Ending Your Healthcare Frustrations

What is the Healthcare Hamster Wheel? Why is there so much healthcare frustration? There have been a lot of changes in health care since I started my career. Physical therapists are very lucky because we get to spend more time with our patients than almost any other specialty in healthcare. We get to talk and…

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Lehigh Valley Business Readers Rankings – We Need Your Vote!

Thanks to the help of our patients, we have been nominated for the Lehigh Valley Business Readers Rankings Award for best Physical Therapy Rehabilitation. We are looking to add to our long list of awards and accolades that we have garnered over the years. But there is one more step…. If you could please take a few…

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LVB Healthcare Heroes 2022 – Devin McLaughlin, PTA

Our very own Devin McLaughlin has been named the top Therapeutic Care Provider Hero for the Lehigh Valley Business Healthcare Heroes 2022! Congratulations Devin! Check out the write up that LVB did on Devin below. When a relatively young patient came to Robbins Rehabilitation East following a stroke, Devin McLaughlin, PTA, jumped at the opportunity…

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Do you have a FSA?  Don’t Let It Go To Waste.

Do you have a FSA?  What is a FSA? A Flexible Spending Account, or FSA, is an arrangement through your employer that lets you pay for many out-of-pocket medical expenses with tax-free dollars. Allowed expenses include insurance copayments and deductibles, qualified prescription drugs, insulin, and medical devices.  It also covers cash based services that aren’t…

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Have you met your deductible? What does this mean?

Have you met your deductible?  Do you know what a deductible is?  How about co-insurance or copay?  Most people don’t and what you don’t know can hurt you, and your wallet.  I tell my patients all the time: Your insurance coverage is confusing on purpose.  All insurance companies have a singular goal: Collecting more money…

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Sciatica Pain Relief: Top 3 Exercises

These three simple yet effective exercises may assist in reducing discomfort or promote centralizing radiating symptoms caused by sciatica. The term sciatica comes from the diagnosis involving compression on the sciatic nerve either at the peripheral nerve root or by the piriformis muscle. Sciatica is a diagnosis that can be extremely painful with radiating symptoms originating…

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Heel Spurs Treatment Using EPAT

EPAT, or Extracorporeal Pulse Activation Technology, has been shown to be a safe, effective method of reducing pain associated with heel spurs. In a single-blind randomized study to evaluate the efficacy of EPAT in treating calcaneal bone spurs, or heel spurs, patients reported a significant reduction in pain scores. In addition, sonography performed one month…

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Did You Know: External Factors Directly Effect Our Pain Levels?

Did you know that pain isn’t what most of us think it is?   We can have pain without tissue damage and tissue damage without pain.  It’s a little different than what most of us had previously though or learned.  Did you know that we don’t have pain receptors in our body?   Instead, we have “danger”…

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Top Recovery Stretches for After a Bike Ride

In continuation of our cycling theme for National Great Outdoors Month, we want to provide you with some more tips to stay healthy when cycling. In this video, our very own Jay DeJesus gives his most important stretches for recovery after a bike ride. Jay is an avid cycler and has some important tips to…

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