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Balance Problems Raise the Risk of Falls

September 10, 2021 — At CPT, we’ve helped many clients recover from the effects of a fall. More than helping them recover, we help them improve their strength, balance, and other factors to help prevent more falls. Unfortunately, falling is a big senior health issue. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 25% of adults aged 65... Read More

Seven Myths About Physical Therapy

May 17, 2021 — We all know that exercise is important at any age. In fact, there are four types of exercise – those that develop and maintain balance, endurance, flexibility, and strength. When “life happens” and you’re having problems in one of those areas, physical therapy can help restore your ability, along with your range of motion. Physical... Read More

Managing Parkinson’s Disease

April 2, 2021 — Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a brain disorder that leads to shaking, stiffness, and difficulty with walking, balance, and coordination. Symptoms usually begin gradually and get worse over time. As the disease progresses, people may have difficulty walking and talking. They may also have mental and behavioral changes, sleep problems, depression, memory difficulties, and fatigue. Both... Read More

Staying Active When You Have Arthritis

August 11, 2020 — Did you know that arthritis affects people of all ages? According to the Arthritis Foundation, arthritis is the leading cause of disability in America—more than 50 million adults and 300,000 children have some type of this disease. However, it is most common among women, and it occurs more frequently as people get older. Not so... Read More

Physical Therapy and Other Natural Ways to Treat Chronic Pain

July 10, 2019 —   According to the National Institutes of Health, pain is the number one reason people seek medical attention. One of the most common ways doctors help ease patients’ pain has been to prescribe a painkiller. This started to change when more people started becoming addicted to their pain medication, leading to a national epidemic. According... Read More

Laughter as a Form of Physical Therapy

March 15, 2018 —   We’ve all heard the old adage that laughter is the best medicine. But exactly how true is it? According to numerous studies, laughter does indeed have many health benefits. Norman Cousins, an American journalist, professor and world peace advocate, published about his ability to heal himself with laughter in the New England Journal of... Read More

The CPT Approach to Rehabilitative Therapy

December 15, 2017 —   This article was written by Kristine Bykerk, PT, MBA, and Senior Vice President of Corporate Operations, Community Physical Therapy & Associates (CPT Rehab) which provides physical, occupational and speech therapists to short-term rehabilitation centers and skilled nursing facilities as well as offers outpatient therapy. Have you ever experienced an illness, injury or medical procedure... Read More

What to Expect from Knee Replacement Surgery

February 16, 2017 —   More than 600,000 knee replacements are performed each year in the United States, making it one of the most common joint replacement surgeries. The most typical candidate for knee replacement is someone suffering from osteoarthritis. It is also one of the most successful surgical procedures, with almost 90 percent of patients reporting a dramatic... Read More
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