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The Benefits of Massage Therapy

Therapeutic Massage involves holding, causing movement of the soft tissue, and/or applying pressure to the body. The American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) defines it as the application of manual techniques with the intention of positively affecting t

Jun 15th, 2018
Yoga May Be the Answer

The earliest Yogic texts and mantras are thought to date back anywhere from 2,500-5,000 years ago.

Jun 15th, 2018
Safely Skiing the Slopes

Now that California ski season is finally making an appearance, physical therapists are anticipating the usual increase in orthopedic injuries that come along with it.

Mar 29th, 2018
Text Neck – 21st Century Syndrome

Look around. It’s likely you will see at least one individual staring down at their phone. You know the position: slumped shoulder, head flexed, phone low in hands.

Mar 2nd, 2018
Mindfulness in Physical Therapy

Mindfulness can be defined as paying attention to the present moment or being present in this moment, on what you are doing right now, not ruminating on the past and not worrying about the future, but having a calm, deep awareness of right now.

Nov 8th, 2017
Get down and Sit me 20!

The other day I sat back in a cushioned reclining chair, envious, as I watched my 10 month-old daughter sitting on the floor with one foot up to her ear as if it were a telephone.

Sep 19th, 2017
Steve L.’s Joint Pain

I was unable to run more than one day each week without hip and knee pain when I started my therapy.

Aug 10th, 2017
What’s Causing my Hip Pain?

The hip joint is a large ball and socket joint designed to withstand significant stresses such as supporting our body weight when running and jumping, in addition to the normal wear and tear of daily activities such as walking and stair climbing.

Jul 25th, 2017
Dialing in your Bike Fit

With the sun finally making an appearance this spring, it may be time to drag out your bicycle from storage and take a spin around the neighborhood.

May 11th, 2017
Arthritis and Me

The CDC (Center for Disease Control) estimates that just over 20% of Americans-about 54.4 million people-were diagnosed by physicians as having arthritis between 2013-2015.

May 8th, 2017
Joint Replacements and Recovery

More and more people are deciding to have joint replacements around the world to the point you probably have a family member or close friend who has gone through this surgery whether it was for a knee, hip, shoulder, ankle or even big toe!

May 8th, 2017
Managing TMJD

TMJD, or temporomandibular joint dysfunction, can be quite the mouthful!

Mar 30th, 2016
Get Your Year Started Right!

We’ve all heard “new year, new you” and watched as our local gyms crowd with a surge of resolution-makers that tapper off by February but at Lafayette Physical Therapy we want to help you make it a lifelong habit!

Feb 12th, 2016
Mommy Mechanics

Mommies (and caregivers) are constantly bending over to pick up baby, toys on the floor, the dog bowl, the spilled peas and the arsenal of strollers, car seats and diaper bags. The constant and repetitive bending adds up to strain and unfortunately pain in

Dec 23rd, 2015
Tips for TMJD

Temporal Mandibular Joint Disorder (TMJD or formerly TMJ) can have a variety of symptoms including jaw clicking, muscle tightness, joint stiffness, locking, pain, tingling, numbness and others that can have an impact on a person’s quality of life.

Nov 5th, 2015
Ice vs. Heat

Whether to heat or ice greatly depends on whether you are experiencing pain or stiffness and also if it is a new or chronic injury.

Oct 1st, 2015
Backpack Safety

Heading back to school doesn’t mean back to pain, strain or injury because there are easy alternatives to keep kids safe and healthy!

Aug 20th, 2015
Vertigo and BPPV

Carole King could be describing a myriad of states: falling in love, twisting and turning at the amusement park or simply rolling out of bed.

Aug 20th, 2015
What is Physical Therapy?

Maybe a friend of yours has completed six weeks of it after surgery, a parent has received it after a fall, or your doctor has written you a prescription for it but you’re still left wondering, “What is physical therapy?”

Jul 2nd, 2015