The hip bone connects to the knee bone...

The hip bone connects  to the knee bone...

The hip bone connects  to the knee bone...

This is an excerpt from Physical Therapy is Vital to Joint Injury Treatment by Kevin R. Stone, M.D. Orthopedic surgeon. 

It's actually a good anatomical reminder about the importance of seeing an injured or arthritic joint as part of your whole body and not something to be treated in isolation. If you are limping or favoring a joint, more than likely other parts of your body are off as well. The whole body is connected in one way or another.

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Feeling Your FitBit

Feeling Your FitBit

Feeling Your FitBit 

by Juliana Gildesgame, DPT

As of 2013, approximately one in 18 Americans owns an activity tracker like a Fitbit band, according to an Endeavor poll.1Word of my curiosity with these activity trackers got out and I received one as a birthday present. I consider myself a pretty active person unless a new season of House of Cards is on. I was excited to see how active I was each day, and I imagined it would validate my insatiable appetite for string cheese and animal crackers.

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How to Optimize Surgery

How to Optimize Surgery

How to Optimize Your Surgery

I feel lucky when I am given the opportunity to evaluate a patient prior to a major surgery because I know physical therapy can complement their surgery. The best indicator of a surgical outcome is the patient’s functional level prior to the surgery. My patient Sharon is a good example of how becoming stronger and more flexible before surgery can improve surgical outcomes.

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7 Myths About Physical Therapy

7 Myths About Physical Therapy

7 Myths About Physical Therapy

People everywhere are experiencing the transformative effect physical therapy can have on their daily lives. In fact, as experts in the way the body moves, physical therapists help people of all ages and abilities reduce pain, improve or restore mobility, and stay active and fit throughout life. But there are some common misconceptions that often discourage people from visiting a physical therapist.

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