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Are You Suffering from Chronic Back Pain? Physical Therapy Can Help.

May 10th, 2020

Chronic back pain persists for three months and longer. This type of pain can be due to a variety of reasons, including arthritis of the spine, aging, disc problems and myofascial pain syndrome. With arthritis of the spine, there is a slow thinning of the cartilage inside the spine which can cause pain. A herniated

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5 Ways Stretching Can Improve Your Overall Health

April 20th, 2020

1. Stretching Increases Your Flexibility Are you frustrated because you don’t seem to have the same range of motion that you once did? A variety of musculoskeletal challenges can reduce your flexibility, creating stiffness and making certain motions uncomfortable or even impossible. Stretching can gently coax the stiffness out of tight tissues. Depending on the

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Get Moving at Home! Tips for Achieving a Full-Body Workout During Quarantine

April 10th, 2020

Just because you’re in the confines of your home during this time, it doesn’t mean you can’t still achieve a full-body workout. Yes, it is true that gyms, workout classes, intramural leagues, and the like are closed/postponed for the time being – but it is still important to remain active and get your whole body

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Stretching

Relieve Your Pain and Improve Your Flexibility by Stretching!

March 20th, 2020

One of the biggest parts of physical therapy is stretching. In almost every physical therapy treatment plan, there is some incorporation of targeted stretches. Stretching can benefit anyone – from athletes looking to improve their technique to older folks looking to relieve chronic aches and pains.  Stretching not only helps with flexibility improvement; it also

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You Are What You Eat — and Good Nutrition Can Help You Feel Good

March 10th, 2020

In your everyday struggle against pain and inflammation, do you reach for a pill bottle, or do you seek healthy lifestyle changes? The latter choice will do more for you in terms of long-term function, mobility and safety. But what kinds of lifestyle changes should you pursue? In addition to regular exercise, including the types

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