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Effectiveness of Spinal Manipulation by Physical Therapists

by Core Physical Therapy, June 15, 2017

Spinal Manipulation is 92% Effective for Specific Acute Low Back Pain Patients A study performed by a group of physical therapists at Baylor University demonstrated that 63% of the sample of patients (n=70) experienced greater than 50% reduction in disability with grade V spinal manipulation coupled with range of motion exercise. Of those with favorable results, most […]


Interested in Dry Needling? Learn more here!

by Core Physical Therapy, May 23, 2017

In the treatment of trigger points for persons with myofascial pain syndrome, dry needling is an invasive procedure in which a filiform needle is inserted into the skin and muscle directly at a myofascial trigger point. A myofascial trigger point consists of multiple contraction knots, which are related to the production and maintenance of the […]


Frozen Shoulder? Let us thaw it out!

by Core Physical Therapy, January 25, 2017

An Investigation of Physical Therapy Intervention for Frozen Shoulder (Adhesive Capsulitis) Adhesive capsulitis, or frozen shoulder, is a disorder that causes pain, stiffness and loss of range of motion, and primarily affects individuals between 40 and 60. If left untreated, adhesive capsulitis can go on to be an extremely debilitating condition for a long period […]

Sam Travis

Sam Travis finishes his Rehab with Core PT

by Core Physical Therapy, January 10, 2017

Another great outcome with collaboration and hard work. I would like to say thank you and good luck to Sam Travis, 1B for the AAA Pawtucket Red Sox. It was a pleasure working with an amazing athlete and club. We look forward to seeing Sam in the starting 1B position for the Boston Red Sox […]


Olympic Fad #1 – Cupping

by Core Physical Therapy, August 8, 2016

Does cupping actually work? by Jason Kart, PT, DPT, CMPT Ah, the Olympics are back!  Our nation’s athletes will be competing for Olympic gold and in doing so, they will bring about a fresh new round of fads that will generate many questions from patients.  I’ve only been in the clinic for about three hours, […]


Hamster wheels for better posture!

by Core Physical Therapy, June 20, 2016

We are all for standing/walking workstations for improved posture,…. but this is ridiculous.  Standing and walking work stations do help people become more active and lead healthier lives.  Why do these work in reducing pain and back pain?   The human body is made to move.  Humans have evolved over millions of years to be […]


Stop blaming muscles for chronic pain!

by Core Physical Therapy, December 19, 2015

Look deeper to find the driver of your constant sore muscles. By: Jason Kart, PT, DPT, CMPT I’ve debated about writing this post for a very long time. There is a long and deep seated belief that muscles are the primary cause of injury and postural imbalance. So ingrained is this idea, it almost seems […]


Neck Pain and Clinical Research

by Core Physical Therapy, November 3, 2015

Case: Joan is a 47-year-old woman whose chief complaint is 3 weeks of central neck pain radiating to her right shoulder blade. She has had no trauma that might be the cause of her pain. As of today, Joan has: Constant pain associated with intermittent headaches (frequency: daily; duration: 4 hrs) Initial neck pain rating […]


Tendinitis Versus Tendinosis and Physical Therapy

by Core Physical Therapy, October 12, 2015

We know that tendonitis is inflammation of a tendon. Tendinosis is a less common diagnosis, but probably more prevalent. Tendonosis is the degeneration of the collagen elements of the tendon. When a patient presents with chronic tendon pain in the Achilles, elbow, shoulder, or hip, it is important to consider the possibility of tendonosis. Karim […]

consistency in physical therapy

Having a Consistent Physical Therapist Helps You Get Better

by Core Physical Therapy, February 9, 2015

What? Your physical therapist isn’t available? See somebody else in the clinic? Quality and consistency may be more important that just being seen. Unfortunately physical therapy isn’t always a quick fix. As with any sort of behavior or lifestyle change, consistency is the key. One drawback from being in a busy, overcrowded physical therapy clinic […]