Physical Therapy Wellness Check-Ups; Should This Be a Thing?

October 07, 2020 - by Dr. Meagan Robinson - in Diagnosis, Health, Injury & Rehabilitation, Injury Prevention, Pain, Treatment & Prevention, Uncategorized

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Let’s chat about medical check-ups. We have them annually, bi-annually, monthly, etc. We have them with our primary physicians, OBGYN’s, optometrists, dermatologists, dentists and so on. We get blood work drawn, prescriptions updated, eyes dilated, and teeth cleaned; all so that we can take preventative measures in ensuring we are in tip-top shape. Love it!

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Dry Needling at Motion Physical Therapy

Dry needling + Exercise = Happy Shoulders

April 09, 2018 - by Maggie Henjum - in Treatment & Prevention

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  Subacromial pain syndrome describes non-traumatic shoulder that is typically worse with reaching and lifting of the arm. Subacromial pain syndrome, often referred to as shoulder impingement, encompasses a number of conditions including bursitis, rotator cuff or biceps tendinopathy and tendinitis. A recent randomized clinical trial explored the cost effectiveness of including trigger point dry

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Early Physical Therapy

Early Physical Therapy to Reduce Subsequent Health Care Utilization and Overall Costs

February 26, 2018 - by Motion - in Treatment & Prevention

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There are a number of research studies supporting the use of early physical therapy to reduce subsequent health care utilization and overall costs: “The influence of patient choice of first provider on costs and outcomes: Analysis from a physical therapy patient registry” (1) Patients who chose to begin care with a physical therapist (via direct

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Stretching 101

Stretching 101

November 07, 2017 - by Motion - in Treatment & Prevention

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By Michelle Steege PT, DPT Stretching has been a hot topic for years, and there are still a number of unanswered questions and inconclusive data regarding it. What we do know is there are many different ways to stretch and there are benefits—most notably increasing flexibility and joint mobility. The amount of flexibility and mobility

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Musculoskeletal Imaging

Musculoskeletal Imaging

October 02, 2017 - by Motion - in Injury, Medical, Treatment & Prevention

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By Motion Physical Therapist: Dr. Michelle Steege PT, DPT Diagnostic imaging, most commonly x-ray, MRI or CT, can provide very useful information for diagnosis of common musculoskeletal injuries. But is that x-ray or MRI always necessary? The short answer is no. While there are instances where imaging is invaluable, routine imaging for musculoskeletal injury can

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