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WHY EVERYONE SHOULD SEE A PHYSICAL THERAPIST

By Ann R. Miller PT, DPT, ATC, CKTP Clinical Director, Pottstown Contrary to what most people believe, physical therapy is not just for rehabilitation. Physical therapists are the experts at evaluating the human movement system and helping to maintain good health. As we go through life our bodies change and sometimes we develop aches, pains, […]

Physical Therapy a Treatment for Knee Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis (OA) is a common disease of aging frequently treated in physical therapy. Osteoarthritis of the knee joint occurs when the cartilage that separates the thigh and leg bone wears out or breaks down. Twenty five percent of people over 55 years demonstrate persistent episode of knee pain related to OA. In the United States, […]

Preventing Falls through Physical Therapy Care

The numbers aren’t good. According to the CDC,1 in every 3 adults 65 and older fall each year in the United States. Not only does the individual’s eyesight go, but balance along with it. As your vision declines it is common place to have increased likelihood or balance problems that can lead to falls. Fear […]

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