LSVT Big for Parkinson’s

Grocery shopping is a chore for most everyone, begrudgingly done and often put off until the last minute. I was trudging through my usual shopping routine when I saw just how difficult it could become. An elderly woman, who somehow looked older than she...

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How to Prepare for a Hike

If you’re like me and prefer to exercise outside, most of your summer is spent getting a run in at 9pm or working out inside. Now it’s that wonderful time of year when the Summer finally turns to the cool mornings and “this-is-why-I-live-here” Autumn days....

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Do you have nerve pain?

Different parts of our bodies can create different pains and sensations. This is important for treating the various parts, because the treatment for one area of the body may be different than the treatment for another area. Nerve Pain Symptoms Nerve pain...

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How to tell if you have an ACL Injury

Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries are becoming more common in athletes of all ages, however, not all are easy to diagnose. It is common for doctors to have difficulty assessing the level of damage to the ACL. Sometimes, the difficulty lies in what...

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Posture at Work

Proper posture is an important part of your overall health, and bad posture can lead to back and neck pain, as well as joint problems. How many of us spend our days leaning over computer desks, sitting for long periods of time, or bending their neck to...

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It’s Labor Day Weekend!

What is Labor Day? The labor movement chose the first Monday in September to honor the American worker. It is a tribute to the contributions workers make to the strength, wealth, and well-being of our country. The first Labor Day was held on September 5,...

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Scoliosis – What to look for

  Scoliosis is a condition that can lead to long term pain and deformity. The general  approach to it is to either wait and see what happens, or perform surgery. However, this condition is far too serious to ‘wait and see’, especially when Physical Therapy offers...

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Dry Needling – what is it and is it for me?

Many people today are asking, "What is Dry Needling? Isn't that the same as Acupuncture?".  It is a modern practice for the treatment of pain, not acupuncture. Dry needling differs from acupuncture in a couple of ways. It does not attempt to alter the flow of energy,...

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Get to know our staff at our Raintree Clinic!

Get to know our staff! As the new Marketing Manager of Landmark Physical Therapy, I took some time to get to know the patients at our three clinics. When I spoke with them, one comment I heard over and over was, "The therapists are so nice, it's feels like a family!"...

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Boxing: Fight Back Against Parkinson’s

For many years, boxing has been used to combat Parkinson’s disease. However, recently it has gained attention and acceptance. This is because boxing is not only a great workout, but it requires speed, agility, and power. These are all traits that tend to...

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Treating TMD with Physical Therapy

Over the years, I’ve seen many patients with temporomandibular disorder, or TMD. TMD is often called TMJ, but that is not entirely correct. TMJ is a joint that connects the jaw to the skull. TMD is when that joint, and the surrounding muscles do not...

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What is Osteoporosis?

Osteoporosis and low bone mass currently affect more than 54 million people in the United States. As the number of people diagnosed with this disease grows, more people are asking, “What IS Osteoporosis?” The answer? Osteoporosis is when low bone density...

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Relieving Pain During Pregnancy

Being pregnant can be hard. During pregnancy, your body will go through changes. Those changes can cause you to be uncomfortable, which leads to being less active. While you may know that this is all part of the process, you may not know that Physical...

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Why a healthy runner needs Gait Analysis

Whether you are a marathon runner, have been running for years or a beginner, there is always a chance for injury. Most running programs train you to run long distances by building up cardiovascular endurance. However, many don't include enough of the key...

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Happy Fourth of July!

It’s Independence Day! Fireworks, cook-outs, music, family! How do you love to celebrate the Fourth of July? Tell us in the comments below, and make sure you have a safe and fun...

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How to stay healthy as you age

One of the most common questions I get asked as a physical therapist is from people over the age of sixty.   What can I do to stay healthy as I age?  This is a loaded question because there are so many things that can be done to promote healthy aging. ...

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