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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Exercise and Pregnancy

Exercise and Pregnancy

February 15, 2018 - by Motion - in Pregnancy, Women's Health

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By Motion Physical Therapist: Dr. Alyssa George, PT, DPT, OCS According to the American College of Obstetrics and Gynecology, participation in a wide range of recreational activities appears to be safe during pregnancy, but each sport should be reviewed for its potential risk. Activities with a high risk of falling or with a high risk

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New Year's Resolutions

New Year’s Resolutions: 5 Stages of Change

January 11, 2018 - by Motion - in News

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By Michelle Steege PT, DPT While listening to the radio recently, the host was talking about New Year’s Resolutions being less common than they used to be. He said that people are more comfortable starting a resolution at any time of the year. Whether or not this is true, I don’t know. It did, however,

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Staying Active Through Injury

Staying Active Through Injury

December 20, 2017 - by Motion - in Injury, Injury & Rehabilitation

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By Michelle Steege PT, DPT The recommendations given to someone experiencing low back pain have changed drastically over the years. Previously bed rest was often encouraged, which is much different than today. Parameters vary, however “active rest” is encouraged for a large number of musculoskeletal injuries and musculoskeletal pain. So what does “active rest” mean?

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