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What’s the Difference Between Sprains and Strains?

February 20th, 2020

It is a common misconception that “sprains” and “strains” are interchangeable terms. In reality, there are some key differences between the two. In order to understand how they differ, it is important to first understand what ligaments and tendons are. Ligaments connect bones to bones within a joint, while tendons connect bones to muscles. When

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Health, Strength, and Activity

Improve Your Health, Strength, and Physical Activity with These 4 Simple Tips!

March 20th, 2020

It’s not always easy to be active. We’ve all been there – letting the dumbbells collect dust in the garage, throwing the yoga mat in the storage closet, constantly walking by the running shoes without a second glance. However, once you get in the habit of being a habit, it becomes much easier. With these

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5 Ways to Achieve Risk-Free Treatment With Physical Therapy

October 10th, 2019

If you have been suffering from chronic pain (defined as persistent pain lasting longer than three months), you are not alone. In fact, the American Academy of Pain Medicine states that there are at least 100 million Americans are living with chronic pain. Because such a large amount of the country lives with chronic pain,

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Walk Away From Hip and Knee Pain With Physical Therapy

September 20th, 2019

Your hips and knees are common areas of discomfort in the body. This pain can become worse as people age, due to the body’s natural “wear and tear” of cartilage. Hip and knee pain can also be caused by injury, overuse, or deeper underlying conditions (such as arthritis). In some severe cases, surgery may be

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Are Herniated Discs the Culprit of Your Back Pain?

September 10th, 2019

The spine is an extremely complex part of your body. It contains 24 bones, and 5 of those bones are located in your lower back. It also has a large number of nerves and intervertebral discs that help with movement. Unfortunately, it is sometimes possible for these discs to protrude (or “herniate”) through the cell

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How to Rid Yourself From Those Pesky Aches and Pains

August 20th, 2019

Do you feel achy and stiff when you wake up in the mornings, as if your entire body is being weighed down? It is normal to feel this way every now and then – perhaps you had a tough workout at the gym the day before, or perhaps you spent a large amount of the

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Relieve Your Arthritic Aches and Pains With Physical Therapy

August 10th, 2019

Anyone living with arthritis knows how debilitating it can be. Arthritis is the most commonly reported chronic illness across the nation, impacting millions of people. Arthritis occurs when joints become chronically inflamed, resulting in pain, stiffness, and even loss of movement. There are over 100 different types of arthritis, and they can all be split

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5 Ways Stretching Can Improve Your Overall Health

July 20th, 2019

One of the most important parts of a physical therapy treatment plan is stretching. A physical therapist will incorporate targeted stretches into each treatment plan they design, in order to target problem areas for their patients. While strength and endurance exercises are also incredibly important, stretching can be especially helpful in helping a patient manage

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The Top 5 Best Ways Therapeutic Massage Will Benefit an Athlete

March 10th, 2020

Any athlete will understand the importance of maintaining their health in order to keep up with the physical demands of their sport. If you’ve recently sustained an injury, it is important to make sure that you are keeping up with your physical therapy treatments in order to regain your optimum levels of physical function. Many

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Live Your Life to the Fullest with Physical Therapy Treatments

June 8th, 2020

WebMD states, “Physical therapy is often one of the best choices you can make when you have long-term pain (also called chronic pain) or an injury. It can make you stronger and help you move and feel better.” The mission of any physical therapist is to relieve pain while also increasing function and mobility. Physical

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