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Suffering from “Jaw Pain”? Do I have TMJ?

Is “jaw pain” or TMJ causing you to have symptoms that make chewing difficult? Do you feel like your jaw is clicking and/or locking? OR ALL THE ABOVE?! “Jaw pain” and TMJ related issues have spiked in 2020! The TOPS Physical Therapy Team has seen a large increase in people seeking help for pain related […]

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COVID-19: Stay at home doesn’t mean stay on the couch!

COVID-19 “stay at home” order does not mean to quit moving and stay on the couch…. The TOPS Physical Therapy Team IS HERE TO SUPPORT YOU through the good times and the COVID times 🙂 Our team strides to provide you with all the tools and resources to keep your health and wellbeing at the […]

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Outpatient Case Study-Shoulder Pain

Outpatient Case Study from a student’s perspective… Clinical Scenario: Patient is a 63-year-old female who presents to physical therapy with left shoulder pain that started 3 months ago. Patient said that she was lifting an object from overhead when she felt sudden pain in her left shoulder. Patient also said that sleeping is okay, but […]

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Young Female Athletes Sidelined From Injury- Week 3

How much is too much?    Below is the max pitch count for each age group. It is important that your young female athlete does not pitch the same pitch over and over to decrease overuse injury. In order to prevent injury and harm, you should have your female athlete following these guidelines as closely […]

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Young Female Athletes Sidelined From Injury-Week 2

Why do we see so many young female athletes sidelined from injury? Did you miss the first blog? Go back and check it out! This is an awesome series!!! Our student Ashley is sharing her personal story and some insight on why so many young female athletes end up injured. If you are wanting to […]

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Saved By The KettleBELL

Saved By The KettleBELL!!! The rundown on kettlebells and how to add them into your gym routine. Kettlebells are a common workout tool in almost any gym. They come in a variety of different sizes and the specific shape of the kettlebell adds an element of versatility that you just can’t get from a dumbbell. […]

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Know Your Insurance

Know Your Insurance What do you know about your medical insurance? What services does your insurance cover? What does “patient’s responsibility” actually mean? How can you better understand your policy? Will medical offices check your benefits for you? T.O.P.S. is here to answer all these insurance questions and more! We know that no one plans […]

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Young Female Athletes Sidelined From Injury- Week 1

Why do we see so many young female athletes sidelined from injury? Why do so many of these female athletes suffer the same injury? What are the most common injuries? Can we prevent these injuries? Why are we not doing more? If you are seeking answers to any of the question above, then this blog […]

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Lower Body Workout Variations

Lower Body Workout Variations Last week we asked if you were a frequent gym-goer or someone who is newer to the gym to see if you could benefit from upper body variations. This week we would like to share with you all some simple lower body strengthening exercises. We picked a few that we see […]

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