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When You Expect to Get Better. You Probably Will.. As one year comes to a close and another begins, people set goals and make resolutions. Losing weight, getting to the gym more often, or getting into "better shape" are all standard. These all require increasing your amount of physical activity. More activity is excellent for your health, energy levels, sleep, and mood. What is also needed is positive thinking and expectations to help you achieve those performance goals.  Research h...
Posted on 2021-12-30
What If Your COVID Symptoms Don't Go Away?. . You may have heard about people who got a COVID-19 infection and have symptoms for weeks or months after. This is now referred to as Long COVID. In this post we're going to dive into what Long COVID is, what the symptoms are and who it affects. Later in the post we'll talk about strategies that are helping people with Long COVID and where Barkman & Smith Physical Therapy fits in. Let's get started. WHAT IS LONG COVID? Long COVID is generally ...
Posted on 2021-11-29
Physical Therapy is a Tree With Many Branches. Starting a career in physical therapy is like climbing a tree. Everyone starts with the same trunk, but pretty quickly, you have to make some decisions about which way you're going to go. What kind of people do you want to work with? Where do you want to practice? And how far up the tree do you want to climb? You'll get to grow professionally - learning more, getting better clinically, and maybe even improving your sales and business skills, ...
Posted on 2021-10-31
What is Post-Intensive Care Syndrome and What Does PT Have To Do With It?. When you think about a person going into intensive care, you probably picture someone who's very ill and likely fighting for their life. They may be on a ventilator or other equipment that's keeping them alive. When you're in that situation, surviving would be a win. But what happens after these people survive? Do they recover and go back to life as it was? What's the road to recovery look like? Fortunately, med...
Posted on 2021-09-09
Working in Physical Therapy Has Benefits That Extend Beyond the Clinic. Stories about hiring difficulties are all over the news right and physical therapy clinics haven't been left out. An aging population with more chronic diseases has been pushing up the need for physical therapy for years. The pandemic has accelerated the problem. Clinics aren't only looking for PTs and PTAs either. Finding the right people to fill roles in billing, administrative and tech roles is difficult too. Many cl...
Posted on 2021-08-30
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