Back Pain Relief

Is The Pain in Your Back Caused by a Herniated Disc? Here’s How to Know.

November 20th, 2019

Do you seem to have trouble perform even simple everyday activities due to severe back or neck pain? Do you have strange neurological symptoms in your arms or legs that you simply cannot account for? Has your spine never quite worked as it should since you experienced a recent accident? You may be struggling with

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Hip & Knee Pain

Lasting Relief for Hip & Knee Pain with Physical Therapy

November 10th, 2019

Does nagging hip and knee pain keep you from completing everyday tasks with ease? If you’ve been living with chronic aches and pains in these areas, you may benefit from regular physical therapy treatment. A skilled physical therapist can help to improve your daily quality of life by targeting your problem areas to decrease pain

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Opioid Consumption

Reduce Opioid Consumption and Feel Better with Physical Therapy

October 20th, 2019

Do you take opioids to manage your pain? Well, you’re not alone. Health care providers in the US write over 200 million prescriptions for opioid pain medication every year. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention has even issued guidelines about this and urged safe nondrug alternatives, such as physical therapy. And a recent study

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Reducing Aches and Pains

How Nutrition Can Have a Positive Impact on Reducing Aches and Pains

September 10th, 2019

If you are what you eat, what are you based on your last meal? If your answer was full of saturated fat and processed sugars, it may be time to listen to what your body is telling you. Fortunately, physical therapy is more than just recovery after surgery. A physical therapist can help you identify

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Get Rid of Your Constant Stress-Related Headaches With Physical Therapy

June 10th, 2019

We all do it – we feel that all-too-familiar twinge of a headache coming on, and we pop in the Ibuprofen or Advil or Tylenol. However, sometimes a pill just doesn’t cut it when it comes to stress headaches. The sensation of a stress headache is described as a band of pressure around your head,

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Headache Relief

3 Simple Exercises To Stop A Headache

May 10th, 2019

Headaches are a problem that affect most of us at some point in our lives. They can occur for many different reasons. Many times, headaches can be frequent and ongoing, affecting our ability to work, play, and generally enjoy life. One common type of headache is called a cervicogenic headache. This is a pain perceived

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How to get the MOST out of your sleep

April 11th, 2019

When we think of posture, we tend to correlate it with our waking life, but we forget that each night we spend a full work day of time in some type of posture whether it is good or bad. When we wake in pain, with an arm asleep, or have a “crick” in the neck,

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Eating Right: A Simple Technique for Reducing Pain and Inflammation

March 21st, 2019

Do you deal with chronic pain or inflammation in your daily life? It isn’t uncommon, but it is avoidable. While exercise is a crucial part of your physical therapy regimen, proper nutrition can also play an important role.  The foods you eat work to fuel your body, and eating the right ones can help you

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Why stretching your hamstrings won’t help your back pain. In fact it’s making it worse…

February 28th, 2019

Hamstring stretching is a common, generic exercise given as part of low back pain program as well as improving athletic performance. Here’s what you need to be asking yourself: Is stretching my hamstrings necessary? What is the goal/purpose of stretching our hamstrings? When is it the right time to do so? I hope to bring

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7 Simple Ways To Stay Active

January 20th, 2019

Arthritis is a catch-all term used to describe more than 100 different kinds of joint pain and joint disease. While arthritis is commonly believed to be a condition that afflicts the elderly, the reality is that it can strike people in early middle age. In fact, elite male athletes are more likely to develop arthritis

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