Author Archives: Michael Nula

Local Physical Therapy Practice Creates Jobs, Improves Health of Rhode Islanders, and Makes 2015 “Best Places to Work” Awards List by Providence Business News

Elite Physical Therapy, an award-winning, locally owned business in Rhode Island, celebrated making the prestigious “Best Places to Work” Awards List by Providence Business News, and contributed to creating jobs in Rhode Island and improving the health of others. Providence, … Continue reading

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Elite Physical Therapy Runners’ Stretching Program

To Reduce Injury and Improve Performance, Perform 2 Sets of Each Stretch for 30 Seconds to Warm Up. 1. Hamstring Stretch Why lying on the ground, hold the back of your knee/thigh area and straighten your knee until a stretch … Continue reading

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Patient Leaves Elite Feeling Healthy and Grateful

I arrived complaining of mostly knee pain in my left knee. I have arthritis and feel pretty awful if I do not keep moving. Letty, my physical therapist, went to work in her gentle, friendly way with massage in the … Continue reading

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Elite Physical Therapy Core Strengthening Home Exercise Program

A healthy back begins with strengthening your “core” muscles so that your spine is properly supported. The core muscles include your abdominals, back extensors, and hip muscles. 1. MEDICINE BALL – ROTATIONS While in the standing position and holding a … Continue reading

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Rethinking Movement: Why You Should See a Physical Therapist Every Year

Rethinking Movement: Why You Should See a Physical Therapist Every Year by Jeannette Cooperman May 11, 2015 8:00 AM Photo by Philip Bitnar via Creative Commons Why is it that superbly fit athletes can find themselves in as much back, … Continue reading

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Local Man Gets His Life Back Thanks To Elite

When I came to Elite I could barely even walk. I had just been in a really bad motorcycle accident and had a reconstructed knee. My elbow was dislocated, pelvis fractured, had four broken fingers and I had a fractured … Continue reading

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What is Pediatric Physical Therapy?

Many parents, and even some doctors, don’t know that kids can benefit from PT, too! Pediatric Physical Therapists evaluate and provide treatment to children who have pain or problems with movement. At Elite Physical Therapy, we help kids ages 0-18 … Continue reading

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A Staff Above the Rest

I was recently involved in a serious motor vehicle accident and I am in need of physical therapy. I am back at Elite for my 5th time needing physical therapy. I just wanted to write to you, not about all … Continue reading

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Patient is Healed by the Magic Hands at Elite

This was my second time experiencing Brian nursing me back to normal. I came in initially with so much pain that I couldn’t move my head — I was stiff and straight as a board. Brian knew exactly where the … Continue reading

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Safe but inadequate: Tylenol flunks back pain test

Check out this segment of the Today Show with Maggie Fox NBC News — Tylenol and other products containing acetaminophen do little or nothing to help lower back pain or arthritis, a new report finds. Patients might do better with … Continue reading

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