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  • 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

  • How to Make Your New Year’s Resolutions Achievable

    Written by: Allison Stringer, MS, PT, FAAOMPT, CHA, and Clinical Director at Andover and Dracut, MA New Year resolutions actually go back to ancient times, over 4,000 years ago! While resolutions are still a tradition, the type of resolutions have changed over the years. Most people now focus on self-improvement — weight loss, improvement in … Continued

  • Are You Afraid of Falling? Maybe it’s time to see a Certified Falls Prevention Specialist.

    By: Dr. Sasha Cyrelson, Clinical Director, PT, DPT, OCS, MCMT As you get older, physical changes, health conditions or even the medications that you take can increase your risk of falling. And did you know that more women than men will experience a slip-and-fall accident. What is a fall? A fall is defined as any … Continued

  • Secrets to Staying Fit During the Holidays

    Written by: Allison McNamara, PT, DPT It’s hard enough to exercise during the year but add holidays into the mix and many of us find exercise becomes a low priority. It is easy to skip exercising during the holiday season – with busy schedules, needing to fit in shopping, family obligations and holiday parties. However, regular … Continued

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