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Category Archives: Health and Wellness

3 Nov, 2020

Proper Warm-ups

Do you get sore after working out? Or tend to injure yourself working out? If yes, I have a question for you—what does your warm-up look like? Hopefully, it’s a dynamic warm-up. Dynamic warm-ups are the best type prior to activity because you are activating and stretching the muscles at the same time. This is the

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11 Sep, 2020

Bone Health and Fitness by Walking

Walking is a great step to improve bone health and fitness. It is one of the easiest ways to get a workout and it offers many physical and mental health benefits. So, lace up your shoes and go for a walk. Bones and Muscles Strength Walking is a low impact exercise, which means that it

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21 Aug, 2020

Putting a Spring Back in Our Step

If you suffer from knee pain, arthritis, low back pain or other aches and pains that keep you from being active, there are things you can easily do to become more active and put a spring back in your step. Change How You Sit A lot of aches and pains relate to how we use

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12 Aug, 2020

Stretches to do From the Couch

If you are someone who works long hours, or spends a lot of time watching Netflix or looking down at your phone, you may feel tight and stiff after a long day. You are not alone! You’re also not alone if you don’t have the energy to do a whole workout after a long work

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11 Aug, 2020

Stay Active with These Low Impact Activities

Do you have the desire to stay active but your joints can’t seem to keep up with the stresses applied to it with higher impact exercises such as jogging and lifting weights?  A great way to continue to stay active throughout the entirety of your life is to practice low impact activities. What is a

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15 Jun, 2020

A Sprain or A Strain

I’m sure you’ve heard of someone that has had a sprain or a strain or even experienced one yourself. Sprains and strains are common injuries that affect the soft tissues of your body. You don’t have to be an athlete to experience one of these injuries. People of all ages and activity levels are susceptible

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8 Jun, 2020

Experiencing Headaches?

Have you ever experienced recurrent headaches or ones that appear after neck movements?  There are different types of headaches that respond to different treatments.  Some are mild and resolve on their own while others can last for extended periods and can feel debilitating. Headaches can begin to affect ability to do everyday activities and overall

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8 Jun, 2020

Tight Muscles Causing Pain

Tight muscles can lead to decreased mobility, inability to perform every day activities and eventually lead to pain.  It is also true that decreased mobility and pain can lead to tight muscles. Hypomobility Hypomobility or motion that is restricted due to tight muscles, can occur because of: Extended periods of decreased motion Sedentary lifestyles Poor

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3 Jun, 2020

Here’s What to Do If Surgery Is Coming Up!

Pre-op physical therapy can help prepare you for what is going to happen.  It will help you establish your goals before and after surgery as well as determine what your expectations are. What to expect? Examination to set a plan of care and determine a baseline Set goals for before and after surgery Plan and

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28 May, 2020

Engaging Our Core Muscles

Have you heard anyone tell you that you need a stronger core?  This is because the core is the body’s support system, it helps to stabilize and transfer forces from the upper body to the lower body.  This does not mean you need six pack abs, but the deeper muscles that support your spine need

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