Category: Exercise

importance of stretching

5 Ways Stretching Can Improve Your Overall Health

June 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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Say Goodbye to Persistent Tension Headaches With Physical Therapy

June 10th, 2019

The third most common pain complaint across the world is the all-too-common headache. Headaches can impact your everyday life by making it difficult to function properly. We’ve all been there – showing up to work or class with a pounding headache that you can’t seem to shake. Fortunately, relief is just around the corner with

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how to stay active

The 7 Best Ways to Get Yourself Moving

May 20th, 2019

It is easy to turn physical activity into an all-or-nothing” attitude. We get it – you had a long day at work, you drove your kids all around town for their extracurricular activities, and on top of that, you still have to make dinner and prepare to do it all again in the morning. When

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Reducing Inflammation with the Right Nutritional Fuels

April 10th, 2019

Does your daily life revolve around chronic pain or inflammation? While this is a common everyday roadblock that many people experience, there are actually some simple ways to avoid it. It is no secret that exercise is a crucial part of any physical therapy regimen, but fueling your body with nutritional meals also plays an

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sprains and strains

Sprains vs. Strains: Recognizing the Difference

March 20th, 2019

You may have heard the terms “sprain” and “strain used interchangeably before – however, there is a key difference between the two. Before understanding the differences between a sprain and strain, it is important to understand the differences between a ligament and tendon. Your ligaments are rows of tissue that connect bones to one another

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Natural Pain Relief: Solving Your Aches and Pains Without Harmful Drugs

March 10th, 2019

The United States is a highly medicated society. We have hundreds of over-the-counter pain-management drugs at our disposal, and doctors routinely write prescriptions for heavier pain relievers, including the opioid drugs that have recently become a national epidemic. Fortunately, there is an alternative solution: physical therapy. If you’re tired of suffering from chronic pain and

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recovery faster with pre-hab

Speed Up Your Recovery Time With Pre-hab

February 20th, 2019

If you have a surgery coming up, you are likely aware of the rehab you’ll need afterward. Post-surgical rehabilitation is a crucial part of the recovery process, as it helps patients get back on their feet and regain their full range of function. What most people don’t know if that pre-surgical rehabilitation – or “pre-hab”

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