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  • Professional Offers Treatment at 2021 Boston Scores Cup Fundraiser

    Written by Professional Physical Therapy Professional was a proud sponsor and thrilled to support all the participants at the 16th annual Scores Cup corporate charity soccer tournament, along with other dedicated volunteers, corporate sponsors, and individual contributors. The soccer tournament returned to Gillette Stadium on Saturday, August 14th, supporting Boston Scores afterschool programming. And Professional … Continued

  • Do I need Physical Therapy for a Torn Rotator Cuff?

    Written By: Allison McNamara, PT, DPT Does this sound familiar – you reach up and across your body to put on a seat belt, lift a jug of juice from the fridge, or reach into the back seat of the car and experience a pain in the front of your shoulder? Do you notice an … Continued

  • Ergonomic Tips at Work for Maximum Health Benefits

    Written by Professional Physical Therapy contributors Robert Shapiro PT, DPT, COMT and Partner/Director of Clinical Excellence and Steve Vitale PT, DPT, FAAOMPT, OMT. Ergonomics is the process of fitting a workplace (at home or office) to the needs of the worker, rather than the other way around. The goal of ergonomics is to increase efficiency … Continued

  • Professional Joins the 2021 Bike Challenge

    Written by Professional Physical Therapy Professional was a proud sponsor and thrilled to support all the riders at the annual, 2021 Long Island Bike Challenge (LIBC), along other dedicated volunteers, corporate sponsors, and individual contributors. What a great day (and the weather cooperated)! On Sunday, August 1st, bicycle riders from the NY metro area and … Continued

  • 5 Common Tennis Injuries and Treatments

    Written by Angelo Marsella MA, ATC, USAW | Partner I Director of Sports Medicine Tennis is a worldwide sport and a favorite summertime activity that requires not only hand-eye coordination but complete body participation to run, position your body, swing, and hit the tennis ball. Unfortunately, tennis injuries can be a result of the high demands … Continued

  • Effects of Smartphones on Our Fingers and Hands

    By Antonio Lombardo, PT, DPT, USA-W, USA-PL, CPT, Pn.1 Smartphones have become a lifestyle must have for most of us, from senior citizens to young children. These devices help us with learning, playing games, sharing things we like, liking stuff other people share, sending emails, watching videos, and staying in touch with loved ones through … Continued

  • Get Your Kids Physically Ready for Back to School after Nearly a Year of Remote Learning

    Written by Allison McNamara, PT, DPT Your child is probably very excited to get back to in-person school this year. But, back to school in 2021 poses new challenges that families did not face previously. Many children participated in remote learning for at least part of the 2020-2021 school year and maybe even the 2019-2020 … Continued

  • Are You Experiencing Pelvic Pain?

    Written by Kristin Westover, PT, MPT, CIMT Pelvic pain often refers to pain in the area of a woman’s reproductive organs, but pelvic pain can be present in both males and females and can stem from other causes.  Pelvic pain can arise from your digestive, reproductive, or urinary system.  Pain can also arise from muscles … Continued

  • Dan’s Recovery Experience from Neck Pain: “Pro PT Didn’t Exceed my Expectations, it Exceeded my Hope.”

    Written by Jay Correia, PT, DPT, ATC, and Clinical Director at Ridgefield, CT. Several months ago, Professional Physical Therapy (Pro PT) patient, Dan, was experiencing severe neck pain that started to radiate down his arm. He, as many people are these days, is sitting at his computer at home for in excess of 12 hours … Continued

  • Play is a Powerful Thing! Benefits of Recreational Therapy.

    Written by Antonio Lombardo, PT, DPT, USA-W, USA-PL, CPT, and Pn.1 For people dealing with a physical, emotional, or mental health issues therapy in the form of recreation can be very powerful. Recreational therapy can help rebuild skills, improve mood, boost quality of life and strengthen social connections. Working with the right therapist, specializing in … Continued

  • Simple Stretches to Improve Flexibility and Your Golf Swing

    Playing golf is a great way to enjoy low-impact exercise. It’s a competitive, social sport that involves frequent walking around a course. However, the repetitive motion of swinging your club can cause pain and injury. This commonly affects the arms and back, but it can involve any part of the body because golf swings are … Continued

  • Arthritis In the Hands and How to Treat it

      The hallmark of arthritis is joint inflammation. This can be caused by degeneration of the joint or an autoimmune disorder. Both forms of arthritis may cause problems within the affected joint including swelling, stiffness, trouble moving, decreased strength, pain, and deformities (AOTA, 2012). There are four stages of arthritis: minor, mild, moderate, and severe. … Continued

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