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Springtime Fitness: Do’s and Don’ts

April 30th, 2015

After a long (at least for us) winter, Spring has arrived in New Orleans. Many will want to shed those winter pounds and clothes, start a new workout regimen, or get your hands muddy in the garden. Before you dust off your running shoes, grab your shovel, or join an outdoor boot camp, there are some

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Preventing and Treating Sports Injuries

April 20th, 2015

Exercise is an important part of life in order to become or stay healthy. For many people, sports are a fun way of burning extra calories, socializing and getting fit. Unfortunately, this also means the occasional sports injury, or a flare-up of an old injury or condition. You don’t have to be a professional or even amateur

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Muscle Stretching for Relieving Neck and Back Pain

April 10th, 2015

Many aches and pains in the neck and back stem from tight muscles. Stretching the tight muscles along the back of your neck, strengthening the muscles in the front of your neck and improving body posture in general, can help to release neck pain. Our experts in physical therapy can help you achieve all of this. Improving your

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Steps to less pain and more energy

March 20th, 2015

Do you sometimes feel sluggish, tired, achy, sore or have low energy? It could be that you are suffering from some basic physical problems. If you sit still for long hours in your car, at your job or at home watching TV, you could be hurting your body over time. Without frequent movement, your muscles waste away, joints

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How to Be Healthier, Stronger and More Active.

March 10th, 2015

Health is a relative term and is different for everyone. It means that your body is operating at an efficient range in all the different body systems from circulation, breathing, digestion and more. It doesn’t mean you have to look like a supermodel. Anything you can do to help your body achieve more of an

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How Your Core Muscle Strength Affects Your Health

February 23rd, 2015

Do you ever find yourself slouching in a chair, slumping at the computer or your belly sticking out after standing for awhile? This is a sign of core muscle weakness that can negatively affect your health and create long-term back or neck pain. What are Your Core Muscles? Your “core” is the group of muscles

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5 Ways to Relieve Neck and Back Pain

February 13th, 2015

If you are suffering with back or neck pain, it can be confusing to determine the right way to relieve your pain and get back to normal activities. For some, permanent injury or changes in their body mean arthritis and the tendency for more aches and pains. However, it doesn’t mean you can’t do something

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Trigger Points: What’s Causing Your Pain?

February 2nd, 2015

What’s causing your pain? A patient recently came to us complaining of pain that was radiating throughout his arm and limiting his motion. Our therapist Kristy Livingston, who specializes in orthopedic disorders and is a skilled manual therapist, began examining the man and he was surprised when she started working on his shoulder, not his

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