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Safety On ICE!

  Winter has officially arrived! Here in Maine, we have received our first snow accumulation which has caused many surfaces outdoors to be slippery. Walking on the snow and ice can be a difficult task, causing a much higher risk for falls resulting in injuries to the hip, hand, back, etc. Here are some tips…

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You Are More Than An MRI

Here at UBE Physical Therapy, we work with many patients of varying deficits and limitations. One of the most frequent cases that we receive are patients with back pain. We have many patients that have come into physical therapy with the immediate want for an image and a concrete diagnosis. While understanding what is wrong…

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  Consistency with Physical Therapy

There are countless reasons for a patient to come to physical therapy, as well as countless benefits of physical therapy. At the start of your physical therapy journey, your therapist will develop a “plan of care” at your first session with your personal goals in mind. That plan of care will include how many visits…

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Post-race stretching

Although November is upon us, there are still plenty of upcoming area races to compete in before (and maybe after) the snow flies!  UBE’s Katy Wellman, PT, DPT, demonstrates a few key stretches to help with your post-race recovery. Complete each stretch below two times, holding for 30-45 seconds per side. Piriformis stretch: Due to…

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Soreness vs. Pain

There have been many observations made and questions asked about having a physical therapy clinic in a gym. One frequently asked question has been how to determine the difference between soreness and pain. It is important to understand the difference between muscular soreness and pain. While is a healthy an anticipated result of exercise, pain…

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