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Is Your Sciatica Causing You Discomfort? Here are 3 Indicators that Physical Therapy is Needed

November 20th, 2020

Did You Know Physical Therapy Is Proven to Help with Sciatica? Each of your sciatic nerves runs from either side of your lower back down to each of your legs. That’s why a classic sign of sciatica is having shooting pain on one side only. While compression of one of your sciatic nerves can literally

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Pre-Hab

Everything You Need to Know About Pre-Hab

November 10th, 2020

Have You Heard of Pre-Hab? There Are Several Different Ways it May Benefit You It’s no secret that having physical therapy after an injury or surgery helps you recover faster. But what if there was a way to prevent an injury in the first place? Or what if there was a way to speed recovery

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Physical Therapy

Are You Ready to Leave the Pain Meds Behind? Physical Therapy Can Provide You With the Relief You Need

October 20th, 2020

Did You Know Physical Therapy Has Proven to Be Even More Effective Than Opioids? It seems like every time you turn on the news there is another story about the opioid epidemic gripping the country. There is good reason for the panic. In 2016 alone, 116 people died each day from opioid-related drug overdoses. Some

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The Power of Breath

October 15th, 2020

We typically do it about 15,000-20,000 times per day – breathe. It’s the most dominant movement pattern for every human being, and it’s quite literally the foundation for movement and performance. A proper breath can be the difference between painful or normal movement, or athletic success and disappointment. The only place where fitness comes before

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sprains and strains

Sprains and Strains Can Be a Pain – But Physical Therapy Can Help

October 10th, 2020

Have You Recently Sustained a Sprain or Strain? There you are, walking through the park on a bright summer day when suddenly you find a hole with your foot. Before you know it, you are in pain, collapsed in a crumpled heap, hoping no one saw your graceful fall. What do you do? How do

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How to Fend Off Overtraining

August 26th, 2020

Our topic for today is overtraining. A phenomenon that even I, a strength athlete and physical therapist, have experienced firsthand. Overtraining is an umbrella term that describes a variety of potential symptoms. However, each are the result of doing too much and overtaxing the body. In my case, I had forearm splints. A quick aside

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Compound vs. Isolation Exercises

August 21st, 2020

For those who do not know, compound exercises target multiple major muscle groups and require movement at multiple joints at the same time. Take the squat for example. This movement involves the glutes, hamstrings, and quadriceps as prime movers in addition to the work of the core for stabilization. Movement occurs at the ankle, knee,

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Thoracic Mobility

Thoracic Mobility: The Link in Neck, Shoulder, and Low Back Pain

August 13th, 2020

Learn the common causes of low back pain, neck pain and shoulder pain. The link between all three areas of the body is revealed in this summary of how the spine moves.