Freedom Physical Therapy Blog

Articles from our expert therapists

Shoveling: It shouldn’t be a pain in the back!

1. Hands shoulder width apart on the shovel This will help increase your leverage and take stress off your back. 2. Brace your core Keeping your core tight will protect your back and decrease your risk for injury. 3. No twisting Rotating at the hips when tossing snow...

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Low Back Pain Infographic

Low back pain is common and costs the US billions of dollars in treatment costs. Physical therapy is a cost-effective solution for treating low back pain.

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Sleeping Positions

There are three main sleeping positions. Find out the pros and cons of each position and how you can wake up feeling pain-free and ready to on the day!

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Arthritis Infographic

Arthritis affects millions of people. If you suffer from arthritis, you are not alone. Contact a physical therapist to help manage symptoms.

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Total Knee Replacement

Eric Whalen DPT answers some questions about whether you may be a good candidate for a total knee replacement and what to expect from surgery.

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Things to know about ACL injuries

Did you know that, in the event of a torn ACL, rehabilitation doesn’t have to wait until after surgical repair to begin? This is a concept called pre-rehabilitation, otherwise known as “Prehab.” One study reported that patients who participated in a prehab exercise program as they awaited ACL repair had improved knee function which was sustained at 12 weeks post-operatively.

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Falls Prevention 2018

September is falls awerness month, learn what factors effect your balance and how you can prevent falls with the help of a physical therapist.

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Is your warm-up dynamic enough to prevent injury?

This month we have been posting about injury prevention when enjoying summer activities like walking, running, and hiking. A dynamic warm-up before being active is another key piece in this prevention. Try this easy to follow dynamic warm-up: Walking alternating toe...

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