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            Direct access is exactly what it sounds like: patients can directly access the services of a physical therapist without the need to get a prescription from a physician. Direct access allows for an open market, enabling patients to seek out and receive services that can help to support their return to the things they love. The American Physical Therapy Association states that with direct access, patients are able to receive an e...
Posted on 2018-09-03
Your health and the optimal performance of your body are paramount to your overall well-being and successful navigation of life. Our services can help to ensure you are guided, supported and receiving the treatments necessary to aid your body in moving forward. Whether you are recovering from a sporting injury or looking to gain range of motion back after an accident, our team has your back (and health!) every step of the way. While we accept and work alongside most major insurance com...
Posted on 2018-07-05
Hamstrings do a lot of work. They extend all the way from the pelvis to the top of the bones of the lower leg, and are an integral part of our ability to walk, run, jump, and bend our knees and move our hips. Hamstrings are made up of three muscles and their tendons, located at the back of the thigh. Although a hamstring injury can happen to anyone, they are most common among athletes (from rec players all the way up to professionals) and are the most commonly injured muscles for runners. Mus...
Posted on 2017-10-19
Foam rollers have gained a lot of attention and popularity recently, and for good reason. They are a simple, inexpensive tool, and when used correctly, can help release muscle tightness and trigger points (commonly referred to as “knots”). Foam rollers provide myofascial release, giving you the ability to provide yourself an effective self-massage almost anywhere on your body. Knots are essentially adhesions in the muscle; areas where overuse, or chronic/repetitive use creates a...
Posted on 2017-07-17
  Summer is often a time when many of us – and our kids – take advantage of opportunities for sports activities, whether it is joining an adult sports league, taking golf or tennis lessons, or heading off to day camp. An active lifestyle is a great way to stay healthy and fit, and we are big advocates of being involved in a sport (or two). But jumping into a more rigorous routine without preparing correctly can leave you, or your kids, at higher risk for injury. Here are a fe...
Posted on 2017-05-27
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