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Physical Therapy As Good As Surgery For Rotator Cuff Tears And Less Expensive

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Rotator cuff tears are very common in the general population, with around 10% of adults over the age of 60 having full thickness rotator cuff tears. That would be about 5.7 million Americans with full thickness tears. As a Physical Therapist, seeing clients with tears, one of the most common questions I get is “Will […]

100 Most Influential People in Health and Wellness?

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100 Most Influential People in Health and Wellness? Influence is a noun that is defined as “the capacity or power of persons or things to be a compelling force on or produce effects on actions, behavior, opinions”. The greatlist.com created a list of “The 100 Most Influentional People in Health and Fitness” for 2015. They […]

Identifying Waste In Healthcare Spending

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If you have been paying attention to the news and political platforms the last 10+ years, Healthcare Reform is one thing you may be familiar with. There are many moving parts to this concept, but one main aspect is how can we as a nation and health care providers cut cost? Last year the New […]

Why Your Operation May Not Work And Why You Should Consider Physical Therapy First

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Why Your Operation May Not Work And Why You Should Consider Physical Therapy First A recent article in the Sydney Morning Herald called, Confessions of a Sydney Surgeon: Why your operation may not work, a surgeon described procedures that he used to perform, that he now knows were unnecessary. In that article he says,   […]

5 Physical Therapy Myths BUSTED!

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5 Physical Therapy Myths BUSTED! First off lets define Physical Therapy .  Merriam-Webster states Physical Therapy is: : therapy for the preservation, enhancement, or restoration of movement and physical function impaired or threatened by disability, injury, or disease that utilizes therapeutic exercise, physical modalities (as massage and electrotherapy), assistive devices, and patient education and training […]

Low Back Pain: MRIs and CT Scans Can Be Misleading

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Low Back Pain: MRIs and CT Scans Can Be Misleading   “Back” Story: James is an active, 50 year old father with three children. He works as a carpenter, primarily focusing on home building. He loves to play basketball with his children in the driveway at his home. He plays in a basketball league every […]

What You Need To Know When Making An Appointment At OSI

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What You Need To Know When Making An Appointment At OSI Greetings! Hope you are all enjoying the warmer! I know I sure am. We recently changed our appointment scheduling process and I wanted to keep everyone updated on what to expect when they call the scheduling line. To help smooth out our appointment scheduling […]

Patient Centered Musculoskeletal Health

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Patient Centered Musculoskeletal Health As a Physical Therapist and health care provider for over 26 years I have seen many changes in health care. The current push has been to increase access, improve quality, and reduce cost. How does Physical Therapy fit into this equation? PT’s have for many years been on the back end […]

Low Back Pain and MRI’s: Is What You See What You Get? (Cue Dr. Strangelove)

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Low Back Pain and MRI’s: Is what you see what you get? (Cue Dr. Strangelove) I know that people who are currently in pain usually aren’t thinking about long term costs, but bear with me I’m going to make an economic argument about why you should get PT first for your low back pain and […]

A Roadmap: Great Tips For Losing Weight

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A Roadmap: Great Tips For Losing Weight   Quick Fix? As a doctor of pharmacy and certified personal trainer for The Training Room in Somerset, I get asked health-related questions all the time.  One of the most popular questions as well as requests I get is “How Do I/Help Me Lose this Weight?!” I am all about being real.  […]

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