What exactly is physical therapy?

January 17, 2018 4:51 pm
  Our very own Ivy Rehab, Tyson Damitz, DPT, recently published an article to help people in Kokomo, Indiana understand what exactly physical therapy is. Here is the original article from the Kokomo Perspective from January 2, 2018 What exactly is physical therapy? It has been my experience in the past 11 years as a physical therapist (PT)… View Article
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Snow Shoveling Safety Avoid Back Pain This Winter!

January 5, 2018 9:00 am
By David Gold PT, DPT, OCS Cold weather is coming and winter storms will inevitably dump snow on our driveways and sidewalks. With Ivy Rehab offices located throughout the East Coast and the Midwest, we want individuals in our communities to be healthy and avoid experiencing a disabling episode of pain. Shoveling can be excellent… View Article
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5 Exercise Tips to keep THAT New Year’s Resolution

December 18, 2017 8:46 pm
  Make no mistake about it – we are fully entrenched in the Holiday Season. Next up after all the shopping, meal preparation, stress, and overeating, comes the dreaded New Year’s Resolution. The most common resolution, of course, is to exercise, lose weight or get in shape. “This is the year!” Sound familiar? As an… View Article
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Low back pain by the numbers [infographic]

December 6, 2017 5:20 pm
Below you’ll find an excellent infographic from our friends at the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) regarding low back pain. If you’re one of the 61% of Americans with low back pain we can help you get back on your feet! To request an appointment with one of our highly-trained physical therapists, click here!  
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Understanding how pain works

December 1, 2017 4:46 pm
Here’s an excellent video from Hunter Medical & Lorimer Moseley. Pain is difficult to understand and even more difficult to live with. If you’re suffering from persisting pain, this video will help you understand and better manage your pain! You can also watch their TEDx talk here. If you know someone who is suffering from persistent pain,… View Article
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How to sleep with pain

November 30, 2017 4:35 pm
Sleeping with pain can be a nightmare. Luckily, we came across a great resource from the Wall Street Journal that we’ve summarized for you below explaining some of the best sleeping positions for various types of pain. Enjoy… and then get some rest! Sleeping with Shoulder Pain Try to avoid sleeping on the side of… View Article
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Should physical therapy be used to prevent injuries?

November 29, 2017 4:33 pm
Should you visit a physical therapist even if you’re not injured? Here, we summarized a great article published in “Self” Magazine. Below are the key takeaways from the article, where writer Amy Marturana provides an interesting perspective on physical therapy as a preventive measure. Yearly PT check-ups? While most people don’t have “physical therapy” on… View Article
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Your first steps to a running or walking routine

November 27, 2017 4:31 pm
Starting any new fitness routine can be scary at first. Whether your goal is to start running for pleasure, to enter a race, or even just start walking on a regular basis, it’s easy to be overloaded with questions. How long should I run? How fast? How often? What sneakers should I wear? It can be… View Article
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Office Worker’s Guide to Stretching and Ergonomics [Video]

November 22, 2017 2:17 pm
Do you spend your 40-hour work week tied to a desk and chair? If so you’re like many Americans. The downfall of computer-based work is the compromise it subjects the body to. We’ve all seen studies and articles in the news on the negative cardiovascular impact prolonged sitting can have, but what about the musculoskeletal compromise? Did… View Article
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Five Exercises to Stop Frequent Headaches [Video]

November 16, 2017 1:55 pm
Do you suffer from frequent headaches or migraine symptoms? You’re not alone! At least 75% of Americans suffer from some form of headache each year. What many people don’t know is that partaking in a regular stretching program can help restore proper muscular tissue quality and prevent tension related headaches. Below is a video showing… View Article
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What kind of sneaker is right for you?

November 14, 2017 1:55 pm
Oftentimes body pain originates from the feet up. If your foundation isn’t stable, level, and properly aligned, you will risk having increased ground reaction force impact your joints and spine. Here are tips regarding foot types, gait types, and shoe types, to determine what’s right for you. 1. Foot Types: Normal (medium) Arch A Normal… View Article
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My physical therapist does that?

November 8, 2017 3:13 pm
  Lots of people visit a physical therapist because they underwent surgery or have nagging pain that they can’t wait to get rid of. What most people don’t know is that physical therapists have been highly-trained to treat a wide variety of conditions. Here are a few things that may make you say, “I didn’t… View Article
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Southeastern Physical Therapy in the Denbigh area of Newport News, VA is now open

November 1, 2017 3:30 pm
We’re excited to announce the opening of our ninth Southeastern Physical Therapy clinic in Newport News, VA! Located in the Denbigh area, the clinic can be found on the corner of Patrick Henry Dr. and Turnberry Blvd, near the US Postal Service Office. This clinic will be providing a variety of physical therapy treatments and… View Article
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When it comes to concussions, use your head

October 9, 2017 3:58 pm
I’m sure most of us have heard in the news about the NFL and the seriousness of concussions and possible subsequent long-term effects. A highly-publicized study from the Journal of the American Medical Association found evidence of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) in 110 out of 111 studied brains of former NFL players. CTE can sometimes… View Article
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Meniscal injuries: Surgery or Physical Therapy?

October 4, 2017 4:53 pm
  Patients with meniscal injuries (such as a meniscal tear) face an interesting choice: surgery or physical therapy. The goal, of course, is to restore functional movement of the knee joint and to reduce pain after an injury to the meniscus. Before getting to what the research says, let’s first take a closer look at… View Article
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