Running shoes: Maximalist vs Minimalist…or something in between?

By Cara Nichols, PT, DPT, OCS As a physical therapist, I receive a lot of questions regarding running shoes. When should I toss them? What about heel-to-toe drop? What kind of support is best? Should I add an orthotic or heel lift? Athletic shoes have literally run the gamut of forms (pun intended) from a…

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Feeling Anxious? Weight training may help!

Talk about a year full of stressors! From global pandemic-related concerns to election-year woes, you might feel all sorts of anxiety. Looking for a way to manage it? It turns out that weight training can help ease anxiety in adults. A study published by Scientific Reports in 2020, examined healthy young adults who regularly lifted…

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The Future of Physical Therapy is Here – ROMBOT is Live!

We’ve launched our first of many healthcare products and welcomed our inaugural patient (“mover”) to our remote physical therapy platform!   After a successful trial program and conducting over 200 virtual visits, we are eager to announce availability for both iOS and Android, in beta. Our marketplace connects people looking for accessible and affordable remote physical…

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Should I change my running gait pattern to protect my legs?

by Samantha Stadt, PT, DPT, FAAOMPT With the multitude of trends and literature available on different styles or patterns of running, it is difficult to determine what is the best approach for enhancing performance and injury prevention. Individual running form is often a reflection of not only training and skill level, but joint mobility, muscle…

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Regular Yoga Practice Can Reduce Anxiety, Study Finds

According to a study led by researchers at NYU Grossman School of Medicine, yoga practice can reduce anxiety compared to standard education on stress management, a standardized control technique. The study compared Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Kundalini yoga, and stress management education on participants with generalized anxiety disorder (GAD). While CBT is still considered the best…

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Respiratory Physical Therapy: Improve Your Lung Health

What is Respiratory Physical Therapy? Respiratory physical therapy is physical therapy for all things lungs and heart. Breathing is the first and last thing we do, and is the most vital component of our overall health. What are Respiratory Physical Therapists? Respiratory physical therapists are licensed practitioners who work closely with doctors to treat a…

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