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Healthy Winter Tips | Pivot Physical Therapy – Physical Therapy Fitness Article

Healthy Winter Tips | Pivot Physical Therapy The cold weather may want to make you stay bundled up on the couch, but it’s important to continue practicing healthy habits throughout the winter season to keep your physical and mental health in check. Read these tips on how you can stay fit, practice proper nutrition, and manage your stress this season. Stay Fit Staying active can increase your energy levels, improve your balance, prevent or delay the onset of diseases, and…

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A Q&A With Jeff the Runner – Physical Therapy Fitness Article

A Q&A With Jeff the Runner Calling all running fans! We’re pleased to present a Q&A with Jeff Barton, AKA Jeff the Runner, who – for lack of a better word – runs a website that offers “advice and stories from the intersection of running and life.”One of the main things Jeff focuses on with his website is how running can help clear the mind and provide an escape from the stresses of everyday life, as well as how it…

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History’s Greatest Physios Have Been Announced! – Physiospot – Physiotherapy and Physical Therapy in the Spotlight – Physical Therapy Fitness Article

History’s Greatest Physios Have Been Announced! – Physiospot – Physiotherapy and Physical Therapy in the Spotlight The history of physiotherapy and physical therapy (physio) is replete with remarkable people who have advanced and advocated for the profession. In this 125th anniversary year of the commencement of the Society of Trained Masseuses in the United Kingdom, arguably the beginning of the profession, the International Physiotherapy History Association (IPHA) has taken nominations from the world of Physio to compile a list of…

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How to Reduce Burnout & Boost Employee Engagement in Your Practice – Physical Therapy Fitness Article

How to Reduce Burnout & Boost Employee Engagement in Your Practice Blog This week in the news, we look at an article on preventing burnout and boosting employee engagement, an APTA co-sponsored study about how unrestricted direct access to physical therapist services is effective for new-onsite low back pain, and an article about how Americans are cutting back on other expenses to afford healthcare premiums. We hope you enjoy! Making Work Less Stressful and More Engaging for Your Employees, Harvard…

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Easy Foot Exercises – a 10 Minute Exercise Video! – Pilates Fitness Article

Easy Foot Exercises – a 10 Minute Exercise Video! Look down at your feet right now. Yes, I mean it :). I’ll wait. Ok, did you look? Now say “Thank you feet for doing such hard work all day long!” Your feet literally carry you through the day. We cover them up with socks and uncomfortable shoes. We jump and stub our toes and step on tacks and run across hot sand and basically beat them up all day long.…

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Treating Trigger Points – The Obliques – Nielasher.com – Physical Therapy Fitness Article

Treating Trigger Points – The Obliques – Nielasher.com INDICATIONS Abdominal pain and tenderness, groin pain, testicular pain, bladder pain, nausea, colic, dysmenorrhea, diarrhea, viscerosomatic pain, irritable bowel syndrome, lower crossed pattern, bedwetting in children. CAUSES Direct trauma (commonly from overexertion during sports), poor sit-up technique, prolonged cross- legged sitting, coughing, emotional stress, may be related to back pain, post-surgical (abdominal). DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS Visceral pathology including: renal, hepatic, pancreatic, diverticular disease, colitis, appendicitis, hiatus hernia, peritoneal disease—pelvic inflammatory disease, ovarian, bladder.…

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Working with Breast Cancer Patients – Pilates Fitness Article

Working with Breast Cancer Patients Polestar Educator Amy Dixon has an extensive fitness background, spanning well over 20 years and include numerous types of trainings. She also has experience working with breast cancer survivors, through classes and private sessions that help them rehabilitate and reintroduce positive movement experiences. Amy has shared with us her experiences and as well as useful insights on what to expect when dealing with cancer clients and how to make the sessions the best they can…

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PT Residency Journey: The Beginning – Physical Therapy Fitness Article

PT Residency Journey: The Beginning Family, full time in the clinic, occasional side gig, self care, and now — residency. It’s not a workload for the faint of heart. Kristen Lund began her Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Residency with Evidence In Motion (EIM) in summer 2019. Kristen is a physical therapist with Athletico in Bloomington, Indiana, where she lives with her husband, Eric, and their young daughter. Despite her very full life with you know, her family, her full-time job in the…

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Has Shoulder Impingement Been Debunked? – Physical Therapy Fitness Article

Has Shoulder Impingement Been Debunked? 92shares 22 25 24 12 8 0 1 0 On this episode of the #AskMikeReinold show we talk about shoulder impingement and whether or not the concept has been debunked, or if we just need to do a better job defining and explaining it to patients. If you haven’t had a chance yet, be sure to read my article of the Keys the Evaluation and Treatment of Shoulder Impingement.To view more episodes, subscribe, and ask…

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Q&A With the 2019 Ascend Practice of the Year Winner – Physical Therapy Fitness Article

Q&A With the 2019 Ascend Practice of the Year Winner articleJun 26, 2019 | 4 min. read8 Reasons You Should Attend Ascend 2019 Great news! Ascend— the ultimate business summit for rehab therapists —is back. Last year, the fifth-annual event hit our hometown of Phoenix, Arizona, for two incredibly educational (and incredibly fun) days. This year—September 19–21, to be exact—Ascend is heading to the Land of 10,000 Lakes (that’s Minnesota, don’tcha know!) for another round of rehab therapy’s can’t-miss business conference. Seriously—you’ve…

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Vertigo Half Somersault Maneuver for BPPV – Physical Therapy Fitness Article

Vertigo Half Somersault Maneuver for BPPV The Half Somersault or Foster maneuver for vertigo should help with Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) if done correctly. The half somersault maneuver, like any other BPPV maneuver, can make you feel more dizzy or sick for a short period of time afterwards. Sometimes people do get sick and vomit, so make sure you are prepared to stay and home and relax after the treatment. Each position should be held for about 30 seconds…

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A Better (and Cheaper) Way to Measure Cervical Range of Motion | Modern Manual Therapy Blog – Physical Therapy Fitness Article

A Better (and Cheaper) Way to Measure Cervical Range of Motion | Modern Manual Therapy Blog Abnormal cervical range of motion (ROM) has been used as part of the clinical decision making for the diagnosis of Cervicogenic Dizziness.  The limitation in range of motion, as well as pain to palpation to upper cervical spinal structures, can help the clinician differentiate between dizziness of vestibular origin vs cervical origin. I am classically more of an “eye-ball” kind of ROM guy but continuing to…

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Important Update on New Direct Access Laws in Texas – Physical Therapy Fitness Article

Important Update on New Direct Access Laws in Texas Want to learn exactly what the changes in Direct Access mean for your practice? Keep reading to learn how these laws are changing the landscape of PT marketing in Texas and tips for making the switch to direct access marketing. New Laws vs. the Old Prior to September 1, 2019, physical therapists were only permitted to evaluate potential patients but, PTs could not treat or advise them without a referral from…

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Professor. Dr Hans Hobbelen to deliver Paul Wagstaff Commemorative Lecture 2019 – Physical Therapy Fitness Article

Professor. Dr Hans Hobbelen to deliver Paul Wagstaff Commemorative Lecture 2019 Physiotherapy: the ‘golden bullet’ to fight frailty People are living longer, but we need to ensure we live well and physiotherapists have the ‘golden bullet’ to fight fraility. This will be the focus of this year’s Paul Wagstaff Commemorative Lecture, a free public lecture hosted by the Irish Society of Chartered Physiotherapists (ISCP), taking place on Monday the 9th of September in Trinity College Dublin (TCD). 21.5% of people…

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Snow Shoveling Safety | Pivot Physical Therapy – Physical Therapy Fitness Article

Snow Shoveling Safety | Pivot Physical Therapy Snow shoveling is more than just a chore; it’s a workout that requires proper technique and precaution to prevent unnecessary strain and pain. To avoid coping with a snow shoveling injury during the winter season, follow these simple tips: Fifteen minutes of snow shoveling is considered moderate exercise. Talk to your doctor beforehand to ensure you are healthy enough to shovel snow. Avoid caffeine or nicotine before snow shoveling. These stimulants could increase…

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Top 10 Tips for New Runners – Physical Therapy Fitness Article

Top 10 Tips for New Runners  The following is a guest post written by Gillian Goerzen, a health & fitness coach in Nanaimo, BC who runs her own active site & blog over at superyou.ca. The content of this post does not necessarily reflect the views of pt Health or its employees.You can run. Really, you can!When you’re first starting I know it can feel overwhelming. If you go to Google there is so much information, and it’s easy to get stuck…

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How Do You Decide Who Would Benefit From Non-Operative ACL Rehabilitation? – Physiospot – Physiotherapy and Physical Therapy in the Spotlight – Physical Therapy Fitness Article

How Do You Decide Who Would Benefit From Non-Operative ACL Rehabilitation? – Physiospot – Physiotherapy and Physical Therapy in the Spotlight We have another new course for you on Physioplus! Is there a anatomical structure that gets more attention than the ACL? Because the prevelence of the injury in elite sports is high we see a lot of press coverage. Injury to the ACL is common in recreational sports too so it is something many physiotherapists will come across often.…

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Trigger Point Therapy – Quadratus Femoris – Nielasher.com – Physical Therapy Fitness Article

Trigger Point Therapy – Quadratus Femoris – Nielasher.com   Treating Quadratus Femoris – Stuart Hinds   Trigger Points in the Quadratus Femoris typically appear together  with other Trigger Points in the immediate area, including the hip, and the pelvic floor This small muscle helps to rotate the hip sideways. When the hip is flexed, it helps move the hip and thigh away from midline. The quadratus femoris is one of the short lateral rotator core muscles, which interact with dysfunctions of L4…

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Teaching Self Monitoring in Pilates – Pilates Fitness Article

Teaching Self Monitoring in Pilates By Polestar Educator Noelle Dowma DPT, BFA, NCPT, CMTPT October 2017 was a busy month for me…I presented in the International Association of Dance Medicine and Science (IADMS) conference in Houston, Texas at the beginning of the month, and again at the Pilates Method Alliance (PMA) conference in Indian Wells, California at the end of the month. The IADMS presentation was called “Dance Conditioning with Pilates as the Foundation,” and it was basically a Pilates…

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The Importance of Self-Efficacy – Evidence In Motion – Physical Therapy Fitness Article

The Importance of Self-Efficacy – Evidence In Motion The current healthcare system functions within a behavioral model premised on the biopsychosocial theory (BPS Theory). Yet, all healthcare disciplines observe a narrow application of the BPS Theory. One specific challenge within the physical therapy discipline is the historical instruction to be psychologically informed. The suggestion to be psychologically informed parallels the criticized reductionistic approach of the Cartesian model of dualism. The physical therapy discipline has been silently directed away from the…

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6 Keys to Shoulder Instability Rehabilitation – Physical Therapy Fitness Article

6 Keys to Shoulder Instability Rehabilitation Shoulder instability is a common injury encountered in physical therapy. But there are many different types of shoulder instability.Would you treat a high school baseball player that feels like their shoulder is loose when throwing the same as a 35 year old that fell on ice onto an outstretched arm and dislocated their shoulder?  They both have “shoulder instability,” right?There exists a wide range of symptomatic shoulder instabilities from subtle recurrent subluxations to traumatic dislocations. Nonoperative…

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The 2020 Final Rule: Health Care’s Just Desserts – Physical Therapy Fitness Article

The 2020 Final Rule: Health Care’s Just Desserts articleDec 14, 2018 | 38 min. readFAQ: Unwrapping MIPS and the Final Rule: How to Prepare for 2019 Earlier this week, Heidi Jannenga, PT, DPT, ATC, WebPT President and Co-Founder, and Dianne Jewell, PT, DPT, PhD, FAPTA, WebPT Director of Clinical Practice, Outcomes, and Education, hosted an hour-long webinar that unwrapped the many layers of MIPS and the 2019 physician fee schedule. Unsurprisingly, tearing through the layers of CMS’s latest gift revealed a crush…

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Posture & Back Pain – Does it Matter? – Running Fitness Article

Posture & Back Pain – Does it Matter? ‘Stand up straight!’ How many of us have heard this statement and wondered why? Posture has long been associated with notions of health and well-being. Before posture was blamed for causing poor health and physical pain – it had a different role altogether. Posture is originally a French word that has its origin in classical Latin ‘Positura’ – referred to the “the relative disposition of the various parts of something; esp. the…

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Lower Back Heating Wrap by Sunny Bay Review – Physical Therapy Fitness Article

Lower Back Heating Wrap by Sunny Bay Review Sponsored Content: This video contains paid product placement. Thank you to BioMed DB Designs, LLC for sponsoring this video and providing various free Heat Wraps to use. If you purchase products from these Amazon Associate links/ads, Doctor Jo will earn a commission from qualifying purchases. Click here to purchase Sunny Bay Heat Wraps like the ones shown in the video! Heat therapy can be a great way to soothe things like tired and…

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Untold Physio Stories – A Fix for Knee Clicking | Modern Manual Therapy Blog – Physical Therapy Fitness Article

Untold Physio Stories – A Fix for Knee Clicking | Modern Manual Therapy Blog In this episode of Untold Physio Stories podcast, Erson reunites with super friend and former podcast host Jason Shane from Shane Physiotherapy. Erson recounts how his knee has been very stiff, painful and clicking recently and what he tried to “fix” it. Search for Untold Physio Stories on your favorite music/podcast apps!  Untold Physio Stories is sponsored by the EDGE Mobility System, featuring the EDGE Mobility…

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CMS Proposes 8% Cut in Medicare Reimbursement for Physical Therapy – Physical Therapy Fitness Article

CMS Proposes 8% Cut in Medicare Reimbursement for Physical Therapy CMS has revealed a plan to make significant cuts to Medicare reimbursement for PTs on the physician schedule for 2021. This will be the fourth proposed cut to PT and conservative care in the past 24 months and many practices are struggling financially with a national average profit margin of 4%. There are practices that will be forced to close their doors if this fourth cut passes like the three…

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Persistent pain in Ireland – Survey shows significant impact levels on Irish people – Physical Therapy Fitness Article

Persistent pain in Ireland – Survey shows significant impact levels on Irish people Sleep, family life , relationships, ability to work, socialise and sex life all significantly impacted   Sunday 8th September 2019 Persistent pain is a significant healthcare issue in Ireland and this has been borne out by the latest national survey on chronic or persistent pain in the country.  The nationally representative poll of over 1,000 people on chronic or persistent pain carried out for the Irish Society of…

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Make a Splash with Physical Therapy – Physical Therapy Fitness Article

Make a Splash with Physical Therapy Do You Have Back Pain, Arthritis, or Fibromyalgia? These are just a few conditions that may be managed through aquatic therapy or water exercise.  There are many benefits to initiating an aquatic therapy program.  If you suffer from back pain or spinal injuries, aquatic therapy is a great way to strengthen your core.  In general, physical activity is great for combating the pain, stiffness, and inflammation associated with arthritis.  Water allows arthritis sufferers to…

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Is Physiotherapy Covered by OHIP? – Physical Therapy Fitness Article

Is Physiotherapy Covered by OHIP? One of the most common questions we are asked at pt Health clinics across Ontario is whether or not our physiotherapy services are covered by the Ontario Health Insurance Plan, or OHIP.The short answer is yes and no.Read on to understand the specific cases where physiotherapy is covered by OHIP, as well as cases where it is not.When is Physiotherapy Covered by OHIP?Ontario’s Community Physiotherapy Clinic Program is available to eligible patients, free of charge. The…

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Get Your TBI MOOC T-Shirt – Physiospot – Physiotherapy and Physical Therapy in the Spotlight – Physical Therapy Fitness Article

Get Your TBI MOOC T-Shirt – Physiospot – Physiotherapy and Physical Therapy in the Spotlight Celebrate and support the TBI MOOC by purchasing a course t-shirt from the Physiopedia shop. If you haven’t checkout out the Physiopedia store before then there is no better time than now as we have some fresh additions waiting for you. To go alongside the #JustKeepMoving and Physiopedia collections we now have aTBI MOOC collection. There are 6 different t-shirts in a wide range of colours for you…

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