Concussion & Post-Concussion Syndrome

What is a concussion? A concussion, also known as mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI), is a common injury that may cause impairments in brain function.¹ Now often described as a public health crisis due to its increasing occurrence, concussion most often occurs as a result of a blow to the head that causes a rapid, […]

Keeping Up With PT on Vacation

Summer is a time for vacations! A break from our busy schedules and endless tasks to kick back and relax. Taking a vacation during physical therapy treatment, especially this time of year, is not uncommon. Missing several sessions during your plan of care can run the risk of losing some of your hard-earned progress. We […]

Decrease Neck Pain and Improve Your Quality of Life

Your Neck and You Have you been experiencing neck pain, headaches, dizziness, or stiffness? Are you using a computer or mobile device more frequently than normal? You aren’t alone. According to a literature review performed by Dr. Bart Green, approximately 67-80% of people will have neck pain at some point in their lives 1.  We’ve […]

Don’t Delay Treatment For Your Back Pain

Back pain is the leading cause of disability worldwide¹. Annual healthcare system costs in the US alone are in the billions for the treatment of back pain². Recent research shows an increasing prevalence of back pain in men and the elderly population, resulting in time away from work, hobbies, family occasions, and more¹. While acute […]

What is Men’s Pelvic Health?

What is Men’s Pelvic Health? To discuss men’s health, you first have to acknowledge that men too have pelvic floor muscles! Often, this area of the body is commonly associated with women, pregnancy, and birth. However, there are a variety of common issues that affect the male pelvic floor. Broadly, men’s health is the optimal […]

The Benefits of Exercise During Pregnancy

We all know that exercise has many health benefits, but many women are unsure of how to approach exercise when they become pregnant. According to The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists (ACOG), “Women with uncomplicated pregnancies should be encouraged to engage in aerobic and strength-conditioning exercises before, during, and after pregnancy.” In the absence […]

Movement is Medicine

How The LSVT-BIG Program Helps Treat Parkinson’s Disease Parkinson’s disease is a “progressive disease of the nervous systems marked by tremor, muscle rigidity and slow, imprecise movement. It is associated with degeneration of the basal ganglia of the brain and a deficiency of the neurotransmitter dopamine.” It commonly affects 4-6 million people worldwide.  It is […]

Medical mystery: What was causing woman’s chronic hip pain?

Brian Warenius, PT, DPT, COMT, CSCS, Clinic Director in Blue Bell was recently interviewed for an article in The Philadelphia Inquirer about a woman’s chronic hip pain diagnosis. “This case was a good reminder that it’s important to look beyond the site of pain when diagnosing and treating the body. To ensure that the patient […]

Is Your Lower Back Ready For Winter?

Your holiday shopping is done, but is your lower back ready for this winter? Your hat and scarf were thrown aside after about 10 minutes of shoveling, once you started sweating. You got down the sidewalk with ease, breathing heavy but feeling good. It wasn’t until you tackled the ridge of packed snow, plowed around […]

Balance & Dizziness: How You Can Prevent Falls

Falling is one of the most important day-to-day risks for individuals 65 and older. With as many as 30% of falls resulting in a moderate to severe injury, it’s not uncommon to see a single fall as the beginning of a vicious cycle.    Falls are not inevitable and, in the vast majority of cases, […]