Orthopedics

Physical Therapy vs. Opioids: Choose PT First, A Safer Alternative

Physical Therapy vs. Opioids: Choose PT First, A Safer Alternative The prescription opioid epidemic is one that has received a lot of national attention, and for good reason. Deaths related to prescription opioids have quadrupled since 1999, and 1 in 4 people who receive prescription opioids for long-term pain become…

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Preventing Skiing Injuries

Preventing Skiing-Related Injury According to the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), the most common injuries associated with skiing are to the lower limb. They note that the occurrence of knee sprains, such as ACL/MCL injuries, are rising, and now account for 30% of all ski injuries. Here are some quick…

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Tara Geraghty-Moats Team USA Ski Jumping

Tara Geraghty-Moats

Tara Geraghty-Moats: Soaring toward an Olympic Bid   “Hopefully by defying the rule of gravity I can inspire others to do things that they perceive as impossible too.” ~ Tara on why She Loves Ski Jumping   A broken ski binding caused a summer training accident in 2016 that grounded…

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Pediatric Success Client Hits the Slopes

Hitting The Slopes: Fun and Functional Treatment

Hitting The Slopes Fun and Functional Treatment   Sofia Tomek, age 8, was born with cerebral palsy, specifically spastic dyplegia which causes stiffness in her legs, and difficulty with balancing and walking. Sofia has participated in physical therapy at Cioffredi & Associates since she was four years old. The whole…

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A Multi-Disciplinary Approach to Back Pain

A Multi-Disciplinary Approach to Back Pain Finding Your Perfect Formula Are you living with back pain? Learn how Cioffredi & Associates can help! Arlene Bettigole had always considered herself physically active. When she developed excruciating low back pain with sciatica, a condition that causes pain to radiate from the low back…

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Is it REALLY Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

Is it REALLY Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? Simply speaking, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome occurs when the median nerve, which runs from the forearm into the hand, becomes pressed or squeezed at the wrist. This is a well known condition that is one of the most commonly treated…

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Treating Back Pain with Manual Therapy

Are You Living with Back Pain?

Are You Living with Low Back Pain? Are you living with back pain here in the Upper Valley? If you answered “yes,” you’re not alone. Low back pain is one of the most frequently treated conditions in our Lebanon clinic. It’s well known that about 8 out of 10 people…

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Tennis Elbow: Not Just for Tennis Players

Tennis Elbow: Not Just for Tennis Players Tennis Elbow, or Lateral Epicondylitis, is a common overuse injury that we see in the clinic. While it can be seen in sports that have repetitive movement of the elbow (such as tennis), the majority of people who get tennis elbow have never…

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June 2020 Foot Pain Physical Therapy Manual Therapy Upper Valley NH VT

Plantar Fasciitis: The Pain That Won’t Go Away?

Plantar Fasciitis: The Pain That Won’t Go Away? By Bill Cioffredi, PT Heel pain is a common complaint among approximately 2 million people per year, and nearly 10% of the population over a lifetime. 1 The diagnosis for pain in the heel or arch of the foot is called plantar…

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