Freedom Physical Therapy Blog

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6 Secrets to Healthy Aging

6 Secrets to Healthy Aging

Feeling young isn’t just for the young! Feeling young isn’t just for the young! People are living longer and want to remain healthy and have a sense of purpose. There are several ways to promote healthy aging. 6 secrets to healthy aging include; getting the care you...

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Are Headaches and TMJ Dysfunction Related?

Are Headaches and TMJ Dysfunction Related?

Headaches and Temporomandibular Dysfunction- “Are they related?”  Are you a chronic headache sufferer? Do you have neck pain, facial pain, a sensation of ear fullness, or pain? If you have never had your neck/ face/temporomandibular joint (TMJ) assessed by a trained...

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How to Get Relief from Arthritis Pain

How to Get Relief from Arthritis Pain

How to Get Relief from Arthritis Pain Arthritis is a common disease, with more than 50 million adults and 300,000 children affected. Arthritis is not a single disease, it encompasses more than 100 types of arthritis and related conditions. While there is no true...

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Why Balance Is More Important As You Age

Why Balance Is More Important As You Age

Why Balance Is More Important As You Age As a Certified Falls Prevention Specialist (CFPS), each September allows me to bring attention to Fall Prevention Month. The statistics show that 25 percent of adults 65 and older have at least one fall every year, with over 3...

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Getting PT First

Getting PT First

Get PT First A recent interaction with a past patient resulted in the patient getting PT first and a desirable outcome. Without PT intervention first, the outcome for the patient may have been far different. The patient initially went to his primary MD complaining of...

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Treating Back Pain with Graston

Treating Back Pain with Graston

Low back pain is one of the most common and debilitating concerns for individuals pursuing physical therapy. Deya et al., 2006, performed a survey of 31,044 respondents, and of that large pool of subjects, 26.4% reported significant incidences of low back pain in the...

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7 Ways to Boost Your Exercise Motivation

7 Ways to Boost Your Exercise Motivation

7 Ways to Boost Your Exercise Motivation Finding the motivation to break a sweat isn’t always easy. Make embracing physical freedom part of your daily routine with these tips to boost your exercise motivation. Learn 7 ways to boost your exercise motivation...

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How Laser Therapy Can Help Heal Achilles Tendonitis

How Laser Therapy Can Help Heal Achilles Tendonitis

Roughly 6-18% of the active population have had activity halted or complained of Achilles pain. Let’s learn more about how laser therapy can help heal Achilles tendonitis.The basics – Anatomy The Achilles tendon is a thick tendon located in the back of the leg. This...

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Kinesiotaping Explained

Kinesiotaping Explained

Kinesiotape Explained You have seen kinesiotape likely on professional basketball and football players. It’s usually interesting-looking black strips that crisscross the knee or shoulder joint. Kinesiotape is used to support and relieve pain in joints, muscles, and...

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Common Causes of Dizziness Explained

Common Causes of Dizziness Explained

Common Causes of Dizziness Explained In the clinic, we see many patients who come into the clinic complaining of dizziness or secondarily mention it to their therapist while having a different area of their body treated. Dizziness impacts about 15% of the population....

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Could My Allergies be Causing TMJ Pain?

Could My Allergies be Causing TMJ Pain?

Allergy Season is here When you experience jaw pain, your mind may jump to reasons such as teeth grinding, muscle pain, disc issues, or toothaches. By going for the obvious, however, you may overlook something as simple as allergies causing your jaw pain. The question...

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The New Freedom Laser

The New Freedom Laser

Freedom Therapeutic Laser Therapy LASER stands for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation. The New Freedom Laser, available at all locations, is another great adjunct to the treatment that Freedom already offers. Therapy lasers have been used and...

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Migraine and Headache Awareness Month

Migraine and Headache Awareness Month

June is Migraine and Headache Awareness Month June is Migraine and Headache Awareness Month. Headaches and migraines are unfortunately common concerns for many people around the world. Headaches and migraines can persist for long periods and can be quite debilitating....

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Hidden Issues in the Postpartum Body

Hidden Issues in the Postpartum Body

Pregnancy changes your body   Pregnancy can bring about great changes to a female's structure and alignment. The female's body changes to accommodate the quickly growing fetus inside.  These changes to our body often persist through the post-partum period. If...

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Understanding Your Spine: Scoliosis

Understanding Your Spine: Scoliosis

What is Scoliosis and when does it occur? The spine is a complex part of the body. This article helps you to understand the spine, specifically scoliosis better. Scoliosis is an abnormal curvature in the spine that usually occurs in childhood or adolescence. There can...

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How to Put Peripheral Neuropathy Behind You

How to Put Peripheral Neuropathy Behind You

Peripheral neuropathy is a tough diagnosis to completely understand. Today we will explain what it is and how to put peripheral neuropathy behind you. Let’s begin with the physiology of your peripheral nerves Peripheral nerves are nerves that are outside the brain and...

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Exercising with Osteoporosis

Exercising with Osteoporosis

Should I Exercise with Osteoporosis? A diagnosis of osteoporosis can at times be frightening and full of unknowns. Should I continue my regular exercise? Do I exercise at all with osteoporosis? If so, which exercises should I do? Exercising with osteoporosis can be...

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How to Find Relief from IBS and Pelvic Pain

How to Find Relief from IBS and Pelvic Pain

Chances are you or someone you know has IBS or chronic pelvic pain. Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is the most common disorder of the GI system. IBS is a functional disorder of the movement of stool through the small and large intestine.

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Managing IBS with Physical Therapy

Managing IBS with Physical Therapy

Do you or someone you know have IBS? Chances are you or someone you know has IBS. Managing IBS with Physical Therapy is a non-medication way to help improve the symptoms. Let's start with some background information on IBS. Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is the most...

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Learn about the Liver

Learn about the Liver

Learn about the Liver Today we start to learn about the liver….Your liver is truly an amazing organ (FYI- I will say this about every organ because it’s true…but today we are focusing on the liver, so that is the amazing organ of the day). Scientifically we know that...

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Why do I have a Headache?

Why do I have a Headache?

Why do I have a Headache? COVID-19, lockdowns, virtual school, working from home, mask-wearing, financial concerns, other personal and emotional stressors…Is it any wonder why we are seeing an increase in the complaints of headaches? Even in younger and healthy...

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Correct your posture to feel better

Correct your posture to feel better

Why Correcting Your Posture Will Make You Feel Better How many times have you been told to “stand up straight”? Many a well-meaning parent has admonished their children to do just that(myself included). But why is posture important? What is “bad” posture? What causes...

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The COVID-19 Long-hauler

The COVID-19 Long-hauler

20-30% of COVID-19 survivors will have long-term effects from the virus. Of the 28 million Americans that at the time of this blog have tested positive for COVID-19, 6-8 million people will be long-haulers. That is a lot of people who will suffer from the long-term effects of the virus.

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The Benefits of Therapeutic Laser Therapy

The Benefits of Therapeutic Laser Therapy

As Physical and Occupational Therapists, we see pain and inflammation quite a bit throughout our day. Each patient we see is unique and their body presents pain and inflammation differently. As therapists, we have been taught and learned quite a few approaches to treating pain over our careers.

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