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Make More Friends Than Enemies

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A few seasons ago, I encouraged the manager of our athletic training department to have our athletic trainers set goals each season. Goals are to be individual and can be designed around the interests, strengths, and specialties of our athletic trainers. So for the past couple years, I’ve set season goals, most of which are […]

Tips For Back Pain in Pregnancy

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Tips For Back Pain in Pregnancy Being an active individual, I was very motivated to continue my regular exercise regime during my first pregnancy: running, yoga, kickboxing, volleyball.  I wanted to stay as active and strong as I could knowing how good this is for your body.  Well, that all went down the toilet the second I […]

3 Things You’re Neglecting At The Gym That May Catch Up To You Someday

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As I was working out today, I became acutely aware of the fact that we live in an irrational society. The gym happens to be a particularly great place for a physical therapist like me to become in tune to such facts because as a PT, it is my job to observe, analyze, and correct […]

Physical Therapists…Why We Need To Trust Our Instincts And Make The Appropriate Referrals

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Physical Therapists…Why We Need To Trust Our Instincts And Make The Appropriate Referrals I recently evaluated a patient who suffered a traumatic fall and landed on the left side of his head. Soon after he went to see a physician specializing in internal medicine. The X-ray taken was negative for fracture or other bony pathology […]

Most Effective Ways To Avoid Aches & Pains of Prolonged Sitting

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Most Effective Ways To Avoid Aches & Pains of Prolonged Sitting My husband and I were fortunate enough to take a road trip to Bozeman, MT over spring break this year.  We love to ski so decided to drive out west to the mountains. We packed up our gear early in the morning and took […]

How to Safely Increase Your Running Mileage

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How to Safely Increase Your Running Mileage If you are like me and enjoy running outdoors but wimp out when the temps drop under 40 degrees, you might be getting tired of running on the treadmill by this time of year!  I will admit, on that first warm day of spring, I have the tendency to […]

Not Stopping Your Physical Therapy Too Soon

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Not Stopping Your Physical Therapy Too Soon Most physical therapists in an outpatient setting can relate to the fact that your caseload typically suffers after the New Year due to an exodus of unplanned patient discharges. Insurance deductibles and out-of-pocket expenses roll over with the start of a new year, making patients concerned about having […]

Is a Total Knee Replacement Right for You?

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Is a Total Knee Replacement Right for You? Total knee replacements are one of the most common orthopedic surgeries and the most commonly performed joint replacement in America. In 2011, almost 1 million total joint surgeries were performed in America and over the past decade more than double to rate from a decade ago. For […]

‘Choosing Wisely’: Reducing Unnecessary Tests & Procedures

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‘Choosing Wisely’: Reducing Unnecessary Tests & Procedures The American Board of Internal Medicine started a campaign called Choosing Wisely to help start conversations between doctors and patients in order to reduce unnecessary tests and procedures. The American Physical Therapy Association is one partner in this effort who has published a list of five things patients […]

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