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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Running Mechanics and Gait Analysis

By Dr. Eric Abramowitz, DPT, FDNS | May 9, 2023

Running is an excellent form of exercise that provides numerous health benefits, but it can lead to injury if your body isn’t moving efficiently. One way to predict your running efficiency is with a Gait Analysis and address your running mechanics. Running mechanics refer to how a person runs.  This includes foot strike pattern, stride […]

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The Importance of Regional Interdependence in Physical Therapy

By Dr. Eric Abramowitz, DPT, FDNS | April 19, 2023

Being a great physical therapist involves various factors, and any clinician active in the clinic can tell you there is a fine balance between giving patients what they want and giving them what they need. As we know, this balance is different for each patient’s scenario and personality, as some patients are very open to […]

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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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Running Gait Analysis: A Comprehensive Guide to Improving Performance and Reducing Injury Risk

By Dr. Eric Abramowitz, DPT, FDNS | February 24, 2023

Running is a great way to stay active and healthy, but it can also take a toll on your body, especially if you have poor running form. It’s a unique activity in which you may not know you’re doing something wrong until it’s too late. When shooting a basketball, there is immediate feedback that you’ve […]

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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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