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back and neck pains

Get Rid of Those Pains in Your Back and Neck!

August 5th, 2020

There are many reasons why one may develop back and neck pains. Anything that causes the spine’s anatomy to change can result in back pain, such as lumbar disc herniation, lumbar degenerative disc disease, sacroiliac joint dysfunction, or osteoarthritis.  Neck pain is most commonly caused by muscle strains, which can develop as a result of

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Core Strengthening

Become Better Balanced with Targeted Core Strengthening

July 15th, 2020

Core strength training is an important part of physical therapy. The muscles in your core help in anchoring your center of gravity, which gives you the ability to balance yourself. Whether you’re sitting, standing, or running, your core muscles play an integral role in keeping you balanced.  A weak core can cause you to feel

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Energy

Relieve Your Pain While Also Increasing Your Energy with These 5 Steps

July 5th, 2020

If you live with pain, you know how limiting it can be. Fortunately, there are some simple lifestyle changes you can make in order to decrease your pain while simultaneously increasing your energy. When you do these in addition to your physical therapy treatments, you can help recover from your pain and reach the physical

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Sciatica Pain

How Do I Know if My Sciatica Pain is in Need of Physical Therapy?

June 15th, 2020

Did you know that the sciatic nerve is the longest nerve in the human body? It stretches from the lower back down to the legs, ending at the feet. People living with sciatica typically describe their discomfort as “shooting pains,” typically down one side of the body.  While sciatica does not always require physical therapy

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Pre-hab

The Ins and Outs of Pre-hab – Everything You Should Expect

June 5th, 2020

Are you in need of a surgical procedure? Do you have a physically demanding job or sport? Are your muscles or joints weaker than they used to be? If you identify with any of these scenarios, preventative rehabilitation, or “pre-hab,” may benefit you. There are several benefits to participating in pre-hab treatments. It can speed

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Sprain or a Strain

Is My Injury a Sprain or a Strain?

May 15th, 2020

We’ve all been in this scenario: you’re walking down the sidewalk, when suddenly – your ankle slips off the curb. You feel an immediate twinge of pain, but you’re unsure whether or not it requires a trip to the doctor. It is true that many mild injuries can be treated with the R.I.C.E (rest, ice,

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Opioids

Treat Your Pain the Natural Way – Without the Need for Opioids

May 5th, 2020

As we all know, there has been an opioid crisis plaguing our country. In just 2016 alone, 116 people died each day from opioid overdose. In America, it is estimated that approximately 11.5 million people abuse prescription drugs. This is a frightening time, but there is a solution. Physical therapy can provide pain relief in

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Fitness

Why it’s Important to Get Active! Here are 5 Fun Activities for all Fitness Levels.

April 20th, 2020

Maintaining a high level of physical activity can possibly lengthen your life as well as improve the overall quality. According to PT in Motion News, 80 percent of Americans aren’t meeting physical activity guidelines set forth by the US Department of Health and Human Services. Finding the time or the motivation to exercise is difficult

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