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An Idea for the Times?

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Six years ago, Kim Gordon moved from a double office space complete with its own treadmill, elliptical and small stash of weights to a small office within a large health club facility. In talking with Kim, she feels that it was the best decision they could have made. Listen in on her conversation with columnist Andrea Salzman to better understand the nuances of a decision to locate your PT ...

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Tape to Heal

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Vol. 25 • Issue 13 • Page 6 Sports Medicine Focus Therapeutic tape, applied over and around muscles in order to assist and give support or to prevent over-contraction, is widely accepted in the rehabilitation arena as an effective adjunct to formal physical therapy. With therapeutic tape applied to provide support, patients rehabilitating from sports injuries maintain full range of ...

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Matt Smith PT Offering Dry Needling

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Las Vegas - Those in pain now have one more option available to help relieve what ails them at Matt Smith Physical Therapy. The therapy practice now offers Trigger Point Dry Needling, a technique that uses a fine filament needle to deactivate or shut down painful or knotted areas in muscles. At Matt Smith Physical Therapy, dry needling is offered to customers as an add-on to their physical ...

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Pilates for Ballet Dancers

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The rigorous physical training undertaken by the preteen or adolescent female ballet dancer can predispose her to unique but predictable injuries and dysfunctional performance patterns. A particularly vulnerable stage is during the time of the "adolescent growth spurt." Sudden growth changes in the limbs usually precede that of the spine. Adaptation of muscle coordination and strength in the ...

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The ABCs of the PDQ-8

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Vol. 25 •  Issue 7 •  Page 8 Parkinson's disease (PD) is now understood to be a progressive neuro­degenerative disease of multifactorial etiology, with a small population of patients who develop it as a result of a direct inherited mutation. It is also known that multiple genetic factors combined with environmental conditions can influence the development of the ...

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Pilates for Ballet Dancers

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The rigorous physical training undertaken by the preteen or adolescent female ballet dancer can predispose her to unique but predictable injuries and dysfunctional performance patterns. A particularly vulnerable stage is during the time of the "adolescent growth spurt." Sudden growth changes in the limbs usually precede that of the spine. Adaptation of muscle coordination and strength in the ...

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Aiming Higher

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To help athletes stay at the top of their game after a serious injury, sports doctors and physical therapists are pushing the edge to find the right balance between healing and maintaining strength and motion. Marion Walker, a high school defensive back who injured his ankle during a football game, was up and running three months later. Under the watch of an orthopedic physical therapist, Walker ...

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Aiming Higher

ADVANCE for Physical Therapists and PT Assistants

To help athletes stay at the top of their game after a serious injury, sports doctors and physical therapists are pushing the edge to find the right balance between healing and maintaining strength and motion. Marion Walker, a high school defensive back who injured his ankle during a football game, was up and running three months later. Under the watch of an orthopedic physical therapist, Walker ...

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Pilates for Young Ballet Dancers

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The preteen or adolescent female ballet dancer who participates in rigorous physical training may be predisposed to unique but predictable injuries and dysfunctional performance patterns. A particularly vulnerable stage is during the time of the "adolescent growth spurt" when young dancers may temporarily become weaker and less flexible and may not be able to balance as well or to lift their ...

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Better Breathing

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Neuromuscular disorders can be a damaging bunch indeed. The category includes multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, Duchenne muscular dystrophy, Huntington disease and other neurodegenerative disorders of the central nervous system. While the etiology of each disease may be different, all share the common symptom of respiratory dysfunction. Their symptoms often start quietly and insidiously, ...

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