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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 […]

1602, 2016

Pregnancy Pains: Causes, Solutions, and Comprehensive Relief

By |February 16th, 2016|Physical Therapy, Types of Injuries|0 Comments

Pregnancy is an immensely joyous experience for many women. However, it can also sometimes come with health concerns – and without the right help, it can be a time of remarkable discomfort. For example, pregnancy can lead to issues affecting posture, flexibility, and muscle strength.

 

Luckily, by understanding what’s causing your pain and the available treatment […]

902, 2016

Kristin Holbrook interview at the Ohio State University

By |February 9th, 2016|Interviews|0 Comments

Kristin Holbrook, PT, DPT, SCS, CSCS is the Athletic Reconditioning Specialist and Physical Therapist for Olympic Sports at The Ohio State University. She’s been involved with the Ohio Physical Therapy Association (OPTA) since she was a student, and by the age of twenty-five, served on OPTA’s Board of Directors.
You may have seen Braxton Miller’s heartfelt […]

1301, 2016

Start the New Year off Right with Physical Therapy

By |January 13th, 2016|Physical Therapy|0 Comments

Now that we are settling into the New Year, it’s a great time to think about all that 2016 can bring. Get back to the activities you love this year with the help of physical therapy.

 

A trained physical therapist can target problem areas, help you understand your injury, pain or discomfort, and guide you in […]

2810, 2015

Physical Therapist Michelle Taylor Shares a Patient Story That Has Inspired Her

By |October 28th, 2015|Patient Story|0 Comments

“When I met Attiah (Tia) she was a 19-year-old bilateral above knee amputee starting the home health portion of her rehabilitation process. She had already spent months in the hospital and rehabilitation facilities trying to heal her internal wounds from a car accident caused by another young man’s negligent driving.
When I would arrive for our […]