Physical Therapy Tips

Working With Your Physical Therapist

Denise Smith • October 15, 2019

We are lucky at Smith Physical Therapy and Running Academy . . . we get to spend a full hour with our patients.  We do...

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Returning to Running Post Baby

Ashley Dougvillo • October 3, 2019

It was almost 5 months post baby that I decided I wanted to tackle another 50k. Not a 5k, not a 10k, not a ½...

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How to Avoid Burnout During Marathon Training

Ashley Dougvillo • September 10, 2019

We’ve all been there before.  The dread of the alarm going off at 4am. Checking the weather multiple times only to see the heat index...

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What Exactly is Physical Therapy?

Dana Tress • August 29, 2019

As Physical Therapists, we realize that many people have their own versions of what physical therapy entails based on personal experiences or through the stories...

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When should I see a Physical Therapist for Astym?

Denise Smith • August 9, 2019

Have you been having pain or ongoing tightness and restrictions?  Astym may be a good option for you!  Astym is utilized for the removal of...

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Astym…..what exactly is it?

Denise Smith • August 9, 2019

Astym stands for assisted soft tissue mobilization and it is a great option that certified therapists have to assist in recovery from injury. Astym utilizes...

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Yoga for Rehabilitation

Denise Smith • December 18, 2018

Colin is a graduate of Marian Central Catholic High School and is now a student at Notre Dame, studying business. He participates on the Club...

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Is it Safe to Squat?

Denise Smith • December 5, 2018

People always ask me if it is safe to squat. Should I squat if my knees hurt or my back hurts? Answer is YES… and...

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What is Fascia?

Dana Tress • November 1, 2018

Fascia is a liquid crystallized matrix that covers all of our muscle, tendons, nerves, arteries, veins and organs. Fascia is a dense continuous structure from...

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PT Moment with Dana and Denise

Denise Smith • March 23, 2018

Watch the new series - "PT Moment with Dana and Denise" where they cover physical therapy topics, discuss current PT research, explain various treatment techniques,...

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Physical Therapy For The Treatment Of Rotator Cuff Tears

Denise Smith • October 11, 2017

You’ve been diagnosed with a rotator cuff tear. Now what? Is surgery your best bet for a full recovery? New research suggests not. There is...

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