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Post date: Nov 15, 2016

Our Physical Therapy team has had the privilege of working with many elite athletes over the years. We would like you to meet local speedskater, Theron Sands, who shows us every setback is a chance to make an even greater comeback! In his own words, he explains he is even stronger after going through surgery and physical therapy rehabilitation.

I achieved success (second...

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Post date: Oct 11, 2016

Matthew Gordon, PT, DPT talks about ways to keep from getting injuries while doing fall yard clean up.

Let start off with, what is the biggest...

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Post date: Oct 7, 2016

You’ve probably seen the photos and articles circulating about interesting marks on Olympic athlete’s bodies this year. Although this treatment has only recently gotten national exposure, it’s been around for a very long time! It’s not just a fad therapy being used by celebrities, and can be a very effective treatment for a variety of ailments...

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Post date: Sep 14, 2016

Matthew Gordon, PT, DPT talks about how the body is interconnected.

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Post date: Sep 9, 2016

Don't be fooled into thinking the Power Plate is a gimmick. First used by Soviet cosmonauts in the 1960s to counteract the loss of muscle and bone density, it is used today by elite athletes around the world.

The Power Plate was recently featured on Forbes.com, in an article titled, Work Out Like Celebrities and Professional Athletes With...

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Post date: Jul 19, 2016

Get steady in Balance & Vestibular.

You know the importance of maintaining and improving your balance as you age. Now is your chance to take action!

Mettler's own Dr. Matthew Gordon (Doctor of Physical Therapy) and Laura Chiaramonte (Somatic / Movement Specialist) will...

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Post date: Jun 16, 2016

Matthew Gordon, PT, DPT talks about how to maintain proper balance.

Today we are going to be talking about our balance and the different...

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Post date: Jun 6, 2016

"When should I use hot or cold for an injury?" is one of the most common questions I get from patients. Before we answer it, let’s first review the effects of hot and cold.

Effect of Heat
When heat is applied to a superficial area, it increases the blood flow to that region. An increase in blood flow means more nutrient is brought to the area, and thus, healing is promoted. Heat, in general, reduces the viscosity of body fluid and so improves...

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Post date: Jun 3, 2016

Water Fitness is typically seen as an activity for older adults and those who may be pregnant; however, water fitness has much to offer everyone. We are challenging you to consider what you may be missing out on if you don't give Water Fitness a try!

  1. Low-Impact Exercise
    Water's buoyancy makes you feel lighter and your joints will thank you because they are not absorbing the same impact as they do on land. In fact, Water Fitness is the number one...
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Post date: May 17, 2016

Matthew Gordon, PT, DPT talks about tips for pain-free gardening.

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