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Runner’s Knee (Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome)

4/6/18 10:57 AM

 

According to a recent article published in U.S. News, 5 Common Running Injuries and How to Heal Them, 50% of running injuries are estimated to occur at the knee. If you are a runner that experiences pain in the kneecap during activities like running, squatting, prolonged sitting, or going down the stairs, you likely have patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS), or “runner’s knee”.

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Written by Julie Berube, PT.

Julie is an Orthopedic Certified Specialist currently practicing as a Physical Therapist in our DeWitt location.

Topics: running, Knee Pain, Runner's Knee, taping

Preoperative Physical Therapy:  How to decrease cost

3/15/18 8:25 AM
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Written by Erin Bolowsky, PT.

Erin Bolowsky, PT, DPT is a Doctor of Physical Therapy and currently accepting new patients in our Cicero Office.

Topics: joint replacement

Physical Therapy: Early and Frequent Mobility

3/8/18 8:55 AM

 

The phrase “early and frequent mobility” is being used all across the medical field, from a health and wellness point of view, to patient care in ICU. For many years physical therapists have promoted this treatment strategy. Physical therapists can provide interventions to improve patient quality of life through all stages of healing; acute, subacute and chronic. Why wait until the chronic stage of an injury to get treatment, “current evidence suggests

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Written by Erin Bolowsky, PT.

Erin Bolowsky, PT, DPT is a Doctor of Physical Therapy and currently accepting new patients in our Cicero Office.

Topics: physical therapy

Lumbar disc herniations: Spontaneous healing and the accuracy of MRI

2/8/18 8:54 AM

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Magnetic resonance imaging, more commonly known as MRI, can be a valuable and important tool but how reliable is it? MRI’s are utilized by many physicians in the diagnosis and management of musculoskeletal injuries. An important thing to keep in mind is that 

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Written by Rachel Boccard.

Rachel is a licensed physical therapist currently accepting new patients in our Onondaga Hill and Liverpool locations.

Topics: back pain, Low back pain

Pain: How do I deal with it?

12/15/17 7:55 AM

Pain is a normal experience that everyone has to deal with at some point: it is inevitable. The suffering from pain is what you can control. Research is showing

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Written by Garry Campbell, PT.

Garry is currently practicing as a Physical Therapist in our Cicero Location.

Topics: Knee Pain, back pain, Low back pain

Nutrition for Optimal Fertility and to Support a Healthy Pregnancy

12/8/17 11:00 AM

 

Most of us know that one of the most powerful health and lifestyle changes you can make is to eat a well-balanced, nutrient-dense diet.  But did you know that specific changes to the diet can improve fertility and support a healthy pregnancy?

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Written by Laura Kirkpatrick, PT.

Laura Kirkpatrick, PT is contributing author to our blog. She is a Physical Therapist with a Postgraduate certificate in Nutrition.

Topics: pregnancy, nutrition

Exploring the New Era of Personalized Functional Nutrition

11/24/17 4:00 PM

 

What if you could send messages and instructions to help repair and heal your cells by the foods that you eat? And what if through dietary and lifestyle changes you could decrease and alleviate many of your chronic symptoms and need for medications? A personalized functional nutrition plan constitutes a foundation

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Written by Laura Kirkpatrick, PT.

Laura Kirkpatrick, PT is contributing author to our blog. She is a Physical Therapist with a Postgraduate certificate in Nutrition.

Topics: nutrition

What can be causing my heel pain?

11/19/17 9:31 AM

 

One of the most common causes of heel pain is a condition known as plantar fasciitis (PF). Plantar fascia is a flat thick band of tissue called ligament that connects your heel bone to your toes. This ligament helps support the arch of your foot when you walk. When this ligament gets irritated and swollen, over time it can become weak and develop small tears, in this case it is referred to as

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Written by Enas Eraqi.

Enas Eraqi is a physical therapist currently working in our Onondaga Hill office.

Topics: foot type, foot pain

Why do I feel Dizzy?

9/29/17 8:00 AM

 

Have you recently felt dizzy or lightheaded? Felt like the room you are standing in is spinning? You may be suffering from a possible Vestibular Dysfunction.

 

Dizziness and vertigo symptoms are very common as individuals get older. Finding out where the dizziness and room spinning is coming from is an important factor for treatment.

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Written by Taryn Bader.

Taryn Bader, PT is currently practicing as a Physical Therapist in our Onondaga Hill location.

Topics: dizziness

X-Ray Imaging and Arthritis

9/25/17 8:00 AM

 

What is osteoarthritis?

Osteoarthritis, also known as OA, is the most common form of arthritis. This diagnosis describes the degenerative changes that occur in your joints as you age. This includes the gradual break down or “wear and tear” of bones and cartilage. It is extremely common and according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), osteoarthritis affects over 30 million US adults.

 

How do I know if I have OA?

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Written by Rachel Boccard.

Rachel is a licensed physical therapist currently accepting new patients in our Onondaga Hill and Liverpool locations.

Topics: Knee Pain, arthritis