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Ditching the Drugs: Long-Lasting Pain Relief Without Medication

September 12th, 2019

It is no secret that pain is an annoyance that can sometimes hinder your quality of life. However, it can also be your body’s way of sending you a message. Sometimes pain can be a result of an underlying condition that you might not even know about. Medication can be used to provide short-term relief,

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6 Ways to Prevent Injuries While Strength Training

August 20th, 2019

One of the most common pieces of advice given to people in strength training programs is simply to “not hurt yourself.” Whether it’s a recovery program from a previous injury or surgery, or you’re simply trying to improve your physical performance, it is a common phrase that you’ll hear. While it may seem easier said

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High-Quality Protein: What is it and Why is it Important?

August 10th, 2019

Protein is a necessary nutrient for maintaining high levels of physical function. If you’re a dedicated athlete, a weekend warrior, or someone who is simply trying to become more active, your protein intake plays a key role in your physical performance. There are many factors of high-quality protein that can benefit you in ways you

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9 Reasons Why Stretching Will Benefit You

July 20th, 2019

If stretching isn’t currently part of your daily life, it should be! No matter who you are, a good stretch is the perfect way to start your day. There are tremendous benefits to stretching, and if you don’t know where to begin, that is perfectly fine! A physical therapist can help walk you through why

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Get Rid of Your Constant Stress-Related Headaches With Physical Therapy

July 10th, 2019

We all do it – we feel that all-too-familiar twinge of a headache coming on, and we pop in the Ibuprofen or Advil or Tylenol. However, sometimes a pill just doesn’t cut it when it comes to stress headaches. The sensation of a stress headache is described as a band of pressure around your head, in

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5 Simple Ways to Keep Yourself Active

June 20th, 2019

In your busy life, it may seem as if you are on a never-ending hamster wheel that demands you do as much as possible. However, it is important for everyone to understand what really is and isn’t possible through sheer willpower. It is important to understand that your willpower has limits. It is hard enough

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The Natural Way to Treat Your Arthritic Aches and Pains

June 10th, 2019

Arthritis is a painful condition that can leave someone feeling limited and lonely in their journey. Many arthritis sufferers turn to antirheumatic drugs, steroid injections, or joint replacement surgery, in order to cope with pain. However, for many patients, physical therapy and other similar natural treatments have been proven to present better solutions. For more

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3 Simple Ways to Reduce Lower Back Pain

May 20th, 2019

Are you suffering from lower back pain? If so, you know how debilitating it can be. It seems easy enough to take medication to ease the pain, but with over-dependence on prescription medication becoming a national epidemic, many people with lower back pain are looking for a simpler solution. According to a study published in

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Nutrition: The Quick and Easy Way to Reduce Your Pain and Inflammation

May 10th, 2019

If you are dealing with chronic pain or inflammation in your life, proper nutrition can play a key role in helping you find relief. Diet is an important part of any physical therapy regimen because eating the right foods can help your body recover from many different conditions. Eating right, paired with reduced stress and

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The Connection Between Core Strength and Better Balance

April 20th, 2019

Physical therapy as an industry has been talking about the link between core strength and better balance for years. When the “core” muscles around your trunk are strong, they prevent chronic lower back pain and many other injuries, but they also keep you from losing your balance and falling down. A stronger core will help

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