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Lower Back Pain – Choose PT First

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8 out of 10 people experience lower back pain sometime during their life.  Moreover, about 4% of people have ongoing or chronic lower back pain.  Here is some important information for people who experience a new episode, also known as an acute case of lower back pain. YOU’RE GOING TO BE OK – The spine […]

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Five Tips to Manage Your Low Back Pain

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Low Back Pain is so common that almost everyone experiences this problem at one time or another. Conservative care for low back pain is usually in order and the best choice too.  Here are 5 quick tips that might help minimize stress on your low back and help you get back to the quality of life […]

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Good Posture – Something We Should All Strive For

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Good posture is something we all intuitively know something about, but here is a little more detail. Ideal posture is something we all strive for.  Imagine if you were looking at yourself from the side and could draw a line from the top of your head down to the floor.  With ideal posture, that line would pass […]

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Exercise…What’s Your Motivation?

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Exercise is crucial to health…what’s your motivation? The evidence is in, scientist, doctors and physical therapist all agree that a lack of exercise is a major cause of chronic diseases.  A sedentary lifestyle over several years is associated with: Increased risk of Type 2 Diabetes Cardiovascular Disease Premature Death The question is, “What can you […]

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Backpack Basics

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School has been in for several weeks, have you noticed your child struggling with a heavy backpack?  Have you seen your child leaning to the left or right to support a heavy backpack on the opposite shoulder?  If the load is too heavy it might cause the child to arch their back as well. While […]

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OBESITY: Avoid The Epidemic

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  OBESITY: More Good Reasons To Avoid The Epidemic According to a survey sponsored by ABC News, USA Today, and Stanford University Medical Center, over 50 percent of Americans are spending their lives dealing with reoccurring and chronic pain. If you’re one of those people, you just might want to check your waistline. The survey […]

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Choose Physical Therapy for Lower Back Pain

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Low back pain effects 26 million individuals nationwide.  We bet that you aren’t aware of new guidelines from the American College of Physicians that recommend no pills for the treatment of acute lower back pain.  When the pain is sever it’s tempting to pop a pill or think an MRI will reveal the cause of […]

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Achilles Tendon Care

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NEW THERAPY CAN END MONTHS OF PAIN The Achilles tendon is the large cord-like structure at the back of the ankle.  It is responsible for transferring the muscle forces generated by the calf, which in turn allows you to roll onto the ball of your foot during walking and running.  We don’t realize it, but this […]

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Laps for LEO’s 5K Event

Laps for LEOs 5K Event

The “Laps for LEO’s 5K’ is hosted by the JC Advance Foundation to honor our local Law Enforcement Officers (LEO’s) by raising awareness of the sacrifices our officers make everyday.  With the support of our community, we can work together to enhance technology and safety for our LEO’s who risk their lives for the safety of […]

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Free Seminar: Advancing The Throwing Athlete

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Chet Sternfels, DPT, OCS, is passionate about sports and even more passionate about the health and safety of athletes.  Advance Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation is excited to offer a free seminar about Advancing the Throwing Athlete.  Parents, coaches and anyone else interested in the health and proper development of their throwing athlete is encouraged to […]

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