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Thinking of a Cortisone Injection to Stop Pain?

Author: Nancy Whelan,PT

Has your doctor ever offered a cortisone injection to stop the pain and the first two questions that come to mind are what is cortisone and how will it help?

Cortisone is the most common type of injection used to treat pain and inflammation in the joints and tissues of the body. Although cortisone can help, it is not something that should be injected into the body repeatedly because it is a steroid, which has side effects. Steroid injections can weaken tendons and sometimes create more inflammation in the area. Diabetics should not get cortisone injections because it can elevate blood sugar levels. Read More

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Squatting vs. Lunges...which gives you more bang for the buck!

Author: Krista Magnoli, PTA

 

Did you know the gluteus maximus muscle, or butt muscle, is the strongest muscle in your body? This muscle has the potential to be very strong and help stabilize our lower back, which makes it a very important muscle to be exercised properly.

Most of us are familiar with a squat and maybe even a lunge exercise.squats versus lunges Both of these exercises are common for targeting that glute muscle we are always trying to tone up! But which exercise is most beneficial and really strengthens better?

There is a lot of research about glute strengthening exercises, and as a physical therapist it was very interesting learning about all the different ways to target this area and why different exercises are better than others depending on what an individual is trying to achieve.

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Did you know you don't need a prescription to see a physical therapist?

Author: Nancy Whelan,PT

October is National Physical Therapy Month! PT mythsDuring the month of October we want to make people aware of what physical therapy is and how physical therapists help improve an individual’s mobility, function, and decrease pain.

 

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