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5 Most Common Sports Injuries and How to Prevent Them from Happening

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Are you like many people who are sedentary during the winter months because you don’t like being out in the cold? Maybe your arthritis or other ailments prevent you from going outside because the cold weather makes your joints more painful than usual. Well, take heart, you’re not alone. Many people don’t exercise in the
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The 5 Most Exciting New Technologies Enhancing the Treatment of Physical Therapy Patients

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Physical therapy is traditionally known as “hands-on,” because the therapists move their patients’ bodies and help them with various exercises. This “hands-on” approach improves your ability to function and expedites your recovery from injury or an operation. Times are changing though, and technology is changing with it; making it possible for physical therapists to better
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Why Physical Therapy is Important After Knee Replacement Surgery

Are you someone who is anticipating knee replacement surgery? Did you know that exercising and strengthening your knees and the muscles around them before your operation helps in your healing process after the operation? Some of the exercises you should practice before surgery are: leg raises (both on your sides and on your back), clamshells,
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Senior Safety In The Home

Falls are the number one cause of injury among people over the age of 65. This is a serious issue, as falls can result in fractures, head injuries, hospital visits and even death. To reduce the risk of falls in the home, follow these simple tips: Bathroom: Grab bars to enter and exit the shower
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Physical Therapy VS Opioid Medications

By Lisa Meyer, MBA, PT In the past year, there has been much press about the use of opioid medications. Opioids are commonly prescribed for pain, and the Centers of Disease of Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that sales of prescription opioids have quadrupled in the United States in the past few years. In response
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How Physical Therapy Can Help with Your Spinal Stenosis

Are you one of the many people who suffer from spinal stenosis? Are you a candidate for decompression surgery, but have reservations about having the operation because of the many risks involved? If you are a person who suffers from this debilitating disease, take heart, there is hope and help with physical therapy. What is
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Use Physical Therapy to Treat your Arthritis

Are you one of the millions of people who suffer from arthritis pain or joint pain? Do you take prescription medication to ease the stiffness and swelling in you joints? Are you looking for an alternative to manage your pain and increase your productivity and quality of life? If you said yes to any of
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Treating Urinary Incontinence Through Physical Therapy

Urinary incontinence is a highly common and often life-altering condition for millions of Americans. It affects people of all ages, both male and female. Many assume that frequent bladder leakage or lack of control is simply something they must learn to live with, and may choose to manage the problem with diapers, medications or surgery.
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Do you Have Headaches? Physical Therapy Can Help

Experiencing a headache can have a major impact on your daily routine and can also negatively affect one’s performance, especially if they become chronic headaches. Although most people turn to over the counter medication to relieve the pain and fatigue associated with a minor or primary headache, others have had to take deeper measures to
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