Let’s Talk Achy Feet

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Written by: Cindy Martin, PT, OCS Our feet are one of the most over-used parts of our bodies, and because of this they are frequently injured and painful.  Having been a runner most of my life, I have experienced many injuries, and the ones that have been the most difficult to recover from have been foot and ankle injuries.  This …

A Marketing Chick in a PT World

Amy Tubb Keeping It Healthy

How does a Marketing Chick end up in a PT World?  What IS a PT World??  PT stands for Physical Therapy, at least in this instance.  And that’s where I work, in a Physical Therapy world.  How did I end up here?  It’s a long story, but let me see if I can shorten it up a bit.  After 2 …

How Being Active Helps Your Heart Health

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Written by: Trina Wunderlich, PT, DPT Happy Heart Month! Love is in the air! Here is a poll. Answer out loud, in your head, to your partner, whatever! Do you exercise regularly? Do you do just cardio? Do you like to only do weight training? What about HIIT workouts?  Do you know what all of these things have in common? …

Live life better

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Written by: Sarah Frye, PT, DPT Pain can be distracting. Have you ever been at a gathering or in a meeting and you just can’t get comfortable? It’s that nagging and annoying feeling that so many of my patients describe that has the ability to disrupt one’s concentration. Pain is powerful – it is usually the factor that drives us …

All Things Foam Rolling + Giveaway

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Written by: Becky Deason, PT, MPT & COO I used to think that the foam roller was used purely to elicit pain in my legs and hips as I tried to “work out” my soreness.  However, it is a great tool for so much more.  I can’t think of a diagnosis we treat here at Nesin that cannot be helped …

Let’s Talk About Bladder Habits

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Written by: Amanda Spalding, PT DPT, Huntsville Clinic Most of us don’t spend a lot of time thinking about our bladders unless it’s really, uncomfortably full. Because we only think about our bladders when we have to pee, we never think about the good or bad habits we’re establishing. Check out the lists below to see what bad habits you …

Physical Therapy After Breast Cancer

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Written by: Tiffany Kennedy, PT DPT, Research Park Clinic Director When I heard that I had breast cancer, I quickly learned that I could not focus on things that I could not control, but had to take full charge of those that I could.  I had to advocate for myself and my needs. I was assigned a team to navigate …

Gluteus Medius Tendinosis (A.K.A. “Dead Butt Syndrome”)

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Here are a couple articles on “dead butt syndrome”, less commonly known as gluteus medius tendinosis. It’s a problem that PT’s have had to treat for forever, but now it has a catchy name so “dead butt” has received a lot of press lately, and we are glad for that. Your rear end needs more attention than you think! The …

Knee Pain – Surgery Vs Physical Therapy

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More than 9 million people have symptomatic, x-ray confirmed arthritic changes to the knee, and 35% of people over 50 have an MRI confirmed tear of the meniscus. Two-thirds are without symptoms. Approximately 700,000 arthroscopic knee surgeries are performed each year in the US. Is it always necessary? A study published in the New England Journal of Medicine suggests that might be …

Cupping Therapy

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If you watched the Olympics, you more than likely saw stories on a treatment many athletes are using called cupping therapy. Cupping has been around for hundreds of years. The art of cupping developed over time for a variety of uses, and has been most notably used as a technique in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). In TCM, cups are usually …