• The “tactical athlete” refers to persons who routinely perform physically demanding and athletic tasks as part of his or her occupation, including fire fighters, police officers, and military personnel. Individuals in these occupations are exposed to variable and unpredictable physical demands. Therefore, they require specific and unique training and rehabilitation interventions in order to optimize on the job performance and to reduce their risk of injury.

  •   Both through speaking to patients and my own experience as a patient in our healthcare system, I have realized the importance of being a self-advocate.  One of the best ways to help recover from your symptoms and reduced risk for a re-occurrence of symptoms, is to be a self-advocate as well as be an […]

  • According to the American Physical Therapy Association, “Physical therapist assistants (PTAs) provide physical therapy services under the direction and supervision of a licensed physical therapist…Care provided by a PTA may include teaching patients/clients exercise for mobility, strength and coordination, training for activities such as walking with crutches, canes, or walkers, massage, and the use of […]

  • Written by: Dr. Andrew Beardslee, PT, DPT, MSCS Premier Physical Therapy observes March as Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Month. In promoting awareness of MS, allow us to provide some brief education about this disease. MS affects the central nervous system by removing cells which protect and insulate the nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. […]