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Category Archives: Health and Wellness

20 May, 2020

How Do You Overcome Chronic Back Pain? Ask Our Physical Therapist

Did you know that approximately 80 percent of Americans have experienced (or will experience) back pain? That’s a depressing statistic, especially if you’re already one of those sufferers. Chronic back pain can prevent you from performing the countless daily tasks you need or want to perform. Even when you’re not engaged in activity, your back

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10 May, 2020

Herniated Discs: Troubleshooting Tips From Our Physical Therapist

Something is terribly wrong with you, but you’re not quite sure what it is. Strange neck pains, back pains, or extremity symptoms can indicate a variety of potential problems — including one or more herniated discs. How can you tell for sure whether you have this specific problem? If you do have a herniated disc,

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6 Jan, 2020

Pre and post surgical rehab. What is it and is it really important?

One of the most important times that you could seek physical therapy is when you are facing surgical correction of a joint or muscle. Physical therapy is proven time and time again to help with preparing the body for surgical correction, as well as enhancing the recovery process, making it possible to return to full

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20 Nov, 2019

Physical Therapy can help you ditch the pain meds!

Are you taking pain meds to manage your pain? If so, it just may not be a good choice. “It seems like every time you turn on the news there is another story about the opioid epidemic gripping the country. There is good reason for the panic. In 2016 alone, 116 people died each day

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10 Oct, 2019

Does your desk job keep you sedentary? Here’s how to stay active during the 9-5!

Finding ways to stay active can be difficult regardless of your weekly schedule, but when your nine-to-five grind means sitting at a desk for 40+ hours every week, the idea of developing an active lifestyle can seem almost laughably unachievable. Finding the time to fit in 30 – 60 minutes of activity into your daily

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20 Sep, 2019

Avoid Taking Medicine To Control The Pain. Talk to your Therapist about physical therapy!

How does your chronic pain affect you? Perhaps you have a hard time getting out of bed or climbing stairs. Maybe you find yourself feeling stressed, distracted, and depressed at work. You might wake up in the middle of the night or struggle to fall asleep because of pain. If you’re like many of the

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15 Aug, 2019

6 Ways to Prevent Injuries While Strength Training

One of the most common pieces of advice given to people in strength training programs is simply to “not hurt yourself.” Whether it’s a recovery program from a previous injury or surgery, or you’re simply trying to improve your physical performance, it is a common phrase that you’ll hear. While it may seem easier said

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5 Aug, 2019

High-Quality Protein: What is it and Why is it Important?

Protein is a necessary nutrient for maintaining high levels of physical function. If you’re a dedicated athlete, a weekend warrior, or someone who is simply trying to become more active, your protein intake plays a key role in your physical performance. There are many factors of high-quality protein that can benefit you in ways you

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20 Jun, 2019

What is Pre-hab and How Can it Help Me Recover Faster?

It’s no secret that having physical therapy after an injury or surgery helps you recover faster. But what if there was a way to prevent an injury in the first place? Or what if there was a way to speed recovery from surgery long before you went under the knife? Pre-hab or preventative rehabilitation helps

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20 Apr, 2019

The Connection Between Core Strength and Better Balance

Physical therapy as an industry has been talking about the link between core strength and better balance for years. When the “core” muscles around your trunk are strong, they prevent chronic lower back pain and many other injuries, but they also keep you from losing your balance and falling down. A stronger core will help

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