by Stacy Choquette, PTA As a PTA myself, this seems to be a common question I encounter often from my patients, other physical therapists and doctors alike. What is a Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA)? And how is it different from a Physical Therapist (PT) or a PT Aide? A PTA is an accredited Associates Degree…Details
by Danielle Clark-Fox Massage cupping is a manual technique re-gaining popularity across the country. There are plenty of therapist personal touches and derivations from its traditional roots in Chinese Medicine. So how about an overview of where it came from, current popular techniques and how it can be beneficial to you? Massage cupping can be…Details
by Kelly Barrett, DPT Impingement is one of the most common diagnoses affecting the shoulder joint. We often hear this term, but what exactly is “shoulder impingement?” The joint is made up of three bones called the humerus, the scapula and the clavicle. These bones serve as attachment sites for muscles of the rotator cuff.…Details
by Jennifer Mohns, DPT “Your legs look so sleek”… “Your heels are so cute”… “You’re calves look amazing.” These are a few of the many things us women love to hear when we wear high heels, BUT to what price should we put beauty above health? Most women do not realize the detrimental effects that…Details
by Rebecca Lingerfelt, DPT Following up from our blog about exercises to do in the office setting, here are some suggestions for stretches. For each of these stretches, hold for 20-30 seconds, then relax. Remember, you should feel a gentle stretch and nothing so aggressive that you have pain. Too many people spend much of…Details
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by Evie Ullman, DPT Platelet Rich Plasma, also known as PRP, is derived from the patient’s own blood and injected into the site of injury. It is used by orthopedists to treat tendonitis, ligament sprains, cartilage injuries and muscle strains. Blood is made up of four main components: red blood cells, white blood cells, platelets…Details
by Rebecca Lingerfelt, DPT Do you ever find that you are spending too much time sitting throughout the day? At the office, in the car, watching TV; whatever the reason, our country has become much more sedentary. Everyone knows the importance of physical activity, but where can you find the time to squeeze in an…Details
by Sara Bresnick, PT A large percentage of patients I see at Boston Sports Medicine are athletes. As Physical Therapists, a big part of our job involves problem solving. A patient will come in with an injury, and we have to take a thorough history and try to decide not only what the issue is,…Details