Gateau Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine


Mechanical Diagnosis and Treatment and How it Could Help You

by Bonnie Torres, DPT, Cert MDT, June 26, 2017

Mechanical Diagnosis and Treatment (MDT), is a type of physical therapy treatment focused on how the body responds to certain movements or positions to diagnose a problem and ultimately eliminate pain or other symptoms (including tightness, weakness, numbness/tingling, and functional deficits). MDT is a very specific approach to treatment which is tailored based on each […]


Gardening and Low Back Pain

by Lindsay Lavato, DPT, May 4, 2017

As the warmer weather and sunshine arrive, gardening is often a top item on the spring to-do list! While gardening may seem to be a peaceful and slow-paced activity, after a long day of work in the yard, you may find yourself complaining of some aches and pains, particularly in the lower back. There are […]


Keeping Your Knees Healthy

by Colleen Stow, DPT, March 29, 2017

Spring is finally here! Sports like soccer and lacrosse are in full swing and yard work beckons. With the onset of warmer temperatures and sunnier days, it's tempting to get outside and get active. Outdoor activity is a great way to add variety to your fitness routine, but before you lace up your cleats, running […]



by Meghan O. Haus, DPT, January 23, 2017

General: Scoliosis is a condition that affects that shape of an individual's spine. It is characterized by bending and rotation of the spine and medical imaging may appear to have an "S" or a "C" shape. Affecting 2-3% of the population it is usually detected in adolescence and is more common in women. Diagnosis: Scoliosis […]



by Meghan O. Haus, DPT, November 7, 2016

Osteoporosis is a disease affecting 55% of Americans age 50 and older and women are at the greatest risk. The disease commonly leads to fractures and subsequent hospitalizations thus early diagnosis and management are important. There are two types of cells in your body that control bone growth and bone break down. Bone growth is […]


The Importance of Staying Hydrated

by Bonnie Torres, DPT, Cert MDT, June 17, 2016

Since it's June and the weather is hot, it's a great time to talk about the importance of staying hydrated while you're out and about. It is recommended that the average person drink 48-64 ounces of water every day. This is about 6-8 full glasses or about 4-5 soda cans worth of WATER. It is […]


Gateau Physical Therapy and The Medically Oriented Gym Are Excited to Introduce BrainyEX!

by Meghan O. Haus, DPT, May 12, 2016

Gateau Physical Therapy and The Medically Oriented Gym Are Excited to Introduce BrainyEX! What is BrainyEX?: BrainyEX is our introduction to exercise and brain health education program. BrainyEX is the first research-based aerobic exercise and brain health program that creates a powerful, hopeful, healthy solution to living at the top of your game mentally and […]


May is National High Blood Pressure Education Month

by Elizabeth Hayden, PTA, May 3, 2016

Startling statistics: 1 in 3 American adults, almost 67 million people, have high blood pressure Only about half of the people with high blood pressure have their condition under control In 2010, over 360,000 US deaths included high blood pressure as a primary or contributing cause – that is over 1,000 deaths PER DAY! What […]


Pre-operative Program for Total Hip and Knee Joint replacements!

by Meghan Haus, DPT, April 22, 2016

Pre-operative program now offered at Gateau Physical Therapy and the Medically Oriented Gym for Total Hip and Knee Joint replacements! With the evidence for positive outcomes with pre-operative physical therapy care for total hip and knee joint replacement surgery’s we felt it was time to develop a program within our practice. Pre-operative care better prepares […]

Physical Therapy for ALS Patients

by Danielle Leclerc, PT, April 4, 2016

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) or Lou Gehrig's disease is a neurodegenerative disease that causes rapidly progressive muscle weakness. During the disease process the individual may have difficulty with maintaining an upright posture, walking, transitioning for transfers and bed mobility and completing self care and feeding activities independently. They may have questions about the disease process […]