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5 Tips to Relieve Heel Pain/Plantar Fasciitis

Have you ever experienced sharp, shooting pain in your foot, especially upon taking your first steps in the morning? The pain may be described as a bad bruise or burning ache along the arch of the foot or in the bottom of the heel. The pain generally goes away with rest but returns each morning when your foot hits the ground. Some people describe the pain as “Planted Fascists” or angry politicians drilling/banging sharp tools into your foot. This is clearly not what is happening but certainly an apt description of this pathology’s pain!

May 22

Golf Season Is Here! But Is Your Body Ready to Play Your Best and Avoid Injury?

After a long harsh winter, nobody is feeling the itch of cabin fever more than golfers!   Yet despite the advent of technological advancements such as indoor simulators and heated golf bays at driving ranges, golf remains an outdoor sport, leaving most golfers here in the Northeast trying to stay sharp and prepare for the upcoming season.  While the winter months provide a great opportunity to work on both fitness and the golf game, all too often recreational golfers that have the clubs tucked away and their bodies ill-prepared for the demands of the golf swing are seen.  So, when Spring finally rolls around, golfers can often find themselves at risk for overuse injuries and a “Victim of the Too’s” . . . Too Much, Too Fast, Too Soon!

May 15

5 Great Cross-Training Exercises to Avoid Running Injuries

SSpring weather has finally arrived! Many runners have started to run outdoors after the long winter. They are increasing their mileage as they train for a half or full marathon. The Bridgehampton Half and 5K is quickly approaching this weekend, with many more races to follow.

May 08

Four Ways to Promote Physical Therapy as Preventative Wellness

You set out on an exercise plan and kill it in the gym for three weeks… and then you get injured and sent to physical therapy. But what if you could reverse that process for patients and prevent injury altogether? There’s a good chance that most of your ...

May 01

Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Week; BetterPT is Helping Patients Live Their Best Lives

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is an unpredictable disease of the central nervous system. MS occurs when the insulating covers (myelin) of nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord are damaged. This interrupts the flow of information from the brain to the body and affects movement.

Apr 24

Is it Safe to Continue Competitive Sports While Pregnant?

Can I exercise while pregnant? Can I continue to partake in sports while pregnant? What activities should I avoid? Can I compete at a high level while pregnant? These are all very real questions that women think about when they learn the news that they are expecting. The answer to ...

Apr 18