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  • 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

  • It’s Official, Professional PT is a Great Place to Work!

    Written by Professional Physical Therapy Professional Physical Therapy is proud to announce its certification as a 2021-2022 Great Place to Work®. Great Place to Work® is the global authority on workplace culture, employee experience and the leadership behaviors proven to deliver market-leading revenue and increased innovation. It uses validated employee feedback gathered with Great Place … Continued

  • Bowel Health and Abdominal Massage Treatment for Constipation

    Written by Karen Baxter Furno, PT, DPT It’s time to talk openly and honestly about a topic that makes some of us feel uncomfortable –and that’s your bowel movements. Our bowel health has a big impact on our physical selves and it’s important to know the facts. Emptying your bowels easily is an important part … Continued

  • Facts vs. Myths on Concussions

    Written by: Angelo Marsella MA, ATC, USAW | Partner | Director of Sports Medicine Despite increased media focus and education in recent years, sports concussion myths are still very common. Professional Physical Therapy takes a look as some of these myths and sets the record straight.  Causes of a Concussion  Myth: A concussion only occurs as a result … Continued

  • Physical Therapy Exercises for Breast Cancer Recovery

    Written By Anthony Lombardo, PT, DPT, USA-W, USA-PL, CPT, Pn.1 October is Breast Cancer Awareness month and it’s important to know that those recovering from cancer need to tackle recovery with the same strength as they battled cancer. After surgery, exercise and physical therapy can make a big difference. After breast cancer surgery, a patient … Continued

  • Avoiding Hand Injuries When Carving Pumpkins or Turkeys

    Written By Deana Swanson, OT/L, CHT There is a lot to celebrate this season and it’s important to avoid hand injuries that will dampen the fun. With Halloween around the corner and Thanksgiving next month, using a knife or cutting utensil safely will make all the difference in preventing a hand injury. According to the … Continued

  • National PT Month Brings Attention to the Role Physical Therapists Play in Recovery!

    Written by Allison Stringer MS, PT, FAAOMPT, CHA, and Clinical Director at Salem, MA Every October we celebrate National Physical Therapy Month. This annual occurrence is our opportunity to raise awareness about the range of skills our Physical Therapists have and the important role they play in safe and effective pain management, recovery and rehabilitation. … Continued

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