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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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PT and High School Athletes

As children all over the state return to school, they also return to playing sports for their various schools. Practicing and playing in games can be exciting, but this is also where a lot of injuries tend to happen. Having a physical therapist on the sidelines...

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Overtraining Injuries

Once you start placing unreasonable demands on your body, you start to overtrain. This can easily result in injuries. Overtraining injuries can put a quick stop to any progress you’ve been trying to make and can also result in expensive medical bills if your injuries...

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Foot Strengthening

The muscle groups in both of your feet make up 25% of the number of the body’s muscles. If you neglect strengthening these muscle groups, you can end up with pain and foot problems. With proper training and conditioning, these problems are preventable. Having quality...

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Back Surgery and PT

Back surgery is often a last resort for patients who have already tried many different treatment options for pain relief. Our physical therapists are trained to help manage your pain and rebuild strength following back surgery. Think of it this way: When you have back...

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Why You Should Get an Annual PT Exam

When most people think of physical therapy, they think of recovering from various injuries or accidents. While physical therapy can help you recover from injuries, there is another useful aspect of this incredible field. Your overall health can be greatly improved if...

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Foot Strengthening

Did you know that your feet need training and conditioning, just like the rest of your body? If you participate in sports or live an active lifestyle, your feet can absorb a lot of impact. When your feet aren’t strong or if they become injured, you may experience more...

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Physical Therapy and Brain Injury

When an accident or event disrupts the way the brain functions, it is called a traumatic brain injury (TBI). The most common causes of TBIs include car accidents, falls, and blows to the head in sports. People ages 15-19 have a higher risk of TBI because of sports...

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Yard Work & Proper Lifting Techniques

It’s the time of year when the weather is warm and many people spend part of their day outside caring for their yard. While gardening and caring for your yard can be rewarding, the back pain that often accompanies this type of work can be debilitating. Gardening can...

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Ice Vs Heat

Using ice and heat can be a great way to treat an injury. The question is, when do you use ice versus when to use heat? Learning the function of each and how they effect your body can help you decide which form of therapy will help you heal the quickest and lower your...

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Physical Therapy for Pregnant Women

Did you know that physical therapy can be incredibly useful if you’re pregnant? Being pregnant can be quite strenuous on your body and it can help to know some exercises to maintain mobility, flexibility, and strength. There are many reasons why you may want to...

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