1. Thank You to 5 Great Years and Many More to Come!

    To Our Current, Former, and Future Patients, and Those Seeking Physical Therapy: As Core PT enters its six year anniversary, we recently took some time to re-read and reflect on what was written in 2013.  It only seems like yesterday when we were trying (read: struggling) to articulate what we want…Read More

  2. Get off the Iliotibial Treatment Hamster Wheel

    To roll or not to roll the Iliotibial Band, that is the question… I am asked almost weekly whether or not rolling out their iliotibial band helps with lateral thigh pain. This phenomenon is been around for quite a long time. People get iliotibial band syndrome (or IT Band syndrome) and someone alo…Read More

  3. Physical Therapy for Lateral Epicondylitis (aka Tennis Elbow)

    Lateral Epicondylitis is a common affliction that physical therapist see often. Not just tennis players or athletes, but even more commonly people who do manual labor, ie construction or factory workers. Tendonitis is associated with repetitive activity or overuse of muscles and tendons (in this sce…Read More

  4. Effectiveness of Spinal Manipulation by Physical Therapists

    Spinal Manipulation is 92% Effective for Specific Acute Low Back Pain Patients A study performed by a group of physical therapists at Baylor University demonstrated that 63% of the sample of patients (n=70) experienced greater than 50% reduction in disability with grade V spinal manipulation coupled…Read More

  5. Gravity vs Posture: the battle you are losing at your desk

    Almost everyday I have a new patient with complaints of neck, upper back, and/or arm pain. There is often no mechanism of injury, but maybe only a minor trigger that set things off. Most of the time the patient states, “I slept funny.” 90 percent of these patients are working adults that spend 4…Read More

  6. Interested in Dry Needling? Learn more here!

    In the treatment of trigger points for persons with myofascial pain syndrome, dry needling is an invasive procedure in which a filiform needle is inserted into the skin and muscle directly at a myofascial trigger point. A myofascial trigger point consists of multiple contraction knots, which are rel…Read More

  7. Physical Therapy: 5 Things about Core Stability

    Core stability has been an increasingly important component of many people’s exercise regimen and in physical therapy. Fitness and Medical professional concerned with human movement have been talking about a stable core for years. The problem is that it is a poorly defined area of fitness. What ex…Read More

  8. Frozen Shoulder? Let us thaw it out!

    An Investigation of Physical Therapy Intervention for Frozen Shoulder (Adhesive Capsulitis) Adhesive capsulitis, or frozen shoulder, is a disorder that causes pain, stiffness and loss of range of motion, and primarily affects individuals between 40 and 60. If left untreated, adhesive capsulitis can …Read More

  9. Sam Travis finishes his Rehab with Core PT

    Another great outcome with collaboration and hard work. I would like to say thank you and good luck to Sam Travis, 1B for the AAA Pawtucket Red Sox. It was a pleasure working with an amazing athlete and club. We look forward to seeing Sam in the starting 1B position for the Boston Red Sox this seaso…Read More

  10. Olympic Fad #1 – Cupping

    Does cupping actually work? Ah, the Olympics are back! Our nation’s athletes will be competing for Olympic gold and in doing so, they will bring about a fresh new round of fads that will generate many questions from patients. I’ve only been in the clinic for about three hours, and have already r…Read More