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18 Mar, 2019

What Most People Assume Makes Up the Core

By Devin Wurman, DPT The core must be one of the most complex features of the human body. Everything we do involves the core. What is the core exactly? A lot of people think it’s those wonderful six-pack abs. But really that’s not the core, that’s only a small component of the core. So what

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6 Mar, 2019

A Leading Cause People Miss Work

By Devin Wurman, DPT Back pain is one of the leading reasons people go to the doctor and a leading reason employees miss work so it’s a very important topic to understand. There are four main reason back pain can start: Muscle strains due to heavy lifting or repetitive movements Pain that you can pinpoint

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13 Feb, 2019

Trouble Bending to Tie Your Shoes?

By: C. Ashley Border, DPT Curious about why you can’t touch your toes or why the muscle in the back of your thigh keeps cramping or straining? Let’s direct our attention to the hamstring muscle! So, what in the world is a “hamstring”? This is the muscle that runs from deep in the buttock to

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30 Jan, 2019

The Key Treatment Technique to Permanent Lower Back Pain Relief

By Jeremy Schain, DPT, CSCS Back pain is a debilitating condition that will affect the majority of Americans at some point during their life. In fact, the most recent estimates range from 60% to 80 % (depending on the source), regarding the number of Americans that will experience back pain at one or more occurrences

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10 Jan, 2019

Office Ergonomics: Is Your Desk in Ergo Shape?

Do you ever experience pain or discomfort while working at your desk? Do you experience headaches, eye strain, shoulder, neck or back pain while sitting at your workstation? If you answered yes, then your office may have some shaping up to do. So what exactly is ergonomics? Ergonomics is defined as “an applied science concerned

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9 Jan, 2019

Four Common Disc Problems and What to Do About Them

By: Kiara Holmes, ATC Back problems plague much of our society today. You may know someone who suffers from back pain, or it may be you yourself. While several factors contribute to different types of pain, disc issues are a category of their own. First, what is a disc? A disc in your spine is

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7 Jan, 2019

Stand up Straight, Don’t Slouch!

By: Alyssa Burke, PTA These instructions sound familiar to anyone? I don’t know about you, but growing up, I constantly heard both of these and, “keep your shoulders back” all the time. Good posture is something that we are taught but don’t always think about as we carry on with our daily activities until we

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31 Dec, 2018

Changing positions constantly because of a back muscle strain?

By: Alyssa Burke, PTA Lower back problems are one of the most common complaints we encounter in physical therapy. The majority of adults will experience back pain at some point in their lifetime. The back pain they experience may only last a short time or it could linger for months. Back pain affects men and

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19 Dec, 2018

What REALLY is Sciatica?

By: Jason Makoutz, DPT Have you ever heard of sciatica? It’s quite for a patient to come into the clinic saying they are suffering from sciatica. However, in most cases, this is NOT actually what’s going on with them. The term sciatica tends to be thrown around and not many people have a true understanding

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10 Dec, 2018

What our walking says about our muscles and joints

By: Mike Bills, MS PT When an expert assesses your walking they are looking at what referred to as your gait. This term “gait” takes into account what all of the joints in your legs and also your trunk are doing when you move one leg and stand on the other for support. Any change

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