Gateau Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine



by Elizabeth Hayden, PTA, February 24, 2016

What is a concussion? A concussion is a mild brain injury caused by force trauma (getting hit in the head with a ball) or quick movement of the body causing the brain to bounce back and forth off of the skull (whiplash from a car accident.) Concussions are not lift threatening. However, they are a […]


Golf Flexibility Screen

by Danielle Leclerc, PT, January 25, 2016

The below flexibility screen can be performed easily in your own home, with a golf club and a partner to assist you. The benefits of having increased flexibility are paramount for decreasing the risk of injury such as a muscle strain or a connective tissue sprain, allowing you to enjoy your favorite pass time. Once […]


Ankle Sprains

by Meghan O. Haus, DPT, December 22, 2015

While we have gotten lucky this year with respect to our weather, it is still likely that the temperatures will begin to dip and soon there may be ice and snow on the ground. Also, this is basketball season for many kids and teens. Thus, this is a good season to discuss ankle sprains. An […]


Holiday Wrapping

by Lindsay Lavato, DPT, November 25, 2015

The holiday season is here and gifts are piling up. Wrapping isn’t something you normally worry about but when you suffer from a back injury or back pain, wrapping can be painful. Just spending a short period of time in a bad position can result in increased pain. Here are some tips on what to […]

National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

by Lindsay Lavato, DPT, September 8, 2015

September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month! Over the past 30 years, childhood obesity rates in the U.S. have tripled, and, today, nearly one in three children in America are overweight or obese. If we don’t solve this problem, one third of all children born in 2000 or later will suffer from diabetes at some […]


F.A.S.T. Thinking is Key to Detecting the Signs of a Stroke

by Lindsay Lavato, DPT, August 4, 2015

Fewer than 25% of individuals who suffer a stroke arrive at an emergency room within 3 hours of symptom onset. But a recent study published in the American Heart Association’s Stroke journal, suggests that education can improve an individual’s ability to recognize stroke symptoms to reduce the delay in care (“Stroke education aids in symptom […]


National Men’s Health Month

by Lindsay Lavato, DPT, June 2, 2015

June is National Men’s Health Month. The purpose of this month is to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men. Men should make their health a top priority and take daily steps to be healthier and stronger. There are many easy things that can be […]


Direct Access Physical Therapy

by Meghan Haus, DPT, April 30, 2015

Often people feel that physical therapy treatment is only for when you have had a major injury or following surgery. However, physical therapy can be used for joint pain, muscle strain, pain with sport, headaches, jaw pain, poor balance and difficulty walking or with your normal daily activities. When used as preventative care or in […]


Every Kid Healthy Week – Healthy Moves!

by Lindsay Lavato, DPT, April 7, 2015

Every Kid Healthy Week , April 19th -25th, is an annual observance created to celebrate school health and wellness achievements. Since 1980, obesity rates of children have tripled in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website, the percentage of children aged 6-11 years who were obese in the U.S. […]


The Key to Fighting Fatigue

by Lindsay Lavato, DPT, February 27, 2015

March marks National Multiple Sclerosis Education and Awareness Month. Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is an autoimmune disease where the body attacks its nerves and slows the transmission of signals through the affected areas. The exact cause of the disease is unknown but the associated symptoms offer a wide range of disability. Those affected can experience fatigue, […]