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5 Warning Signs You’re Wasting Your Time in PT

Are you questioning whether you are receiving the best care with your current physical therapy clinic?  Co-pays and time spent add up quickly.  Is it paying off in terms of making measurable changes in your life?  Here are 5 warning signs that you are wasting your time: Every session is the same: This is a… Read more »

Cut It Out: Hamstring Stretches!

It’s got to be the most common stretch of all time…and potentially the most worthless. “…but my hamstrings are always so tight!”   First, let’s explore why most people have tightness in the back of their thighs.  In my experience it usually involves poor mobility of your Sciatic Nerve.  This thick nerve runs down the… Read more »

Instant Gratification – Pick Your Test!

In an industry where it is normal to only expect results after a month or two of seemingly mindless stretching and exercising, at Move Physio, we’re quite different. We love instant gratification. When someone comes to see me for the first time, at the consultation, it usually becomes pretty clear to them how very different… Read more »

3 of the Worst Shoulder Exercises for Shoulder Pain

Rotator cuff exercises (internal or external rotation) with a band.  Your rotator cuff is probably not weak or the reason you’re in pain  It is stressed out and overworking. Rotator cuff exercises for a painful shoulder will likely make things worse.  Almost every time a client who comes to us after having failed somewhere else… Read more »

Need to Stretch More? -maybe not

With better weather comes increased activity.  This is a good thing.  Once we resume our outdoor activities, we will often question what and how much stretching we should do.  We do this automatically thanks to such sources as elementary school gym teachers of the 70’s and 80’s, Richard Simmons, and years without sound research.  Many… Read more »

Bracing vs Stability

Truth: A person can be strong enough to lift 500 pound from the floor, but still throw out their back tying their shoe! ***How does this happen?  – WHY does this happen?*** The answer lies in the difference between the ability to brace and the ability to stabilize.  While both offer protection by preventing unwanted… Read more »

MOVE Into Spring

With nice changes in weather comes increased activity.  You have been bundled up and shivering throughout our Northeast winter, watching TV and playing with your phone while waiting for the weather to break.  Finally, Spring is here! Before you go outside and decide to run 5 miles, or hike up a mountain, or partake in… Read more »

Weak Ankles?

At MOVE Physical Therapy, we see a variety of orthopedic conditions in which we determine that the ankles and feet are at least partially responsible for. These conditions include knee, hip and even back pain. But what happens when the ankle has been injured, is weak or painful? As often as we see ankles with… Read more »

All wound up?

What are you stretching? I have written previously about short versus tight muscles, using an example of short or tight hamstrings limiting the ability to bend and touch your toes.  Think about the stretch feeling you get in the back of your thighs when attempting to bend and reach for your toes.  That stretch feeling… Read more »

“If it’s not their ass it’s their elbow.”

A client of mine said this. I can’t take credit for it and please don’t hold me responsible for the foul language. She took an old saying and modified it to convey how her clients describe their current aches and pains. My client, although not in a healthcare profession, provides more competent healthcare advice than… Read more »

“But I have Arthritis!”

Arthritis is an unfortunate term. Due to our association with the diagnosis, we picture an evil presence inside our body and a “disease” that spreads and wreaks havoc on our joints to cause pain and stiffness. We didn’t see it coming and we don’t know how it got there. We are the innocent prey, and… Read more »

New Homepage Launch!

We have redesigned the homepage to feature the information that most patients and clinicians are looking for! In the coming weeks, we will be continuing to re-vamp the rest of the site to offer a comprehensive resource for our current and prospective patients and referral network. Please, give us feedback!