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Back Pain

7 Steps for Ensuring Resolution of Symptoms After Lumbar Fusion Surgery

Anthony Sacerino, PT, DPT- West York Clinic A typical lumbar fusion is performed for a patient experiencing both low back and leg pain.  The importance...

Back Pain

Don’t Let a Heavy Backpack Be a Drag on Student Health

Zachary Haulman- Altoona Center After a summer away, students might find it hard to get moving when school resumes. Or maybe it’s just that their...

Injury Prevention

Golf Warm-Up to Prevent Injury and Enhance Performance

The smell of fresh-cut grass, the warmth of the rising sun, and the peaceful quiet of a golf course on a summer morning: what a...


Functional Movement Screen Offers 7 Body Weight Movements to Determine Neuromuscular Ability

by: Zachary Haulman, Altoona Center Another school year is upon us, which means another scholastic athletic season is, too. How do you know whether you are...

Injury Prevention

Injury Prevention For the Long-Distance Runner

As the marathon season quickly approaches this year, runners everywhere are once again lacing up their trainers, strapping on their watches, and hitting the asphalt,...


Five Tips For Exercising Before and During Your Summer Vacation

Summer vacation season is here. Here are five exercise tips that will get you ready and keep you active while vacationing: Start slowly: Do not...


Training Muscles vs. Movement

Kevin Kane PT, DPT- Hilliard,OH Everyone from the weekend warrior to professional athlete knows the value of strengthening to increase performance.  However, how much thought...

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Headaches & Migraines

Physical Therapy Can Help Alleviate Migraines

BY: Branden Fleishman,DPT- Mechanicsburg,PA Have you ever experienced a headache that starts as a dull ache and quickly progresses to a throbbing or pulsating pain...

Exercise This Summer

Follow These Steps For a Safe Return to Regular Exercise This Summer

For many people, the summer season marks the time to get back outside and resume their exercise routine. But if it’s been a few months—or...

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These 4 Areas Can Help You Reduce Problems Associated with Arthritis

  BY: Ryan Shelton, DPT, OCS, Cert. MDT, Resident Mentor- Lexington Beaumont- Kentucky Center Arthritis describes more than 100 conditions involving inflammation of joints and surrounding tissues....

Understanding the Benefits of Pain

Bone Health & Risk Factors for Osteoporosis

To keep your bones healthy, stay active. Bones are not dull and lifeless, hard and unchanging. Bones are an active and porous tissue that becomes...

Health & Nutrition

Three Tips for Keeping Your Body Safe When You Travel

BY: Ashlee Jones, DPT- Columbia, South Carolina Center It’s the time of year for sunshine, warm temperatures and travel. But with all the discussion of...

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