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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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Shoulders

3 Ways to Overcome Aching Shoulders

January 11th, 2021

Does your shoulder start aching towards the end of the day when you try to lift your arms? Are you met with shoulder pain and joint restriction when you reach overhead? Whether your pain is coming from an old injury or from overuse, these simple techniques can help your shoulders feel better and stronger. Overview

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Back Pain

Limited Hip Mobility Can Cause Your Back Pain

January 6th, 2021

Are you experiencing nagging back aches and wonder where the source of pain is coming from? Your hip mobility plays a large role in supporting your back and limited hip motion can cause back pain.  According to Georgetown University’s Health Policy Institute, nearly 65 million Americans reported a recent episode of back pain. 16 million

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How to Stop Suffering with Arthritis Pain

December 22nd, 2020

Osteoarthritis affects over 32.5 million US adults. Arthritis is characterized by progressive degeneration of the cartilage in the joint space. Wear and tear of the cartilage over time can lead to bone spurs, inflammation, pain, stiffness, and weakness. Arthritis can affect the joint mechanics which can lead to other muscles compensating for it. What Are

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Breaking Down The SI Joint

December 9th, 2020

Have you heard of the SacroIliac (SI) Joint? Are you frustrated that your SI joint pain is not going away? SI joint pain can be dismissed easily as “low back pain” and can lead to more serious symptoms. This article breaks down the components of the SI joint. What is the SI Joint? The Sacroiliac

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What is the Source of My Low Back Pain?

December 3rd, 2020

Back pain can come from multiple different sources and can occur for a number of different reasons. There are many structures in your low back that may contribute to various symptoms. Your low back consists of muscles, ligaments, cartilage, lumbar discs, vertebrae, and nerves. These structures can all be sources of back pain. Luckily, these

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Why Does My Body Feel So Achy When It Rains?

October 29th, 2020

Do you notice that your bones and joints ache when it is cold or rainy outside? You may be wondering why certain joints flare up and stiffen based on the weather? Can you feel that a rainstorm is approaching because your whole body feels stiff? Many physicians have observed that more people feel pain on

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How Can Physical Therapy Help My Golfer’s Elbow (Medial Epicondylitis)?

October 20th, 2020

Medial epicondylitis (commonly known as golfer’s elbow or thrower’s elbow) is a condition that develops when the tendons on the inside of the forearm become irritated, inflamed, and painful due to repetitive use of the hand, wrist, forearm and elbow. Golfer’s elbow is a form of tendinitis that affects the inner part of the elbow. 

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Cervical Radiculopathy

A Non-Operative Approach to Cervical Radiculopathy

October 7th, 2020

Cervical radiculopathy is often referred to as a pinched nerve in the neck. It is characterized by radiating pain from the neck to the shoulder, shoulder blade, arm, or hand. The condition affects an average of 85 out of 100,000 people—most often individuals in their 50s. Athletes, heavy laborers, and workers who use vibrating machinery

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