Mankind VS Machine

Dec 20, 2017
By Dan Miller, PT, MS   With an increased recognition of apparently harmless occupational motions actually becoming injurious when executed in either high repetitions and or with excessive force has made the term ergonomics nearly a household term. Yet if this term remains vague or unfamiliar to you, the Webster definition describes ergonomics as an appl…
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Dec 05, 2017
  By Janet Hustak, PTA, Office Manager     "Mindfulness – A state of active, open attention on the present. When you’re mindful, you observe your thoughts and feelings from a distance, without judging them good or bad. Instead of letting your life pass you by, mindfulness means living in the moment and awakening to experience." – Psychology Today So wh…
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October is National Physical Therapy month! So let’s take a look at how Physical Therapy got started and where it is today. The historical origin of Physical Therapy is somewhat unknown. Some aspects of Physical Therapy practices can be traced back to Hippocrates in 500 BC. But the earliest documented origins of actual Physical Therapy date back to 1813. Per…
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By Daniel Miller, PT, MS, Healing Motion Physical Therapy   From a patient’s perspective of experiencing a “non – injurious” onset of pain, understanding why they hurt is among the most common questions or concerns we encounter as physical therapists. Certainly if there was a fall, or a noticeable strain or worse yet a car accident, the reasoning and expl…
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Sep 15, 2017
  Physical Therapy and Medicare  by Janet Hustak, PTA/Office Manager    So many patients and their families have questions about their insurance coverage.  Commercial policies all have their own practices they follow.   Medicare provides coverage to all Americans aged 65 and older who have worked and paid into the system, as well as younger people with d…
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Internal "Sliver"

Jun 27, 2017
For anyone whom has had the misfortune of acquiring a sliver or fragment of any foreign object that penetrates and becomes lodged inside on'es body, you likely remember; click below to read more...   Internal "Sliver"
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Myofascial Release (MFR) is a specialized stretching technique used by therapists to treat a variety of soft tissue problems.  The word “myo” means muscle and the word “fascia” means the “fibrous tissue” that supports our entire body.   To understand how MFR works, you have to understand a little about fascia.   Fascia runs from the top of our head to …
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by Ross Holsing, PT, DPT, Healing Motion   Manual therapy techniques are one of the many treatment options that Physical Therapists utilize when trying to help someone with pain or physical limitations. These techniques are often performed with the goal of allowing someone to move easier and feel better. A PT will also perform manual therapy to allow someo…
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Are habits causing our aches and pain?     Working in an outpatient physical therapy clinic, I see all kinds of ailments affecting the body.  From neck aches to foot pain, one thing is evident.  The way we treat our body now will determine where that pain arises later, or how easy it will be to resolve. Let’s look at three of the most common habitual…
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Inverted Core Syndrome

Jan 21, 2016
Dan Miller, PT, MS -Director of Healing Motion Physical Therapy   “Core stability training” has become a buzzword in physical therapy and fitness training. But what does it mean and why is it so important?   Your body’s core consists of the major muscles within the abdomen, pelvis and mid and lower back. These muscles affect posture, breathing, balance, …
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