711, 2017

Using Yoga to Enhance Physical Therapy: Therapeutic Pain Management

By |November 7th, 2017|Interviews, Physical Therapy|0 Comments

It goes without saying, the popularity of yoga in the past decade has blossomed. Around 80 million Americans were estimated to have tried yoga last year, and by 2016, there were nearly 37 million yoga practitioners in America. This is up from 20 million Americans just three years earlier.
Why Yoga
There are many different reasons Americans […]

1008, 2017

Top 5 Post Pregnancy Exercises To Get Your Body Back To Pre-Pregnancy Form

By |August 10th, 2017|Physical Therapy|0 Comments

Many women often wonder whether their bodies will ever be what it was before they gave birth to their little bundle of joy. We’re here to tell you that it can. Pregnancy can take a toll on a women’s body. Everything from pelvic and core issues, to general muscle degeneration from lack of normal movement, […]

606, 2017

5 Superfoods that Reduce Chronic Pain

By |June 6th, 2017|Diet|0 Comments

Chronic pain is a chief adversary of a physical therapists practice, and is increasing in Americans every year.
30% of American adults suffer from some form of acute or chronic pain, and that number jumps to 40% among older adults.
Therapeutic alternatives such as physical therapy, have taken a backseat to the opioid prescriptions to treat chronic […]

304, 2017

Source Causes of Opioid Abuse: The link between chronic pain and opioid dependency and addiction.

By |April 3rd, 2017|Physical Therapy|0 Comments

Opioid abuse and addiction has been on a steady increase for many years in the states and around the world.

In 2014 alone, US pharmacies dispensed 245 million prescriptions for opioid pain medication, nearly enough for every American adult to have their own bottle of pills.

Therapeutic alternatives such as physical therapy, have taken a backseat to […]

2401, 2017

5 Techniques Physical Therapists Use to Treat Chronic Back Pain

By |January 24th, 2017|Physical Therapy, Types of Injuries|0 Comments

Chronic pain affects over 100 million people in America each year. We define chronic pain as pain that lasts for months, and even years in some cases. Many chronic pains can be traced to previous injury areas, certain medical conditions, and in some cases no root problem can be traced at all. Physical therapists play […]

2112, 2016

9 Delicious Holiday Recipes From OPTA

By |December 21st, 2016|Contests|0 Comments

Need some holiday cooking inspiration? The members and staff from the Ohio Physical Therapy Association (OPTA) kicked in and shared some of their favorite holiday recipes. Some are healthy, some aren’t so much, but all are delicious. Enjoy and have a wonderful holiday season and healthy New Year!
White Chocolate Cranberry & Pistachio Bark
Victoria Gresh
Ohio Physical […]

2112, 2016

Combating Opioid Addiction with Physical Therapy

By |December 21st, 2016|Interviews|0 Comments

Opioid abuse is a serious and growing threat, inhibiting true healing. Each year, opioid abuse and addiction progressively plagues Americans suffering from chronic pain. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has released guidelines which recommend non-drug approaches, such as physical therapy, over long-term or high-dosage use of addictive prescription painkillers. Physical therapists know that […]

1308, 2016

A Boston Marathon Runner’s Story: Physical Therapy Saved My Running and My Sanity

By |August 13th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

I’ve been running marathons almost half my life. Over the past 17 years I’ve run 31 marathons and have been able to do this with the help of not one, not two, but three physical therapists.

I’ve been a runner since middle school. I was a junior in high school when I first found out about […]

2903, 2016

Coming Full Circle

By |March 29th, 2016|Patient Story|0 Comments

It seems as if I’ve come full circle—my physical therapy journey started because of an injury I sustained while running, and my journey concludes with my recovery race in the books.

After getting the all clear last fall to run again, I registered for the Disney Princess Half Marathon. I always do best when I set […]

2202, 2016

Physical Therapy and Pregnancy

By |February 22nd, 2016|Physical Therapy|0 Comments

Pregnancy can lead to pains in nearly every part of a woman’s body. Specifically, the majority of women experience leg cramps, joint issues, and back discomfort. A healthcare provider can help you identify what’s causing this pain and how you can recover, which could include physical therapy. These treatments and some simple exercises can prepare […]