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Spring Into Fitness: Functional Strength Training

In the winter, it’s easy to forgo workouts and let exercise fall by the wayside. Weather can keep you indoors, there isn’t much sunlight, and motivation can falter. But as the days start to lengthen again, what are you doing to renew your good habits? Are you looking at Internet fads and crash diets? Watching30

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The Truth about Basketball Injuries and Recovery

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No matter how long you’ve been playing basketball, or how talented you are, injuries are a fact. It’s not even a question of if; it is simply when will you be injured and how long will you take to recover. Moreover, what will the recovery look like? Many players imagine the worst: immobilization, pain, and30

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Feeling Hot, Feeling Cold, Feeling Better?

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If you’ve been in physical therapy before, you may remember your physical therapist using hot or cold on the affected area. But why? And how do heat and cold help with injury repair and recovery?   Hot Stuff The practice of using warmer temperatures to aid healing is called vasodilation. Heat draws blood to an30

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Four Great Ways To Support A PT Patient!

Physical therapy is designed to work weak muscles, enhance functionality, and improve endurance (without causing harm). Sometimes, that means PT can be an uncomfortable process. If someone in your life is going through PT to rehabilitate an injury, it can be hard to know best how to help. Here are our favorite ideas to make30

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Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD): More Than Just the Winter Blues–How PT Can Help

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While it is common to experience the “winter blues” as the days get shorter and temperatures get colder, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a form of clinical depression that interferes with an individual’s ability to regulate mood and function during the winter months. SAD is due, at least in part, to changes in levels of30

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Improve Treatment Outcomes with Massage Therapy

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Massage is often viewed as a luxury treatment, an opportunity to relax and unwind after a long day or while at the spa on vacation. However, massage therapy is an effective intervention in the prevention and treatment of a variety of conditions, including arthritis, fibromyalgia, chronic pain, depression, and anxiety. More and more, massage is30

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Winterizing Your Fitness Routine: When and How to Bring Your Workout Indoors

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As temperatures begin to drop, don’t let the colder weather derail your fitness regimen this winter. Sure, taking a walk or jog or going for a bike ride is far easier, appealing even, when the weather is pleasant. But exercise is necessary and beneficial year round. How will you stay active this winter? Consider the30

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Four Easy Exercises to Help Avoid Winter Falls

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  Falling snow can be quite picturesque while looking out the window, warm next to the fireplace. But outdoors, the winter weather can be quite treacherous. All throughout the winter months, we move a bit more slowly than usual to avoid the risk of slipping and falling on ice. In addition to taking care, take30

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Three Mobile Apps To Make Physical Therapy Easier

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Physical therapists can pack a lot into a session–enough that remembering just how, or what, or how many reps of an exercise to do can be tricky (especially if you’re on certain medications as part of your treatment plan). If, like so many of us, the app store is a go-to source for solutions, you30

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Abnormal Gaits

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Abnormal gaits may have been humorously immortalized in Monty Python’s The Department of Silly Walks sketch, but in reality can be a serious issue for many patients. Even subtle issues can, over time, lead to injuries or damage that inhibit mobility. Changes in gait can also be symptomatic of neurological or degenerative diseases. It’s important30

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Sprains, strains, fractures, oh my! Pain and impaired mobility are serious business, but there is hope. At Advanced Physical Therapy of Freehold, our professional therapists collaborate with physicians to provide care that alleviates pain, restores function, and gets you back in the game faster. We encourage you to learn more about our team — and what we do best.