Injury Prevention – A Physical Therapist’s Guide

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Are you worried about getting injured? Injuries can happen to anyone at any time, and that’s why we decided on a guide to injury prevention. Whether you’re playing a social game of golf, a competitive sportsperson, or simply out for a walk on a Sunday afternoon, there can be moments of distraction or over-exertion that…

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Does Physical Therapy For Vertigo Work?

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Do you suffer from vertigo? Are you dizzy or unsteady on your feet? Nauseous and feel like you’re on a boat? If so, you could be among millions of Americans suffering from vertigo. Vertigo is one of the most common conditions reported to doctors. Statistics suggest that almost 40% of adults suffer from the condition…

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Is Physical Therapy Safe For My Child?

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The natural assumption for most people revolves around the concept that physical therapy is for adults. After all, children don’t really suffer from the degenerative effects of aging. It’s quite the opposite. Right? Well, you need to remember that health conditions and accidents can happen to anyone – regardless of gender or age. It’s not…

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Recovering From Injury: How Can I Stay Healthy & Active? 

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If you have suffered an injury and have been ordered to rest by your doctor, or simply cannot move about because of pain & discomfort, you may feel lost and unable to exercise. But don’t panic. There are things you can do. If you love physical activity and sports, or cherish an active lifestyle, there’s…

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The Morning Stretches You Can Do To Avoid Pain

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Does your body always feel stiff and sore? Are you stretching every day? Most people aren’t. In our quest to remain healthy and fit, we think about working out at the gym, walking, jogging, etc. Unfortunately, most of us are usually guilty of focusing a little too much on how we look, instead of how…

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How To Travel For Vacations When You Have Pain

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People are starting to travel again, yet the world can feel like a restrictive place if you are constantly dealing with pain and discomfort. If you suffer from pain, then you probably think travel is for other people. You can’t do it. But that’s where you’re wrong. All you need is a bit of help.…

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Coping with Covid: What to do when sheltering in place

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For most of us, our entire world is turned upside down.  Kids are not going to school, employees are not going to work, and many people do not leave their house.  As the old adage goes “this too shall pass” but currently we are living in a never imagined situation.  Here are four simple tips…

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What Do Your Shoes Have to Say About You?

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Forget about reading palms, try reading the soles of your shoes! By analyzing the bottom of our shoes, we can gain some pretty neat information about our physical body. If you have a pair of shoes you have worn for a few months you may be able to see uneven foot patterns, meaning that the…

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Holiday Traveling with Pain

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If you suffer pain, daily tasks such as cooking, cleaning, and daily tasks can be difficult and exhausting. Add to that the constant pain is invisible to those on the outside and can flare without warning.  This pain should prevent you from traveling during the holidays, it just requires some extra precautions and planning. Before…

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Tips for Driving with Back Pain

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Why does doing something as simple as driving trigger back pain, even though it’s not exactly a strenuous activity? Well, driving for long periods of time exposes the body to many different forces such as acceleration, sudden stops, and vibrations from the road. Driving also requires the use of your feet to control the car’s…

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