3 Ways Wright Physical Therapy Can Serve You During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Physical therapists are considered an essential critical workforce and Wright Physical Therapy recognizes we have a special responsibility to continue to serve our patients and community during the COVID-19 pandemic. We know our community members are making sacrifices daily and putting many…

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Telehealth For Physical Therapy is here!    In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Wright Physical Therapy is excited to now offer Telehealth services to our patients. As a healthcare provider, the Department of Homeland Security has defined physical therapy as an essential infrastructure with a responsibility to serve. Physical therapy also has the ability to…

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YOUR HEALTH IS OUR TOP PRIORITY Last Updated: March 27th 2020 We want to share that a memorandum was issued on March 19, 2020 by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security which states: “If you work in a critical infrastructure industry, as defined by the Department of Homeland Security, such as healthcare services and pharmaceutical and food…

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Lateral Ankle Sprains and Physical Therapy An ankle sprain can be defined as a partial or complete tear of the ligaments that support the structure of the ankle. Ankle sprains may be caused by falling, sudden twisting of the ankle or stepping on an uneven surface. One of the most common ankle injuries is a…

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Aging adults often attribute their aches, pains, and illnesses to “getting too old”.  Age can be used altogether too much as a crutch to avoid exercise and activity. When it comes to health in general, the aging individual has so much upside to focusing on wellness in their lifestyle. A regular exercise program can improve quality of…

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ALL TOO COMMON OCCURRENCE Daily, we see patients who are concerned about the course they should take to heal their back pain. They clump their low back pathology with every horror story they have encountered through the years. They receive advice or tips that can sometimes be ineffective or misleading, causing confusion and fear about…

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MECHANICAL DIAGNOSIS AND THERAPY (MDT) – WHAT IS MDT MDT is an acronym that represents “mechanical diagnosis and treatment”. It is often referred to in orthopedic physical medicine literature. MDT is a specific assessment and treatment algorithm that uses coordinated movement patterns to classify and improve mechanical derangements and dysfunctions. Mechanical pathologies account for ~80% of orthopedic conditions. Examples…

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WHAT IS BLOOD FLOW RESTRICTION (BFR)? Blood Flow Restriction training (BFR) was first introduced in 1966, originally popularized as “Kaatsu training” before taking the general name of BFR. It was primarily used among powerlifters and bodybuilders to increase strength and muscle hypertrophy. However, in recent years, research supports the use of BFR in the rehabilitation…

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WHAT ARE SPORTS RELATED CONCUSSION (SRC) SRC may be caused by either a direct blow to the head, face, or neck with an impulsive force transmitted to the head. It may result in neuropathological changes and results in a disturbance in the equilibrium of the brain and its synapsis. Eleven areas have been identified by…

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