How Direct Access to Physical Therapy Works

How Direct Access to Physical Therapy Works

In popular culture, “access” implies exclusivity—like a backstage pass to a rock concert or high-level clearance to government files. However, the opposite is true when it comes to direct access to physical therapy. Direct access allows a patient to go to a physical therapist to receive an...

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5 Pool Exercises for a Full Body Workout

5 Pool Exercises for a Full Body Workout

It's the end of summer, and it's not only time to take in those refreshing dips in your pool but to use this time as a great source of exercise. The body systems that receive the most benefits from aquatic exercise include the cardiovascular and musculoskeletal systems. The hydrostatic pressure of...

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Sciatica 101: Causes, Treatments and Symptoms

Sciatica 101: Causes, Treatments and Symptoms

If you've heard of sciatica but are not quite sure what it is or whether it may be the reason you are experiencing lower body pain, this guide to sciatica causes, symptoms, and treatments can help. Read on to see if you are suffering from this common condition and find some sciatica treatments and...

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What is Agility? Why You Need It and How to Improve It

What is Agility? Why You Need It and How to Improve It

“Life is 10% what happens to you, and 90% how you react to it.” — Charles R. Swindoll.  While most hear this quote and consider how it applies to handling emotions, it’s just as relevant in athletic performance.  ProActive Physical Therapy offers more than just injury rehabilitation. Our skilled...

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Sciatic Pain Treatment and Relief Explained

Sciatic Pain Treatment and Relief Explained

Pain, irritation, numbness, or weakness in the back could be coming from the sciatic nerve.  If you suffer from back pain, there is much truth to the age-old statement that “you’ve got some nerve”! The sciatic nerve is the largest in the body. Sometimes it is challenging to identify where back...

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The Play of the Game: Gamer’s Thumb

The Play of the Game: Gamer’s Thumb

By Mike Lee, PT, DPT, CHT | ProActive North Location You’ve been playing your favorite video games for a few hours, and suddenly, you notice your thumb is sore. What’s going on? You may be suffering from Gamer’s Thumb. What is Gamer’s Thumb? Gamer’s thumb is the informal name for a medical...

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How Healthy Seniors Can Avoid Dehydration

How Healthy Seniors Can Avoid Dehydration

Dehydration in seniors is common, especially when incorporating exercise and fitness programs throughout the year. Knowing the signs and prevention tips are crucial to maintaining and enjoying a healthy and fit lifestyle. Normally dehydration occurs when the body has lost too many fluids and...

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5 Tips to Get Road Trip Ready

5 Tips to Get Road Trip Ready

Summer means road trips! It’s the season to pack up the car and hit the road to explore new destinations while spending time with friends and family. As enjoyable as they are, be aware that driving for long hours can cause health problems, but by meeting with your physical therapist at ProActive...

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Is My Phone Bad for My Hands?

Is My Phone Bad for My Hands?

Cell phones are just about everywhere these days. Walk into a waiting room or stroll through the airport, and you will primarily see the top of people’s heads as they stare down at their phones. Cell phones are amazing; we text, take pictures, watch videos and movies, email, update our social...

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