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Working in Physical Therapy Has Benefits That Extend Beyond the Clinic

Stories about hiring difficulties are all over the news right and physical therapy clinics haven’t been left out. An aging population with more chronic diseases has been pushing up the need for physical therapy for years. The pandemic has accelerated the problem. Clinics aren’t only looking for PTs and PTAs either. Finding the right people to fill roles in billing, administrative and tech roles is difficult too. Many clinics also employ people like nutritionists, athletic trainers, and fitness professionals. If you’re looking for a new place to work or a change in career, a PT clinic might be a great setting for you.

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Returning to Activity After a Pandemic

During the COVID-19 pandemic, activity levels dropped for a lot of people. Between stay-at-home orders, gym closures, and working from home, people became more sedentary. Here are a few tips to help you get more active without getting hurt after a long break from activity.

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Physical Therapy Isn’t Just for Pain. It Can Keep You Healthy for Life.

You know that physical activity is good for you. The benefits are well researched and the list is impressive. Here’s just a sampling: – Releases endorphins to make you feel good and fight depression – Helps control weight – Prevents diseases like stroke, diabetes, and some forms of cancer – Improves sleep – Helps you […]

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Will COVID-19 Change the Typical PT Patient?

People usually see a physical therapist for pain or loss of function. Think of the person who has back pain, the injured athlete, or the person who’s had a stroke. They all want to improve how they move and complete tasks. Now, there is good reason to wonder if physical therapists will start seeing more […]

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Facilitated Stretch Therapy

Safely alleviate muscle tightness, postural tension and pain Assisted stretching can help improve overall daily function by improving flexibility, reduce risk of injuries, manage pain and discomfort. That’s why so many physical therapists recommend assisted sretch therapy. From reducing muscle soreness to alleviating aches, this all-natural therpay can help you overcome pain and achieve a […]

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TRICARE Thinks PT is so Valuable, They’re Covering the Whole Cost!

TRICARE, one of the nation’s largest insurers wants its members to get physical therapy for back pain. They think that treating back pain with PT is so important that they’re willing to waive the cost to their members. That’s a huge deal. When’s the last time you remember an insurance company covering the entire cost […]

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Finally, Some Good News About Back Pain

Back pain is a huge problem in developed nations worldwide. It has or will affect most of us. The current estimate is that 80% of people will experience back pain at least once. It is the single biggest cause for disability, the third most common reason for doctor visits, and one of the most common […]

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When the Weather Gets Cold, Don’t Forget to Warm Up!

Colder weather means some changes to how we exercise. Of course, it’s harder to motivate yourself to get outside for a run or bike ride when the temperature drops and the shorter days compress our schedules, but there are changes in your body that affect your ability to exercise too. For many people with arthritis […]

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What’s a Movement Diagnosis?

Medical diagnoses don’t need much of an introduction. They’re what you get from your doctor when you’re sick. Examples would be influenza, diabetes, or hypertension. They describe the underlying problem that is causing your symptoms. When people feel sick, they know they need to go to the doctor and find out what’s going on to […]

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5 Reasons You Need a PT to Coordinate Your Fitness Regimen

Physical therapists aren’t just for people that are injured or have had surgery. Physical therapists can also help healthy people improve their fitness. Here are 5 reasons why you should consider seeing yours. You Want a Baseline When you see a physical therapist to improve your fitness, you’ll get an assessment of your strength, range […]

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