4 Tips to Avoid Pain During the Holidays

4 Tips to Avoid Pain During the Holidays

The holidays are upon us, which means more family time, celebrating traditions, and, if not careful—added stress and pain. Back, head, and neck pain are the three most common conditions affecting millions of Americans daily. This pain may result from chronic underlying medical conditions and could...

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Top 5 Reasons to Choose Physical Therapy First

Top 5 Reasons to Choose Physical Therapy First

Physical therapy benefits people of all ages with recent or chronic injuries, pre and post-operative conditions, and medical conditions or illnesses that limit mobility and ability to function normally. An individualized therapy program can help people return to their prior level of function,...

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Physical Therapy After Car Accident

Physical Therapy After Car Accident

Returning to your everyday life and daily routines after a car accident is arduous. The recovery process is not only excruciating and long but also requires you to have enough mental and physical strength. The National Highways Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently released some worrying...

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Sciatica or Piriformis Syndrome: What’s the Difference?

Sciatica or Piriformis Syndrome: What’s the Difference?

Not all pain in the buttocks is the same. For example, pain in the buttocks that radiates down the leg often receives a quick diagnosis of sciatica, which is pain caused by irritation in the nerve. However, piriformis syndrome has similar symptoms that result from a completely different cause.  At...

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Do You Sit All Day at Work?

Do You Sit All Day at Work?

If your 9-5 consists of sitting at a desk throughout the day, it’s especially important to add movement throughout your workday. People who spend much of their day sitting are at a higher risk of developing serious conditions such as obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. Many of these...

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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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