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Activities Jun22nd 2020

Get Back to the Activities You Once Loved With Physical Therapy!

Can’t Live Life on Your Own Terms? Turn to Physical Therapy for Help That oil painting you started way back when still awaits the finishing touches. You bought a guitar last year, but you can’t stand the thought of trying to play it. Your golf friends wonder if you’re ever going to join them for

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Stay Active Jun8th 2020

3 Reasons It’s Important to Stay Active as You Age

Want to Stay Healthy for Life? Start by Staying Active “You’re only as young as you feel,” or so the saying goes. It might be more accurate, however, to say that you’re only as young as your health permits. When you see elderly people shuffling along on walkers or refusing to leave their favorite chair,

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Physical Therapy and Pregnancy May18th 2020

Physical Therapy can help you ditch the pain meds!

Millions of individuals live with chronic pain. To cope with everything from back and joint pain to debilitating pain from accidents, many people have turned to pain medication. Whether prescription or over-the-counter, there are several drawbacks to relying on medication to relieve pain. Pain pills can sometimes interact with other medications, they can be addictive,

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Back Pain May5th 2020

What do you think is causing your back pain? Could it be a herniated disc? Find out.

Has anyone ever told you they have a “slipped disc”? This term is actually a misnomer, since discs don’t really “slip” but either degenerate, bulge, or herniate. Fortunately, a physical therapist can treat all these issues! The latter condition, called a disc herniation, occurs when the outer layer of the disc tears. This allows the

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Apr20th 2020

Pre and Post Surgical Rehab: What Is It, and Is It Really Important?

Scheduling Surgery? Don’t Forget the Pre-Operative and Post-Operative Rehab Surgery might not be as much of a certainty in life as death or taxes, but many of us will undergo some kind of surgical procedure. If you will be scheduling major surgery in the near future, give serious thought to scheduling two other important tasks:

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Apr6th 2020

Chronic joint pain can be debilitating. Find out how physical therapy can help relieve your aches and pains.

Chronic joint pain can last for weeks and even months. Joints are the structures that form the connections between the bones. Joints provide support and assist you in movement. There are many different conditions that can cause chronic joint pain, including bursitis, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, sprains and strains. Joint pain can occur in any part

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Nutrition Mar20th 2020

How proper nutrition can help with aches and pains.

Many people know that good nutrition is the pathway to good health. But, many don’t realize that good nutrition can also help with those aches and pains. Combine good nutrition with physical therapy, and it’s a powerful duo. Nutrition and Physical Therapy “A systematic review and meta-analysis in the 2017 European Journal of Nutrition found

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Physical Therapy and Pregnancy Feb3rd 2020

Physical Therapy and Pregnancy

An instructor at a recent course that I attended for my fellowship training brought up a great point. He said “ It’s ridiculous that we treat patients for every other pain in their body but when a woman goes through 9+ months of physical changes, including stretching of abdominal muscles, increased hormone levels that lead

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Motion is Lotion Nov4th 2019

Motion is Lotion

“Motion is Lotion” is a phrase I use in the clinic on a daily basis. I wanted to take a moment to explain to everyone why “motion is lotion” and the importance of appropriate movement to help our bodies heal when our tissues are inflamed. There are 3 phases of tissue healing. Inflammatory Response Repair

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Stretching Sep10th 2019

Is Stretching the Cure to Your Pain?

Many people believe that stretching is important to maintain motion, prevent muscle soreness, prevent injuries, and alleviate pain. Have you ever heard someone say, “I tweaked ___. I must not have stretched enough beforehand.” As physical therapists, we are frequently asked questions about stretching . “Should I stretch before or after exercise?” “I stretch all the time, but

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