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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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The Best Ways to Reduce Stress and Feel Better

The Best Ways to Reduce Stress and Feel Better

Life can be busy and stressful, especially with the Holidays right around the corner and so much to get done in a short time. Stress can affect the body in many ways such as suppressing the immune system, causing digestive and reproductive system issues, speeding up...

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Does Exercise Change After Forty?

Does Exercise Change After Forty?

Does Men's Exercise Change After Forty? Let's answer the question, does men's exercise change after forty? Men after the age of forty may feel a significant decline in their exercise performance and health.  It's like the old country song states, “I ain't as good as I...

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Top 5 Ways Practicing Gratitude Benefits Your Health

Top 5 Ways Practicing Gratitude Benefits Your Health

Practicing Gratitude Are you happy? Feel fulfilled? Did you know that finding things around us to be thankful for or appreciate can help you improve both your physical and mental health? Gratitude is a way for people to learn how to appreciate what they have. This is...

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Treating Chronic Low Back Pain

Treating Chronic Low Back Pain

Treating Chronic Low Back Pain Did you know that people go to their doctors with complaints of back pain more frequently than any other problem? Sixty-five million Americans have reported a recent episode of back pain. Close to 16 million adults, roughly 8 percent,...

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Common Breast Problems You May Not Know About

Common Breast Problems You May Not Know About

Common Breast Problems You May Not Know About Breast health is a topic that touches so many.  There are many common breast conditions affecting people of differing ages, sizes, and genders.  As a therapist, I have heard the plight of women reporting complaints...

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Would Biofeedback Training Help You?

Would Biofeedback Training Help You?

Would Biofeedback Training Help You? Could you benefit from a biofeedback training session? Let's try something; try doing a Kegel. Do you know if you are activating your pelvic floor muscles (the muscles that perform a kegel) correctly? Are you certain you are only...

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The Pressure Filled World of Pelvic Organ Prolapse

The Pressure Filled World of Pelvic Organ Prolapse

Pelvic Organ Prolapse Let’s talk about the pressure-filled world of pelvic organ prolapse.  Have you ever had the feeling of pressure down on your pelvic floor?  Have you ever felt like things were “falling out” down there?  Do you avoid certain activities that you...

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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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