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  • The Unexpected Benefits of Stretching

    Many non-athletes — and even a few actual jocks — are guilty of either rushing through their warm-up stretching, or skipping the cool-down moves after the workout. Yet, along with cardio and strength-training, stretching also delivers significant health benefits. You probably already know that stretching extends your overall range.....

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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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  • Tips to Treat Your Arthritis Pain

    If you are like the one in four American adults who suffer from arthritis symptoms, you are looking for options for managing the day to day aches and pains and often debilitating loss of mobility.  Fortunately, there are many things you can do that, when combined with physical therapy,.....

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  • Still hurting? Your Diet Could Be Why  

    What you put in your mouth can make your aches and pains worse. Like they say, “You are what you eat.” There are many foods that can cause inflammation and actually result in pain. Eating a healthier diet can help you feel better, without those nagging aches and pains......

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  • Without Intervention, Your Lower Back Pain Could Be Here to Stay

    Ask any physical therapist, and you’ll get confirmation that lower back pain is the most frequent complaint they’re asked to treat. Often, back strain goes away on their own, especially with the classic “RICE” treatment. But when rest, ice, compression and elevation just can’t cut the pain, physical therapy.....

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  • Why Physical Therapy is Important Before You Have Surgery

    It is easy to see why physical therapy is important after surgery. Not only can it help minimize the development of scar tissue around the wound, it can also help a person heal faster and return to full mobility. It may be a little more difficult to see why.....

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  • Four at Home Exercises to Stretch out Your Hip Flexors

    There are few things more painful than hip flexors that stop working the way they should. Ranging from a dull ache to stabbing pains in the pelvis or groin area, problems with hip flexors can stem from overuse, underuse, improper use, and a lack of good stretching habits. Fortunately,.....

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  • Why physical therapy is important after you have surgery

    In the weeks leading up to surgery, the most feared words after “anesthesia” and “hospital” are “physical therapy.” For many people, the anticipation of any pain that goes along with physical therapy is enough to keep them from stepping foot into a PT’s office after surgery. In reality, the.....

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  • Scoliosis: Causes, Symptoms and Treatments

    Scoliosis, or curvature of the spine, often occurs when children are just entering puberty, which is a stressful enough time without also having to deal with a physical limitation. The cause is not always known, although rarer forms are connected to injury, muscular dystrophy or cerebral palsy. Yet through.....

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  • Plantar Fasciitis: What it is and How Physical Therapy Can Help

    Nobody expects to feel stabbed when they get out of bed in the morning, but that’s exactly what people with plantar fasciitis experience the moment their heels touch the floor. Fortunately, there’s non-surgical help for this painful foot condition.   What is plantar fasciitis? When the band of tissues.....

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