Freedom Physical Therapy Blog

Articles from our expert therapists

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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Migraine Triggers

In the U.S., more than 37 million people suffer from migraines. Molly Rittberg DPT lays out migraine triggers to avoid. Food and other factors can contribute to migraine symptoms.

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You Are Not Your MRI

Do deteriorating discs and bulging discs mean you are bound to suffer from pain forever! MRI results don’t correlate with chronic pain in recent studies. Find out why your MRI might not tell you what you need to know about pain.

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What is Overactive Bladder (OAB)?

Do you have Overactive Bladder (OAB)? As many as 30% of men and 40% of women in the United States live with OAB symptoms. Learn how you can stop these symptoms and get back to living without constant stops to the bathroom!

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At the Core of Us Mothers

What muscles actually makeup the core? Tracy Pfannerstill breaks down how pregnancy can affect core muscles. She points out what can happen after pregnancy and how you can identify and fix these issues.

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Occupational Therapy Month: When do I need an OT?

When should you see an Occupational Therapist for an orthopedic injury? It’s Occupational Therapy Month and Freedom thinks you should know when seeing an occupational therapist can benefit you! You should see an occupational therapist if any of these apply to you.

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March Madness Injuries

Avoid March Madness injuries! Find out about the most common basketball injuries and how to prevent and treat them. Physical therapist Scott Coonen shares how to get back and the court and stay there!

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Tips to Manage Chronic Pain

Chronic pain can be debilitating and depressing. Learn tips to manage chronic pain from physical therapist Erin Bafunno so you can get back to the activities you love!

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Back Pain: Recovery Mistakes

Improve and recover from back pain caused by injury or surgery by not making these critical mistakes. Physical Therapist Molly Rittberg knows from years of treating back pain patients.

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Plantar Fasciitis: Recognize and treat

Suffering from plantar fasciitis? Learn the symptoms and ways to get rid of pain! Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common causes of heel pain, what are some of the important things to know about plantar fasciitis?

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Scapular Dyskinesis

Scapular dyskinesis means your shoulder blade is moving in an abnormal way. Findings show this condition can increase chances of injury. Find steps to correct shoulder blade position and see if you should see a physical therapist!

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