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Rotator Cuff Injuries

A rotator cuff tear is a common injury, but that doesn’t make it any easier to deal with the pain and the interruption it may cause in your life. If left untreated, a rotator cuff tear can cause severe pain and a decreased ability to use your arm. The good news is...

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Exercising with Sore Joints

If you suffer from joint pain, you might feel like exercise isn’t for you. Many of our clients feel like they have to lead an inactive lifestyle because they’re waiting for a certain joint to quit causing them pain. Making some simple changes to your lifestyle and...

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Upper Back Exercises

Your upper back is supported by many muscles in your shoulders, back, neck, and chest. It’s important to exercise these muscles regularly, so you can give your upper back the support it needs. Don’t wait until you feel pain in your upper back from lack of exercise and...

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Running Gait

Running is a favorite hobby of many and is a great way to keep yourself in shape as you age. While many people are able to keep up with this hobby with only minor aches and pains, some people develop serious injuries that slow their progress down and affect their...

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Ankle Sprains and Physical Therapy

Of all sports injuries in the United States, 45% are ankle sprains. Though common, these types of injuries can severely impact your day-to-day activities. Not to mention, they can be downright painful. An ankle sprain is an injury that impacts the ligaments...

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PT and Arthritis

When you hear “physical therapy”, what’s the first thing that comes into your mind? If you said athletic injuries or broken bones, you’re not alone. Physical therapy is widely seen as a way to recover from injuries sustained from sports or other activities. What many...

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Exercise Goals that Stick

The New Year is coming up quickly and with it, a resolve to make some goals. We’ve all been in the situation where we make solid fitness goals, only to find ourselves losing our motivation a week or two into the year. Today, we’re sharing some tips to help you make...

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Physical Therapy: Alternative to Opioids

Seeing a physical therapist can benefit you in numerous ways. Today we’re discussing a benefit of seeing a physical therapist that may surprise you. If you’re dealing with chronic pain, you may have turned to opioids in the past, or may even be dependent on them now...

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Back Stretches

If you suffer from back pain, you know how debilitating it can be. In most cases, stretching and yoga can help strengthen your back and core muscles and cut down on some of this pain. If you are faced with severe back pain however, medical attention may be necessary....

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Snow Removal Safety

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! That is, until you have to get outside to shovel your sidewalk and driveway. The chore of shoveling snow combines heavy back lifting with cold weather, making this activity potentially hazardous to your health. We’re sharing...

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Aquatic Therapy + Arthritis

Arthritis can make exercise and daily activities seem unbearable. If you feel like your methods of managing your pain aren’t working, you should consider aquatic therapy. Aquatic therapy can assist in increasing mobility and strength through low-impact exercises. Some...

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Staying Healthy During the Holidays

The holidays can be a difficult time to stay on track when it comes to healthy eating and exercise. With plenty of tasty treats and elaborate dinners, it’s no wonder even the fittest of us gain a few extra pounds. In celebration of the upcoming holidays, we’re sharing...

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Exercising at Work

A normal 9 to 5 job can wreak havoc on your health if you are not careful. Sitting for long periods of time can significantly increase your risks for musculoskeletal disorders, obesity, diabetes, cancer, heart disease, and more. Stress induced from a full-time job can...

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Exercising in your Golden Years

Staying active in your later years can greatly improve your quality of life. It can also lower your risk for many health problems such as heart disease. In your later years of life, you want to live comfortably and independently. By making an effort to stay active,...

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Upper Body Exercises

Not everyone has access to a gym or has equipment to exercise in their home. It is still important to get a complete workout in regularly. So, how do you do that? We are sharing tips today on how to get a great upper body/arm workout at home without equipment. There...

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PT and Your Feet

Are you experiencing foot pain? You’re not alone. Your feet are the some of the hardest working parts of your body so it only makes sense there can be some damage caused to them. There are many disorders your feet can suffer from and you don’t have to live in pain....

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Exercising in the Cold

As the weather begins to cool down, your exercise regimen may get interrupted. It can be hard to find motivation to get outside and exercise and if you’re not careful in the cold, you can damage your body. Before you head outside for your next workout, keep these...

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Women and Physical Therapy

Urinary incontinence is a real problem for a lot of women. If you’re experiencing this, you’re not alone. More than 13 million Americans suffer from incontinence and women are twice as likely as men to develop this condition. Urinary incontinence isn’t only found in...

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Positive Attitude at Physical Therapy

Whether you’re experiencing pain from an injury or chronic pain, the process to recovery can be overwhelming and frustrating. You may find yourself feeling discouraged about your situation and how slow the healing process feels. There’s one thing you can do right now...

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Chronic Pain and Physical Therapy

At least 116 million Americans suffer with chronic pain each year. Chronic pain is defined as pain that lasts for several months, or in some cases, years. This can be frustrating and discouraging as you go from doctor to doctor with no clear diagnosis or treatment...

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Happy World Physical Therapy Day!

Today is World Physical Therapy Day! We are celebrating by sharing with you why physical therapy is so important and how it can benefit you. Though you may relate physical therapy mainly with injury recovery, there are so many other benefits this exciting field can...

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Elbows 101

Women, children, and the elderly are more at risk for elbow fractures. This can happen easily by falling and trying to catch yourself by reaching out your arms. There are three types of fractures, ranging from least severe to the most. If you have a type 3 fracture,...

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