The Same Physical Therapist

Longitudinal continuity refers to a patient seeing the same health care provider over time and developing a therapeutic relationship built upon trust. Research has shown that longitudinal continuity with the same primary care physician is associated with high satisfaction, trust, and adherence1. Later I will touch on similar research undertaken in outpatient physical therapy practices. It is […]

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Direct Access Physical Therapy: Q & A

Many healthcare consumers are unaware of the fact that they are free to access the services of a physical therapist without a physician referral. Every state allows for evaluation and some form of treatment without a physician referral. This has been the case in the state of New Jersey for almost 15 years, yet most of the […]

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Neck Pain: Posture Correction Strategies

Exercise for neck pain

Retraining neutral sitting posture is an important factor in the recovery from of an episode of neck pain and also for preventing future episodes of neck pain. Sitting postural correction becomes especially important for those of us who spend a great deal of our time working at a computer or seated at a workstation of […]

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Low Back Pain: How Helpful is an MRI?

It’s not often that we are in agreement with insurance companies but they seem to be getting one thing right as of late. We have noticed an increase in patients referred to our clinics for low back pain that has not had an MRI. It appears that large insurance companies are denying authorization for these […]

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How to Improve Your Running Mechanics

Running injuries

Overuse injuries are common in runners.  This is partly due to the repetitive nature of the activity.  However, poor running mechanics also lead to overuse injuries in runners.  But you can improve your mechanics, decrease your risk of injury, and improve your running times.  This article describes how. Injury Rates in Runners In a given […]

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