Saving You Money

So I get asked this question a lot: “What’s the difference between a chiropractor and a physical therapist?” (as in, who’s the “best” one to see, to have back pain solved?) In order to really answer it, I have to ask you a question… “What do you want to happen?”? Do you want to keep…

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A Senior Moment

Today, our very own, Andrew Vertson was featured on “A Senior Moment” radio show.  This is a weekly radio show that broadcasts on Sunday’s at 11am on AM 590 (KTIE Radio). A “Senior Moment” is hosted by Bill Abbott.  During the show he delivers humor and awareness as he interviews local business and educates you…

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Four Things Physical Therapists Wish Their Patients Knew…

As physical therapists we try to understand our patients’ expectations, frustrations, and challenges, and we adapt to accommodate them.  Many patients do not know the challenges physical therapists face behind the scenes.  Let’s take a quick look at 4 of those… 1) Your Insurance – Your insurance company, quite often, makes it difficult to provide…

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Nine Foods You Can Eat to Help Inflammation

Inflammation is your body’s natural way of protecting itself when you are injured or sick; it helps to defend your body and to also stimulate natural healing.  Conversely, chronic inflammation can be harmful to your body and it is often linked to diseases such as heart disease, diabetes, or fibromyalgia.  Little do many know, some…

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Physical Therapy and Chronic Pain

Incidence of chronic pain is becoming a worsening problem in America, with more than 14% of the population living with daily pain symptoms.  Usually, the first treatment of the condition is through the use of prescription of opioids (commonly OxyContin, Vicodin).  Many health care providers wonder if this is really the best way to treat…

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Knee Pain That Men Don’t Tell Their Wives About…

It’s one of the most common issues that most men aged 40 + will ever suffer from… That nagging knee pain… The kind that slows you down in life, frustrates you when you walk up and down the stairs, and even stops you from doing something as playing ball with your kids… Just last week…

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Are You Ready to Run, Injury FREE?

Hey Runners, are you frustrated with constant injuries, too many set backs, and lack of quality runs, or runs at all? It’s time to return to your training again and enjoy your runs, and stay injury free. Does this sound familiar: • I have not been able to run for weeks (or months)….and I have…

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Common Runner’s Injuries

I have vast experience as a runner, and have been treating runners for almost 30 years. Runners can have a wide assortment of injuries; many of these can require physical therapy to recover from. I am going to review some of the more common injuries that runners can develop, how to recognize them, and what…

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