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Preparing For My Surgery… The Importance of Food

A frequent question from patients that have an upcoming surgery, “Is there any way I can prepare for my surgery”.   For example, we will have patients come to us for total knee replacement “Pre-Op” therapy so we can address range of motion, strengthening and flexibility.  Most therapist will focus on that body part so its […] Read More...

I Just Hurt My Back…..Now What do I Do?

You’ve likely already seen the statistics on low back pain and probably have experienced an episode or two yourself.   Low-back pain is one of the most common reasons for doctor visits, with one in four adults in one survey reporting low-back pain within the previous three months costing.  Back pain is expensive… costing  Americans $240 Billion dollars […] Read More...

New Year…..New Insurance Deductible

It’s that time of the year again when many of us have our health insurance renew.  Many companies have been forced to shift much of the costs onto the employee or stop offering insurance as a benefit altogether. This ultimately means that many employees are paying huge amounts of money for health insurance even with […] Read More...

5 Tips For Starting An Exercise Program

The New Year is here and you want to start an exercise program.  You may have many questions on where to start, how do I begin, where should I go etc.  Here are 5 Tips for getting you off on the right foot this New Year. Consult your Physical Therapist and/or Primary Care Physician First. […] Read More...

New Year’s Resolutions… How to be Successful

It’s that time of year again.  The clock has struck midnight, the ball has dropped and we turn a page on another year. Millions of Americans will take this time to make their annual New Year’s resolutions but sadly only a fraction will actually succeed. The top resolutions include, weight loss, exercise more and stop […] Read More...

Fall Workout Ideas

The hot humid weather is finally moving out as summer turns to fall.  This is a perfect time to get outdoors and enjoy the crisp cool air.  Before we are forced indoors to workout, use this time of the year to get out of the gym and enjoy nature. Need some ideas?  Check out these 5 outdoor […] Read More...

Not Sure Why You Neck Hurts? We May Have The Answer

What is your head doing right now? If you’re reading this using your phone, laptop or tablet, chances are you’re hunched over with your head tilted down. Research has found that this posture, called “text neck” can lead to bad posture and cause pain in your neck, shoulders and spine Text neck is the term […] Read More...

7 Myths About Physical Therapy

  People everywhere are experiencing the transformative effect physical therapy can have on their daily lives. In fact, as experts in the way the body moves, physical therapists help people of all ages and abilities reduce pain, stay active, mobile & healthy. But there are some common misconceptions that often discourage people from visiting a […] Read More...

Getting Your Kids Ready To Play Sports In The Heat

It’s that time of year again.  We are a few short weeks away from the start of the rec and High School fall sports practices.   In Baltimore County, we start earlier this year (August 10th) which means your kids need to start now to make sure they are acclimatized to the summer heat and humidity. […] Read More...

In Pain at Your Desk? Find out how to make it go away.

We got another great question from one of our patients recently.  “Why am I having pain during the day?”  “I have a desk job” A lot of people underestimate the power of great posture and the advantages it can provide to our lifestyle. This especially holds try if you are tied to your desk having […] Read More...

Achilles Pain Slowing You Down?

Question from one of our patients yesterday… Why does my Achilles’ pain keep coming back?   This is a pretty common complaint we see here especially this time of the year as the weather warms and more people get outside to run. A little anatomy lesson first to understand the Achilles tendon. The Achilles tendon sits […] Read More...

Sleepiness..Or Lack of Sleep, Keeping You from Activities You Enjoy?

According to the Centers for Disease Control 50-70 million US adults have sleep or wakeful disorders. This chronic “sleepiness” causes a host of chronic diseases such as hypertension (high blood pressure), depression and obesity to name a few. We live in a society that sets us up for sleep disruption. Round the clock TV/Internet, all our […] Read More...

Can Food Help Your Arthritis?

Eating to Help With Your Arthritis We get this questions quite often from our patients, “Is there anything I should or should not eat to ease my arthritis pain?” Arthritis is a very common ailment for many US adults. According the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and estimated 52.5 million adults have been told by their doctor […] Read More...

Summer is Here…Don’t Fall Into the Flip-Flop Trap

Summer is here!! We are so glad that it finally is warm and we can go outside and enjoy the weather. This time of year also brings out a change and sometimes that change is not good. We are talking about the dreaded flip-flop! While very fashionable, they can also cause undo pain in the legs and […] Read More...

Getting That Exercise In The Pool

Summer is here and schools are getting out. This is great time to get outside and get some exercise. If you are suffering from pain that prevents you from running, biking or walking without pain, exercising in the pool may be a perfect solution for you. Before you dive in, there are a few things to […] Read More...

Healthy Spring Cleaning Tips

The weather is getting warmer and we are coming out of our winter hibernation. Many of us will want to get outside and get a jump on that spring outdoor cleaning. There are a few things to think of before you charge outside with that shovel and wheelbarrow to avoid those sore backs and shoulders. […] Read More...

Getting Yourself Ready for that Hike

Summer is finally here and we are ready to tackle the outdoors. We are very fortunate where we live to have access to some great local hiking trails from the NCR trail to all the local parks in the area. To enjoy your hike better (and prevent any post hike pain) you should do a […] Read More...

Physical Therapy

7 Myths About Physical Therapy

  People everywhere are experiencing the transformative effect physical therapy can have on their daily lives. In fact, as experts in the way the body moves, physical therapists help people of all ages and abilities reduce pain, stay active, mobile & healthy. But there are some common misconceptions that often discourage people from visiting a […] Read More...