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Our Physical Therapists Stay Committed to Continuing Education

Our Physical Therapists are committed to continuing education in order to expand their knowledge and stay up-to-date on new developments. They have recently completed the following courses:   Dr. Chris Wickel,PT, DPT, Cert. MDT 2014 Advanced Clinical Practice of the … Continue reading

Back Pain

Exercise: The Answer for Back Pain Relief

Since 80% of people experience back pain, most of you will be able to relate to this article. If you live with back pain, it doesn’t have to be that way! Believe it or not, we were not created to … Continue reading

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CPT Breaking Ground on State of the Art Expansion Project

Conshohocken Physical Therapy is excited to announce that we have recently broken ground on an expansion project that will allow us to better serve our patients and the community. Construction on our 11th Avenue facility began in mid November and … Continue reading

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Conshohocken Physical Therapy Using Newly Developed Instruments to Treat Injuries

The physical therapy practice is using the precision-engineered therapy tools, HawkGrips, to detect and treat soft tissue injuries in their patients. HawkGrips are a surgical-grade, stainless steel instrument with a cross-hatched, textured gripping design to be used by the Physical … Continue reading

Backpack Safety

Backpack Safety – Making The Grade?

Before you purchase your child’ s backpack, there are some things you should consider.  While backpacks are one of the most convenient and popular ways to carry books and school supplies, an overloaded and/or improperly worn backpack may be injuring … Continue reading

Low Back Pain

Managing, Treating and Avoiding Low Back Pain

A strong and well-aligned spine is key to improving performance with sports, recreation, work and home activities. A repeating theme that keeps arising in discussing injury prevention is the need to balance muscle strength and flexibility in all planes (anterior, … Continue reading

Gout

Gout

Gout affects millions in the US and is the most common form of inflammatory arthritis in men over 40.  Approximately 3 times more men develop gout than women.  Gout has been known since ancient times and Hippocrates called it “the … Continue reading

Cancer- Making Food Medicine

Cancer- Making Food Medicine

The American Association for Cancer Research held a cancer prevention meeting in Baltimore, where several studies discussed supported the “you are what you eat” adage.  Check your grocery lists for the following cancer preventing– and halting—foods: Broccoli Sprouts – The … Continue reading

Stretch

Injury Prevention: How to Stretch Properly

Stretching is commonly misconstrued as using a certain muscle group often or a quick tug on the muscle. Many of my patients state that they are surprised their muscles are tight since they “remain active,” “run often,” or “stretch a … Continue reading

Tendinitis

Tendinitis

Golfer’s elbow…Tennis Elbow…Rotator Cuff Tendinitis…Achilles Tendinitis…Biceps Tendinitis…Knee Tendinitis… Do any of these sound familiar to you?  The commonality here is that these are the most common culprits involved with “Tendinitis.”  Late in the summer, many of you may be experiencing … Continue reading

Shoulder Pain?

Shoulder Pain?

Shoulders take a lot of abuse in our daily lives.  We lift and carry heavy objects, reach in awkward ways, hang bags and purses from them, throw things and undoubtedly stress them with our professions and hobbies.  We take them … Continue reading

Barefoot Running

Is Barefoot Running Best?

Over the past several years there has been a growing trend among the fitness and shoe wear communities to promote barefoot running or running with minimally supportive shoes. This shift has been brought to the forefront with the growing trend … Continue reading

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Barbecue: Is it as Good as it Tastes?

You are more likely to be hit by a bus than die from barbecuing; however, you should be aware of the dangers of one of our favorite pastimes- backyard barbecues.  Barbecued meats, fish and poultry can form two different types … Continue reading

Relay for Life

Conshohocken Relay for Life 2013

On May 18th, Conshohocken Physical Therapy participated in the 3rd annual American Cancer Society Relay for Life: Conshohocken at Sutcliffe Park. The day was a huge success filled with lots of walking, games, and sunshine! This year, the event raised … Continue reading

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