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

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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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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