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Balance Issues Occur in Both Older and Younger Populations

October 22nd, 2019

Balance issues occur in anyone, regardless of age. However, the cause of balance issues and how to treat them differ in older and younger populations. We all have three systems that all work together to ensure we have good balance. We have our balance organ, which is our vestibular system in the inner ear. We

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Sports Related Ankle Sprains

October 18th, 2019

Defining Ankle Sprains Ankle sprains are a common injury in sports and are a result of excessive stress on either side of the ankle causing excessive motion in the joint. Most commonly, people roll their ankle inward causing the ligaments on the outside of the ankle to stretch, tear or rupture. Some common causes of

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Back Pain No More!

October 18th, 2019

Many of us have complained at one point or another about stiffness, or radiating pain into the buttock/legs or mid-back. These are both indicators of low back pain affecting us. Low back pain is very prevalent in our society and can greatly limit our ability to carry out daily tasks. Symptoms of Low Back Pain:

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Knee Pain Doesn’t Have to be a Common Problem

October 18th, 2019

Knee pain is a very common problem which can result in difficulty with our daily activities. Causes of Knee Pain Problems can stem from many different causes. The most common cause of knee pain and dysfunction, is weakness of musculature surrounding the knee and hip resulting in abnormal mechanics. When the knee joint is not

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Shoes can be the Cause of Foot Pain

October 17th, 2019

Now that season has finally changed over to Fall, we are ditching sandals for closed toed shoes as the weather cools off. But the extended time using sandals over the summer can result in pain and/or other symptoms of the foot and ankle. Why wearing sandals and flip-flops can cause foot pain: These sandals and

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Golfer’s Elbow and What to Do About it

October 17th, 2019

Golfer’s elbow, or sometimes called pitcher’s elbow, is medically defined as medial epicondylitis. How it Occurs This overuse injury is characterized by pain on the inside of the elbow that can radiate into the forearm. This condition occurs when inflammation affects our tendons that connect our forearm to our elbow. Golfer’s elbow usually occurs from

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Curing Hamstring Pain

October 17th, 2019

Pain that originates at our “butt” bones, behind/sides of the knee, or anywhere in between could be indicating a hamstring injury!  First, let’s discuss a little bit about the hamstring anatomy and its function in our daily life. The hamstring is comprised of three muscles: Biceps femoris Semitendinosis Semimembranosus These three muscles all originate at

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Inflammation of Our Joints

October 16th, 2019

The term arthritis is often used in everyday conversation with family and friends and is usually associated with topics of joint pain. What Arthritis Is… This term refers to the inflammation of a joint. The two most common forms of arthritis: Rheumatoid arthritis, often abbreviated to “RA,” Osteoarthritis, often abbreviated to “OA.” RA is more

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Get warm for the colder season! 

October 16th, 2019

As winter approaches, a lot of us want to get in those last hikes, swings of golf, pumpkin picking, and outdoor activities before we are confined to our homes. In the warmer months, it easier for our bodies to warm up to the activities and stresses we place on them. However, as a therapist, I

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Four Rotator Cuff Muscles and What They Do

October 16th, 2019

The rotator cuff is a group of muscles that help stabilize your shoulder within it’s socket as you do overhead movements. There are four muscles that make up the rotator cuff, each muscle has a different action and all must be equally strong and flexible in order to avoid a number of different shoulder injuries.

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