Osteoarthritis Doesn’t Have to Mean Surgery

Osteoarthritis Doesn’t Have to Mean Surgery

At this time, it is estimated that 27 million Americans have some form of osteoarthritis (OA). Arthritis is a term to describe inflammation of the joints. Some factors that increase your risk for OA include age, genetics, former injury, occupation, sports, and...

Stress And Our Muscles

Stress And Our Muscles

“Don’t distress, de-stress!”   The effects of stress on our body can be beneficial in extreme moments; for instance our muscles tense up during stressful situations to protect themselves from injury. This is caused by the same hormone that increases our heart and...

Sleep Matters!

Promoting Sleep Health: A Physical Therapist’s Role By Austin Mizell, SPT     This week marks the National Sleep Foundation’s Sleep Awareness Week, geared towards promoting the connection between good sleeping habits and better health.   Roughly...

Patient Safety Awareness Week

Patient Safety Awareness Week

by Sports PT Director of Clinical Operations Dr. Teresa Lindell, PT, DPT, OCS   What is more important than one’s health and safety?   Many would say nothing!  March 13-19th is Patient Safety Awareness Week.  Some studies suggest that as many as 400,000...

Elevate Your Heart Rate With Physical Therapy

Elevate Your Heart Rate With Physical Therapy

From The American Physical Therapy Association   Heart disease is a leading cause of death and disability. This shouldn't be a surprise - it's been at the top of the list for years. You know that taking care of your heart is important. That means doing things...

Stay Connected With Your PT Through Telehealth

Stay Connected With Your PT Through Telehealth

from The American Physical Therapy Association   The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is responsible for a lot of bad stuff. But, if you look really hard and maybe squint just right, there are a few less-than-terrible things to be found. The pandemic forced society to...

Expect To Get Better. You Probably Will.

Expect To Get Better. You Probably Will.

From The American Physical Therapy Association Research has shown that positive expectations increase the chances of a good outcome   It's the old self-fulfilling prophecy; your attitude determines your approach to situations. If you believe you'll be successful,...

Examining Implicit Bias in Healthcare

Examining Implicit Bias in Healthcare

From Julianne Adegoriolu - Clarkson University DPT Class of 2023   Why do we need to know about Implicit Biases in Healthcare?    Implicit Biases are our subconscious mind’s attitude or stereotypes that affects our understanding, behaviors, and decisions...

Ways to Stay Active in All 4 Seasons

Ways to Stay Active in All 4 Seasons

From The National Institute on Aging Being creative about your physical activity plans and trying new forms of exercise can keep you motivated by preventing boredom.   A change in seasons is an excellent time to be creative about your exercise routine and try...

Juvenile Arthritis – How PT Can Help

Juvenile Arthritis – How PT Can Help

by Monica Zeisz PT, DPT   Arthritis is not just an adult disease; it happens in children too.   What is Juvenile Arthritis? An autoimmune disorder by which healthy cells and tissues are attacked by the body’s own immune system; essentially joint inflammation...

Returning To Activity After A Pandemic

Returning To Activity After A Pandemic

From The APTA During the COVID-19 pandemic, activity levels dropped for a lot of people. Between stay at home orders, gym closures and working from home, people became more sedentary. On top of that, there were shortages of equipment like dumbbells and bicycles,...

Physical Therapy Guide To Scoliosis

Physical Therapy Guide To Scoliosis

From The APTA Scoliosis is a condition that affects the normal shape of the spine, altering a person's overall trunk alignment and posture. Scoliosis causes the spine to move to the side and turn. This condition can occur at any time during the lifespan, but is more...

Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy

Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy

By Dr. Meghan Haus, PT, DPT   Pelvic floor physical therapy (PFPT) is specialized treatment for conditions of the pelvis, pelvic floor muscles and perineal structures. It is appropriate for a wide number of conditions and we often find that it plays a role in...

Want To Stay Healthy? Move More!

Want To Stay Healthy? Move More!

By The APTA COVID has certainly made the importance of health very clear and we have all seen how quickly things can change with an illness. While COVID is currently front and center in most people's thoughts, it isn't the only thing out there that can change your...

Will COVID-19 Change the Typical PT Patient?

Will COVID-19 Change the Typical PT Patient?

From The APTA People usually see a physical therapist for pain or loss of function Think of the person who has back pain, the injured athlete or the person who's had a stroke. They all want to improve how they move and complete tasks. Now, there is good reason to...

Pandemic Posture

Pandemic Posture

by Dr. Shane Cherico, PT, DPT   Now that it has been roughly a year since the COVID-19 pandemic began, many of us still find ourselves working from home as businesses slowly start re-opening and having employees come back in to work.   For those of us...

Sitting For Prolonged Periods: Healthy Reminders

Sitting For Prolonged Periods: Healthy Reminders

Sitting for prolonged periods has increasingly become a "normal" part of American life, especially during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Between Zoom meetings, decreased social interaction and lessened exercise, we are sitting more than ever before. However, this sedentary...

Finally, Some Good News About Back Pain

Finally, Some Good News About Back Pain

From The APTA   Back pain is a huge problem in developed nations worldwide.   It has or will affect most of us. The current estimate is that 80% of people will experience back pain at least once. It is the single biggest cause for disability, the third most...

In Person Or Virtual PT? Maybe Both!

In Person Or Virtual PT? Maybe Both!

from the APTA   Virtual physical therapy has quickly moved from a niche offering to the mainstream. Having more options is great, but it can also complicate decision making. Having an understanding of the benefits of both can help make clear which one would best...

10 Reasons You Should Move More

10 Reasons You Should Move More

By Dr. Kerri Laurenza, PT, DPT Roughly 80% of adults do not move enough! Here are 10 reasons why everyone should move more throughout their day: It assists with weight management It lowers your risk of heart disease and stroke, lowering your blood pressure and...

It’s National Women’s Health & Fitness Day

It’s National Women’s Health & Fitness Day

Stay Well, Stay Safe Wednesday, September 30th is National Women’s Health & Fitness Day. This annual observance aims to focus attention on the importance of regular physical activity and health awareness for women. At Sports PT, we are proud to support women in...

Healthy Aging & You

Healthy Aging & You

September is Healthy Aging Month and if you are one of the 150 million Americans age 45 and up, that means this is a great time to find ways to boost and rejuvenate your physical, mental, and social health!   Here are a few ways to kick off the month:  ...

Dizzy? See A Physical Therapist!

Dizzy? See A Physical Therapist!

by Dr. Teresa Lindell, PT, DPT, OCS Chances are, you or someone you know has been dizzy at some point in your life.   One recent epidemiological study estimates that as many as 35% of adults aged 40 years or older in the United States—approximately 69 million...

What Are The Healthiest Exercises You Can Do?

What Are The Healthiest Exercises You Can Do?

There are lots of popular exercises that get promoted as the “best” exercise. So, how are you supposed to know which is the best one you can do? We’ve put together a list of a few that are good and the reasons we think you should consider adding them to your exercise...

Lazy Summer or Deconditioning?

Lazy Summer or Deconditioning?

From the American Physical Therapy Association   The weather is hot, the gym is closed, and you've been relaxing - enjoying the lazy, hazy days of summer.   Taking a day off here and there is no problem, but if you've been consistently missing your regular...

Stress And Our Muscles

Stress And Our Muscles

“Don’t distress, de-stress!” The effects of stress on our body can be beneficial in extreme moments; for instance our muscles tense up during stressful situations to protect themselves from injury. This is caused by the same hormone that increases our heart and...

Should I Push Through That Pain?

Should I Push Through That Pain?

"Should I push through that pain?"   We often get asked this question by our patients. It’s a question that often results in conflicting advice. Here’s our thoughts: First determine if you are sore or experiencing pain. When you have a feeling of soreness or...

3 Reasons Why Water Is So Important

3 Reasons Why Water Is So Important

  “Baby, it’s hot outside!”   Just a few months ago we were complaining about the cold in Upstate NY, but now that summer has officially arrived, heat and all, it’s important to remember to stay hydrated! So what’s all the fuss about water, anyway? Here are...

Men’s Health and How it Relates to Injury

Men’s Health and How it Relates to Injury

By Teresa Lindell, PT, DPT, OCS Everyone gets hurt whether they are male or female.  Did you know though that men are more susceptible to certain types of injuries than women?   Achilles tears: Men are three times more likely to tear this powerful tendon in the...

Exercise Your Brain To Keep Your Body Healthy

Exercise Your Brain To Keep Your Body Healthy

Source: Université de Genève Reference: Boris Cheval, Dan Orsholits, Stefan Sieber, Delphine Courvoisier, Stéphane Cullati, Matthieu P. Boisgontier. Relationship between decline in cognitive resources and physical activity. Health Psychology, 2020;...

Pain & Your Body’s Alarm System

Pain & Your Body’s Alarm System

By Kerri Laurenza, SPT   Have you ever wondered how you developed a bruise on your leg and couldn’t recall how you injured yourself? Or why you may experience more pain than your peers following a similar injury? This is because 100% of pain is produced by the...

Skiing Injuries

Skiing Injuries

Now that winter is in full swing here in upstate NY, many of you have been hitting the slopes. While being active and being outdoors is great for both your mental and physical health, sometimes ski or snowboard trips don’t always go according to plan. You may have hit...

Your First Step Towards physical health Starts Here :

After coming here three times a week, every week for six months – you’re part of their life. And they’re part of your life.

Patient

Diane Beideck

Everyone was really welcoming. It was just an environment where you could jump in and learn.

Student

Ricardo Whittaker - Ithaca College

I need a physical therapist that is going to think about what I do every day for a living.

Patient

Susan Reno

I had a little bit of low confidence. And my CI was the one who helped me build that confidence.

Student

Tiffany Bader -  Central Michigan University

They’re concerned about your concerns. You’re not just a number – you’re a human.

Patient

Matt Mamoone

I felt like I was another therapist in the clinic. I wasn’t just a student.

Student

Tom Maving - Nazareth College