Articles by: Matthew Goodell

The sit-to-stand desk recommended by Cioffredi ergonomics specialists.

Ergonomic Desk

Adjustable Height Ergonomic Workstations Relaxed, properly aligned postures are optimal to avoid stress and strain on our bodies. Our physical therapists and ergonomics assessment specialists recommend adjustable height workstations for those who work at a computer for long periods. Advice From Our Physical Therapists Even with good alignment, sustained postures…

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Kinesiology tape applied to a shoulder.

Kinesiology Tape: What and Why?

What is Kinesiology Taping? Why use it? As another tool in your physical therapist’s kit, the application of rehabilitative taping is used to aid the healing process. Taping provides support and stability to joints and muscles without restricting range of motion. Kinesiology tape is distinct from standard athletic cloth tape…

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Ankle Sprain: Returning to Activity Depends on Treatment

Did You Know? On any given day, more than 25,000 people will sprain their ankle.   ANKLE SPRAINS The term ‘sprain’ specifically refers to the ligaments of a joint being stretched. They can range in severity and are a very common occurrence. The ligaments on the outside of our ankles…

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Diagram of the Knee by Cioffredi PT

Knee Joint Overview

OVERVIEW OF THE KNEE JOINT One of the largest and most complex joints in the body, the knee joins the thigh bone (femur) to the shin bones (tibia and fibula). The kneecap (patella) is also part of the knee joint. HELPFUL TERMS Medial: Located at or near the middle. Lateral: Located…

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Theres no I in Team, but there is one in Injury

Play it Safe: Prevent Injury

Stay in the Game Your coaches and trainers have taught you well. Take their lessons to hear and be smart when you work out, even when they’re not around to remind you. You can support your team from the sidelines, but if you’d rather be in the game, you’ll need…

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Prevent golf injuries with stretching

Stay Ready Fore Tee Time

Stay Ready for Tee Time Golf: An Excellent Sport and Leisure Activity Involving Exercise, Socialization, and Competition The average golfer will repeat a swing pattern thousands of times in a season as they attempt to hone their skill and improve performance. This repetitive activity is a major factor for the…

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Piriformis Muscle Sciatic Nerve

Piriformis Syndrome

Piriformis Syndrome: That Pain in the Butt! What is the Piriformis? The piriformis muscle is located deep in the buttock region behind the large gluteal muscle, and connects the lower spine to the top of each femur (thigh bone). The sciatic nerve (the largest nerve in the body) usually runs…

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Pain Points and Tension Headache Relief

Treating the Cause of Tension Headaches

Treating a Headache that Really Isn’t in Your Head   Headaches can come from a wide variety of sources—eyestrain, stress, allergies or sinus pressure, caffeine or alcohol withdrawal, and sleep disorders among them—but as strange as it sounds, one common source of headache pain that lasts for days might not…

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Preventing “Tech Neck”

Tech Neck: Do You Have It? Are Your Devices (Causing) a Pain in the Neck? Hunching over a mobile device (or staring at a computer) for extended periods causes your body to go into a physical state that requires little energy to sustain.  Over time, the body adapts to this…

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TMJ Anatomy with Musculature Illustration

Treating TMJ

TEMPOROMANDIBULAR DISORDERS Treating TMJ  The temporomandibular joint, commonly referred to as the TMJ, is the “hinge” joint on each side of the head that allows the jaw to move smoothly up and down and side to side. Temporomandibular Disorders, or TMD, are a group of conditions relating to functional problems…

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