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What is Electrical Stimulation (EStim)?

ELECTRICAL STIMULATION: Most often performed in outpatient orthopedic PT clinics for muscle re-education or pain control. The waveform, frequency and wavelength are different depending on the reason for using this modality. With neuromuscular estim (NMES) two...

5 Common Sport Injuries: Causes, Prevention, and Treatment

What are the most common sports injuries? Sports injuries happen, and they usually occur when engaging in sports or exercise. Sports injuries can occur due to overtraining, lack of conditioning, and improper form or technique. Failing...

Snow Shoveling Techniques For Injury Prevention

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...

Winter Sports Safety and Avoiding Injury

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...

Why is Lifestyle Medicine Essential to Sustainable Health?

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...

7 Myths about Falls at Home

​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...

Wright Physical Therapy’s Vivid Vision

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...

What to Expect with Post Concussion Therapy

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...

How Physical Therapy Can Benefit Cancer Patients

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,...

Minimizing Opioid Use Through Physical Therapy

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,...