Tag: advanced physical therapy
Do I Need a Referral to Come to PT?
Maine is a direct access state, but what does that mean? In the state of Maine you can come see a physical therapist without a referral from your medical provider first, you can “self refer”. This means that if you rolled your ankle while hiking over the weekend, you can call a physical therapy office […]
Staying Healthy on the Pickleball Court
Pickleball is becoming a popular form of activity among groups of all ages. It is the perfect sport to engage in, as even in the state of Maine, you can participate year-round. As with any recreational activity, there is always risk of injury and the following are some helpful hints to help you stay healthy […]
Get Ready for Ski Season!
The leaves are starting to fall, the mornings are becoming crisp, and it’s almost that time to turn on the heat. With the cooler evenings, Ski Mountains are prepping for the winter season, Sunday River turned on and tested their snow guns last week, ski season is coming!
Home Work Station Ergonomics
Still working from home? Finding yourself sitting for prolonged periods of time? Neck or back bothering you? Your posture and work place set up may not be ideal. Lets talk about work station ergonomics. When setting up your at home work station, there are a few key factors to focus on so that you can […]
Safely Return to Your Running Routine
Summer weather is in full swing, and with it comes our desire to spend more time outdoors. We have been inside our homes more in the past year, and are eager to get outside and enjoy the nice weather. Driving down the street, you may notice more people out running and walking, and may be […]
Home Exercise Program
Home Exercise Program-Your Role in Your Own Recovery Physical Therapy can be a great option for treating both chronic and traumatic injuries. Physical therapists train for years in order to give our patients the best care possible. However…. physical therapists cannot improve your strength and mobility alone, we need your help and commitment too. All […]
Snow Shoveling 101
Winter is in full swing and we have more snow on the way. More snow means more of New England’s least favorite winter activity… shoveling snow. It is common this time of year to have an increase in shoulder and back injuries related to snow removal. To hopefully reduce the amount of injuries this winter […]
What is Dry needling? We have lots of patients that inquire about dry needling and wonder if it may help them in their recovery. Our physical therapists are certified in dry needling for upper and lower extremity injuries and spinal pain. Dry needling is a technique used by certified physical therapists for the treatment of […]
Covid 19 Update
Just a quick update on our practice and how we are addressing the Covid 19 pandemic. First and foremost, the health and safety of our patients and staff is our top priority followed by providing the highest
What is Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization?
Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM) is a process in which we use a set of hand held instruments to break down the scar tissue and