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Want to Stay Healthy? Move More.

COVID has certainly made the importance of health very clear and we have all seen how quicklythings can change with an illness. While COVID is currently front and center in most people’sthoughts, it isn’t the only thing out there that can change your life. Heart disease, diabetes,strokes and cancer can all be devastating too. Movement […]

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Will COVID-19 Change the Typical PT Patient?

People usually see a physical therapist for pain or loss of function. Think of the person who hasback pain, the injured athlete or the person who’s had a stroke. They all want to improve howthey move and complete tasks. Now, there is good reason to wonder if physical therapists willstart seeing more people who are […]

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Insurers Are Moving From “Sick-care” to “Well-care”

TRICARE has decided to waive the cost-sharing requirement of up to three visits to a physicaltherapist for low back pain. They’ve said that the goal is to encourage more use of “high-value”treatments for low back pain. Understanding what they mean by “high-value” vs “low-value”treatment can help us see the direction healthcare payers are moving and […]

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TRICARE Thinks PT is so Valuable, They’re Covering the Whole Cost!

TRICARE, one of the nation’s largest insurers wants their members to get physical therapy forback pain. They think that treating back pain with PT is so important that they’re willing to waivethe cost to their members. That’s a huge deal. When’s the last time you remember an insurancecompany covering the entire cost of anything? Let’s […]

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Finally, Some Good News About Back Pain

Back pain is a huge problem in developed nations worldwide. It has or will affect most of us. Thecurrent estimate is that 80% of people will experience back pain at least once. It is the singlebiggest cause for disability, the third most common reason for doctor visits, and one of the mostcommon reasons for missing […]

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When the Weather Gets Cold, Don’t Forget to Warm Up

Colder weather means some changes to how we exercise. Of course it’s harder to motivateyourself to get outside for a run or bike ride when the temperature drops, and the shorter dayscompress our schedules, but there are changes in your body that affect your ability to exercisetoo. For many people with arthritis or other joint […]

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In Person or Virtual PT? Maybe Both!

Virtual physical therapy has quickly moved from a niche offering to the mainstream. Having more options is great, but it can also complicate decision making. Having an understanding of the benefits of both can help make clear which one would best help you meet your goals. In Person Physical Therapy The main advantage of traditional […]

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5 Reasons You Need a PT to Coordinate Your Fitness Regimen

Physical therapists aren’t just for people that are injured or have had surgery. Physical therapists can also help healthy people improve their fitness. Here are 5 reasons why you should consider seeing yours. You Want a Baseline When you see a physical therapist to improve your fitness, you’ll get an assessment of your strength, range […]

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5 Reasons You Need a PT to Coordinate Your Fitness Regimen

Physical therapists aren’t just for people that are injured or have had surgery. Physicaltherapists can also help healthy people improve their fitness. Here are 5 reasons why youshould consider seeing yours. You Want a Baseline When you see a physical therapist to improve your fitness, you’ll get an assessment of yourstrength, range of motion, posture […]

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Get PT First During the COVID-19 Pandemic

  Because of the closures of physician’s offices, stoppages of elective surgeries, and social distancing guidelines resulting from COVID-19, many people with pain or joint issues have had appointments or surgeries delayed. If you’re one of them and you haven’t seen your PT yet, you should. Here are some reasons why: Early PT leads to […]

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