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Physical Therapy Isn't Only For Recovery After Surgery

Physical Therapy Isn’t Only For Recovery After Surgery

April 15th, 2021

Ranging from a dull ache to excruciating, back pain can keep you from performing simple daily tasks you once enjoyed. There are few conditions that are more uncomfortable than back pain. While nearly 80 percent of adults experience back pain at some point in their lives, the treatments used to alleviate it are varied. Some

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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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Dealing With Tension Headaches? Physical Therapy Can Help.

Dealing With Tension Headaches? Physical Therapy Can Help.

April 5th, 2021

Have you ever seen someone at work or in a difficult situation holding their head? What was your first initial thought? Most of us would assume either that they’re under extreme stress, or that they have a headache. In fact, you may be right on both counts. Both physical and emotional stress can cause tension

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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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Are You Dependent on Opioids For Pain Relief?

Are You Dependent on Opioids For Pain Relief?

March 15th, 2021

When people If you depend on pain medications to make it through the day because of a chronic pain condition, know that you are not alone. You should also know that even though this is a common problem for many Americans, it is not normal or healthy in the slightest. Our nation is currently experiencing

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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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4 Reasons Hip and Knee Pain Doesn’t Have to Control Your Life

4 Reasons Hip and Knee Pain Doesn’t Have to Control Your Life

March 5th, 2021

If you have been struggling with hip and knee pain for a while, it may feel like your pain is here to stay. You might even feel like nothing in the world can offer you lasting joint pain relief! Good news is on the horizon though — physical therapy is one of the best ways

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Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Troubles?

February 23rd, 2021

Do you experience knee instability? Are you worried about changing directions when walking because you are afraid of sharp knee pain? Do you favor one leg more than the other? Knee irritation with certain movements is a sign that your Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) may have too much laxity or that your ACL is damaged.

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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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