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Eliminate Pain Without MedicationPhysical therapists can help reduce and manage many types of pain, including low back pain, which affects up to 80 percent of Americans during their lifetime. Allowing a Physical Therapist to mobilizes the spine along with specifically prescribed exercises can help alleviate the pain and can have long-lasting effects. 1 If you […]
Balance Is Best
It may be difficult to choose the right exercises to do based on an ailment or for a general exercise regimen. Many times individuals have the right intention of exercising and being healthier, but just need a little guidance in selecting the most appropriate activities to engage in. Just as it is important to eat […]
Arthritic Knees: Is Surgery Your Only Option?
Knee replacement surgery is becoming commonplace in our society. But is it always necessary? Knee replacement surgeries are a major and elective surgery. One should weigh their options and carefully consider going “under the knife.” I’ve heard it time and time again from patients, “I never thought it would be this painful… I didn’t […]
What Causes Vertigo?
Vertigo or a “spinning” sensation can be caused by different conditions, such as dislodged crystals in the inner ear (BPPV/positional vertigo), infections, or buildup of fluid in the inner ear (Meniere’s disease). One of the most common causes is when some of the crystals (bone-like material that is part of the balance system) get dislodged […]
Get Your Mind Right
“Hey, how are you doing?” is probably the most commonly used phrase to start a conversation between yourself and another person. But are we really prepared for what the other person might say? Usually, the answer is “fine” or “okay.” What happens if someone shares their anxiety or pain with you? How would you respond […]
How To Have A Pain-Free New Year
It’s that time of the year again; the Holiday season is ending, and a New Year begins! Which means you may have traveled to see family, climbed up into the attic to put up the Christmas decorations, and inevitably lifted heavy luggage and presents. The latter may cause a great new year to become a […]
Fall Prevention and Decreasing Risk Factors
Five ways to prevent falls in your home: Do you have someone living in your home at risk of falling? Here are some tips to prevent falls and secure your home for your loved ones! Remove loose carpeting or tack down with tape around all edges – this includes area rugs, entryway rugs, etc Run […]
Dry Needling Can Help
Dry needling has been around for decades in the United States and used by various professionals, including physical therapists. Around the world, these techniques have been utilized for much longer and have scientific research to substantiate their effectiveness as a treatment method for pain control and restoring muscle function. After a decade-long battle with the […]
The “Core” of Your Back Pain
The phrase” you’ve gotta work your core” is frequently misinterpreted. We hear this from our doctors, our trainers, and sometimes our friends regarding treating or dealing with lower back pain. Let us first define core as the central, most important part of something. The misinterpreted portion of that phrase is the word core, as it […]
Conquer the Day
Matthew 6:25-34, Jesus teaches us about not worrying and to not be anxious about anything. Scripture tells us to focus on today and today only, tomorrow will take care of itself. Controlling what we can control and making the best of today, will help with your overall health, mood, and protection from illness. Yes, be […]
Fixing Lower Crossed Syndrome
What is Lower Crossed Syndrome? Lower crossed syndrome is a common abnormal posture associated with muscle imbalances in the lower body. This muscle imbalance consists of some weak/lengthened muscles (ie. the abdominals as well as the glutes) and some tight/over-developed muscles (ie. the lower back muscles and hip flexors). What causes lower crossed syndrome? There […]
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