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Physical Activity is Good for Your Muscles, Joints, and Brain!

Regular physical activity can be linked to a long list of health benefits, ranging from maintaining a healthy weight to preventing cardiovascular disease, but more and more research is drawing a direct correlation between exercise and cognitive health.
May 6th, 2024

Is There a Perfect Formula to Cure Low Back Pain?

Low back pain is one of the most prevalent pathologies. Over 2.5 million Americans go to the emergency room every year from this injury, leading lots of patients to find some form of relief.
Apr 22nd, 2024

Developing Dysfunction Along With Fitness

Exercise and goals are hard to keep up and achieve, but they are worth it! Even if it is a struggle, it shouldn't be painful. If you are pushing through your workouts and having pain increase then you are probably developing a movement dysfunction.
Apr 1st, 2024

Simple Doesn't Mean Pointless: Why walking speed is vital

The American Heart Association encourages people to "know their numbers" referring to blood pressure, blood cholesterol, blood glucose, and weight. However, research is now showing that moving properly is also important for health.
Mar 18th, 2024

Not All Exercise is Good Exercise

Exercise is great for the body, but not all exercise is created equal, nor appropriate for your goals. Program design is an important part of rehab and therapy. Here is is more information on how to have one perfect for you!
Mar 4th, 2024

Fuel for Recovery

You are what you eat! Physical therapy and nutrition are often seen as separate, but physical therapists know that they are deeply intertwined. To get the most out of PT, especially after an injury or surgery, successfully integrating both is crucial.
Jan 15th, 2024

Don't Let the Cold Freeze Your Progress!

Have you noticed the change in weather, it's starting to get cold! Don't let the cold slow down your workouts. Here are some tips on how to keep progressing when the temperature starts to drop.
Nov 9th, 2023

Moving Past Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia causes widespread pain, fatigue, and cognitive issues. It can be difficult to manage and can severely impact quality of life. There is no cure, but a combination of exercise, modalities and education can help manage symptoms.
Oct 11th, 2023

Physical Therapy is for Everyone!

Physical therapists are experts in human movement who are trained to evaluate and treat all kinds of musculoskeletal issues. We are here to help you throughout life, from birth though the golden years.
Sep 26th, 2023

The Forgotten Muscles

Physical therapists are well known for working with muscles like the hamstrings or low back. But most people don't release they also work on muscles inside the pelvis. Often forgot but they can cause incontinence or pain.
Aug 8th, 2023

Optimizing Movement: What is the FMS?

Have you been trying to improve your sport? At Advantage Physical Therapy, we can perform a Functional Movement Screen (FMS) on you to see how several different movements work together to identify asymmetries that may hinder training.
Jun 27th, 2023

Physical Therapy and Stroke Rehab: A Lock and Key

If you or a loved one has suffered a stroke, don’t lose hope. Physical therapy can help you regain functional mobility and independence, improve your quality of life and well-being, prevent or reduce complications and make the most of your recovery.
Jun 20th, 2023

Are you Active? Let's stay active with Physical Therapy!

Physical therapy has many benefits for active people. Athletes, performers, weekend warriors, and those in physically demanding jobs can all benefit from a physical therapists advice. Here are 3 ways physical therapists help active people stay that way.
Apr 27th, 2023

More Running, More Problems?

­The weather is getting nice which makes it ideal to get out and run! But, has the front of your knee been hurting when running or going down the stairs? You may be experiencing Runner’s Knee, also known as Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (PFPS for short).
Apr 13th, 2023

Add your Annual PT Exam to your To-Do list!

I know my to-do list is a mile long, but it always feels so rewarding to check something off of it. Between the dentist, eye doctor, and your general practitioner, did you remember to add your annual physical therapy exam to your list?
Mar 21st, 2023

What is Frozen Shoulder

Have you noticed that your shoulder has been hurting and not able to move as much as it used too? You may have “Frozen Shoulder”, also known as “Adhesive Capsulitis”. If this describes you click on this blog to learn more!
Sep 13th, 2022

Osteoporosis and Physical Therapy

You have probably heard of the scary words "Osteoporosis" or "Osteopenia" before, but what are they? What does it mean for your health, and is there anything that you can do decrease it or it's risks? Click here to see how physical therapy can help!
Jul 18th, 2022

Pop and Lock it: Why are my hips pinching!?

Do you have pain while sitting? What about catching, clicking, locking, and/or giving way in the hip? You may be experiencing Femoroacetabular Impingement (FAI), also known as hip impingement. Learn more about this common condition below!
May 17th, 2022

Spring Cleaning

This wild weather is definitely making us think about spring! Here are some helpful tips for how you can clean up around the house safely and enjoy the spring weather to the max!
Apr 3rd, 2022

Fall Prevention Tips during the Fall Season

Falls are common and dangerous! It is important to build strength and address simple things to help prevent falls from occurring. Don't let Fall be the season to fall.
Nov 18th, 2021

Celebrate Movement!

October is Physical Therapy Awareness Month! Here is a short blog on what physical therapists do everyday in our career and the benefits of physical activity.
Oct 28th, 2021

September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Advantage Physical Therapy is proud to offer cancer rehabilitation. This is a important aspect while battling cancer to improve fatigue, strength, and range of motion. This article provides several interviews with Mike Reing with helpful resources.
Sep 8th, 2021

Is your posture leading to some of your pain?

Hint: The best posture is the next posture! Sometimes how we sit leads to some of our common aches and pains. Here are some tips on how to correct your posture and hopefully decrease some of your pain!
Aug 25th, 2021

New knee? No Problem!

Knee replacements are one of the most popular elective surgeries in the United States. Before you have one, read this blog on tips and tricks to get the most out of surgery and have the best recovery!
Aug 3rd, 2021
Choose PT First. Save time and Money by directly accessing your local DPT

Direct Access - Speed up your Recovery

Direct Access is an excellent way to save time and money by "directly accessing" your Doctor of Physical Therapy without needing a referral! If you have a new ache or pain, don't wait! Call us up so we can get you on the road to recovery!
Jul 27th, 2021

Working Out the Mind and Body!

Did you know that physical therapy can help with dementia? Studies have shown that exercises can help delay or reduce symptoms like depression, apathy as well as delay or reduce cognitive decline.
Sep 7th, 2023
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