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LET'S GET PHYSICAL! - AN INTERVIEW WITH OUR VERY OWN JEN FARRUGIA, MS, ATC, CSCS

Aug 30, 2019
This September, PT360 will be highlighting the classes that we offer and a little insight behind why we offer them. To kick things off, I wanted to showcase one of our very own, Jen Farrugia, MS, ATC,…

BODY MECHANICS FOR THE FALL CLEAN-UP

Fall is approaching!  With that in mind, it is important for us to take into consideration all of the lawn and yardwork people will be completing in the upcoming months.  Performing this work can be physically taxing and knowing how to work smarter and more safely can be extremely beneficial for our…

DO YOU NEED FOOT ORTHOTICS?

If you are having consistent pain in your ankles or feet,  this may be because your foot is hitting the ground in an improper position. The most common is over-pronation where your foot and ankle excessively rolls in.  Most times, your arch collapses towards or on the ground, putting tremendous strain on…

AQUATIC REHABILITATION FOR THE JOINT REPLACEMENT

Having a joint replacement surgery? Read below to find out the benefits of aquatic physical therapy following your joint replacement surgery. Why the pool? The pool provides a low-impact environment to minimize pressure on your joints, specifically your new joint. You will be able to move with more…

EXERCISE AT YOUR DESK

Most of us have busy lifestyles between work and home so finding time to get enough exercise regularly can be challenging.  Incorporating simple stretches, strengthening and even some cardio into your workday is a great way to fit more exercise into each day.  It helps to prevent muscle tightness and…

IF MY SWIM SUIT FADES IN THE POOL WATER, HOW SAFE IS IT FOR MY SKIN?

Indoor pools are great options for rehabilitation from injuries, surgery or pain. Most in the northeast are indoor pools and are kept user friendly with water treatment systems designed for just that. Salt water pools are gaining momentum for use with indoor pools and are starting to become more available…

WHAT IS FASCIA?

What is fascia? Fascia is an interconnected layer of tissue that covers everything in the body.  This includes muscles, bones, blood vessels, nerves, organs, and everything in between.  It is made up of a combination of elastin (fibers that are stretchy), collagen (fibers that have plasticity), and…

THE FRIGHT OF THE BATHING SUIT

I have had the opportunity to address this plight of mostly woman when they are posed with the opportunity to start aquatic therapy. The values of aquatic therapy are clear to those who have tried it and potentially not worth it when the thought of putting a swimsuit on stands in the way of this phenomenal…

10 MINUTES OF YOGA

Is this enough time to practice? Will my body benefit from a short yoga practice? In my opinion, dedicating even just a few minutes for your personal self can improve your attitude, energy and mobility for the day. Creating time to bring attention to taking care of your body, mind and spirit through…

HEAT OR ICE: THE GREAT DEBATE

For general aches and pains, heat and ice are two of the best known home remedies for relief. However, these modalities are very different in their effect on body tissues. “Should I heat or ice my injury?” is very common question in the clinic. Both modalities are known for relieving pain, but what else…

THE OFF-SEASON WORKOUT

The winter is the off-season for many athletes but that doesn”t mean they should stop training and prepping for the upcoming season (side note – an athlete is anyone participating in a competitive event, even if it’s recreational). Dry land training is appropriate at any age and the basic components…