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Professional PT Adds 3 New Clinics as Part of New Partnership Program

By Professional Physical Therapy Professional opened 2 new clinics in Massachusetts (Waltham and Newburyport) and 1 new location in Lodi, New Jersey. All were opened under a new partnership program that gives a unique affiliation solution to PTs who want to be vested in ownership and continue to focus on their patients and their outcomes. … Continued

Custom Splinting vs. Casting for Hand Injuries

By Robert Wilutis, MS, OTR, CHT If you have an upper extremity or hand injury, it’s important to know the best course of treatment. Most hand injuries do not actually require immediate surgical attention and can be safely treated through immobilization. So, should you cast or splint? Both casts and splints immobilize targeted joints to … Continued

Professional PT Patient’s Powerful Story of Recovery & Boston Marathon Finisher

Written by: Professional Physical Therapy Tom Smith, a Professional PT patient is the first person in documented medical history to recover from 3 paralyzing accidents and go on to complete 3 Boston marathons – and training to complete his 4th one this month. Tom’s story represents monumental steps for the paralysis community and an inspiration … Continued

Occupational Therapy Career Outlook

Written by: Professional Physical Therapy What Occupational Therapists Do Occupational therapists make a difference in people’s lives. They treat patients who have injuries, illnesses, or disabilities through the therapeutic use of everyday activities. OTs take a holistic approach. In addition to improving physical functioning, they work on many kinds of social, emotional, and work-related situations. OTs … Continued

Shin Injury Recovery: What you need to know

Written by: Sally Elsakary PT, DPT Injuries to the lower leg, or shin, can encompass a wide variety of conditions. Most common injury is “shin splints” (anterior tibial tendonitis) but other injuries include Achilles’ tendonitis, posterior tibial tendon dysfunction, and fractures of the tibia or fibula (bones between the knee and the ankle). As your … Continued

Professional Proudly Supports 2022 Snow Bowl, NJ Special Olympics Tournament

Written by: Professional Physical Therapy Professional was a proud sponsor of the 16th annual Snow Bowl providing physical therapy services for the Special Olympics flag football tournament. The tournament returned to MetLife Stadium on March 4-6th in East Rutherford, NJ. The three-day tournament gave players the opportunity to play on the same field as the … Continued

March is National Athletic Training Month!

Written by Angelo Marsella MA, ATC, USAW | Partner | Director of Sports Medicine It’s March and that means it’s time for National Athletic Training Month! We like to take this time each year to recognize the hard work of our Athletic Trainers and the vital role they play in the wellbeing of student athletes both … Continued

Do’s and Don’ts If You Have Back Pain

Written By, Anthony Lombardo, PT, DPT, USA-W, USA-PL, CPT, Pn.1 If you are experiencing back pain now, you are probably searching for answers. What is the best treatment for lower back pain? What to do or not to do? Your back pain can be felt while doing a number of everyday activities. You should be … Continued

Nonsurgical Treatment for Elbow Injuries

Written by Anthony Walsh, PT, DPT Many pain conditions (except for elbow fracture or dislocation) can be managed through simple, conservative, self-care strategies.  But in almost all cases, physical therapy is the most important aspect of treatment to help return patients to their pre-injury level of activity. In addition to strengthening the forearm muscles, physical … Continued

If Your Surgery is Delayed due to COVID, Physical Therapy Can Help

Written by: Professional Physical Therapy With the spike in COVID cases and consequential staffing shortages, many inpatient and outpatient surgeries are being postponed or delayed. Despite these delays, there is no need to sit back and suffer while waiting. Physical therapy can be a proactive way to reduce pain while increasing mobility and function until surgeries … Continued

Returning to Physical Activity After COVID

Written by Allison McNamara, PT, DPT If you are like so many other people right now, you have contracted the Omicron variant of Covid in the past month or two and are (hopefully) on the road to recovery. You are probably itching to get back into your fitness routine (or as it is January, ready … Continued

Understanding Herniated Discs: What You Should Know

Written by Allison Stringer, MS, PT, FAAOMPT, CHA Back pain can sneak up on you when you least expect it. One minute you’re sitting comfortably in front of the TV, and the next you try to stand up, and ouch! – a sharp pain radiates through your lower back. Could you have a herniated disc? … Continued