Travel During The Holidays

Flight Check in

Traveling during the holidays can, without a doubt, be dreadful. Some people even miss out on seeing their families over the holidays because they just can’t stomach the thought of sitting down for the entire flight or car ride. Here at PPT, we’ve met many people who have traveled to another state, either by car…

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BPPV Vestibular Rehab

BPPV

Today, we’re going to talk about vestibular rehab. If you’ve ever been told by your doctor that you have crystals in your ears, this is a condition called benign positional paroxysmal vertigo or BPPV, and is very easily treated. If you lie down, roll over in bed, or get up from bed and it feels…

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Fall Prevention

Fear of Falling

One of the biggest concerns in people over the age of 70 is losing their mobility or independence due to a fall. And many will tell me about how they don’t like it when it takes them more than one time to try and get up out of a chair or a stool or a…

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Tips to Keep Active, Healthy, and Feeling Great This Season

Bike Ride

Let’s talk about keeping you active, healthy and full of energy this fall. With those long summer days nearly behind us, it can be easy to forget the benefits of getting outside when we should let the cooler temperatures allow us to spend time outside… People tend to stop exercising completely and spend more time…

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Vestibular Dysfunction

Vertigo

Today’s topic is something that surprises a lot of people that physical therapists treat, and that is vertigo. I have seen hundreds of vertigo patients over the years in my practice, and without a shadow of a doubt, 99 out of 100 will say something to the effect of, “I don’t know why I’m here…

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Shoulder Pain: Why Does My Shoulder Hurt When I Reach Up To The Top Cabinet?

Shoulder Pain

This is one of the most common shoulder injuries we see here in my clinic. The shoulder has the greatest movements of all the joints in the body and the rotator cuff is a set of muscles that supports these movements. There are only 3 ligaments in the shoulder that allow this high range of…

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Shoulder Pain: 3 Things That Surprisingly DON’T Help Ease It

Shoulder Pain

Are you currently suffering from shoulder pain? It’s one of the greatest mysteries of being 50+; the sudden onset of shoulder pain and stiffness that often creeps up without any warning or explanation. Sometimes it just happens! I’ve had a number of patients come to see us, saying things like… “I just woke up one…

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How Your Lifestyle Could Be Making Your Shoulder Pain Worse (and How to Ease it)

Shoulder Pain

Often it can be hard to see what you’re doing wrong in your habits because, well, it’s your lifestyle. Your daily routine is so uniform to you that it can become second nature to read before bed, play on your tablet, or go for that golf game on Saturday morning. What if I told you…

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How to Ease Shoulder Pain That Keeps You Up At Night

Shoulder Pain

Let’s talk about shoulder pain… the one thing that gets on most people’s nerves because they don’t know what to do about it. They think it’s just something they have to get on with day-in and day-out… Meet Suzie for example… Suzie is a fellow physical therapist and long-time family friend. She works with kids…

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Isn’t Tennis Elbow Just For Tennis Players?

Tennis Elbow

Although the term tennis elbow clearly originated from people hitting tennis balls, the condition should be termed “computer elbow” at this point. These days, it’s more commonly caused by computer usage. Tennis elbow would best be described as a repetitive strain injury, which is ultimately induced by repetitive motions, leading to chronic exhaustion of the…

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