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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 or illness your PT may recommend at-home physical therapy exercises to help you recover faster. When done regularly and correctly, these exercises will help you regain strength, improve your condition, and improve overall health and wellness. Here are some home physical therapy exercises to get you started! What Is Physical Therapy […]

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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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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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Physiotherapy vs. Physical Therapy: Is There a Difference?

By Dr. JJ Thomas, DPT, MPT, CMTPT | April 5, 2022

There are many similarities between the terms physiotherapy and physical therapy and the focus of each within the allied health professions. The topics range from being equal in performance to varying degrees of distinction. So, are they the same, similar, or vastly different? According to Wikipedia, the terms are interchangeable, stating, “Physical therapy, also known […]

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9 Repetitive Strain Injury Stretching Exercises

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

Repetitive Strain Injury stretching exercises can help relieve pain and soreness throughout your body. Setting aside 15 minutes per day for the stretches in this article will help reduce your RSI tension, soreness, and pain. What is a Repetitive Strain Injury? A repetitive strain injury (sometimes referred to as repetitive stress injury) is an injury […]

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patients wearing comfortable athletic clothes to physical therapy session with physical therapists working on their recovery

What to Wear to Physical Therapy (and What NOT To Wear)

By Dr. JJ Thomas, DPT, MPT, CMTPT | December 20, 2021

If you’re starting your recovery journey with a physical therapist for the first time, it is completely natural to wonder what to wear to physical therapy. The answer is easy. Comfort is critical – wear comfortable clothing that is easy to move around in and choose appropriate footwear.  To choose clothing that allows you to make […]

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Patient on table having dry needling therapy done

JJ featured in FSBPT Competency Study

By Dr. JJ Thomas, DPT, MPT, CMTPT | May 28, 2021

Check out this article co-authored by Primal’s own JJ Thomas. She was featured as a task force member, and a key contributor to an FSBPT Competency study focused on Dry Needling. Check out the abstract below or click the link to review the full publication.  Abstract:  Dry needling is a skilled technique performed by a […]

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