Wednesday, April 28, 2021

LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION! Where you get your care can be very important in the success of your care!

2020 transformed every aspect of our lives, and real estate was no exception, for both families and businesses. The long-term effects have been complex: despite initial uncertainty driven by the onset of Covid-19, the local market has been red hot this year, and many experts expect that excitement to continue.

As the environment continues to evolve and as we turn the page into 2021, one of the notable trends that still holds strong is LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION! We’ve all heard that pop culture real estate mantra. 

As important as location is for buying property, location matters just as much for businesses. It is a key factor in the success of a new business and in the success of the businesses’ clients & patients.


HD Physical Therapy is located in
Wakefield & Burlington, MA.

HDPT’s two locations mean we are always nearby. Your chance of receiving the evaluation or appointment time you want, at a location near where you live, work or play, is easier than with other PT facilities in the area. Each clinic prides itself on being ready to see you quickly, and diagnose your condition accurately, in an environment that motivates, comforts and heals.

BURLINGTON: Wilmington, Woburn, Lexington, Bedford & Billerica surround the town of Burlington. The clinic address is 99 South Bedford St., Suite 6, inside Corporate Place. The office park is located right off Rte. 95/128 at the new Exit 51A: Rte 3 South - Winchester. The office is on the ground floor, with zero steps at the entrance door. There is also plenty of free parking onsite, including HDPT designated and handicap spots.

WAKEFIELD: Reading, Lynnfield, Saugus, Melrose & Stoneham surround the town of Wakefield. The clinic address is 607 North Avenue, Door 16, inside Lakeside Office Park. Lakeside Office Park is located right off Rte. 95/128 at the new Exit 57: North Ave – Wakefield/Walkers Brook Dr – Reading. The office is on the first floor, with zero steps at the entrance door. There is plenty of free parking onsite, including handicap spots. 


At HDPT, we always offer:

Coverage under ALL health insurance plans;
if you're paying your monthly premium, use it. Every plan has PT coverage.

Direct Access to care;
remember NO MD referral or prescription is necessary to come see us!

NO waiting lists for new patients; if something hurts come in right away!

Same day bookings & appointments are available; just call.

Free injury screenings and tours; come see us and ask questions. Feel comfortable.

Two notable locations along major highways; Wakefield & Burlington.

Convenient hours that fit any schedule, M-F, 7am-7pm.


Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Can Your Body Handle Working From Home?

Across the country, aching backs, necks and shoulders brought on by COVID-19-related lifestyle changes have sent many people to physical therapists — a trend that's still growing in 2021. Can your body handle working from home? 

Working at any computer work station all day takes a toll on the body. Today, companies have sent their workers home from offices, but in most cases, the coveted pieces of ergonomic office furniture - think $1,000 chairs and adjustable standing desks - remain in the empty spaces. Employees continue to work from home in bed, on couches or sitting hunched in front of countertops and tables. And even as we begin to return to more "normal" activities, many companies have already committed to keeping their employees remote through Labor Day 2021.
Complaints of neck, shoulder, and upper back pain are more common as people slump over their computers for hours at a time. Working from home has taken a toll on the bodies of people who simultaneously work and supervise young children learning from home. We are also seeing many people with previous problems that have flared up - aggravated not just by these lifestyle changes, but also the ongoing stress of coping with the pandemic.
Sitting at a desk while using the keyboard for hours on a day to day basis can result in poor circulation to joints and muscles. It also can create an imbalance in strength and flexibility of certain muscles, and lead to muscle strain. These issues can be easily remedied by taking frequent short breaks, or "micro breaks," throughout your day.
  • Get out of your chair several times a day and move around - even for 30 seconds
  • Roll your shoulders backwards
  • Turn your head side to side
  • Stretch out your forearms and your legs
Proper office ergonomics (setting up your office for the work you do) can help maximize your comfort and safety. Use the following guidelines for your work station:
Your chair should have the following:
  • Wheels (5 for better mobility)
  • The ability to twist freely on its base
  • Adjustable height
  • Adjustable arm rests that will allow you to sit close to your desk
  • Lumbar support
  • Seat base that adjusts to a comfortable angle and allows you to sit up straight
The position of the keyboard is critical:
  • The keyboard should be at a height that allows you to have your forearms slightly below a horizontal line—or your elbows at slightly more than a 90-degree angle.
  • You should be able to slide your knees under the keyboard tray or desk.
  • Avoid reaching for the keyboard by extending your arms or raising your shoulders.
  • Try to avoid having the keyboard on top of your desk. That is too high for almost everyone—unless you can raise your seat. The elbow angle is the best test of keyboard position.
The position of your computer monitor is important:
  • The monitor should be directly in front of you.
  • The top of the monitor should be at your eye level, and at a distance where you can see it clearly without squinting, or leaning forward or backward.
  • If you need glasses for reading, you may need to have a special pair for use at your computer to avoid tipping your head backward to see through bifocals or other types of reading glasses.
How can a physical therapist help?
If you are experiencing pain that isn't relieved by making these adjustments to your work station, you should see a physical therapist who can help develop a treatment plan to relieve your pain and improve your mobility. We are movement experts who improve quality of life through hands-on care, patient education and prescribed movement.

Tuesday, February 9, 2021

Staff Spotlight

❇️ Staff Spotlight ❇️

Meet Devin, a new Physical Therapist in our #Burlington clinic! 

Dr. Devin Thompson’s interest in physical therapy developed after completing treatment following an injury he sustained playing college basketball. While rehabbing to return to his own sport, Devin intuitively recognized the important connection between physical health and mental performance. He understood that you could improve your athletic ability by maximizing your body’s mental functioning. By helping athletes perform at their physical best, Dr. Thompson also helps his patients focus on motivation, confidence, intensity, focus and mind state, which are all needed to achieve success. This thought process applies to all of Devin’s patients, not just athletes. Physical and mental health are inseparably interconnected within everyone’s overall health and well being. Dr. Thompson consistently helps people remain active, engaged and independent, so they can get back to feeling their best.

To book an appointment in #BurlingtonMA today, kindly call the office at 781-552-3600. #hdpt #pt #physicaltherapist #DPT #physicaltherapy #Wakefield #WakefieldMA #staffspotlight #employeespotlight #employeeappreciation

Wednesday, January 27, 2021




WHY HD Physical Therapy?


HDPT is a family-owned, small business that unites traditional physical therapy with the most modern and innovative tools and techniques. We started almost 9 years ago focusing on a total wellness philosophy while individually addressing each person’s goals and objectives. We get to know you on a personal level, and care immensely about furthering every aspect of your health and well being. Whether you define success as being able to return to work, sport or fitness, care for your family or simply tie your shoes without pain, we consistently helps people achieve those goals. We know what you need to get back to life, and how vital it is for you to get there—to heal, thrive and be the best version of yourself.

We know how to combine the latest practices people want,
with data-driven and evidenced-based clinical care.
Functional Dry Needling (Myofacial Trigger Point Needling)
IASTM (Graston Technique® / EDGE Mobility System tools)
Assisted Stretching / Foam Rolling
Kinesiology Taping (K-Tape)
Cupping Therapy
Massage Gun Assisted Stretching / Massage

At HDPT, we use these modalities combined with modern manual techniques, progressive exercise programs and scientifically-proven pain care. Our value lies in our knowledge, our education, our experience, our critical thinking and our ability to educate people and steer the direction of their care in the most appropriate manner.
We always offer:
Coverage under ALL health insurance plans; you’re paying your monthly premium, use it. Every plan has PT coverage!
Direct access to care; remember NO referral or prescription is necessary to come see us!!!
NO waiting lists for new patients; if something hurts come in right away!
Same day bookings & appointments are available; just call!
Free injury screenings and tours; come see us and ask questions.
Two notable locations along major highways; Wakefield & Burlington.
Convenient hours that fit any schedule, M-F, 7am-7pm.

Friday, November 6, 2020

Happy 3️⃣ Years Burlington!

Coming together is the beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success. 

Happy 3️⃣ Years HDPT Burlington!!! 💚

Thank you for continuing to support our small business, for trusting and believing in us and for giving us such a positive community presence. We know that we would not be where we are today without the enduring encouragement of our advocates, friends & family. 

And thank you to Jen Harding Tambling & @BurtonsGrillBurlington for a special celebration lunch!#HDPT #together #teamwork #workfamily #PT #physicaltherapy #physicaltherapist #burlington #burlingtonma  

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

HD Physical Therapy Supports Direct Access

#wednesdaywisdom #wisdomwednesday #directaccess #access #patientcare #getpt1st #choosePT #rehab #pt #physicaltherapy #wakefield #wakefieldma #burlington #burlingtonma #hdpt 💚

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

HDPT in Burlington, MA

Let us know who & how we can help! ❤️ #HDPT #PT #physicaltherapy #physicaltherapist #rehab #openforbusiness #health #wellness #selfcare #healthylifestyle #backpain #mobility #recovery #movement #pain #therapy #Burlington #BurlingtonMA #reddevils #devsforlife #burlingtonstrong #burlingtontogether