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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Low Back Tips To Make Your Vacation More Enjoyable

Summer is just around the corner!  For those with chronic back issues, there is no reason you cannot enjoy traveling to some exotic destination.  Here are some tips to ensure your back stays strong and pain-free during the flights to and from! Stay on top of your workout routine: This applies to before, during, and…

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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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Fight Aging with These Vitamins!

Are you looking for the magical fountain of youth?  If so, the first place you should look is your diet!  Many health professionals preach it is more important what you put IN your body than what you do to your body.  Below is a list of 5 vitamins you should start adding to your diet……

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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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Foods that Can Cause 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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Therapy, Exercise and Education for Neck Pain

Nonspecific-chronic neck pain, neck pain that has been lasting for at least 12 weeks with no specific cause, is a common condition that can lead to high levels of pain and even disability. This may lead some patients to also experience other issues such as depression and anxiety. Popular treatments for Chronic Neck Pain (CNP),…

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Physical Therapy First Can Reduce Healthcare Costs

A policy brief (click here to read the brief), dated February 2016, from the Health Care Cost Institute states that patients with lower back pain who received direct physical therapy care had reduced healthcare costs when compared to patients who were seen by another provider first. Also, patients who visited a physical therapist at the…

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Adolescents and Low Back Pain

New research published in the Journal of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons has shown that one of three adolescents reports some sort of low back pain. In nearly two-thirds of these patient’s, the clinical examination and imaging may not produce a clear cause for their pain. Researchers feel this pain could be a result…

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