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Can Craniosacral Therapy Help My Sleep?

Can Craniosacral Therapy Help My Sleep?

Can Craniosacral Therapy Help My Sleep? Do you go to sleep at night and wake up still feeling tired? Have you ever had a hard time falling asleep? Do you experience restlessness throughout the night? Disrupted sleep or not being able to fall into a deep, quality sleep...

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How Can Physical Therapy Soothe Vertigo?

How Can Physical Therapy Soothe Vertigo?

How Can Physical Therapy Soothe Vertigo?  Vertigo is the sensation that your surroundings are spinning/swirling while you are remaining still. It’s not a disease itself, but a symptom of something else going on. These symptoms range from mild to severe with a...

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The Connection Between Migraines and Dizziness

The Connection Between Migraines and Dizziness

The Connection Between Migraines and Dizziness Migraine is a common, but not yet fully understood condition that can display a wide variability of symptoms. There is a definite connection between migraines and dizziness. The term “migraine” is derived from the Greek...

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What is Blood Flow Restriction Training?

What is Blood Flow Restriction Training?

Is BFR Just a Fad? Certain exercise ideologies tend to come and go, but I do not believe that BFR is one of those trends or fads. I have recently had a handful of patients that have heard about BFR (Blood Flow Restriction Training) from podcasts, online health...

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Eliminate Low Back Pain

Eliminate Low Back Pain

Does Dry Needling Work for Low Back Pain? Dry needling is a functional technique that is effective in eliminating low back pain. Often patients have sore, tight muscles with low back pain. Typically, muscle tightness is a response to a problem caused by a disc injury...

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Manage Constipation with Physical Therapy

Manage Constipation with Physical Therapy

Managing Constipation with Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy Did you know that you can manage constipation with physical therapy? Constipation is the most common GI complaint, with more than 4 million Americans affected every year. It affects 15-20% of adults,...

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Maintain Arm Health for Baseball

Maintain Arm Health for Baseball

How to Maintain Arm Health for Baseball/Softball Players During the Season Any throwing athlete should strive to maintain arm health and longevity throughout their season.  As a Physical Therapist, I am not a huge proponent of using every little gadget and accessory...

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Physical Therapy for Labor and Delivery

Physical Therapy for Labor and Delivery

Women's Health PT I have been a physical therapist in an outpatient orthopedic setting for the past five years and began focusing my continuing education on the pelvic floor and Women’s Health in early 2019. In that time, I have learned so much about pelvic floor...

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Does my Athlete Need Sleep?

Does my Athlete Need Sleep?

Does sleep matter? Coming off of March, which is National Sleep Awareness Month, we feel like it is important to discuss the importance of sleep in athletes.  Athletes (and all people to be honest) need high quality and quantity of sleep to ensure they are both...

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Find Relief from Hypermobility EDS

Find Relief from Hypermobility EDS

5 Ways to Find Relief from Hypermobility EDS Using Physical Therapy Hypermobility EDS symptoms: Joint hypermobility is a connective tissue disorder. Hypermobility is when the ligaments that provide stability for the joints are loose or weak. This allows for too much...

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Three Keys To Minimize Risk for Throwers

Three Keys To Minimize Risk for Throwers

3 Keys to Injury Prevention in Throwers According to studies, more than a quarter-million baseball and softball players are hurt every year from throwing injuries. Throwing a baseball or softball is a highly complex movement pattern. Many tasks and movement patterns...

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Should I Bother Stretching?

Should I Bother Stretching?

Should I Avoid Static Stretching Before Exercise? Many people, including myself, have memories of performing static stretches before athletic events, gym classes, or exercise sessions. The thought behind this was a hopeful improvement in muscle performance and a...

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Physical Therapy for Post-Partum Care

Physical Therapy for Post-Partum Care

Physical Therapy for Post-partum Care There is no doubt that the body goes through extraordinary changes during pregnancy. Labor and delivery further add to the stresses your body has to endure and it can be hard to know where to start on your path to recovery. Muscle...

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Three Keys to Throwing Success

Three Keys to Throwing Success

Three Tips to Successful Throwing Success is defined as the accomplishment of an aim or purpose. In the game of baseball/softball, specifically pitching, the aim is to throw a strike and get the hitter to record an out. As a defender on the diamond, we aim to throw...

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10 Foods That Cause TMJ Dysfunction

10 Foods That Cause TMJ Dysfunction

Managing Your TMJ Pain If you currently have or are managing TMJ pain, you are likely aware that certain foods are more painful to eat than others; or, you may have new-onset jaw pain and are finding that eating anything right now hurts. Trying to navigate pain with...

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Heart Health Month

Heart Health Month

Heart Health Month is Here Happy Heart Health Month! February is a great time to share our love with others and also to make sure we’re giving our own body the love and care it deserves. Our hearts work hard day and night, and we should do everything we can to keep it...

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How Do I Know If I Have TMJ?

How Do I Know If I Have TMJ?

What is TMJ? TMJ stands for temporomandibular joint. We have two of them, one on either side of our jaw. These joints are the hinge points that move when we open and close our mouths. You can feel the movement by putting the tip of your index fingers just in front of...

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Treatment Options for Herniated Discs

Treatment Options for Herniated Discs

The Cushion of the Spine As humans, our spine is filled with discs between each of our bony vertebrae. These discs act as a cushion between each vertebra which is stacked on top of each other to make up our entire spinal column. Often, when a disc herniates, the...

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Why and How to Exercise with Arthritis

Why and How to Exercise with Arthritis

Exercise and Arthritis One of the most frequently asked questions I receive in the clinic is ‘can I exercise even though I have arthritis?’ My answer is a resounding 'yes, it is important to continue to move!' There are a couple of factors that come into play when I...

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Can I Exercise Outside In Winter?

Can I Exercise Outside In Winter?

Exercise in Winter Now that the weather is colder, you may notice your body feeling stiffer or more difficulty completing your exercise routine in the cold. Colder weather impacts your body in many ways, including muscles, tendons, ligaments, and joints. If these...

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What to Know Before a Total Knee Replacement

What to Know Before a Total Knee Replacement

What You Need To Know Total knee replacements are a common surgical procedure, which improves the quality of life. Even with its commonality, many people delay and even put off having surgery due to their fear of the rehabilitation that follows. Patients hear stories...

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Preparing Your Body for the Birth of Your Baby

Preparing Your Body for the Birth of Your Baby

Preparing Your Body for the Birth of Your Baby Most women are familiar with the Kegel exercise or the contraction of the pelvic floor muscles. While these are important in maintaining the health of your pelvic floor, we must not neglect the flip side to that coin,...

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What Type of Exercise is Right For You?

What Type of Exercise is Right For You?

What Type of Exercise is Right For You? Did you know there are four types of exercise? They are endurance, strength, balance, and flexibility. Try performing exercises and training in each of these categories to maximize the benefits to your health. Different forms of...

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5 Fitness New Year’s Resolutions to Keep This Year

5 Fitness New Year’s Resolutions to Keep This Year

5 Fitness New Year’s Resolutions to Keep This Year The beginning of the year is when most stop and reflect on the previous year and think about what they want to change and improve on going forward. For some, making New Year’s resolutions is daunting, while others...

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5 Ways Yoga Can Relieve Stress

5 Ways Yoga Can Relieve Stress

The world around us moves quickly, causing many to multi-task, and your mind to always be on the go. Just 10 minutes of yoga each day could be the stress relief you need. Regardless of your flexibility level, you can reap the relaxation benefits. Here are 5 ways yoga...

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