Physical Therapist’s Guide to Concussions

By on May 25th, 2018

A traumatic brain injury causing lasting effects A concussion is a traumatic brain injury that can cause lasting effects on brain tissue and change the chemical balance of the brain. Concussions may cause physical, cognitive, and behavioral symptoms and problems, both short-term and long-term. Every concussion is considered a serious injury by health care providers. If […]


ASK A PT

By on May 20th, 2018

Why does my neck hurt when I wake up in the morning? If you experience an achy neck upon waking in the morning, your pillow habits could be to blame. You may be using pillows to “overstuff” the space between your neck and the mattress or be sleeping on an older, flattened pillow. Fluffy feather […]


Preventing ticks on your dog

By on May 14th, 2018

Western Berks Physical Therapy has expanded its professional and expert service in patient care with a growing concern for those who suffer with Lyme Disease. Just like humans, dogs are very susceptible to tick bites and tickborne diseases. Vaccines are not available for all the tickborne diseases that dogs can get, and they don’t keep the […]


Post Partum Exercise

By on May 5th, 2018

Creating an Exercise Routine After Birth Starting a new workout routine is challenging enough on its own, let alone after giving birth. Between feedings, changing diapers and coping with changes to your body after pregnancy, you may be feeling overwhelmed about starting to exercise again. At Western Berks Physical Therapy our therapists, Dr. Deborah McKim, […]


Lyme Disease: What you Need to Know

By on May 1st, 2018

May is Lyme Disease Awareness Month Western Berks Physical Therapy has expanded its professional and expert service in patient care with a growing concern for those who suffer with Lyme Disease. Lyme Disease is an inflammatory infection caused by the bacteria, Borrelia burgdorferi, which is transmitted through tick bites. In the eastern United States, Lyme […]