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

October 10th, 2019

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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Don’t spend the rest of your life taking medicine to control the pain. Talk to your doctor about physical therapy!

September 20th, 2019

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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Get Rid of Your Chronic Back Pain! 5 Ways a Physical Therapist Can Help Relieve Your Pain.

September 10th, 2019

Is your back pain becoming more than you can manage? Few problems can render a person’s ability to move and fulfill basic needs inept like chronic back pain. According to a division of the National Institutes of Health, the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), more than 100 million Americans suffer from chronic

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6 Ways to Prevent Injuries While Strength Training

August 15th, 2019

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

August 5th, 2019

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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Sprains, Strains and Ankle Pain! What You Need to Know and When to See a Therapist.

July 15th, 2019

Is Your Ankle in Agony? You Might Need a Physical Therapist It’s an all-too-common scenario: You trip over a clod of turf or get knocked down in a game, only to find that your ankle no longer bears your weight when you try to stand up again. Ankle sprains and strains affect joggers, sprinters, football

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Don’t Join the Opioid Epidemic. How Physical Therapy Can Help Ditch the Pain Meds

July 5th, 2019

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 from opioid-related drug overdoses. Some 11.5 million Americans misused prescription painkillers in some way, costing an estimated $504 million

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

June 20th, 2019

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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Say No to Sciatica! 3 Indicators That You Need to See a Physical Therapist

June 10th, 2019

Each of your sciatic nerves runs from either side of your lower back down to each of your legs. That’s why a classic sign of sciatica is having a shooting pain on one side only. While compression of one of your sciatic nerves can literally be a “pain in the butt,” it doesn’t always require

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5 Quick Tips for Less Pain and More Energy

May 20th, 2019

Millions of individuals live with varying degrees of pain while also experiencing limited amounts of energy. There are several quick and effective ways you can increase your energy levels while reducing pain. Incorporating physical therapy into your regular routine is one way to limit pain. Call Springfield Physical Therapy for more information regarding the use

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