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Is Your Discomfort Caused by a Strain or a Sprain?

August 5th, 2020

It’s a scenario that’s all too common to many of us: walking down the street, not paying attention, when suddenly – your ankle slips off the curb. You feel immediate pain but can’t tell if you should seek medical attention or not. Some injuries can go away on their own with a little RICE (rest,

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Opioid Addiction: Why Taking Painkillers For Arthritis Pain is Doing You More Harm Than Good

July 15th, 2020

Are you taking opioids for your arthritis pain? Did you know that opioids like morphine and oxycodone are actually making your arthritis worse? Drugs like these alter your perception of pain, but they don’t relieve it. So if you’re taking an opioid and believe it’s relieving your pain, know that it’s actually doing nothing to

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Stand up to Lower Back Pain – Find Relief Through Physical Therapy

July 5th, 2020

Lower back pain is a very common sensation that affects 60-70% of people across industrialized nations. It can also greatly limit many aspects of your daily life. For example, working, doing the activities you love, spending time with friends and family, or even just relaxing can be difficult if you are ached by lower back

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Are You Having Headaches Caused By Stress? Read This to Learn How Physical Therapy Can Help You!

June 20th, 2020

Picture this: it’s almost five o’clock at the office, but you have a to-do list of twenty things, and the emails just keep popping up in your inbox. You know that even when you go home tonight, all you’ll be able to think about is how much work is waiting for you at your desk

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The 7 Best Ways to Get Yourself Moving

June 10th, 2020

It is easy to turn physical activity into an all-or-nothing” attitude. We get it – you had a long day at work, you drove your kids all around town for their extracurricular activities, and on top of that, you still have to make dinner and prepare to do it all again in the morning. When

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Nutrition Tips To Decrease Pain and Inflammation

May 20th, 2020

Nutrition plays a crucial role in preventing and eliminating pain and inflammation in the body. It’s important to understand what pain and inflammation are, the causes and symptoms, and how both nutrition and physical therapy can help. If you’re experiencing pain and inflammation in your joints, the cause could be more obvious than you think.

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Is Stretching a Real Form of Exercise?

May 10th, 2020

You probably already know there are a ton of different factors that contribute to maintaining your health. Getting a full night’s rest, staying hydrated during the day, and eating well-balanced meals are the most commonly shared tips when it comes to living a healthy lifestyle, maintaining your heart health and nervous system. However, this is

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Get Back to Comfort with These Back Exercises – All of Which You Can Do at Home!

April 20th, 2020

Are you feeling back pain after being quarantined to your home? You may be wondering, “Why is this? I’ve barely left the couch!” Well, therein lies the issue. The sedentary lifestyle that I’m sure many people have experienced since being quarantined to their homes can actually lead to more aches, pains, and discomfort than one

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Get Your Hip and Knee Joints Moving Again with These 5 At-Home Exercises

April 10th, 2020

Are your hips and knees feeling stiff, achy, or even painful? Noticing more discomfort in your joints when standing up and moving around? If so, you’re not alone. This quarantine has taken a toll on many people’s bodies, as it has become much more difficult to maintain the same levels of physical activity at home.

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5 Ways Physical Therapy Can Help Your Back and Neck Pain

March 20th, 2020

There are several reasons why back and neck pain may occur. For example, any changes in the spine’s anatomy can lead to back pain, such as osteoarthritis, lumbar disc herniation, lumbar degenerative disc disease, or sacroiliac joint dysfunction. One of the most common causes of neck pain is a muscle strain. This can develop from

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