Physical Therapy for Low Back Pain: Faster Improvement and Lower Costs

Posted on Jul 13, 2017

Did you know 15% to 20% of adults will experience low back pain this year? Another 50% to 80% will have least one episode of back pain during a lifetime. That is what a study at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine in Rochester, Minnesota confirmed ten years ago. Thankfully, physical therapists are adopting an […]

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Plantar Fasciitis and Physical Therapy’s Role

Posted on May 24, 2017

If you have plantar fasciitis you want the pain to go away, but what will help?  Physical therapy has several options! It’s a pain I can relate to, sliding out of bed, immediately greeted by heel pain and having to make an awkward painful shuffle to the coffee maker.  Usually my heel pain goes away […]

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Physical Therapy for Pregnancy Pain

Posted on Dec 27, 2016

By: Nikki Strick, MPT What are you looking forward to the most in 2017? My husband and I are expecting our second child in March! My growing bump is exciting for our family, but it’s also a reminder of the significant changes beset by pregnancy (both physical and hormonal). During the last few months, I’m […]

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Specialty Treatments: Dry Needling

Posted on Mar 14, 2016

Specialty Treatments: Dry Needling What is dry needling? Dry needling is a specialty treatment in which a needle is inserted into the skin and muscle directly at a myofascial trigger point.  A myofascial trigger point consists of contraction “knots”, which causes pain. Is dry needling similar to acupuncture? There are many similarities and differences between dry needling […]

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