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Handle Low Back Pain

January 2nd, 2020

Low back pain can affect our lives in many ways. It can prevent us from exercising, sleeping, working, and spending time with our families. Those four activities alone make up pretty much the entire day for a lot of us. So the question becomes, why aren’t we taking action to handle our pain? Signs and

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Choose Physical Therapy First

December 30th, 2019

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 active one day. We assume the pain is normal. But when that pain doesn’t go away, the next

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Treating Plantar Fasciitis and Other Foot Problems

December 27th, 2019

It’s common, no matter our age, to experience foot and ankle pain, or discomfort in our heels and arches. This discomfort and pain makes daily, functional activities such as standing, walking and using stairs difficult.  Causes Foot and ankle pain can stem from a number of factors.  Some common ones include: Poor footwear Weakness in

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The Importance of Strength in Athletes

December 27th, 2019

Why Strength is Important For athletes being stronger will help them experience a significant decrease in potential for injury. It will also allow them to experience an overall greater ease of activity and movement with everything they do. Typically, there will be no immediate effect to having weakness in a particular muscle in your body.

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Eliminating Back Discomfort

December 26th, 2019

Being plagued by the inability to sleep, experiencing stiffness, or having difficulty with activities that we love, are often indicators of back issues. Often back pain is a signal of issues up and down the chain. Your spine connects your upper body and your lower body so it is important that we seek out the

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The Solution to Foot and Ankle Pain

December 24th, 2019

Foot and ankle problems make daily, functional activities such as standing, walking and using stairs difficult. In addition to the daily functions mentioned above, it can also mean they have trouble going from a seated position to a standing one without pain. Even taking just a few steps can be painful due to muscle tightness

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Desk Jobs and Neck Discomfort

December 24th, 2019

Many of us have sedentary jobs at a desk and/or using mobile technology for day to day communications. It’s so easy for us to slip into a poor posture when we’re mindlessly reading emails or sending texts. The problem is that these poor postures are therefore creating more complaints of neck discomfort. Neck pain is

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Improving Balance and Reducing Injuries

December 24th, 2019

Balance is what gives us the ability to walk on two legs and perform our daily routines.  Our sense of balance changes over the course of our entire lives. Balance and the vestibular system develop as we grow from a baby all the way through adulthood, and then declines as we get older. Most people

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Shoulder Overuse Injuries 

December 20th, 2019

About the Shoulder The shoulder is a very mobile joint due to its ball and socket design which gives it a large range of movement. So…it needs to be stabilized by all the muscles and ligaments that surround the joint. Many factors can result in these muscles and ligaments being over worked including:  Weakness Fatigue

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Tendonitis: The Facts

December 19th, 2019

Tendonitis can be summarized as inflammation or irritation of the tendon. A tendon is a thick cord like structure that connects muscle to bone. All throughout our body, we have muscles that are attached to bones by tendons, which is why so many people suffer from tendonitis somewhere in their body. Tendonitis is a result

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