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Benefits of Foam Rolling

What is a Trigger Point? Trigger points are a small patch of muscle tissue in spasm, and they can occur for a number of reasons. When we develop aches and…

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What is Frozen Shoulder and how is it Fixed?

Adhesive capsulitis, which is more commonly referred to as frozen shoulder, occurs in 2-5% of the population at one point or another. It typically occurs in adults ages 40-70, and…

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Sports Hernias

Sports Hernia Background “Sports hernia” is a broad term that is used to describe pain in the lower abdominal or upper groin region, however it may or may not actually…

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How Do I Choose A Running Shoe?

Runners are often overwhelmed by the amount of shoes there are to choose from, and have a difficult time finding the ones that will benefit them the most. When choosing…

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How to fix jumper’s knee | Total Performance Physical Therapy | 215.997.9898

Jumper’s knee or also sometimes called runner’s knee is associated with a pain in the front of the knee.  The knee is the hub of activity for the lower leg. …

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3 Things You Didn’t Know Physical Therapists Could Treat

1. TMJ Studies show that 30% of the population has at least one TMJ (tempromandibular joint) disorder symptom, and 3-7% of those people have symptoms serious enough to seek care….

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You Ask, We Answer: When to Use Heat Versus Ice

Probably the question I get asked most often is when is it appropriate to use heat and when is it appropriate to use ice?  And depending on which medical professional…

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Physical Therapy for Runner’s Knee

Runner’s knee is one of those catch all terms for runners and knee pain.  It can mean several things like quadricep tendinitis or IT Band tendinitis (Iliotibial band) and so…

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Physical Therapy for Shoulder Impingement

Shoulder impingement is a very common problem to occur in the shoulder.  Generally, you feel pain when lifting overhead and reaching behind your back.  You will have pain on the…

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What to do IMMEDIATELY if you sprain your ankle. And it is NOT RICE

    Everyone has sprained their ankle at one time or another.  It is not uncommon and there are several different levels of sprains that can happen but each one…

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