Category: physical therapist

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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Back Exercises

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

April 10th, 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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Nutrition

How Nutrition Can Have a Positive Impact on Reducing Aches and Pains

March 20th, 2020

If you work with a physical therapist to help manage a chronic pain condition, you will probably receive some nutritional advice as part of the process. Physical therapists are not nutritionists, but providing nutritional advice to patients is well within the scope of a physical therapist’s duties. For some chronic conditions, dietary changes can make

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Feeling Achy

Do you Wake Up Feeling Achy? It Could Be Your Mattress!

March 10th, 2020

Imagine waking up, fully rested after 8 hours of sleep. As you gently awake, you move to sit up… only to be hit with an ache in your back. The aches in your shoulders and neck quickly follow as you move, but as you go to stand up, they are eclipsed by the dull ache

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