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PT myths
October is National Physical Therapy Month! During the month of October we want to make people aware of what physical therapy is and how physical therapists help improve an individual’s mobility, function, and decrease pain. Physical therapy involves skilled healing and rehabilitation of the body through non-invasive treatment to improve one’s quality of life. Non-invasive treatment means showing a person how to move and exercise in a safe way which can help prevent the more invasive types of treatments like injections or surgery. This year the American Physical Therapy Association shares a great list of 7 myths about physical therapy. As a...
sandals bad for the feet
We all know that wearing sandals are comfortable, especially in summer time, but how good are they for our feet? Most sandals are very flat and have no support. This can be bad for our feet for several different reasons. People that suffer from plantar fasciitis should not be wearing sandals unless they have some type of arch support. Even with an arch support, sandals should not be worn for long distance walking. Unsupportive or flat sandals can even cause plantar fasciitis, which is a very painful condition on the bottom of the foot. Research has proven that our toes try...
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avoid stiffness and pain on the plane
Many people will travel during the next few months, and whether it is by plane or car there are a few simple tips to remember to avoid body aches and pains, and even life threatening issues. As a physical therapist many patients ask about different ways to avoid low back pain while traveling. A simple answer is a lumbar support, which looks like a small pillow but is curved to support the low back. This can be used by people with or without low back problems and can be small enough to travel with on a plane. There are larger lumbar...

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sun protection guideline
Summer is here and it is time to get outside for some fun! As we know it gets very hot, very quickly so there are some important things to remember when spending time outside. Remember to drink plenty of water to stay hydrated. In a humid climate, like Florida, we sweat a lot more therefore we need to hydrate more to prevent heat exhaustion, and the more severe, heat stroke. Also, don't forget your sunscreen! In the summer, the sun is so strong and sunscreen should be worn as a daily moisturizer. Now you can find moisturizers that have SPF in...
quickening the ability to heal tendons
Want to speed up healing from tennis elbow or any sports or overuse injury? That day may be here. Recently, a form of injection therapy has been introduced to people dealing with tendon or ligament injuries. Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) is a type of regenerative injection therapy that concentrates platelets from your own blood. Amazingly this procedure only takes about 15 minutes because the blood is taken from the body, immediately put into a centrifuge, and re-injected back into the damaged area. Spinning the blood in the centrifuge increases the concentration of platelets and growth factor, which are essential in accelerating...