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Category Archives: Physical Therapy

23 Sep, 2020

Core Importance and How to Keep it Strong

The “core” is a term that loosely means the muscles of your trunk and sometimes the muscles of the hip or pelvis is also included. Some examples of core muscles are your abdominals and back muscles.  Abdominal Muscles There are actually 3 layers of muscle included in the abdominals and each one has a specific

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18 Sep, 2020

Key Ways to Relieve Neck & Back Discomfort

There are many common causes of both back pain and neck pain. However, both of these can be treated with physical therapy. Causes of Back Pain: Changes in the spine’s anatomy Lumbar disc herniation occurs when the gel-like interior of the disc leaks outward and irritates the nerve roots. It typically causes a stabbing pain

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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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1 Sep, 2020

3 Sources of Neck Problems, With 1 Solution

Most of us spend hours at our desk at work, and often are looking down at our cell phone or computer during our free time, as well as time you spend relaxing in front of the TV. What you may not realize is how all of this affects your posture. Over time, these repetitive tasks

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1 Sep, 2020

Avoiding Shoulder Injuries from Repetitive Movements

Shoulder issues like pain and weaknesses are some of the most common reasons people seek help from a physical therapist. This joint is held together by an extensive group of muscles and ligaments that can be weakened by certain repetitive movements. Most of the problems that occur with the shoulder actually involve the: Muscles Tendons

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26 Aug, 2020

Reaching into Our Cabinets Shouldn’t be a Problem

When reaching above shoulder height or across the body as we do when reaching into a cabinet or washing our hair, the acromion (which is an aspect of the shoulder blade) may rub against a tendon and this could result in pain.  This is known as shoulder impingement. Causes of shoulder impingement:  Overuse Injuries Strain

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25 Aug, 2020

Neck Problem Leading to Pain Elsewhere

With the transition to working from home and with the start of distance learning, neck pain is a common problem we are seeing in our clinic. The change in desk set up, chairs or extended time sitting and working at a desk can be a major contributor to neck pain. Neck problems can vary in

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24 Aug, 2020

Knees Hurting When You Get Up Off the Floor?

Getting onto and off the floor forces us to put our knees in a bent position and put significant force through the joint. It also requires good leg and hip strength to be able to push yourself up into a standing position again from the floor. There are a few common knee problems that can

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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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17 Aug, 2020

Is a Joint Replacement my Only Option?

Total joint replacements are not uncommon in today’s medical field. While there are many paths to a joint replacement, the most common is with aging. Frequently these replacements occur when the joint has degenerated and arthritis has progressed to cause a person pain and difficulty with daily activities. In other words, normal aging! These replacements

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