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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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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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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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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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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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What Sneaker Is Right For You?

April 8th, 2019

Do you ever wonder if the sneakers you wear are really the right ones for you? We don’t just mean color or design, but what type of supportive shoe is best for your needs, your foot type, gait, and activity level. We’ve teamed up with some of the best Postural Restoration clinicians in the world,

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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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Hobbled by Chronic Headaches? Physical Therapy May Hold Your Answers

March 21st, 2019

The minute you feel that familiar pain and pressure coming on, you know you’re in for a bad time. Headaches are regrettable commonplace in today’s world, with 80 to 90 percent of Americans enduring a tension headache at some point or other. But while some headaches are caused by biochemical imbalances, hypertension, tumors or other

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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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