Explore Vestibular Disorders & Symptoms

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Explore Vestibular Disorders & Symptoms By: Dr. Abe Kopolovich, DPT, MBA Your Balance System Good balance is often taken for granted. Most people don’t find it difficult to walk across a gravel driveway, transition from walking on a sidewalk to grass, or get out of bed in the middle of the night without stumbling. However, with impaired balance such activities can be extremely fatiguing and sometimes dangerous. To understand what’s going on when you’re balance system isn’t working, it’s helpful

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Common Types of Arthritis Explained

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Common Types of Arthritis Explained By: Dr. Abe Kopolovich, DPT, MBA, JD-IP Arthritis is a painful rheumatic condition that causes joint inflammation. There are many different types of arthritis that can affect the joints and other areas of the body and cause similar symptoms, such as pain, swelling, and stiffness. There are more than 100 different types of arthritis. Some common types of arthritis include osteoarthritis (OA), rheumatoid arthritis (RA), and psoriatic arthritis (PsA). Below, we explore these conditions, as well as

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Siblings and Scoliosis: The Genetic Correlation

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Siblings and Scoliosis: The Genetic Correlation By: National Scoliosis Center FAIRFAX, Va. and BALTIMORE, Feb. 9, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Experts agree that numerous factors can contribute to the onset of scoliosis. While some cases are classified as syndromic (secondary to a neuromuscular or neurological disease) or congenital (due to malformation or separation of the vertebrae), 80% of cases are deemed idiopathic. A diagnosis of idiopathic scoliosis indicates that the spinal curvature occurs spontaneously with no known cause. Although the specific

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Therapy-In-Motion Physical Therapy Offers COVID-19 Rehabilitation Program

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Therapy-In-Motion Physical Therapy Offers COVID-19 Rehabilitation Program Therapy-In-Motion Physical Therapy is offering a progressive, personalized program for those recovering from COVID-19 to help them get back to the life they lived before they contracted the virus. While the majority of people do not experience long-lasting effects from COVID, several individuals, both old and young, are experiencing profound physical implications. Physical complications after COVID-19 can persist for months or even years. Such complications include impairments in muscle strength, heart and lung

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Stroke treatment device from Israel’s BrainQ wins FDA ‘breakthrough status’

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Stroke treatment device from Israel’s BrainQ wins FDA ‘breakthrough status’ By: ILH Startup Editor Only about 5% of victims in the US currently arrive at the hospital in time to benefit from currently approved treatments. BrainQ’s AI-based device aims to extend this window of opportunity to reduce damage from strokes. BrainQ, an Israeli medical technology startup working on an AI-based therapeutic solution to reduce disability following stroke, has announced that the US Food and Drug Administration has awarded its device

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‘I’m a Physical Therapist and These are the 7 Best Backpacks For Back Support’

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‘I’m a Physical Therapist and These are the 7 Best Backpacks For Back Support’ By: Dr. Abe Kopolovich, DPT, MBA, JD-IP Whether you’re using them as a gym bag, a carry on, or a hiking accessory,  backpacks are the universal carry-all. But as useful (and adorable) as they may be, schlepping 10+ pounds of stuff on your back has the potential to put undue stress on your spine. The good news? There are plenty of backpacks for back support that are specifically engineered

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Fine Motor Skills

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Fine Motor Skills By: Dr. Abe Kopolovich, DPT, MBA, JD-IP Read on for ideas for improving fine motor skills and fine motor activities for kids. Fine motor skills are necessary for every task that a child completes. From play, to handwriting, to managing clothing fasteners, and coloring; Fine Motor Skills are needed and an area of defect for many children.  Motor skills like pincer grasp and hand strength are essential for a child’s development and ability to use their hands

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Tennis Elbow

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Tennis Elbow By: Dr. Abe Kopolovich, DPT, MBA, JD-IP Tennis elbow, also known as lateral epicondylitis, is caused by inflammation of the muscles of the forearm that attach to the elbow. It’s usually a result of inflammation of the extensor carpi radialis brevis tendon. Tennis elbow is an overuse injury caused by a repetitive activity. Although common in racquet sports, it can also be seen in workplace injuries, particularly among painters, carpenters, and plumbers. Symptoms According to the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, typical

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Pain Relief and Healing with Laser Therapy

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Pain Relief and Healing with Laser Therapy By: Dr. Abe Kopolovich, DPT, MBA, JD-IP The concept that light energy from a laser can reduce pain and inflammation, accelerate healing in damaged tissues, relax muscles, and stimulate nerve regeneration seems farfetched. Science, however, tells us these effects do occur. The question is, to what extent and is this based on wavelength and power? “Wavelength and power determine the capacity of the laser to penetrate into the body. Once you are in

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Schroth Method for Scoliosis

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Schroth Method for Scoliosis *Our office uses a highly Specialized Integrated Approach to treat scoliosis. We are NOT Schroth Certified. By: Dr. Abe Kopolovich, DPT, MBA, JD-IP The Schroth Method is a physical therapy approach to scoliosis treatment. It is based on exercises tailored to each patient’s spine curvature. What is the Schroth Method? The Schroth Method is a physical therapy approach to scoliosis treatment. It is based on exercises tailored to each patient’s spine curvature. The Schroth Method is

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