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PAIN…it’s something we’ve all experienced Pain can help prevent more serious injury.  For instance, it can make you quickly pull your finger away from a hot stove or keep you weight off of a broken ankle.  The causes of muscle and joint pain can usually be diagnosed and treated and the pain ends.  But in […]

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Training Mistakes for Distance Runners

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4 TRAINING MISTAKES MOST DISTANCE RUNNERS MAKE For most runners who participate in marathons (26.2 miles) or half-marathons (13.1 miles), ample time is spent prior to the race engaged in a training regimen to help prepare for the longer distances. In the course of training, or on the day of the race, however, many will […]

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5 Common Sports Injuries and How To Prevent Them

Ankle Sprain Sports Injury

Sports injuries are common at all levels of participation.  For recreational athletes and weekend warriors, sprains, strains and over-use problems happen all the time.  Here are five injuries that usually respond quite well to conservative care provided by physical therapy professionals.  ANKLE SPRAINS – Up to 23,000 ankle sprains occur each day.  A sprain usually […]

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Lower Back Pain – Choose PT First

Leaving Pain road sign

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

Man having low back pain

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

person holding sign that reads Mind Your Posture

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

overweight woman on scale

  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

person holding lower back because of pain

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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