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Stretches to do From the Couch

August 12th, 2020

If you are someone who works long hours, or spends a lot of time watching Netflix or looking down at your phone, you may feel tight and stiff after a long day. You are not alone! You’re also not alone if you don’t have the energy to do a whole workout after a long work

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Stay Active with These Low Impact Activities

August 11th, 2020

Do you have the desire to stay active but your joints can’t seem to keep up with the stresses applied to it with higher impact exercises such as jogging and lifting weights?  A great way to continue to stay active throughout the entirety of your life is to practice low impact activities. What is a

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Easy Ways to Stay Active As We Get Older

August 4th, 2020

As we get older exercise remains a very important thing to keep up with not just for our physical health, but also for our well being.  I often hear or get asked about what exercises are appropriate to do because they are worried about pain or doing exercises that may worsen current comorbidities.  Here is

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3 Common Knee Problems We See

July 29th, 2020

If  you are concerned that you might have or have been recently diagnosed with one of these issues, consider a visit to Physical Therapy! We can make sure that you are appropriate for therapy and walk you through the process of improving your wellness and decreasing pain. Patellar pain: This refers to pain behind or

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Splash the Staff 2020! – August 3rd

July 27th, 2020

It’s that time of year again! It’s time to Splash the Staff! WHAT IS SPLASH THE STAFF? Each summer, LSTC likes to raise money for a local non-profit. We do this through an event called SPLASH THE STAFF! You can make a donation to the clinician or patient care coordinator you want to see get

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Piriformis Syndrome is a Pain in the Butt

July 24th, 2020

What is the piriformis? The piriformis is an important muscle of the hip and glutes that helps to rotate your hips to the side and move your hip to the side. The muscle connects from an area on your femur to the sacrum which lies at the base of your spine. The sciatic nerve also

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Creaky and Stiff Joints Got You Down?

July 23rd, 2020

As we get older or the more active or reversely inactive we may be we all start to notice; creaky joints, joint pain, and stiffness at some point in our lives. These symptoms affect all joints however most particularly the knees because of their weight bearing function. Maybe you have become more inactive recently just

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Click, Pop, & Crack!

July 22nd, 2020

That click pop and crack in your shoulder can develop for a variety of reasons, including: Bursitis: Inflammation of the fluid-filled sacs protecting your joint Labral tears: Torn cartilage due to injury, age, or overuse Rotator cuff injuries: Damage to the muscles and tendons  Dislocation: Your joint slips out of place Osteoarthritis: Cartilage degeneration in your

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Signs & Symptoms of Strained Muscles

July 22nd, 2020

What is a “pulled” muscle? The medical terminology for “pulled” muscle, is a strained muscle. The strain occurs when fibers of the muscles are torn. There are different degrees of a strain that directly correlate with how many fibers of the muscle are torn.  Grade 1 strain: mild damage to tissues; less than 5% of

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Common Causes of Low Back Injuries

July 21st, 2020

Back pain is a primary cause for sick-days in working environments and can cost employers up to $1,685 per employee every year. Unfortunately back injuries are quite common and can happen for a multitude of reasons. Fortunately, there is a effective way to treat these injuries. Take a look below to see what causes back

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