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  • Ways to Avoid Injuries While Gardening

    Written by Professional’s Kristin Westover PT, MPT, CIMT Common gardening tasks, such as digging, planting, weeding, mulching and raking can cause stress and strain on muscles and joints, especially for seniors or those who are normally sedentary. The shoulders, back, neck and knees are prime targets. Following these tips can help you minimize the risk … Continued

  • April is Occupational Therapy (OT) Month!

      What is Occupational Therapy? Occupational Therapists work to assist people who experience challenges to their everyday health to participate in or return to daily life to their fullest ability. These types of injuries can be overwhelming and cause a significant disruption to your life. OT’s work closely with patients to help establish goals and … Continued

  • The Key to Your Recovery? Consistency.

      Written by: Nick Licameli PT, DPT, Clinical Director of Professional PT’s Nutley, NJ Clinic It is important to remember that pain is multi-factorial, poorly defined in the scientific literature, extremely variable from activity to activity, and rarely due to a single traumatic event. We can actually have pain with or without tissue damage! Therefore, … Continued

  • Does Low Back Pain Impact Your Life?

    Written by Professional’s Antonio Lombardo PT, DPT, USA-W, USA-PL, CPT, Pn-1   Whether we took a tumble snowboarding in the Appalachian Mountains, bent down the wrong way, or lifted something a little too heavy, low back pain can be a serious bother. If you’re struggling, know that most people experience back pain at some point … Continued

  • Weight Room Exercise Modifications for the Post-Rehabilitated Athletic Shoulder

    Robert A. Panariello MS, PT, ATC, CSCS Founding Partner, Chief Clinical Officer Professional Physical Therapy Originally posted on Simplifaster   Table of Contents Getting Shoulder Post-Rehabilitation Started Requirements for the Athlete’s Weight Room Participation Shoulder Range of Motion Scapulohumeral Rhythm Deltoid-Rotator Cuff Force Couple Work Capacity Bench Press Modifications Rotator Cuff and Impingement Anterior Shoulder Instability … Continued

  • Transitioning to Outdoor Exercise

    Written by Anthony Walsh PT, DPT It’s that time of year again! The temperature is starting to rise and the sun is staying out for longer each day. It’s time to grab those sneakers and head outside for your workout to take advantage of the natural terrain and fresh air for great mental relief. Taking … Continued

  • How Can Eccentric Exercise Benefit Your Workout?

      Written by Antonio Lombardo, Physical Therapist, PT, DPT, USA-W, USA-PL, CPT, Pn-1   I love lifting heavy. I live for workouts, especially when I realize that I’m ready to go up in weight! It makes me feel so strong and accomplished. But over the last few years working as a fitness enthusiast, I’ve learned that … Continued

  • Post-Acute COVID-19 Exercise and Rehabilitation (PACER) Program at Professional Physical Therapy

      Are you recovering from COVID-19 and still feeling the effects? A startling number of those recovering from COVID-19 (whether hospitalized or not) report continued fatigue, weakness, limited endurance, and mobility challenges for many months afterward. The toll on muscle strength, balance, endurance, and heart and lung capacity, can last for months, potentially years after … Continued

  • Common Mistakes in Exercise

      Allison Stringer, MS, PT, FAAOMPT, CHA During exercise, it’s easy to get caught up in the moment and ignore any pains or discomfort you may be feeling. Although exercise is an important part of staying fit and healthy, preventing injury is just as important. Before you get back into it, try to avoid these … Continued

  • January is National Mentoring Month!

      Have you worked with a mentor before? Partnering up with a mentor can help you along your career path through gaining knowledge that students do not typically get to experience in a classroom. These individuals are typically someone in your current or future field, who is supporting your ability to grow and develop. In … Continued

  • Winter Weather Injuries

      With winter fully upon us, we typically spend less time outdoors. This decrease in outdoor activities doesn’t mean there’s any less of a risk for injury when stepping outside. Especially after a fresh snow or rain, there’s reason to be extra careful and know what to do in order to avoid injury. Professional Physical … Continued

  • Returning to Exercise Post-COVID

      Returning to exercise after experiencing COVID-19 can be challenging. For those recovering from the Coronavirus, it is important to advance physical activity gradually and understand when it is appropriate to progress. Below, Professional’s Anthony Walsh, PT, DPT, will discuss when is a good time to start resuming exercise, a convenient method to help establish … Continued

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