PT Offers Tips for Managing Herniated Disc Pain

Herniated disc pain is one of the most debilitating ailments affecting individuals from age 30 and up. Herniated discs in the lower back and neck can irritate nearby nerves, causing individuals extreme pain in the neck, shoulders, arms, and/or legs. The pain caused by a herniated disc can be extremely uncomfortable and can negatively impact […]

Is Your Desk Job a Pain in the Neck?

Many people who work at a desk job often complain about feeling achy and stiff at the end of the day, and this pain can often accompany them well into the weekend. Pain caused from sitting all day can often become chronic when underlying issues and habits are not addressed. Furthermore, physical therapists are seeing […]

Physical Therapy Can Help Treat and Prevent Diabetes

Physical therapy can play a very important role in helping people both manage their diabetes and prevent many of the complications that arise from this chronic condition.  Diabetes is a chronic disease that currently affects 34.2 million adults in the United States alone, according to the CDC. In addition to making it difficult for individuals […]

Physical Therapy Can Bring Relief to Individuals With Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is a long-term condition that affects more and more individuals each day and, while there is no cure, those who suffer from it can reduce and relieve some symptoms with the proper treatment. Physical therapy is one of the most effective and safe ways for individuals to alleviate pain caused by fibromyalgia. One of […]

Improving Mobility and Strength Can Help You Better Manage Your Arthritis

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Arthritis is a common ailment that can drastically impact your quality of life and affect you at any age. Individuals who focus on improving their range of motion and follow a strength training plan can significantly minimize arthritis symptoms.  Individuals suffering from arthritis often tend to avoid certain movements to prevent triggering their pain. Unfortunately, this […]

Holidays an Ideal Time for a Refresher on Proper Lifting

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Digging out boxes of holiday decorations, hauling packages to and from the car, hiding gifts away on the higher shelves at the back of your closet … the Holiday Season certainly requires its fair share of bending, lifting and reaching. This, coupled with the cooler weather, makes December the ideal time for a refresher on […]

5 Ways to Feel Gratitude in the Face of Challenges

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November is a month when gratitude takes its place in the spotlight of American culture. Yet, with the challenges our country has faced this year, a popular notion as we approach the final weeks of 2020 is “let’s just get this year over with.”  While this sentiment may seem understandable, our team would like to remind people that it’s possible to […]

See Your PT Annually for Injury Prevention, Early Intervention

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We all know that visiting your physician for an annual physical is critical in maintaining long-term health, just as dental exams twice each year helps ensure oral health throughout a lifetime. But what about annual check-ups with a physical therapist?  According to physical therapists across the country, including those with the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA), annual physical therapy […]

At-Home Learning: Don’t Overlook Physical Activity

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As the school year gains momentum during the COVID crisis and more kids and families adjust to various levels of at-home learning, parents and instructors should not overlook what should be a standard facet of all children’s curriculum: physical activity.  Kids need to be given time to move around, exercise and play, even as they adjust to a new structure and […]

Will Running Damage Your Knees? Studies Say No.

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Is running bad for your knees?  Physical therapists say this is a common question among both avid runners and those who may start running for exercise or to participate in that first 5K.  It’s a question that highlights a common concern about running – that it’s an activity that’s good for the heart but bad for the knees.  For most people, though, the answer is a resounding […]