Is Physical Therapy Worth It?

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Are you thinking about booking a session with a physical therapist but you’re not sure whether it’s worth it? We get it. When you’re in pain, you want immediate relief. You want to be the person you were before chronic pain – to work, perform and socialize again. Like you did before.  You want to…

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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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Neck Pain: How To Apply Heat Therapy

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Do you have neck pain right now? We feel your pain. Issues with the neck, the upper quadrant of the spine, and the muscles and tendons surrounding the neck can cause severe pain and discomfort. It’s the type of pain that is hard to escape, too, because your neck is an integral part of your…

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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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Reclaim Your Life After Your Chronic Pain Diagnosis

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If you’ve been recently diagnosed with a chronic pain condition, you’re likely still reeling from the news. You may be shocked by your diagnosis and desperate for answers from your doctor. Being told you have a chronic pain condition can be a turning point in your life, but it doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s all…

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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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How to Improve Your Quality of Life with Back Pain When You Sleep Better

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Lower back pain can negatively impact your quality of life. Not only does it make it harder to find comfort and accomplish tasks during the day, but it can also keep you from getting the much-needed rest you need at night, which, in turn, leaves you with less to give throughout the day. It’s a…

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Low Back Pain and Exercise

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Recently a patient asked me this question: “I was at the gym during sit-ups and had back pain. Am I doing something wrong or should I avoid doing them?”   Great question! I’m glad this lady asked because as people begin to get more active, we see a big rise in the number of people…

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