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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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26 Nov, 2018

Back Discomfort Making it Difficult to Complete Your Daily Routine?

Back discomfort can be debilitating no matter what your walk of life. People living with back pain are often plagued by the inability to sleep, stiffness or difficulty with activities that they love. These may include running or hiking, gardening, walking the dog or playing with their grandchildren. Back pain is something we treat lots

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21 Nov, 2018

Ever have an ache that seemed to start for no reason?

Believe it or not, your hips play a large role in the health of your back and limited hip mobility can cause back pain.  Do you have an aching back at the end of the day and wonder where the source of your pain is coming from? You are not alone! More than 80 percent of the

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5 Nov, 2018

Difficulty Sleeping, Exercising or Working?

By: Jason Makoutz, DPT Q&A How does back pain usually start? Many times back pain starts from a specific incident where you overexerted yourself, lifted something improperly, performed more of an activity than you were used to, sitting/standing more prolonged amount of time, or a traumatic incident. Often times it is a combination of several

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1 Nov, 2018

Muscle spasms happening in the back?

Lower back pain is very prevalent in our society and can greatly limit your ability to carry out daily tasks. Unfortunately, many people think it is just something they have to “live with.” However, physical therapy can be extremely beneficial for resolving low back pain and limiting recurrent episodes thus greatly improving your quality of

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