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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Killer Stress: What Is It Doing To Your Health?

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How do you define stress? The dictionary definition claims that stress is basically: a state of mental (or emotional) strain or tension resulting from adverse or demanding circumstances. However, in the real world, it’s far more than just that. From signs of early aging, to heart problems, blood pressure issues, and an overall negative effect…

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How Physical Therapy Can Help Keep You On Track This Year

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It’s the start of a fresh year, and that almost always means one thing; you are looking to better yourself.  Most of us make a New Year’s Resolution – drink less alcohol, earn more money, get healthier – but this ‘new you’ only lasts a matter of weeks. Before we know it, the daily pressures…

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Physical Therapy Exercises For Tackling Wrist Pain

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Have you got annoying wrist pain that just won’t go away? Wrist pain is increasingly common in the US and the rest of the Western world due to our continued use of (read: addiction to) computers, smartphones, and other digital devices. I mean, we’re never off them, are we? Texting, typing, scrolling, and moving a…

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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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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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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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Six Ways to Make the Most Out of Your Physical Therapy Visits

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To some people, physical therapy is the unknown, not knowing what to expect at the first and subsequent appointments.  To others, going to physical therapy is old hat just like their hair dresser or barber. They have had multiple surgeries or injuries and the physical therapist has become part of their extended family. Here are a few…

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