Physical Therapy News

ADVANCE for Physical Therapy & Rehab Medicine

Posted on October 27, 2014

Lisa Kemp, PT, DPT founder & CEO of Advantage Physical Therapy recently had the opportunity to be featured in ADVANCE For Physical Therapy & Rehab Medicine magazine.  In the article Lisa shares her views on women owned practices along with Michelle Collie, PT, DPT, MS, OCS owner of Performance Physical Therapy out of Rhode Island.  […]

National Physical Therapy Awareness Month 2014

Posted on October 1, 2014

Last year we saw and celebrated the profession of physical therapy in its’ 200th year and another year has almost gone by.  Being that October is when we celebrate this profession we would like to give you a brief history of physical therapy. Physical therapy began in 1914, in the United States, at Walter Reed […]

An Upcoming Fall

Posted on September 16, 2014

The days will begin to become shorter; the temperatures grow cooler as we prepare for the upcoming fall season. The fall isn’t only a season we all get to experience; it is also potentially an action where we may end up on the receiving end. A fall is a serious incident that could result in […]

April is OT Month!

Posted on April 1, 2014

  April is National Occupational Therapy Month! What is Occupational Therapy? Occupational Therapist and Occupational Therapy Assistants help individuals ranging in age to perform activities that they want or need to do through therapeutic use of every day activities.   At Advantage Physical Therapy our Occupational Therapist specialize in Rehabilitation of the Upper Extremity and […]

Help Stop The Therapy Cap!

Posted on February 18, 2014

TAKE ACTION NOW On December 18, 2013 Congress passed a short-term fix, extending the therapy cap exceptions process through March 31, 2014.  If Congress does not take action a hard therapy cap will again be imposed on Medicare-covered physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech language pathology services in April. We need to take action NOW to ensure […]

The Health Care Law in Pennsylvania

Posted on October 1, 2013

For 12% of Pennsylvanians who don’t have insurance, or families and small business who bought coverage but aren’t happy with it, change is just around the corner.  Open enrollment in the Marketplace starts Oct 1, with coverage starting as soon as Jan 1 2014. Starting Oct 1 the Health Insurance Marketplace will make it more […]

National Physical Therapy Month

Posted on October 1, 2013

National Physical Therapy month is held in October by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), it recognizes the important roles Physical Therapists and Physical Therapist Assistants play in restoring and improving motion in peoples’ lives. Physical Therapist and Physical Therapist Assistants are healthcare professionals who treat conditions that limit one’s ability to move and function […]

The Benefits of Physical Therapy for Children with Down Syndrome

Posted on September 21, 2013

Treatment for DS is still evolving, but recent research suggests that strength, balance, and cognitive function are 3 factors that influence physical development. The abilities of children with DS can differ vastly in these 3 areas, board-certified pediatric physical therapist Venita Lovelace-Chandler, PT, PhD, PCS says that physical therapists play a key role in helping children […]

ER Visits for Child Traumatic Brain Injuries Up

Posted on August 11, 2013

A recently released study mentions a dramatic rise in the number of children being treated for traumatic brain injuries (TBI) in emergency rooms, but the cause for the increase may be harder to pin down. Increased public awareness of concussion symptoms and treatment, however, may be one important reason behind the rise.   The study, available […]

Healthy Bones

Posted on June 19, 2013

Healthy bones can help you stay strong and active throughout your life. Good childhood bone health can help to avoid bone loss and fractures later in life. It is important to maintain a physically active lifestyle and eat a balanced diet with plenty of calcium, vitamin D. Osteoporosis is a common bone disease that affects […]