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Rehab for Rapid Recovery of Pulled Hamstring

The hamstring muscles, located at the back of the thigh, are comprised of three muscle groups. Injuries to this muscle are common in athletes participating in sports such as football or basketball. They are also common in ‘weekend warriors’ and individuals who participate in walking, jogging or running without a period of adequate warm up […]

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Is your Posture Correct?

One of the most common spinal conditions individuals may hear about is scoliosis. It’s a term medical professionals use to describe an abnormal, sideways curvature of the spine. The curvature can range from minor to severe and doesn’t cause pain in most instances, but it does need to be monitored by a physical therapist who […]

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How Physical Therapy Can Keep You Youthful

Most people immediately think of cosmetic surgery for remaining youthful, but a younger looking visage won’t help people stay mobile and active. No one wants to face the effects of aging and physical therapy has treatments and therapies to help you stay physically fit. People with jobs that require repetitive motion, standing or sitting for […]

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The Surprising Link Between Physical Therapy and Urinary Incontinence

Incontinence is an embarrassing condition that affects men, women and children of all ages. A common symptom is the loss of bladder control when coughing, sneezing, lifting and laughing. Incontinence can be temporary or persistent. Temporary loss of bladder control is related to diet, alcohol, caffeine and prescription medications. Underlying medical conditions such as urinary […]

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The Power (and Weakness) of the Wrist

A wrist fracture has the potential to impact daily life for an extended period of time. Wrist fractures result from falls, sports activities and improper lifting. Owing to the complex architecture of the bones, muscles and ligaments in the wrist and hand, healing can take a while. The wrist itself is not a bone, but […]

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The Definitive Bone Strengthening Protocol

Osteoporosis is a condition in which the amount of calcium and minerals in the bone decreases, leading to a reduction in bone density. As a result, bones become fragile and prone to fractures. A fracture can occur from a minor fall or simple actions like sneezing or bumping into furniture. Treatment involves calcium supplements and […]

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Yes! Physical Therapy Can Make You Smile!

Did you know the face has 43 muscles? These are tiny muscles that control facial expressions like smiling, smirking and frowning. In fact, there is a condition called Bell's palsy that affects facial muscles, as a direct result of nerve damage. The dysfunction affects a primary cranial nerve that controls facial muscles, resulting in temporary […]
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How Physical Therapy Can Help Children with Torticollis

Torticollis is a clinical condition characterized by tightening of the sternocleidomastoid (SCM) muscle on one side of the neck, resulting in the tilting of a child’s head to one side. It can occur due to abnormal positioning of the baby within the uterus or due to injury to the SCM muscle. It may also be […]
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Where Does Physical Therapy Stand on Foot Drop Treatment?

Foot drop syndrome is a neuromuscular disorder characterized by weak muscles in the front of the lower leg. This can result in partial or total loss of control over the foot. This affects the ability to lift the foot at the ankle. Damage to the nerve fibers that allow the flexing of the ankle and […]
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Benefits of Physical Therapy on Spine

The spinal column supports the body and provides the structural framework for muscles and bones in the trunk region. It is a bony framework that protects the spinal cord, which serves as a channel of communication between the brain and the rest of the body. It serves as an anchor for a network of muscles […]

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