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3 Reasons It’s Important to Stay Active as You Age

June 22nd, 2020

Want to Stay Healthy for Life? Start by Staying Active “You’re only as young as you feel,” or so the saying goes. It might be more accurate, however, to say that you’re only as young as your health permits. When you see elderly people shuffling along on walkers or refusing to leave their favorite chair,

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Chronic joint pain

Chronic joint pain can be debilitating. Find out how physical therapy can help relieve your aches and pains.

June 8th, 2020

Chronic joint pain can last for weeks and even months. Joints are the structures that form the connections between the bones. Joints provide support and assist you in movement. There are many different conditions that can cause chronic joint pain, including bursitis, osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, sprains and strains. Joint pain can occur in any part

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Pre and Post Surgical Rehab

Pre and Post Surgical Rehab: What Is It, and Is It Really Important?

May 18th, 2020

Scheduling Surgery? Don’t Forget the Pre-Operative and Post-Operative Rehab Surgery might not be as much of a certainty in life as death or taxes, but many of us will undergo some kind of surgical procedure. If you will be scheduling major surgery in the near future, give serious thought to scheduling two other important tasks:

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Shoulder Muscle

Could This Shoulder Muscle Be The Reason For Your Headaches?

May 8th, 2020

Headaches are one of the most frequent pains that we all share in common. It is well known that trigger points on the upper trapezius may refer pain into the temple area resulting in headaches. About the Trapezius The trapezius is one of the largest upper back and shoulder muscles. It is a triangular muscle

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Strengthen Hips

Why We Should Strengthen Our Hips

May 7th, 2020

As low back pain and hip pain become increasingly prevalent in the United States, people are overlooking the importance of hip strength and its influence on these health conditions.  Motions of the Hip Joint The hip joint is a ball and socket joint that allows your hip to move in 6 different motions. Each hip

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Sciatica

What Exactly is Sciatica?

May 4th, 2020

Sciatica is a common condition that affects up to 3 million people in the United States each year. Sciatica refers to back pain caused by irritation of the sciatic nerve. This nerve starts from your lower back and runs down the back of each leg. When injuries put pressure or irritate the sciatic nerve, it

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Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy can help you ditch the pain meds!

May 4th, 2020

Millions of individuals live with chronic pain. To cope with everything from back and joint pain to debilitating pain from accidents, many people have turned to pain medication. Whether prescription or over-the-counter, there are several drawbacks to relying on medication to relieve pain. Pain pills can sometimes interact with other medications, they can be addictive,

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What do you think is causing your back pain? Could it be a herniated disc? Find out.

April 20th, 2020

Has anyone ever told you they have a “slipped disc”? This term is actually a misnomer, since discs don’t really “slip” but either degenerate, bulge, or herniate. Fortunately, a physical therapist can treat all these issues! Contact Respire Physical Therapy today! The latter condition, called a disc herniation, occurs when the outer layer of the

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How proper nutrition can help with aches and pains.

April 6th, 2020

Many people know that good nutrition is the pathway to good health. But, many don’t realize that good nutrition can also help with those aches and pains. Combine good nutrition with physical therapy, and it’s a powerful duo. Nutrition and Physical Therapy “A systematic review and meta-analysis in the 2017 European Journal of Nutrition found

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