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Physical Activity: Helping Without Harming Ourselves

By Bob Gorinski  Now more than ever, Americans are realizing the tremendous physical, mental, social, and other benefits of regular physical activity. Approximately 25% of adults meet or exceed the exercise guidelines recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and...

Don’t Make Your Knee The Victim

By Shawn VanderBrook, PT, DPT, OCS I am going to start this off with a simple, yet profound statement about the knee joint and how it works. Ready? The knee is the victim of the foot and hip. These wise words from a patient’s professor sum up my philosophy of how best...

Graston Technique

By Laura L. Jacobs, DPT Have you ever had a nagging ache, pain, or tightness that hangs around too long and keeps you from enjoying life? Physical therapists use many different techniques and tools to help people return to normal pain-free function: Land or aquatic...

Functional Training is for Everyone

By Bob Gorinski, DPT One of my favorite pastimes as a boy was turning over rocks in the various creeks and woodland streams near my home in southwestern Pennsylvania. I was in search of salamanders, crayfish, frogs and any other treasures that inhabited those areas. I...

Stress and Relaxation

By Rachel Wilson Do you often feel rushed, overwhelmed, or unfocused? Perhaps you have felt that there are not enough hours in your day or energy in your system to accomplish everything on your to do list. For many people, these feelings are all too familiar and may...