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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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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How to properly adjust your bike seat

In continuation of our cycling themeIt is important to make sure you are fully prepared to keep your body safe when cycling. The proper seat adjustment is one aspect of that. Cycling enthusiast and PTA Jay DeJesus wants to make sure you are ready. Check out this short video on the proper seat adjustment when…

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Preparing Your Body Before A Bike Ride – Top 3 Tools

As summer approaches, so does the number of people looking to engage in outdoor activities. June is National Great Outdoors Month and we want to encourage everyone to get outdoors and stay active as much as possible! My name is Jay DeJesus and I am a physical therapist assistant and cycling enthusiast. Cycling is a…

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Understanding Poor Posture

Poor posture is a common thing we see with our patients. My name is Devin McLaughlin and I am a Physical Therapy Assistant at Robbins Rehabilitation East in Easton, PA. In this post I want to help you better understand postural issues, the types of problems that can occur, and what you can do about…

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What Everyone Needs To Know About Managing Stress

April is Stress Awareness Month so we wanted to provide some tips on managing stress. The feeling of stress can be pretty obvious most of the time, but it is important to be able to identify the early signs of stress in order to gain control as soon as possible. Some signs and symptoms you…

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How To Properly Read A Food Nutrition Label

In this post, we’re going to hit the absolute basics in reading a food nutrition label properly. Reading a nutrition label can be overwhelming and time consuming when shopping. So I’ve picked a few good points to look for in order to help you choose the right numbers to focus on! Calories Let’s start with…

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