Category: Health and Wellness

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What Exactly is Pre-hab? Discovering the Benefits of Preventative Rehabilitation

July 10th, 2020

Are you in need of a surgical procedure? Do you have a physically demanding job or sport? Are your muscles or joints weaker than they used to be? If you identify with any of these scenarios, preventative rehabilitation, or “pre-hab,” may benefit you. There are several benefits to participating in pre-hab treatments. It can speed

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Eliminate the Need for Opioids with Physical Therapy Treatments

June 10th, 2020

As we all know, there has been an opioid crisis plaguing our country. In just 2016 alone, 116 people died each day from opioid overdose. In America, it is estimated that approximately 11.5 million people abuse prescription drugs. This is a frightening time, but there is a solution. Physical therapy can provide pain relief in

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How to Tell if Your Sciatica Pain Requires Physical Therapy Treatment

May 20th, 2020

Did you know that the sciatic nerve is the longest nerve in the human body? It stretches from the lower back down to the legs, ending at the feet. People living with sciatica typically describe their discomfort as “shooting pains,” typically down one side of the body.  While sciatica does not always require physical therapy

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Sprains vs Strains – Which One Do You Have?

May 10th, 2020

We’ve all been in this scenario: you’re walking down the sidewalk, when suddenly – your ankle slips off the curb. You feel an immediate twinge of pain, but you’re unsure whether or not it requires a trip to the doctor. It is true that many mild injuries can be treated with the R.I.C.E (rest, ice,

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Get Your Hip and Knee Joints Moving Again with These 5 At-Home Exercises

April 20th, 2020

Are your hips and knees feeling stiff, achy, or even painful? Noticing more discomfort in your joints when standing up and moving around? If so, you’re not alone. This quarantine has taken a toll on many people’s bodies, as it has become much more difficult to maintain the same levels of physical activity at home.

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Get Back to Comfort with These Back Exercises – All of Which You Can Do at Home!

April 10th, 2020

Are you feeling back pain after being quarantined to your home? You may be wondering, “Why is this? I’ve barely left the couch!” Well, therein lies the issue. The sedentary lifestyle that I’m sure many people have experienced since being quarantined to their homes can actually lead to more aches, pains, and discomfort than one

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Live Your Life to the Fullest with Physical Therapy Treatments

February 20th, 2020

WebMD states, “Physical therapy is often one of the best choices you can make when you have long-term pain (also called chronic pain) or an injury. It can make you stronger and help you move and feel better.” The mission of any physical therapist is to relieve pain while also increasing function and mobility. Physical

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The Top 5 Best Ways Therapeutic Massage Will Benefit an Athlete

February 10th, 2020

Any athlete will understand the importance of maintaining their health in order to keep up with the physical demands of their sport. If you’ve recently sustained an injury, it is important to make sure that you are keeping up with your physical therapy treatments, in order to regain your optimum levels of physical function. Many

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