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Category Archives: Health and Wellness

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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28 May, 2020

Persistent Knee Discomfort and the Road to Relief

Don’t let persistent KNEE PAIN hold you back… Knee pain is something that everyone will experience at some point in their lifetime. Having knee pain can be the result of many factors and affects all ages. We as physical therapy clinicians work with patients to educate them about their problem in addition to how it

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18 May, 2020

Utilizing Dumbbells can Cause a Bicep Strain

With everyone at home and doing at home workouts it’s important to be careful especially if you are just starting to do this for the first time. The bicep is that muscle that people are always striving to make big in the upper arm.  A common issue that occurs when utilizing dumbbells is a bicep

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19 Mar, 2020

Keeping up with Home Exercise Programs

Knock Knock… Who’s There… Covid…Covid Who?…. Is your mouth covid when you cough? Continuing Home Exercises Right now, as you are all well aware, the whole world is responding to a pandemic. The Coronavirus—which is one of many coronaviruses that have affected people in the past—Covid-19 has everyone on lockdown. You may be in quarantine

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12 Mar, 2020

COVID-19: Preventing the Spread 101

Steps to a Virus Free Clinic! At LSTC we take pride in having a germ and virus free clinic all the time. We do this through cleaning and disinfecting equipment, exam tables and counters, washing our hands frequently, and staying home when sick. Several times throughout the day we clean and disinfect: Check-in and Check-out

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28 Jan, 2020

Nutrition for Concussion Management

The body was created to heal itself under the right conditions. With any injury, an inflammatory process begins to help repair and realign tissue that has been disrupted in some way. The body begins this process on its own, but is aided with the help of proper nutrition. What you place in your body can

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