Freedom Physical Therapy Blog

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Preventing Fractures

Fractures are a leading cause of hospitalization and loss of independence in seniors. Find out how to prevent fractures and stay healthy! Physical Therapist Molly Rittberg tells you how.

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Can Physical Therapy Fix Vertigo?

Vertigo is one of those dreaded diagnoses most people hope they never have to personally experience in their lifetime. Learn the symptoms, causes, and treatments for vertigo from physical therapist Erin Baffuno, DPT.

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Instant Recovery From A Hamstring Strain

Megan limped off of the soccer field after a hard tackle, obviously in pain. She told me she pulled a hamstring muscle and didn’t think she could play any more. Find out how physical therapist Todd Pratte helped her return right away!

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Dry Needling – What You Need To Know

Dry needling is a revolutionary pain relieving procedure performed by certified therapists. Treatment is directed at myofascial trigger points, or painful muscle knots, responsible for widespread discomfort, weakness, and maintenance of the pain cycle.

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Top Three High School Sports Injuries And How to Prevent Them

Sports provide the opportunity to make new friends, have fun and stay fit. However, it is extremely important to keep our athletes healthy and do our best to prevent any injuries that could leave them sidelined. Here are some of the most common sports related injuries in young athletes along with a few tips on how to prevent them!

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Common Sense Tips For Youth Athletes Returning To Sports

It’s that time of year again where kids are heading back to school and fall sports. As kids begin to increase their practices to come out with a winning season, the risk for injury increases. Physical therapist and athletic trainer Kassie Kimichik shares common sense tips to prevent injury in youth sports.

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Back to School Backpack Tips

While a backpack is still one of the best ways to tote homework, an overloaded or improperly worn backpack gets a failing grade, according to the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). Here are some tips to reduce a child’s risk of causing long term damage while wearing a backpack.

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4 Ways to Reduce Headaches

We asked four headache specialists at Freedom Physical Therapy Services for ways to reduce headaches symptoms until you visit a therapist to treat your pain long term.

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HIT-6 Headache Impact Test

The Headache Impact Test is a tool to measure the impact headaches have on your ability to function on the job, at school, at home, and in social situations. Your score shows the effect that headaches have on daily life and your ability to function.

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Headache and Jaw Pain – A connection to TMJ/TMD?

Headaches are common among the general population and positively associated with several musculoskeletal disorders including temporomandibular disorders (TMD). The objective of this study was to explore the presence of possible confounders of the association between TMD and headaches.

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