Are You Living with Lower Crossed Syndrome? Physical Therapy Can Help

April 10th, 2021

Have You Heard of Lower Crossed Syndrome? Sitting for long periods of time in our daily lives has led to a shortening of our hip flexor muscles over time. Even athletes who do not spend much of their day sitting can have trouble with their lower back if they perform an exercise incorrectly over time

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A Physical Therapist’s Perspective on Chronic Back Pain

February 10th, 2021

Out of all the conditions we diagnose and treat at our physical therapy clinic, chronic low back pain is one of the most common. We spend a lot of time educating our patients and their loved ones about this broad health condition—including why it happens and how to avoid it. Because here’s the thing a

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Tips From a Physical Therapist On Dealing With Herniated Discs

Tips From a Physical Therapist On Dealing With Herniated Discs

November 20th, 2020

A herniated disc happens when the outer fibrous layer of a spinal disc (usually in the neck or lower back) tears. This allows the disc’s gel-like filling to leak out into the surrounding joint space. In many cases, this can irritate or compress nearby nerves and other structures, leading to uncomfortable symptoms like back pain,

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Ached by Lower Back Pain? Stand up Straighter with Physical Therapy

Ached by Lower Back Pain? Stand up Straighter with Physical Therapy

October 10th, 2020

Lower back pain is a sensation all too familiar to millions of people. This ache can hinder many aspects of your life: working, spending time with friends and family, partaking in the activities you enjoy, and even just relaxing. The World Health Organization estimates that in the United States, 149 million days of work are

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5 Tips to Help Quarantine Become Less of a Pain in the Neck

April 20th, 2020

Has your neck been hurting since being quarantined at home? If so, you are not alone. As we all have to learn how to become accustomed to new ways of living for the time being, it can be easy to fall into a sedentary lifestyle. Poor posture from sitting on the couch watching TV, staring

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Chronic Back Pain Sufferers! This Blog is for You.

September 20th, 2019

Does your back hurt all the time? Can’t seem to get comfortable or engage in your normal activities? Be sure to contact Austin Physical Therapy and schedule an appointment with one of our physical therapists. Our physical therapists can help lessen your pain or alleviate it entirely. What Is Chronic Back Pain? Most back pain

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Office Worker’s Guide to Mobility & Flexibility

May 30th, 2019

Modern-day life has many of us sitting at our desk oftentimes for hours. Though sometimes it can’t be avoided, we’ve comprised a list of 5 things you can do to minimize the aches and pains that come with the job. 5 Exercises You Can Do From Your Desk 1. Deep Diaphragmatic Breathing Back pain that occurs

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Why You Should Be Exercising MORE As You Age & How To Do So Safely

May 1st, 2019

Doctors for many years have recommended to their patients to maintain a balanced diet and exercise but why is it so important? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention one of the most important things an older adult can do is maintain an active lifestyle to maintain wellness. CDC also recommends that those

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5 Myths About Low Back Pain That Need To Go

April 13th, 2019

Low back pain is the leading cause for disability worldwide and unfortunately has been shown to be mistreated over the years. Astoundingly, approximately 80% of adults experience low back pain at some point in their lifetimes. It begs the question, why do we, as a population, have similar complaints regarding low back? When looking at our

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