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Category Archives: Health & Wellness

14 Nov, 2019

Don’t spend the rest of your life taking medicine to control the pain. Talk to your doctor about physical therapy!

How does your chronic pain affect you? Perhaps you have a hard time getting out of bed or climbing stairs. Maybe you find yourself feeling stressed, distracted, and depressed at work. You might wake up in the middle of the night or struggle to fall asleep because of pain. If you’re like many of the

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10 Oct, 2019

3 Reasons it’s important to stay active as you age

There are so many things to look forward to with age—spending more time with loved ones, watching your family grow, experiencing new things. But if you’re in your fifth, sixth, or seventh, decade, have you started to notice aches, pains, and other issues making movement more difficult? If so, you’re not alone. Age-related debility and

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20 Sep, 2019

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

Finding ways to stay active can be difficult regardless of your weekly schedule, but when your nine-to-five grind means sitting at a desk for 40+ hours every week, the idea of developing an active lifestyle can seem almost laughably unachievable. Finding the time to fit in 30 – 60 minutes of activity into your daily

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10 Jun, 2019

How Do You Know if You Have a Herniated Disc?

Do you have sharp pain in a particular part of your arm or leg? It may be a herniated disc. However, it could be another problem. Herniated or bulging discs are often blamed for radiating pains, numbness and tingling in the extremities, but they are often not the culprits.   Herniated discs are caused by

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20 Apr, 2019

The Connection Between Core Strength and Better Balance

Physical therapy as an industry has been talking about the link between core strength and better balance for years. When the “core” muscles around your trunk are strong, they prevent chronic lower back pain and many other injuries, but they also keep you from losing your balance and falling down. A stronger core will help

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20 Feb, 2019

5 Benefits of Therapeutic Massage for Athletes

As an athlete, you already know that you’ve got to maintain optimal health if you want to keep playing the sport you love. Physical therapy with an experienced physical therapist is a big part of that, especially when you’re recovering from an injury. One of the main parts of a good physical therapy regimen after

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10 Feb, 2019

Is Pain Stopping You From Getting Back in the Game?

According to the American Academy of Pain Medicine, at least 100 million Americans are living with chronic pain (pain lasting longer than three months). As if this isn’t a troubling enough trend, in recent years, physicians have been prescribing more and more prescription pain medications, including opioids. In the year 2013 alone, physicians prescribed nearly

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20 Dec, 2018

How to Put the Spring Back in Your Step

Whether you’re suffering from an injury or tired, achy muscles, a physical therapist can create a personalized program to help you feel better and have more energy so you can enjoy your daily activities. Call PRO Physical Therapy for information to see how physical therapy can help you achieve better overall health and greater physical

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20 Nov, 2018

5 Reasons Why You Need to Start Stretching

If there’s one thing that you can count on a physical therapist introducing into every session, it’s stretching. Yes, building strength and endurance is important. But whether you’re an athlete, or someone coping with the aches and pains of aging, increasing your flexibility through stretching is crucial. Read on to learn more about some of

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10 Nov, 2018

How to Find Relief from Stress-Related Headaches

Headaches are the third most common pain complaint throughout the world. They are debilitating and can greatly impact a person’s quality of life. Fortunately, relief is possible. By working with a trained physical therapist, you can experience immediate pain relief from stress-related headaches and other ailments that may be contributing to your suffering. In this

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