Take Action! Signs and Symptoms of a Concussion

by Robert B. Boyle, MPT, COO, Physical Therapist, December 20, 2016

Concussions can be caused by any trauma, jolt or direct force to one's head. With practices for high school sports now in full swing, it is important that every adult learns to recognize the signs and symptoms of a possible concussion, especially in young people. If your loved one or child experiences a concussion, take the […]

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Choose Physical Therapy Over Dangerous Opioids

by Robert B. Boyle, MPT, COO, Physical Therapist,

When you experience an injury, often the first reaction of physicians is to prescribe medication for pain management. While this may bring temporary relief, it can also open the door to chronic use and potential abuse. Addiction to opioids has created a national health crisis. But there's an alternative with the hashtag #ChoosePT currently trending online. If you […]

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Does Your Child’s Coach Know About Injury Prevention?

by Robert B. Boyle, MPT, COO, Physical Therapist,

Participation in organized sports is an important part of growing up. Young people receive many benefits from being a student athlete, including developing their fitness, team building and leadership skills. As with any physical activity, there is also a risk of injury that can leave your child on the sidelines during the season. In fact, studies over the […]

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Attention Men: Make Small Adjustments at Work to Preserve Your Health

by Robert B. Boyle, MPT, COO, Physical Therapist, December 19, 2016

Men often put their health at the bottom of their priority lists. With Father's Day this month, I encourage all men to think about your muscles and make small adjustments in your daily routines to avoid unnecessary strains, aches and injuries, especially in your workplace. Ergonomics is the study of how one's physiologic, anatomical and mechanic […]

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Physical Therapy Can Help with Developmental Delay in Children

by Robert B. Boyle, MPT, COO, Physical Therapist,

April is Autism Awareness Month. Did you know that your physical therapist can help children with motor skill challenges and developmental delay associated with autism and other conditions? While it is a broad term, "developmental delay" is usually when an infant, toddler or child shows lack of progression in talking, playing or moving compared to other […]

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Back-to-School Basics to Avoid Injuries

by Robert B. Boyle, MPT, COO, Physical Therapist,

As students go back to school and hit the field or the court, take some precautions to make sure your young athletes stay in shape and avoid unnecessary injuries. Like studying for a test in the classroom, an athlete needs to prepare for his or her sports. While it is often a requirement of many schools, […]

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How to Achieve Your Health and Fitness Goals for 2016

by Robert B. Boyle, MPT, COO, Physical Therapist, February 10, 2016

How is your new year’s resolution going?  If you already dropped the ball on your new year’s promise quicker than the one in Times Square, you are not alone.  According to a 2013 article in Forbes magazine, only eight percent of people achieve their new year’s resolutions. If your plan centered on fitness and health, […]

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Tips to Avoid Winter-Time Injuries

by Robert B. Boyle, MPT, COO, Physical Therapist,

Even though both Punxsutawney Phil and Western Maryland Murray agree that spring is right around the corner, there still may be a few snowfalls for those of us in the mountains. Just like taking precautions for an upcoming snowstorm, your body should also be prepared to battle the elements. Sadly, there are always many reports […]

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