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What does the body’s core include?

August 15th, 2018

By Alyssa Burke, LPTA Many people will experience some form of lower back pain in the course of their life. There are many factors that can contribute to lower back pain. Some of the most common sources include: Muscle Strains Overuse Injuries Disc and Skeletal Issues Poor Posture When treating lower back pain, it is

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This joint can flex, extend, adduct and abduct

August 15th, 2018

The shoulder is probably he most unstable joint in the entire body. The shoulder complex is the only joint in the human body that can perform true ‘circumduction,’ which is a combination of flexion, extension, adduction and abduction. The shoulder is a true ball and socket joint. The ball refers to the humeral head and

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Why Physical Therapy Should Be Your First Stop

August 15th, 2018

By: Rachel Herrmann, DPT It’s common for us to say, ‘I’ll wait and see if it gets better.’ Often times, people will get an injury or develop a pain and then wait a period of time to see if it will go away on its own—especially if it starts after we were a little more

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Joint Mobility vs. Joint Stability

August 14th, 2018

By: Cierra Washington, ATC Are we talking about joint mobility or stability? Many people tend to used the wrong word when speaking about the body. So let’s clear this up, starting with the breakdown of the words. A “joint” refers to any location in the body in which two bones meet together. Now on to

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Trying to avoid prescription meds or injections to alleviate discomfort

August 14th, 2018

Knee pain is a very common problem which can result in difficulty with many daily activities. People commonly come to physical therapy with different complaints involving the knee. The number one complaint is knee pain that is under or around the knee cap that can greatly limit your functional mobility. Some people also experience stiffness

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Carrying a bag of groceries uncomfortable?

August 14th, 2018

By: Alyssa Burke, PTA We often don’t realize how much we move our shoulders throughout our day until we feel pain or are unable to move our shoulders. There are many conditions that may cause us to experience pain, loss of range of motion or stiffness in our shoulders. These problems don’t have to happen

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Weather Causing Joint Stiffness to Flare Up

August 14th, 2018

By Devin Wurman, DPT Prior to all the recent torrential downpours we’ve had, our summer was relatively dry. But with the humidity rising and falling and the temperature being up and down with the rain, another impact in addition to a soggy backyard is joint pain. We’ve had many patients coming in and complaining about

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Trouble bending and extending this lower extremity joint?

August 13th, 2018

By Angie Austin, LPTA Many people associate knee pain with the older population. However, we treat patients of all ages for knee pain. Whether it’s due to arthritis or an injury, it is important to know what causes that knee pain. The knee is a large hinge joint that gives you the ability to bend

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Spend several hours at a computer each day?

August 13th, 2018

Neck problems are becoming more common due our sedentary lifestyles. How often do we use computers and phones throughout the day? Now think about your posture whenever you use these devices. Chances are, there’s probably room for improvement there. Posture plays a large role in maintaining neck health and limits your chance of developing problems

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Take Steps To Treating Lower Extremity Problems

August 6th, 2018

By Jessica Freedman, ATC When is the last time you could walk the dog, go shopping, take your kids to the amusement park, go for a run, or even just stand for prolonged periods of time without experiencing nagging foot or ankle pain? If you or someone you know is experiencing foot/ankle pain, know that

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