Category: Exercise

Strain

How Can I Tell if I Have a Sprain or a Strain? – And Do I Need Physical Therapy?

May 20th, 2020

We’ve all been in this scenario: you’re walking down the sidewalk, when suddenly – your ankle slips off the curb. You feel an immediate twinge of pain, but you’re unsure whether or not it requires a trip to the doctor. It is true that many mild injuries can be treated with the R.I.C.E (rest, ice,

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PT for Chronic Back Pain

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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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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6 Ways Physical Therapy can Improve Your Quality of Life

February 20th, 2020

Are you recovering from a recent injury or surgical procedure? Do you notice your muscles feeling painful or achy throughout the day? Are you living with a chronic condition that causes constant discomfort?  Whatever the case may be, physical therapy can help improve your health. While there are many benefits to physical therapy, below are

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