raking leaves.  This activity, while being tedious and a necessity to keep your lawn healthy, can also take its toll on your body.  Raking leaves requires a great deal of upper body and core strength […]

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