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Amity Physical Therapy
  • Running is one of the most popular fitness activities in the U.S.  Millions of people run for fun, exerci ...

    Running is one of the most popular fitness activities in the U.S.  Millions of people run for fun, exercise and run races competitively.  Whatever reasons people have for running, and no matter what d ...

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  • As the winter and cold months are approaching, many seniors start to slow down and tend to go out less an ...

    As the winter and cold months are approaching, many seniors start to slow down and tend to go out less and ultimately move their bodies less.  This can be the perfect combination to allow muscle weakn ...

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  • It is almost time to put the clubs away as winter is approaching, so now is the perfect opportunity to wo ...

    It is almost time to put the clubs away as winter is approaching, so now is the perfect opportunity to work on your body to prepare for next year’s golf season or golf in Florida.  When looking back o ...

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  • When the leaves falling are telling you to grab a rake and get the yard clean, consider how easy it is to ...

    When the leaves falling are telling you to grab a rake and get the yard clean, consider how easy it is to make the wrong moves and hurt yourself.  Raking requires upper body strength and endurance.  W ...

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  • Running injuries can happen at any skill level, whether you are just starting out or a seasoned marathone ...

    Running injuries can happen at any skill level, whether you are just starting out or a seasoned marathoner.  There are several ways to prevent injuries which will keep you running.  In my experience t ...

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  • Balance issues can be a tricky thing to self assess, until there is a fall that causes injury, or unfortu ...

    Balance issues can be a tricky thing to self assess, until there is a fall that causes injury, or unfortunately more serious conditions such as fractures of ankle or hips.  Balance issues can affect a ...

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  • There are few things more gut wrenching than lying on the court or field of play, writhing in pain from a ...

    There are few things more gut wrenching than lying on the court or field of play, writhing in pain from an injury just sustained during practice or a game.  The swelling, the pain, an inability to get ...

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  • Woodbridge Heathcare Facility Expands to New Hamden Flagship Office

    Michael Dow MSPT, Woodbridge resident and CEO/Director of Amity Physical Therapy, has opened a new facili ...

    Michael Dow MSPT, Woodbridge resident and CEO/Director of Amity Physical Therapy, has opened a new facility in nearby Hamden.  Having completely rebuilt the longtime Centerville Lumber Building on Whi ...

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  • On a daily basis, I see it all.  Knee pain.  Ankle and foot pain.  Back pain.  General difficulty moving. ...

    On a daily basis, I see it all.  Knee pain.  Ankle and foot pain.  Back pain.  General difficulty moving.  You know what all those issues have in common…your hips.  If you walk into my office, I guara ...

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  •   It’s that time of the year again, the birds are chirping and the bees are bumping. It’s time to ta ...

      It’s that time of the year again, the birds are chirping and the bees are bumping. It’s time to take that bike out of the garage and start logging some miles on the road or trails. Being an avi ...

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  • Running injuries can happen at any skill level, whether you are just starting out or a seasoned marathone ...

    Running injuries can happen at any skill level, whether you are just starting out or a seasoned marathoner.  There are several ways to prevent injuries which will keep you running.  In my experience t ...

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  • “Why do I have Knee Pain?”  This is a common expression that most PT’s hear.  When there is knee pain, an ...

    “Why do I have Knee Pain?”  This is a common expression that most PT’s hear.  When there is knee pain, an individual will not exercise or do strenuous activity because they are uncomfortable.  Often, ...

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  • Thankfully it’s finally Spring!  So much to do, so little time, back-breaking yard work – it adds up to p ...

    Thankfully it’s finally Spring!  So much to do, so little time, back-breaking yard work – it adds up to possible lower back strains, muscle pulls, and joint dysfunctions. Advice:  Take it slow and pre ...

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  • As a physical therapist I frequently have patients come into our office with injuries sustained as a resu ...

    As a physical therapist I frequently have patients come into our office with injuries sustained as a result of a fall.  These falls are often secondary to poor balance and weakness and there are some ...

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  • Many people have questions or myths about acupuncture.  Acupuncture derives from Traditional Chinese Medi ...

    Many people have questions or myths about acupuncture.  Acupuncture derives from Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) that started over 2000 years ago during the Shang Dynasty.  The primary basis of acu ...

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  • There are few things more gut wrenching than lying on the court or field of play, writhing in pain from a ...

    There are few things more gut wrenching than lying on the court or field of play, writhing in pain from an injury just sustained during practice or a game. The swelling, the pain, an inability to get ...

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  • Low back pain has become a top concern lately due to our increased time spent sitting, resulting in incre ...

    Low back pain has become a top concern lately due to our increased time spent sitting, resulting in increased stress on the spine and reduced core strength.  This sedentary lifestyle makes our spine m ...

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  • On a daily basis, I see it all.  Knee pain.  Ankle and foot pain.  Back pain.  General difficulty moving. ...

    On a daily basis, I see it all.  Knee pain.  Ankle and foot pain.  Back pain.  General difficulty moving.  You know what all those issues have in common…your hips.  If you walk into my office, I guara ...

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  • Diaphragmatic breathing has a number of benefits, but is often underutilized in our daily lives.  From a ...

    Diaphragmatic breathing has a number of benefits, but is often underutilized in our daily lives.  From a physiological standpoint slow, deep, deliberate breathing allows us to intake more oxygen which ...

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  • Cooler temperatures have arrived, clocks have been turned back and leaves have fallen, lots of them.  Thi ...

    Cooler temperatures have arrived, clocks have been turned back and leaves have fallen, lots of them.  This presents us with the annual task of raking and bagging leaves.  It is important that during t ...

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