Kate’s Journey

When Kate Martin-Bonhaus first came to us, she was suffering from years of chronic pain and depression. “This winter, I didn’t think I was going to make it out. I was really having to push myself through lots of things…you feel edgy and angry because you hurt. And you’re not…

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Is Hip Surgery Right For You?

A year ago, Bill Samuels could barely walk. Today, you’ll find him golfing throughout the week, carrying his clubs all over the hilly 18 holes of his local golf course.

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Biased Back Pain

One way PTs diagnose low back pain is to recognize its bias. Billy explains flexion vs. extension bias.

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Iliopsoas Muscle Group Diagram

ITB Iliotibial Band Syndrome

Iliotibial Band (ITB) Syndrome Physical Therapy Treatment Options for Pain and Tightness Along the Thigh Having pain and tightness along the side of the thigh is quite common, especially for athletes. When the pain encompasses the lower half of the thigh towards the outside area of the knee, it often…

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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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Bill Cioffredi, PT, Cioffredi & Associates Founder

The Secret to Effective Stretching

When we think about stretching, it’s often with the idea that it’s like taking a piece of leather and, using force, mechanically stretching it out. One of the problems with this idea is that tissue, like Turkish taffy, gets thinner and weaker as we stretch it out.

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