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Ask A PT: Why Do Cancer Patients Fall?

Ask A PT: Why Do Cancer Patients Fall?

Q: Why are cancer patients at such high risk for falling? A: Falls are a leading cause of injuries sustained by hospitalized patients and patients with cancer experience the third highest of all hospital falls. So why do patients with...
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Ask A PT: Are Ankle Sprains a Reoccurring Issue?

Ask A PT: Are Ankle Sprains a Reoccurring Issue?

Q: “I’ve sprained my ankle, should I worry about this becoming a recurring issue?” A: “Unfortunately the answer is ‘Yes’. Literature tells us the number one risk factor for sustaining an ankle sprain is having a history of a previous...
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Ask a PT: What is Spinal Stenosis?

Ask a PT: What is Spinal Stenosis?

Featured Physical Therapist: Michael Hemby PT, DPT, OCS Q: What is Spinal Stenosis? A: “Patients walk into our clinics daily with a variety of low back or neck pain, and what many individuals may not realize is that there are many...
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Ask a PT: Are squats bad for my knees?

Ask a PT: Are squats bad for my knees?

Featured Physical Therapist: Travis Barefoot, PT, DPT  Q: Are squats bad for my knees? A: “The short answer: no. The long answer: squats and squat variations are an incredibly useful exercise to supplement any individual’s training toward improving race times, building...
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Ask a PT: What does ‘Women’s Health’ mean within Physical Therapy?

Ask a PT: What does ‘Women’s Health’ mean within Physical Therapy?

Featured Physical Therapist Bethany Tabieros, DPT Q: “What does ‘Women’s Health’ mean within the field of Physical Therapy?”  A: “Most women can attest that we are just built differently than men. From differences in hormones to the unique stresses from pregnancy,...
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Ask a PT: How Can Physical Therapy Help Back Pain?

Ask a PT: How Can Physical Therapy Help Back Pain?

Featured Physical Therapist: Laura Beth Brown, PT, DPT Q: How can physical therapy help back pain?  A: “Physical therapy treatment for back pain has been shown to decrease healthcare costs related to unnecessary and expensive imaging, surgery, and procedures, as well...
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