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Don’t Live with Urinary Leakage

Don’t Live with Urinary Leakage

Don't Live with Urinary Leakage Millions of people suffer from urinary incontinence. Physical therapy can help with urinary incontinence most times. The bladder holds stored urine and when ready to void it goes through the urethra. There are muscles in the wall of the...

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Improve Your Posture: Thoracic Spine

Improve Your Posture: Thoracic Spine

Improving Your Posture: Importance of Thoracic Mobility  The importance of posture in our daily lives is often underrated. For a large number of people, much of the day is spent in a flexion-biased, or forward-rounded position. The degree of this bias can be vary...

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The Ergonomics of Working From Home

The Ergonomics of Working From Home

Working from Home: Ergonomics            The number of individuals working from home over the past three years has increased exponentially. Not everyone is equipped with an ergonomically effective home office. Physical Therapists have seen an increase in issues...

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Conditions of the Cervical Spine

Conditions of the Cervical Spine

Conditions of the cervical spine  The neck has many important jobs to do. It has to have the mobility to rotate and bend side to side so we can check for traffic, look down to read and look up to see something higher up. It also needs to have the stability to support...

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Hands-On Physical Therapy

Hands-On Physical Therapy

Hands-on Physical Therapy Hands-on physical therapy is very beneficial to healing. There are many ways for physical therapists to treat patients. Some of the most comprehensive care for patients receiving physical therapy includes hands-on treatment in addition to the...

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Stress and Jaw Pain

Stress and Jaw Pain

Is it stress? Stress can be seen and felt in many different ways throughout your body. Some people may have headaches, stomach aches, trouble sleeping, or jaw/muscle tension. Stress is a normal human reaction to things happening around you. How your body deals with it...

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Working Together on Jaw Pain

Working Together on Jaw Pain

Working Together Leading specialists agree that proper management of patients with Temporomandibular Disorders (TMD) requires a collaborative, multidisciplinary approach to care. This includes conservative care under the guidance of a trained Physical Therapist. Most...

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Gift Guide for the Active and Fit

Gift Guide for the Active and Fit

Products your Loved Ones Need to Stay Active and Fit The holidays are just a couple of weeks away with many people still searching for the perfect gift for friends and family. With the new year following closely after all the holiday fun and festivities, it's a great...

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Don’t Get Hurt Shoveling

Don’t Get Hurt Shoveling

Ways to Reduce Injury Risk with Snow Shoveling Often with snow shoveling season comes an increase in new injuries or an exacerbation of old injuries. Most often, injuries can occur in the low back, shoulders, or legs due to the body not being prepared for the task at...

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Five Office-Friendly Stretches

Five Office-Friendly Stretches

Many people experience muscle stiffness and soreness after sitting for long periods at a desk and typing or writing. This unpleasant sensation can be alleviated by stretching the affected muscles. Below are five stretches that can be done while working to reduce...

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Getting Better Sleep

Getting Better Sleep

​​​​​​​​A Better Night's Sleep Getting high-quality sleep is essential for the body to heal and repair cells and tissue. If you are waking up in the morning with increased pain and stiffness or struggling to fall asleep comfortably, you may not be sleeping in a way...

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Dry Needling for Sciatica

Dry Needling for Sciatica

Dry needling for Sciatica. Is it worth trying? Sciatica can present in differing severity and intensity but is classified as nerve pain from any sort of injury, irritation, or pressure on the sciatic nerve. The sciatic nerve is on average 2cm in diameter at its...

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Are You Drinking Enough Water?

Are You Drinking Enough Water?

When I ask my patients, “how much water are you drinking” the most common answer I get is “not enough.” So, how much is enough? And why is it even important to drink water? This will help you better understand if you are drinking enough water? Why is it essential? ...

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When You Should Hesitate to Foam Roll

When You Should Hesitate to Foam Roll

Foam Rolling: Why to Avoid the Iliotibial (IT) Band  I would like to point out that foam rolling can be a beneficial tool to release muscle tension throughout certain muscles in the body. The proposed mechanism behind foam rolling is the inhibition of overactive...

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More Than a Six Pack

More Than a Six Pack

More than a Six Pack The muscles that make up the core are more than a six-pack. When trainers, fitness influencers, and other people in the fitness sphere talk about having strong abs, many people think this means striving for a six-pack. In reality, many muscles...

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Let PT Help You With Your Long COVID Symptoms

Let PT Help You With Your Long COVID Symptoms

Did you know that physical therapists can help you manage many long COVID symptoms? Most people fully recover from COVID-19 with no long-term effects. However, roughly 10% of the population ends up with long COVID symptoms that linger for weeks to months down the...

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How to Manage Low Back Pain

How to Manage Low Back Pain

How to Manage Low Back Pain Low back pain can be a scary and debilitating condition. While it is frustrating to deal with, it is also important to understand why you are experiencing these symptoms. Some of the most common orthopedic issues as it relates to back pain...

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Enjoying More Freedom – 30 Years of PT

Enjoying More Freedom – 30 Years of PT

30 years With Over 30 Services This fall, we are celebrating 30 years of Freedom Physical Therapy Services along with PT month. Have you considered these 30 services we offer using leading-edge technology? Celebrate Enjoying More Freedom - 30 Years of PT. Physical...

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Benefits of Balance Training

Benefits of Balance Training

Benefits of Balance and Proprioceptive work  Compared to other forms of exercise, the amount of time dedicated to balance and proprioceptive training is significantly less. However, it is arguably just as (if not more) important for injury and fall prevention. No...

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Jogging After Age 65

Jogging After Age 65

Jogging has no age limit Jogging is an enjoyable exercise with many benefits, such as improved cardiovascular health, increased mobility, stronger bones, better endurance, and more energy. Some myths suggest that running can damage the joints and cause arthritis. In...

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Finding The Right Pain Treatment For You

Finding The Right Pain Treatment For You

Those who suffer from pain at some point in their life know that not everyone fits into a traditional pain management box. The Freedom therapeutic laser is a safe, pain-free treatment that has no side effects, no downtime, and does not require surgery or drugs....

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Healthy Bowel Function Tips

Healthy Bowel Function Tips

Healthy Bowel Function Bowel movements help us release toxins and waste from our digestive system. Everyone has bowel movements and this can tell us a lot about our health regarding our gut and the function of our pelvic floor muscles. In healthy individuals,...

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Five Office Friendly Exercises

Five Office Friendly Exercises

Finding time to exercise Do you feel like you never have time to hit the gym or set aside time to exercise? A little bit of exercise can go a long way if you make it a daily habit. A gap between meetings, a natural pause between tasks, or a lunch break is all...

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What’s Your Functional Movement Screening Score?

What’s Your Functional Movement Screening Score?

What is the Functional Movement Screen? The Functional Movement Screen is a screening tool to help you move better. Comprising seven movement patterns placing the individual in extreme positions where movement deficits become apparent to the trained therapist. The FMS...

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Is Leaking Normal?

Is Leaking Normal?

Is Leaking Normal? Urinary incontinence affects over 25 million Americans annually and is twice as common in women as in men. Pregnancy, childbirth, and menopause can be contributing factors to urinary incontinence, but anyone can experience incontinence. It can...

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How I Began to Enjoy Running

How I Began to Enjoy Running

Running was a hard pass Despite being a physical therapist and knowing how the body moves efficiently and having a knowledge base of how to achieve optimal function for the body, this does not necessarily mean we all make the necessary changes all the time for our...

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Are Headaches Linked to TMJ Pain?

Are Headaches Linked to TMJ Pain?

How TMJ Pain and Headaches May Be Related…And How Physical Therapy Can Help If you surveyed 100 people and asked them if they’ve ever had jaw pain/clicking and/or headaches, the odds are very favorable that most, if not all, would respond “yes”. Much of the time,...

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Managing Fibromyalgia

Managing Fibromyalgia

What is Fibromyalgia? Fibromyalgia is a long-term condition that causes widespread pain throughout the body. Although still not fully understood, we're gaining more insight as a medical community to help those who experience this. Learn to manage fibromyalgia....

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Influences of Progesterone on Bone Density

Influences of Progesterone on Bone Density

Influences of Progesterone on Bone Density Osteoporosis manifests in adulthood, though it truly has its roots in childhood. When children are not given the basic nutrition necessary to achieve their genetic potential, osteoporosis will result. Childhood osteoporosis...

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Don’t Make These Fitness Routine Mistakes

Don’t Make These Fitness Routine Mistakes

Common Fitness Mistakes Technology and social media forums have made access to training programs and workout ideas easier in the last 10-15 years. With one quick search on the internet, people can obtain thousands of hours of workout material for free. Some programs...

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