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Studies prove physical therapy more effective than drugs for chronic pain

During a time researchers and health care professionals are working collaboratively to re-evaluate the safety and efficacy of prescription drugs to address chronic pain, Gopal T. Raghunath, PT MS, DPT, CSCS, owner/clinic director of Buffalo Grove Physical Therapy & Sports Rehabilitation, P.C., says physical therapy offers a safer and more cost-efficient remedy for such conditions. […]

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Sore knees, hips or back? Check your feet

Those who experience back, hip, and knee pain while walking, running, working, or exercising may find that the source of their discomfort resides much lower in their bodies – perhaps in their feet, said Gopal T. Raghunath, PT MS, DPT, CSCS, owner/clinic director of Buffalo Grove Physical Therapy & Sports Rehabilitation, P.C. Made up of […]

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Physical exercise essential for a strong mind

While a relationship between the body and mind has long been theorized – 1st century Roman poet Juvenal once suggested people should pray for “mens sana in corpore sano” (a sound mind in a sound body) over power and wealth – Buffalo Grove physical therapist Gopal Raghunath, PT MS, DPT, CSCS, points out that there […]

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Stand-up paddle boarding improves balance, coordination and core stability

Buffalo Grove physical therapist Gopal Raghunath and his wife tried stand-up paddle boarding for the first time 3 years ago during a trip to Maui. Not only was he quickly hooked on the sport, but he immediately identified a host of health benefits that make the activity unique among other leisurely water sports. “Stand-up paddle […]

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New CDC opioid guidelines say Physical Therapy a safer option for chronic pain

In light of the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention’s (CDC) mid-March release of new guidelines questioning the safety and effectiveness of subscription opioid use for the treatment of chronic pain, Buffalo Grove physical therapist Gopal T. Raghunath, PT MS, DPT, CSCS points out that physical therapy has long been considered a safer, cheaper and […]

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