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How Important is Physical Therapy Before and After Surgery?

June 18th, 2020

It’s a wise idea to work with a physical therapist both before and after surgery. Working with a physical therapist prior to your operation — sometimes referred to as “prehab” — can help you to prepare emotionally and physically for the surgery. And when the operation is done, physical therapy can help to ensure a

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Treat Stress-Related Headaches with Physical Therapy. Find Out How it Works.

June 8th, 2020

There is nothing worse than that feeling of having your head in a clamp. Whether the pain starts in your neck, the back of your head or front and center behind your eyes, stress headaches can derail your entire day. While reducing your stress level can often reduce your stress-related headaches, getting rid of the

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Say No to Opioids! 3 Ways Physical Therapy Can Naturally Relieve Pain

May 18th, 2020

Physical Therapy: The Natural Alternative to Drugs Does the prospect of taking painkilling drugs for the rest of your life fill you with concern? If it doesn’t, then it should — especially if the drugs in question are opioids. Many chronic pain sufferers who can’t get the relief they need from NSAIDs or steroids feel

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Always suffering from aches and pains in your joints? 3 Reasons to consider Physical Therapy

May 4th, 2020

Do you have chronic pain? If so, you’re in the company of at least 20% of the United States population, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). At Priority Physical Therapy, we work with people every day who are dealing with the physical and mental effects of chronic pain caused by conditions

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Looking to Enhance Your Physical Performance? Try Therapeutic Massage!

April 20th, 2020

If you are an athlete, you know the dedication that comes with it. Whether you’re preparing for an important game, competition, recital, or marathon, it’s no secret that the training is extensive. Because of this, it is likely that you will be faced with some sort of roadblock along the way, due to sore or

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Relieve Your Pain While Also Increasing Your Energy with These 5 Steps

April 6th, 2020

If you live with pain, you know how limiting it can be. Fortunately, there are some simple lifestyle changes you can make in order to decrease your pain while simultaneously increasing your energy. When you do these in addition to your physical therapy treatments, you can help recover from your pain and reach the physical

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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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