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Here at Lafayette Physical Therapy, we are dedicated to providing rehabilitation and wellness services to patients throughout the Lafayette area. Our knowledgeable team of physical therapists, massage therapists, and wellness experts are here to help you along your healing journey. See some of our latest tips for recovery and wellness below, and contact us today to schedule an appointment!

Ice vs. Heat

Originally posted on October 1, 2015 To ice or to heat, that is the question. 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. Ice is great for new injuries, inflammation, and swelling as the tissue is usually strained and […]

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Vertigo and BPPV

Originally posted August 20, 2015 Vertigo and BPPV: What Physical Therapy Can Do “I feel the earth move under my feet” –“I Feel the Earth Move” (King, 1971, track 1). 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. The […]

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Backpack Safety

Originally published on August 20, 2015 Back to School: 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! Did you know? A backpack should weigh no more than 15%of a child’s total body weight. Meaning if a child weighs 100 […]

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What is Physical Therapy?

Originally published July 2, 2015 What is Physical Therapy? And How It Can Benefit You! 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?” In essence, physical therapy is treatment […]

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