30 Mar

5 Ways to Make Gardening Easier

Spring is finally here, and social distancing recommendations along with Governor Ned Lamont’s Stay Safe at Home executive order has made many people extra excited for the warm weather this year. Gardening is great whether you’ve always had a green thumb or you’re looking to find exciting new hobbies at home.  If you want to…

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04 Mar

Finding It Hard to Resist: The Benefits of Resistance Training

Resistance training bands are a safe and effective way of strengthening muscles in all patients. As physical therapists know quite well, resistance bands are perhaps the least expensive and most versatile exercise tools for improving muscle strength and flexibility. But what are the benefits of resistance bands? What Are Resistance Bands? These strips and loops…

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08 Nov

Ankle Injuries – From Minor Misstep to Chronic Condition

Ankle injuries can end up worse than one might think. While many might assume that something as seemingly minor as an ankle sprain poses little more than an insignificant inconvenience, there is growing evidence that ankle injuries (ranging from simple sprains to fractures) can present serious long-term consequences. It is important to bear in mind…

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08 Nov

What is Movement Diagnosis?

Movement diagnosis tends to slip under the radar. But what is movement diagnosis? Medical diagnoses don’t need much of an introduction. They’re what you get from your doctor when you’re sick. Examples would be influenza, diabetes, or hypertension. They describe the underlying problem that is causing your symptoms.  When people feel sick, they know they…

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02 Jun

ECRC Now Offering BIG – LSVT Program For Person’s With Parkinson’s Disease

ECRC Physical Therapy has the LSVT-BIG program. Clinician Audrey Traylor, P.T. of the ECRC Physical Therapy Office in Lisbon has an exciting new certification. Audrey is now a certified clinician of the LSVT-BIG treatment approach. LSVT-BIG is an intensive physical therapy program developed for the treatment of patients with Parkinson’s Disease, and other neurological conditions.…

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29 Dec

PHYSICAL THERAPY AND THE CAMARADERIE OF HEALING

THE NEW YORK TIMES: Physical Therapy and the Camaraderie of Healing An article in Monday’s New York Times, titled “Physical Therapy and the Camaraderie of Healing,” captures the essence of the special relationship a physical therapist develops with his or her patient. This article dives into the undeniable bond that patients and physical therapists develop…

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29 Dec

THE MODERN PHYSICAL THERAPIST

The Modern Physical Therapist Persona The modern physical therapist is just as you would expect them to be – like anybody else. Whether they chose their career for a specific turn of event in their life, or just to help people, they all have a story. Cara Brickley, a Physical therapist from Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital…

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