Physical Therapy For Neck Pain: Top 5 Exercises To Try At Home

By Dr. JJ Thomas, DPT, MPT, CMTPT | July 13, 2023

If you’re reading this, chances are you’re seeking a way to prevent neck pain discomfort and regain mobility. You’re not alone; almost a third of the world’s population shares your struggle.  This article is your definitive guide to understanding neck pain, its causes, the crucial role physical therapy plays in its management, and, more importantly, […]

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physical therapist JJ Thomas working with triathlete patient to resolve calf pain at Bryn Mawr Physical Therapy Clinic

Desk Workers Dozen

By Dr. JJ Thomas, DPT, MPT, CMTPT | March 30, 2023

My husband is a finance guy. I overheard him the other day explaining the concept of Aggregation of Marginal Gains, where very small, incremental, but consistent gains accrue over a period of time into something much bigger and measurable.  I realized this is exactly the method that we use to promote lasting postural changes for […]

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7 Best At Home Physical Therapy Exercises To Maximize Recovery

By Dr. JJ Thomas, DPT, MPT, CMTPT | September 25, 2022

After suffering an injury, your physical therapist will often recommend at-home physical therapy exercises to help you recover faster. When done regularly and correctly, these exercises will help you decrease pain, regain strength, improve your function, and improve overall health and wellness. But not all exercises are created equal.  For the absolute best value for […]

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6 Best Physical Therapy Posture Exercises

By Dr. JJ Thomas, DPT, MPT, CMTPT | September 20, 2022

Let’s admit it – we love our daily hustles because they keep us going, motivated, and productive. However, as we become too preoccupied with our daily activities, we stop considering our posture.  It is not until the pain sets in that we realize its importance to our overall well-being. But even worse, we would still […]

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How long is a physical therapy session?

By Dr. JJ Thomas, DPT, MPT, CMTPT | August 23, 2022

If you have recently suffered an injury, experience chronic pain, or had surgery and need help improving movement and flexibility, your doctor may recommend seeing a physical therapist. Or, perhaps you have found a physical therapist through one of many online resources. In either case, physical therapy involves exercises, stretches, massages, and other treatments to […]

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Dry Needling For Tendonitis Pain Relief – Does It Work?

By Dr. JJ Thomas, DPT, MPT, CMTPT | July 29, 2022

Dry needling is a modern therapy for treating different kinds of pain. It has been proven that dry needling therapy is most beneficial for muscle-related pain. Dry needling and acupuncture are both effective therapies for short-term pain relief. Both methods use the same equipment. However, what about performing dry needling for tendonitis? Numerous studies have […]

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Dry Needling vs. Acupuncture

By Dr. JJ Thomas, DPT, MPT, CMTPT | July 26, 2022

Inserting needles into the skin and underlying muscle tissue has become a popular way to accelerate recovery from injuries and painful conditions. The term dry needling is often used by many practitioners, including Physical Therapists, Chiropractors, Medical Doctors, and acupuncturists. So if you’re wondering if dry needling is right for you, it can be difficult […]

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athlete patient at physical therapy in gray t-shirt working on machine to recover from most common shoulder injuries in sports

Most Common Shoulder Injuries in Sports

By Dr. JJ Thomas, DPT, MPT, CMTPT | June 24, 2022

Shoulder injuries in sports can create painful levels of discomfort and worry. Athletes do everything they can to avoid hurting themselves. Still, accidents happen. Individuals need to keep an eye on their injuries to protect themselves in the future. Significant damage can impact the body, even after recovery. Shoulder injuries are one of the most […]

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JJ Thomas explaining to patient how long physical therapy takes

How Long Does Physical Therapy Take? Well, It Depends

By Dr. JJ Thomas, DPT, MPT, CMTPT | May 20, 2022

If you’re dealing with an injury or recovering from a surgery that requires physical therapy, you’re probably wondering, “How long does physical therapy take to help you recover?” Unfortunately, physical therapy varies dramatically for different injuries, so there is no simple answer to this question. However, this article will cover the physical therapy timelines for […]

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Case Study: Golfer Improves Swing Mechanics With Physical Therapy

By Dr. JJ Thomas, DPT, MPT, CMTPT | April 29, 2022

The Problem The patient presents with a history of right shoulder and right-sided lower back pain and left oblique/flank pain that worsens with increases in golf play or practice time. The patient’s chief functional complaint is difficulty with maintaining an erect trunk during the drive phase of his swing.  Notes right hip and knee tend […]

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