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August 6, 2019

Do You Know Your Movement Vital Signs?

Most people think of heart rate or blood pressure when they think of vital signs. It is common to use numbers to quantify health and risk of disease. The American Heart Association encourages people to “know their numbers” referring to blood pressure, blood cholesterol, blood glucose, and weight. However, research is now showing the importance…

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July 9, 2019

PT Can Prevent Unnecessary Surgery

Recent research is showing that surgery might not be needed as often as we think. A large review estimates that 10% to 20% of surgeries might be unnecessary and that in some specialties such as cardiology and orthopedics, that number might be higher. The reasons for so many unneeded surgeries being performed are varied, but…

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June 4, 2019

A Physical Therapists Recommendation to Walk?

Most people know that physical therapists often recommend exercise as part of their treatment. What most people don’t realize is how simple that exercise can be. Instead of complicated workouts, heavy weight lifting, or running for miles, physical therapists often surprise people when they recommend walking. While it seems like an easy exercise, walking still…

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May 7, 2019

#GetPT1st For Back Pain

Chances are, you or someone you know has had back pain. Each year 15% of the population has their first episode of back pain, and over the course of our lives, 80% of us will have back pain. Even though back pain is common, the medical community does a poor job managing it. Stories of…

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April 2, 2019

The No. 1 Thing You Can Do to Improve Your Physical Therapy Experience

Dealing with the pain and limited mobility associated with an injury or illness can be stressful for so many reasons. You might have questions like, “How long will I be sidelined?” and “What do I need to do to get better?” Or maybe you’re worried about how you’ll pick your children up from school, walk…

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February 5, 2019

Are You a New Year’s Resolution Newbie, Master or Flunkee?

Turning the page on the new year is a chance to wipe the slate clean—and to be better versions of ourselves. And when it comes to what we want to improve, goals that fall in the health and wellness arena top all other New Year’s resolutions. In fact, three of the top four resolutions in…

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January 10, 2017

Do You Pee Pee When You Hee Hee?

Do You Pee Pee When You Hee Hee? By: Meghan Geary, PTA Is it normal to pee just a little (or a lot) when I sneeze, cough, laugh or workout? NO!! While urinary incontinence may be a very common occurrence among females, it definitely should not be considered normal or something that we just have to…

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December 13, 2016

My Baby’s Head is Flat…What Can I Do?

Why is his head flat? Babies’ skulls are very soft and moldable.  Anything that causes pressure on the skull can cause the bone to mold to that shape.  If your baby keeps his head turned to the same side when he’s on his back he could quickly develop a flat spot in that area.  This…

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January 15, 2014

The BOD POD is Coming to High Pointe!

It’s time to find out what you’re made of…literally.  The BOD POD is coming to Clarksville and will be at High Pointe Physical Therapy February 17th – 19th.  If you’ve recently started a new diet or fitness regime, now is the perfect time to get some baseline body composition measurements!  If you’ve been active and…

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October 30, 2013

Shop But Don’t Drop

Low back pain has been a common theme around the clinic lately.  Every year around this time, there seems to be an increase in patients complaining of back pain – aches and pains from raking leaves and performing yard work, back strain from lifting moving boxes, or chronic pain that patients have dealt with for…

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