Category: Health and Wellness

5 Activities To Put You On a Path Toward Better Health

5 Activities To Put You On a Path Toward Better Health

May 12th, 2021

Do you spend your days hobbling painfully from your bed to your reclining chair and back? Does the simple idea of taking part in any kind of vigorous activity make you cringe? Physical activity is most likely the furthest thing from your mind if you suffer from chronic pain. The truth, however, is that getting

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Are You Constantly In Pain? It May Be Time To Change Your Diet

May 3rd, 2021

Inflammation is a natural process the body uses to protect itself and to promote healing. During the inflammation process, your body increases its production of white blood cells. Chronic inflammation, however, can damage the body. Living with continual inflammation can cause pain, swelling, and redness in the affected areas. It can also increase your risk

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Which Muscles Are Used When Negotiating Stairs?

April 14th, 2021

Do you have pain going up and down the stairs? Are you extra cautious going up the stairs due to fear of falling? Climbing stairs is a daily activity that is fundamental to getting around the community. Although stairs seem like a simple activity, your body uses various muscles to complete the movement. This article

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3 Exercises to Improve Knee Stability

March 19th, 2021

You may be wondering why your knee buckles when you go up and down the stairs. Do you feel like your knee is unstable and that it may slip out with sudden movements? You may be experiencing knee instability. Common Knee Injuries that Contribute To Knee Instability Meniscus Tear: a meniscus tear occurs in the

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Physical Therapy After Surgery

March 10th, 2021

Although we may not realize it, any kind of major surgery is a serious life decision. Surgery can leave patients in pain, weak, bed bound, and even depressed. It is important to recover quickly and successfully so that you can resume all the activities you enjoy. Doctors, patients, and scientific research are proving that physical

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Does your desk job keep you sedentary? Here’s how to stay active during the 9-5!

February 15th, 2021

One of the many benefits of physical therapy is that it helps show you how physical activity is medicine! Our physical therapy team strongly believes that the human body was meant to move, and when it doesn’t, things start to break down. Unfortunately, the modern environment isn’t great for promoting regular physical activity. Many of

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Eating Right: A Simple Technique for Reducing Pain and Inflammation

Eating Right: A Simple Technique for Reducing Pain and Inflammation

February 5th, 2021

Do you deal with chronic pain or inflammation in your daily life? It isn’t uncommon, but it is avoidable. While exercise is a crucial part of your physical therapy regimen, proper nutrition can also play an important role.  The foods you eat work to fuel your body, and eating the right ones can help you

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Why Muscle Imbalance Can Be Dangerous?

January 22nd, 2021

Are you experiencing muscle imbalance during your exercises? Do you notice that your body is asymmetrical? Do you look in the mirror and see that certain muscles have size imbalances?  For proper movement, opposing muscle groups must work and coordinate together. Muscle length and muscle strength need to be balanced for normal movement and function.

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Physical Activity

Increase Your Physical Activity with These 7 Tips!

January 10th, 2021

The longer you cope with chronic pain, the more it starts to feel like the pain will never go away. Once you start to accept a particular pain as a part of your life, it becomes more and more difficult to look at the pain as something that you can handle and treat. Instead, many

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