Many of us have been through a warm up of some kind to prep our bodies for an upcoming task or event. Most, if not all people agree that some sort of warm up is beneficial before doing physical activity for either injury prevention or overall performance. The question  is, “What type of warm up…

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Snow shoveling is known to be a common cause of soft tissue and low back injury. A staggering number of people each year are treated in emergency rooms and have medical emergencies due to improperly shoveling snow. Don’t let the snow get the best of you! Make sure to use caution and apply these techniques…

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The first snow fall is exciting. It’s a signal to strap on the skis and skates, or even jump on a sled. Days spent playing in the frosty snow can be jam packed with fun, but like any activity you need to play safely. Winter activities can lead to the same bumps and bruises of…

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What is Lifestyle Medicine? Lifestyle medicine (defined by The American College of Lifestyle Medicine) is, “an evidence-based approach to preventing, treating, and even reversing diseases by replacing unhealthy behaviors with positive ones – such as eating healthfully, being physically active, managing stress, avoiding risky  substance abuse, adequate sleep and having a strong support system.”  This…

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​Winter often brings thoughts of preparation for nasty slippery weather. As health care professionals, these thoughts are accompanied by heightened concerns for accidents related to falls for the general public due to these weather conditions. Although fall risk is not limited to the elderly, it is especially concerning for the elderly populations in our communities.…

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At Wright Physical Therapy we are passionate about where we want to go as an organization, how we make that happen and changing as many lives as we can in the process. Our Vivid Vision is a reflection of just that and it’s why we continue to do what we do at Wright Physical Therapy.…

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Symptoms of Concussions Symptoms of concussion vary greatly from person to person and can change rapidly. These can include dizziness, irritability, mental fogginess, “not feeling right”, confusion, headaches, or memory loss to name a few. The promising news is, whether you’ve been in a car accident or a sports-related collision, Wright Physical Therapy (WPT) has…

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When faced with cancer, having the right medical and support team becomes exponentially  more critical.  Oncology teams skillfully lead the way in managing a myriad of symptoms and complications that arise.  In conjunction with oncology teams, physical therapy is an integral part of healthcare as they help patients regain their functional strength and balance.  Physical…

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In response to the growing opioid crisis, the CDC has established opioid prescription guidelines (as of March 2016) with hopes to lower the number of opioid abuse related deaths across the country. According to the CDC, sales of prescription opioids have quadrupled in the United States, yet there has not been an overall change in…

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Having an ergonomic workstation means that your desk and the things on it are arranged in such a way, that they prevent injury and are well within reach and use. An ergonomic workstation also promotes good posture. Posture is the position in which you hold your body upright against gravity while standing, sitting or lying…

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