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Heat or Ice – Is one better than the other?

7/28/17 7:06 AM

 

A very common question that patients ask during their physical therapy treatment is whether they should use heat or ice for pain relief.  The main consideration before deciding which to use, is determining whether or not inflammation is present in the painful area.

 

What is inflammation?

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Written by Lauris Rigdon, PT.

Topics: pain

SYRACUSE PHYSICAL THERAPIST JULIE BERUBE AWARDED ORTHOPAEDIC SPECIALIST CERTIFICATION

7/12/17 5:19 PM

 

Julie Berube, PT, DPT, of Syracuse, New York, was awarded the professional designation of board-certified clinical specialist in orthopaedic physical therapy (OCS) by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (ABPTS) of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA).

 

To obtain board certification, candidates must submit evidence of 2000 hours of clinical practice in one of nine specialty areas: Cardiovascular and Pulmonary, Clinical Electrophysiology, Geriatrics, Neurology, Oncology, Orthopaedics, Pediatrics, Sports, and Women’s Health Physical Therapy. In addition, candidates must successfully complete a rigorous examination, demonstrating specialized knowledge and advanced clinical proficiency in a specialty area of physical therapist practice. As of 2016, approximately 5% of PT’s in the United States are board certified in orthopaedics, and Julie joins only 2.5% of physical therapists in New York State with an OCS certification.

 

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Written by Lauris Rigdon, PT.

Topics: physical therapist

Physical Therapist Expands Knowledge in Pelvic Floor Evaluation and Rehabilitation

6/8/17 8:38 AM

 

On May 5, 2017 physical therapist Taryn Bader, PT, DPT of Onondaga Physical Therapy attended a full-day seminar in Syracuse, NY titled:  

 

The Fundamentals of Pelvic Floor Rehabilitation

 

The course was six hours of educational material focused on 

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Written by Lauris Rigdon, PT.

Topics: pregnancy

Physical Therapist Expands Knowledge for Treatment of Dizziness

3/14/17 11:52 AM

 

On January 25th, 2017 physical therapist Julie Dmochowski, PT, DPT of Onondaga Physical Therapy attended a full-day seminar in Syracuse, NY titled: The Hands-on Guide to Vestibular Rehabilitation: Clinical Decision Making to Treat Vertigo, Dizziness, and Balance Disorders. The course consisted of over 7 hours of content and hands-on application of skills in order to most effectively evaluate and manage the dizzy patient.

 

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Written by Lauris Rigdon, PT.

Topics: balance