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New Year, New You: Healthy Tips for Every Decade

A new year is just a few days away and many of you have probably made resolutions for 2018. For some of you exercising and staying healthy are at the top of your resolution list.  Our friends over at MoveForwardPT compiled a great list of decade-based-tips from...
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Dry Needling FAQ’s

What is dry needling? Dry needling is a technique physical therapists use (where allowed by state law) for the treatment of pain and movement impairments.   The technique uses a “dry” needle, one without medication or injection, inserted through the skin into areas of...
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Tips for Shoveling Snow Safely

While the first day of winter is still a few weeks away, many parts of the U.S. are already seeing snowfall. With snowfall comes the task of shoveling sidewalks and driveways to clear them. Snow shoveling, while it is a necessary task, it is also a repetitive one that...
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Backpack Safety

School is in full swing and kids' backpacks are full of textbooks, notebooks, folders, pencils, and more! Did you know that a backpack that is too heavy can cause many problems for kids? Problems like back and shoulder pain and poor posture are some of the most common...
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Cancer and Physical Therapy: Part 2

Cancer, and the treatments for it, can cause physical problems such as pain, numbness, swelling, weakness, loss of balance, and difficulty moving or walking. With help from a physical therapist, exercise can benefit many cancer-related problems.

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Cancer and Physical Therapy

Physical Therapists are trained and educated to understand all of your health conditions, including a cancer diagnosis. Because of this they help people manage cancer-related problems, improve their health and functional abilities, and return to work and other activities.

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Safe Swimming – Using Proper Technique for Injury Avoidance

In the last post we talked about the benefits of swimming and the different exercises you can do in the pool. Today we are going to talk about ways to improve your swim stroke in order to avoid injury.

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Physical Therapy and Summer-Time Activities

​During the Summer months it can be difficult to get outside and exercise because of the heat. Today we want to share with you TEN Exercises that you can do in the pool! Swimming is an excellent source of exercise, one that provides many benefits, including the perfect environment for year long exercise.

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What Makes RTS Different – Success Is No Accident

How often does it happen that you graduate from college and work at the same place for the rest of your life? Most millennials would scoff at that question; the norm for current graduates is 4-7 different jobs before settling in for the long haul. That’s not the case with one of Roanoke Therapy’s physical therapists.

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What Makes RTS Different – Quality Over Quantity

Henry Ford once said “Quality means doing it right when no one is looking.” Whether you’re a Ford or Chevy fanatic, the great automobile pioneer had it right even in the infancy of his company, which would go on to be one of the largest car manufacturers in the world.

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Backpack Safety

School is in full swing and kids' backpacks are full of textbooks, notebooks, folders, pencils, and more! Did you know that a backpack that is too heavy can cause many problems for kids? Problems like back and shoulder pain and poor posture are some of the most common...

What Makes RTS Different – Success Is No Accident

How often does it happen that you graduate from college and work at the same place for the rest of your life? Most millennials would scoff at that question; the norm for current graduates is 4-7 different jobs before settling in for the long haul. That’s not the case with one of Roanoke Therapy’s physical therapists.