Physical Therapy

  • How Do I Choose a Physical Therapy Office?

    How Do I Choose a Physical Therapy Office?

    May 7, 2019

    Does it matter? Aren’t all therapy offices alike? The short answer is “yes”, it does matter and “no”, they are not all alike. It matters where you go, just like it matters which builder you choose for your home or where you send your children to school. Expertise, cost, accessibility and clinic atmosphere all influence […]

  • How I Earn My Patients Trust as a PTA

    How I Earn My Patients Trust as a PTA

    April 2, 2019

      I have been a Physical Therapist Assistant for 21 years, and over the past two decades I have learned what it takes to be successful in an outpatient setting. As a Physical Therapist Assistant, or PTA, I never see a patient for their initial evaluation, and I find that it can be difficult for […]

  • Everything Happens for a Reason

    Everything Happens for a Reason

    January 22, 2019

    Nancy Ryan, DPT with her surgeon Dr. Scott Russo in 2018! As a middle school student, I thought I heard the worst news of my life when I was told I needed a back surgery.  That news led to an event that would change my life forever. My love for sports (whether watching or playing) […]

  • Everybody Squat!

    Everybody Squat!

    December 18, 2018

    The squat is known as the king of exercise, and for good reason, as squatting activates numerous muscles in the body. Stop for a moment and think about the last time you did a squat (and I’m not talking about just for exercise). You probably did at least a partial squat to sit down to […]

  • What is the difference between a PT and a PTA?

    What is the difference between a PT and a PTA?

    November 6, 2018

    If you’ve spent time in a physical therapy office, you have probably heard the abbreviations PT and PTA used. PT = physical therapist and PTA = physical therapist assistant. You may have been treated by both in an outpatient clinic before, and wondered, “what is the difference?” The biggest difference between PTs and PTAs in […]

  • Did You Know that October is National Physical Therapy Month?

    Did You Know that October is National Physical Therapy Month?

    October 16, 2018

    It’s okay if you didn’t know, as physical therapy shares the month of October with a few delicious items. October is also National Pasta Month, National Pizza Month and National Pickled Peppers Month!   We are getting upstaged by lots of delicious foods and causes to be aware of, but if you’ll allow me to […]

  • Is Knee Pain Negatively Effecting Your Life?

    Is Knee Pain Negatively Effecting Your Life?

    September 4, 2018

    Are you a person that is living day to day with knee pain that is slowly taking you away from the activities you love? Are you considering injections, or even a knee replacement? Have you stopped running, because your knee hurts too badly? Do the stairs make you cringe every time you see them?   […]

  • How to Navigate Achilles Tendon Ruptures and Recover Fully

    How to Navigate Achilles Tendon Ruptures and Recover Fully

    March 20, 2018

    We see a fair amount of Achilles tendon repairs across our 14 locations at Hulst Jepsen Physical Therapy. Also called the calcaneal tendon, these little buggers can be one of the most challenging and difficult injuries/recoveries in the world of orthopedics. Mainstream athletics focuses so much on ACL as likely the most prominent injury/surgery in […]