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Physical Therapy & Parkinson’s Disease

By Jessica Kim, SPT   What is Parkinson’s Disease?   Parkinson’s disease is a chronic and progressive brain disorder that affects movement. It involves malfunction or death of neurons in brain that produces dopamine. Dopamine is a chemical that controls movements to be smooth and coordinated. Patients with Parkinson’s disease experience symptoms including resting tremor,…

Do It for the Girls! How Physical Therapists and Exercise Can Assist Breast Cancer Survivors

by Alaina Militello, SPT   One in eight women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. That is one diagnosis every 2 minutes. Although diagnoses are on the rise, medical treatment has advanced so much over the years that survivorship is at an all-time high. With more survivors living…

ACL Injuries and Prevention

By Sports PT Clinical Blog Team   (Photo credit: https://www.skysports.com/nfl/news/12040/11507127/jimmy-garoppolo-suffers-potential-season-ending-injury-in-san-francisco-49ers-defeat)      The San Francisco 49’ers quarterback Jimmy Garrapolo’s worst fears were confirmed Monday when an MRI revealed that he suffered a torn ACL in his left knee late in Sunday’s game against the Kansas City Chiefs.       49’ers coach Kyle Shanahan said after the…