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  • The Connection Between Core Strength and Better Balance

    Physical therapy as an industry has been talking about the link between core strength and better balance for years. When the “core” muscles around your trunk are strong, they prevent chronic lower back pain and many other injuries, but they also keep you from losing your balance and falling.....

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  • 5 Ways to Relieve Back and Neck Pain

    There are common causes of both back pain and neck pain. Changes in the spine’s anatomy often cause back pain. There may be lumbar disc herniation, lumbar degenerative disc disease, osteoarthritis or sacroiliac joint dysfunction. Disc herniation occurs when the gel-like interior of the disc leaks outward and irritates.....

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  • Benefits of Therapeutic Massage for Athletes

    If you’re an athlete at any level of training or competition, you’re already familiar with the cycle of preparation, participation and recovery that seems to accompany just about any strenuous activity. First, you must prepare your muscles and connective tissues to do their job optimally well. You must then.....

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  • How to Put the Spring Back in Your Step

    Whether you’re suffering from an injury or tired, achy muscles, a physical therapist can create a personalized program to help you feel better and have more energy so you can enjoy your daily activities. Call Lonoke Physical Therapy for information to see how physical therapy can help you achieve.....

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  • How Staying Active at Work Can Increase Productivity

    Picture yourself at work. Hunched over a keyboard, clicking away on a mouse, answering the phone, or having meetings, the most moving around you are likely to do is to and from the copy machine. It is no surprise that our sedentary jobs are causing fatigue and stiffness, both.....

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  • Do You Have a Sedentary Job? How to Stay Healthy and Fit Throughout the Week  

    Do you find yourself sitting for the majority of the day? If you work at an office where you are confined to a cubicle, you may end up sitting for up to 10 hours a day. Not to mention going home and sitting on the couch after dinner. While.....

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  • How You Can Stay Active in Your 50’s & 60’s: 3 Tips to Get You Moving

    Growing older is filled with change and new challenges to be confronted. For many, these changes often involve coping with a decrease in athletic performance and abilities. However, just because you’re growing older doesn’t mean you still can’t enjoy an active lifestyle. If you are someone who is in.....

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  • Is Your Body Functioning Optimally? 5 Signs to Look For.

    The human body is a marvel of biology and genetics. It is capable of accomplishing tasks ranging from building massive structures to running a marathon. When it’s working at peak efficiency, few animals on Earth can compete with the grace and power of the human body. Unfortunately, there are.....

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  • The Best Sleeping Positions to Wake Up Pain-Free

    When it comes to muscular, joint and bone pain, sleep may play an integral role. If you’re having trouble settling your body’s score with pain, you might want to consider a few pain-free sleeping positions. Depending upon your consistent morning ailments, a few positions might reduce pain—or strike it.....

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  • 5 Steps to Your Fastest Run Time/Marathon

    If you’re a competitive runner, you know that every second counts when it comes to your run times. Trying to shave extra seconds off of your last time can be a challenge. You might try to add complex training to your workouts, or push yourself past your comfort level in order to improve. Unfortunately, this might not result.....

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