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Physical Therapy Can Change Your Life

Celebrating Advances on Physical Therapy A physical therapist is a licensed professional and an expert in the management of the musculoskeletal system. In fact, in most cases, you can see a physical therapist without a referral, and it is very likely that your insurance company will pay for physical therapy services. As 2018 comes to […]
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Can Cold Weather Hurt Your Lower Back?

As we head into the holidays, the weather starts to change. As the temperature drops, aches and pains become a frequent occurrence. Without proper warm up and stretching, activities like snow shoveling and even prolonged standing can trigger low back pain, knee pain and other injuries. It is important to remember that blood flow to muscles […]

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Everything you need to know before and after Total Hip Replacement Operation

Total hip replacement (THR) is a surgical procedure to replace a damaged hip joint with a new artificial/prosthetic implant. Physical therapy is essential before and after surgery in order to minimize complications. Therapy also reduces recovery time and restores hip joint function as quickly as possible. Musculo-skeletal conditions that may require THR An impaired hip […]

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Can’t Get Comfortable In Your Chair? Here’s What You Can Do

Recently NPR ran an article on back issues related to chair design and it's evolution. Below is an excerpt of the article. We constantly talk about importance of proper posture whether sitting, standing or walking. This article focuses on sitting posture in modern chairs and three tips on how to get comfortable. About a hundred […]
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What is Frozen Shoulder?

Frozen shoulder, also known as adhesive capsulitis, is categorized as the stiffness of the shoulders resulting in immobility in the shoulder joints. It normally affects adults in their 40s to 60s, and women are affected most. There are several factors that may increase the risk of frozen shoulder, including certain medical conditions like tuberculosis, obesity, […]
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The benefits of Massage Therapy for Anxiety

The human body was designed to react to danger in a manner that shows up as “fight or flight” behavior. When fear or anxiety are present; cortisol (stress hormone) levels increase to keep our muscles ready to respond to a real or perceived threat. When this happens, the immune system becomes suppressed and blood sugar […]
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Ways to Relieve Tight Muscles

Muscle tightness can happen for a variety of reasons. They can range from fatigue to stress to dehydration. Whatever the cause, muscle tightness leads to pain. Below are some ways to help relieve tight muscles. Ice: The coldness of ice reduces inflammation, a potential source of muscle pain. Heat: This can help a tense muscle […]
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