Category: fitness

Headaches

Headaches can ruin your day, let alone, make it difficult to get anything done. PT can help!

July 10th, 2020

Dealing with headaches around the clock is incredibly frustrating, and can quickly become debilitating. Whether they are tension headaches or more traditional migraine headaches, waking up with the pain already present in your head only to feel it grow more intense and painful as the day goes on can interfere with whatever you have planned

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Activities

Get Back to the Activities You Once Loved With Physical Therapy!

July 10th, 2020

Can’t Live Life on Your Own Terms? Turn to Physical Therapy for Help That oil painting you started way back when still awaits the finishing touches. You bought a guitar last year, but you can’t stand the thought of trying to play it. Your golf friends wonder if you’re ever going to join them for

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Stay Active

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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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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