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Arthritic Pains Wearing You Down? Try Physical Therapy

March 20th, 2020

If you are living with arthritis, you’re not alone. In fact, there are over 100 different types of arthritis that people are diagnosed with. If you are living with painful, achy, or weak joints, you may be experiencing the symptoms of arthritis.   The most common demographic to be diagnosed with arthritis is the elderly;

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Reducing Inflammation with the Right Nutritional Fuels

March 10th, 2020

Does your daily life revolve around chronic pain or inflammation? While this is a common everyday roadblock that many people experience, there are actually some simple ways to avoid it. It is no secret that exercise is a crucial part of any physical therapy regimen, but fueling your body with nutritional meals also plays an

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5 Reasons Why Stretching Will Benefit Your Overall Health

February 20th, 2020

Stretching is an important part of physical therapy, and many physical therapists will include specific stretches into their sessions. Strength and endurance are both undeniably important; however, stretching is a crucial part of anyone’s exercise regimen, whether you are an athlete or someone coping with aches and pains. Stretching helps in increasing flexibility, which can

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Why Use Opioids When You Can Find Natural Relief? 

February 10th, 2020

We’re all aware of the opioid crisis plaguing the nation. It’s scary – it’s as if every time we turn on the news, we hear another story about the epidemic.  Approximately 11.5 million people in the United States misused the painkilling drugs they were prescribed, costing an estimated $504 million in economic costs. According to

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Do You Know The Difference Between Sprains and Strains?

January 20th, 2020

We’ve all been there – walking down the street, not paying attention when suddenly your ankle slips off the curb. There’s immediate pain, but it’s difficult to determine if it’s an injury that will go away on its own with a little RICE (rest, ice, compression, elevation) treatment, or if a visit to the doctor

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The Top 5 Reasons Why You Should Consider Physical Therapy

January 10th, 2020

According to the American Academy of Pain Medicine, approximately 100 million Americans live with chronic pain. So, if you are living with chronic pain, or pain lasting three months or longer, you are not alone.    Unfortunately, that also means that the dependency on prescription medications is continuously growing. In the year 2013, doctors across

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Don’t Join the Opioid Epidemic. How Physical Therapy Can Help Ditch the Pain Meds.

December 4th, 2019

It seems like every time you turn on the news there is another story about the opioid epidemic gripping the country. There is good reason for the panic. In 2016 alone, 116 people died each day from opioid-related drug overdoses. Some 11.5 million Americans misused prescription painkillers in some way, costing an estimated $504 million

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Sprains, Strains and Ankle Pains! What You Need to Know and When to See a Therapist.

December 4th, 2019

There you are, walking through the park on a bright summer day when suddenly you find a hole with your foot. Before you know it, you are in pain, collapsed in a crumpled heap, hoping no one saw your graceful fall. What do you do? How do you know whether it is an injury that

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Want to Fix Lower Back Pain? Try These 3 Simple Tips!

September 20th, 2019

With over-dependence on prescription medication on the rise, many people with lower back pain are looking for a simpler solution. And according to a study in the BMC Health Services medical journal, physical therapy can prevent dependencies while reducing the cost to the patient. In fact, your physical therapist can not only help your lower

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How Proper Nutrition can Reduce Pain and Inflammation

September 12th, 2019

Proper nutrition can play a key role if you deal with chronic pain or inflammation in your life. Eating the right foods can help your body recover from many different conditions, which is why diet is an important part of any physical therapy regimen. Proper exercise, reducing stress and eating right can all work together

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