Herniated Disc Back Pain

So You’ve Been Having Back Pain… Could it be Caused by a Herniated Disc?

May 20th, 2020

If you’ve been experiencing back pain, it just may be a herniated disc. A herniated disc can put extra pressure on the muscles and nerves around the spinal column. Symptoms may include, pain on one side of the body, pain that radiates to the arms or legs, aching, burning sensations in the affected area and

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Say Goodbye to Stress-Related Headache

Say Goodbye to Your Stress-Related Headaches, Once and for All

May 10th, 2020

If stress-related headaches are happening so frequently that they are impacting your daily life, it’s time to start thinking about physical therapy for relief. Stress-related headaches, also called tension headaches, are the most common type of headache that impacts people. While they are not as serious as migraines, tension headaches are a sign that something

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Improve Health with 5 Stretching Benefits

Improve Your Overall Health with These 5 Stretching Benefits

March 10th, 2020

Some people think that stretching is an unnecessary part of exercising. The truth is that stretching is a necessary component of exercise. According to physical therapists, stretching is an important part of one’s daily routine, whether you’re exercising or not. The 5 Benefits of Stretching Stretching specific exercises prior to exercising helps the muscles to

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Balance at the Core: Connecting Core Strength With Improved Balance

February 20th, 2020

Those involved in the physical therapy field have been discussing the link between core strength and better balance for years. When the “core” muscles around your trunk are strong, they are able to prevent harmful chronic conditions, such as lower back pain, balance and gait disorders, and a large number of injuries. A stronger core

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4 Tips For Improving Your Health, Strength, and Physical Activity

February 10th, 2020

It can be difficult to get out there and be active. It happens to the best of us – the yoga mat gets thrown to the back of the closet, the running shoes begin to collect dust, and the dumbbells disappear somewhere in the garage. Fortunately, there are a few simple tips to help yourself

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sciatica pain relief

Treat Your Sciatica Today With Physical Therapy

January 20th, 2020

Sciatica, also referred to as “lumbar radiculopathy” is a pain that typically radiates from the lower back. The sciatic nerve extends from the lumbar spine through the area of the buttocks, making it the largest nerve in the human body. When this nerve becomes irritated, pain ensues, and it is usually felt in the lumbar

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Pre-hab

Speed Up Your Recovery Time With Pre-hab

January 6th, 2020

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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natural pain relief

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

December 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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sprains and strains

Sprains vs. Strains: Recognizing the Difference

November 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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5 Ways Athletes Can Benefit From Therapeutic Massage

October 20th, 2019

If you are an athlete, you already know that you’ve got to maintain optimal health if you want to keep playing the sport you love. Participating in a treatment plan with an experienced physical therapist is a big part of that, especially when you’re recovering from an injury. Therapeutic massage is one of the main

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