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  • How Physical Therapy Can Correct Muscle Imbalances

    Many people still believe that physical therapy is only needed for rehabilitation after injury, accidents, or surgery.  In reality, almost everyone can benefit from physical therapy to prevent minor recurring aches and pains or subtle losses of flexibility from becoming debilitating health issues. Physical therapists can help because many of our aches and pains are […]

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  • How You Can Stay Active in Your 50’s & 60’s: 3 Tips to Get You Moving

    Growing older is filled with change and new challenges to be confronted. For many, these changes often involve coping with a decrease in athletic performance and abilities. However, just because you’re growing older doesn’t mean you still can’t enjoy an active lifestyle. If you are someone who is in their 50’s and 60’s, here are […]

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  • Do You Have a Sedentary Job? How to Stay Healthy and Fit Throughout the Week  

    Do you find yourself sitting for the majority of the day? If you work at an office where you are confined to a cubicle, you may end up sitting for up to 10 hours a day. Not to mention going home and sitting on the couch after dinner. While it may not seem like too […]

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  • The Best Sleeping Positions to Wake Up Pain-Free

    When it comes to muscular, joint and bone pain, sleep may play an integral role. If you’re having trouble settling your body’s score with pain, you might want to consider a few pain-free sleeping positions. Depending upon your consistent morning ailments, a few positions might reduce pain—or strike it out, altogether. Take a look at […]

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  • Sitting is the New Smoking: How Physical Therapy Combats the Negative Effects of Inactivity

    We all know that smoking is bad for your health for a variety of reasons, but did you realize that sitting can be every bit as dangerous to your long-term health? While many office workers strive long and hard to obtain a job that is “better” than damaging your body through strenuous hard labor, desk jobs […]

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  • 5 Steps to Your Fastest Run Time/Marathon

    If you’re a competitive runner, you know that every second counts when it comes to your run times. Trying to shave extra seconds off of your last time can be a challenge. You might try to add complex training to your workouts, or push yourself past your comfort level in order to improve. Unfortunately, this might not result in any gain to your time. […]

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  • Top 5 Most Common Sports Injuries

    For most of us, an active lifestyle serves as more than merely obligatory workouts to keep the pounds off and the heart healthy. It’s more about self-challenging discipline that also serves up social and mental therapy. Balancing work, especially the inactive office type, with enjoyable physical movement provides the key to anticipating tomorrow rather than […]

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  • Don’t let TMJ Ruin Your Day! Get the Help You Deserve  

    Hearing and feeling your jaw click isn’t comforting. On the contrary, it can be downright painful. Yet it is a constant reality for over 10 million Americans, who suffer with temporomandibular joint and muscle disorders (TMJ).   TMJ is marked by chronic jaw pain, difficulty chewing, and clicking and locking of the jaw. Many people […]

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  • Scoliosis: Causes, Symptoms and Treatments

    Scoliosis, or curvature of the spine, often occurs when children are just entering puberty, which is a stressful enough time without also having to deal with a physical limitation. The cause is not always known, although rarer forms are connected to injury, muscular dystrophy or cerebral palsy. Yet through a range of treatments, including physical […]

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  • Why physical therapy is important after you have surgery

    In the weeks leading up to surgery, the most feared words after “anesthesia” and “hospital” are “physical therapy.” For many people, the anticipation of any pain that goes along with physical therapy is enough to keep them from stepping foot into a PT’s office after surgery. In reality, the only way back to full recovery […]

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