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Common Causes of Shoulder Pain and How Physical Therapy Can Help

June 20th, 2020

Your shoulder is the most flexible and movable joint in your body, consisting of several bones, muscles, joints and tendons. This means there are several ways the shoulder can become injured and cause pain. There are many causes of shoulder pain and steps you can take to eliminate the discomfort. Physical therapy is an effective

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Stop Relying On Opioids To Manage Your Pain. Physical Therapy Can Help!

June 10th, 2020

Do you depend on drugs like oxycodone or hydrocodone just to make it through your day without crippling pain? Do you find yourself watching the clock anxiously until it’s time for your next dosage? If you answered yes to either of these questions, it’s possible you’re on the brink of opioid dependence. You might be

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Nutrition Tips To Decrease Pain and Inflammation

May 20th, 2020

Nutrition plays a crucial role in preventing and eliminating pain and inflammation in the body. It’s important to understand what pain and inflammation are, the causes and symptoms, and how both nutrition and physical therapy can help. If you’re experiencing pain and inflammation in your joints, the cause could be more obvious than you think.

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Is Stretching a Real Form of Exercise?

May 10th, 2020

You probably already know there are a ton of different factors that contribute to maintaining your health. Getting a full night’s rest, staying hydrated during the day, and eating well-balanced meals are the most commonly shared tips when it comes to living a healthy lifestyle, maintaining your heart health and nervous system. However, this is

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Get Your Hip and Knee Joints Moving Again with These 5 At-Home Exercises

April 20th, 2020

Are your hips and knees feeling stiff, achy, or even painful? Noticing more discomfort in your joints when standing up and moving around? If so, you’re not alone. This quarantine has taken a toll on many people’s bodies, as it has become much more difficult to maintain the same levels of physical activity at home.

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Get Back to Comfort with These Back Exercises – All of Which You Can Do at Home!

April 10th, 2020

Are you feeling back pain after being quarantined to your home? You may be wondering, “Why is this? I’ve barely left the couch!” Well, therein lies the issue. The sedentary lifestyle that I’m sure many people have experienced since being quarantined to their homes can actually lead to more aches, pains, and discomfort than one

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How Do You Know if You Have a Herniated Disc?

March 20th, 2020

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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Is Your Shoulder Pain Coming From the Rotator Cuff?

March 10th, 2020

Have you ever felt a twinge in your shoulder when lifting something? Do you suffer from an aching shoulder at the end of the day? This could be a sign that your rotator cuff is weak and irritated. Various studies show that 20% of people with shoulder pain after age 32 have a rotator cuff

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Can’t Stand Cardio? No Problem! 3 Foolproof Ways to Complete Your Exercises

January 20th, 2020

We all know that cardio takes time. In fact, one of the most common complaints we hear from patients who come to us for physical therapy exercises is that there simply isn’t enough time in their busy days to complete cardio workouts. Other times, whether there’s a time constraint or not, many people report a

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Become a Morning Person By Changing Your Routine

January 10th, 2020

Any physical therapist you see will stress the importance of maintaining a healthy routine. Physical therapists are experts in helping patients with their mobility and function, but they can also play an integral role in helping implement healthy lifestyle choices – including a beneficial morning routine. If you are interested in finding out more regarding

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