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How to Stop Suffering with Arthritis Pain

September 24th, 2014

Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis. In fact over 65 million people in the US have osteoarthritis to some degree. Arthritis is characterized by progressive wearing away of the cartilage in a joint. This wear and tear over time leads to bone spurs, poor tissue strength, inflammation, pain, weakness of surrounding muscles and

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Feeling Stiff, Achy? Physical Therapy Helps

September 18th, 2014

Our bodies are made to move and rely on a finely-tuned balance of proper posture, strength, coordination, chemical levels, blood pressure and more. When you don’t move on a consistent basis or experience changes to your health, you may start to feel stiff and achy, especially in the mornings. Poor health, injury, a sedentary lifestyle

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The Benefits of Stretching

August 29th, 2014

As you age, your muscle tissue actually dries out a little, tightening. This causes a loss of range of motion in your joints and tissues. In addition to the loss of range of motion, it can really limit your active lifestyles and hinder day-to-day, normal motions. Tasks that used to be simple, such as dressing

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Does Your Kid’s Backpack Make the Grade?

August 27th, 2014

School’s open and that means meeting new friends, new teachers and learning. It shouldn’t mean mistakenly hurting your kids.  With the start of school, parents will be faced with the dreaded supply list, which usually includes a backpack. Although your kids might lobby for the latest Disney character or a One Direction backpack, it’s more important

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Relief from Stress Related Headaches

August 19th, 2014

Life’s demands create stress and although some stress may be good, too much can cause health problems. Most people equate stress with high blood pressure, a heart attack or a stroke. But did you know headaches, dizziness, neck and shoulder pain can be stress-related too? Chronic headaches, usually accompanied by extreme fatigue, are almost always

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Increasing Core Strength to Relieve Pain

July 30th, 2014

How Your Core Muscle Strength Affects Your Health 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

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How to treat arthritis pain

July 13th, 2014

When it comes to relieving your arthritis aches and pains, you may have more options than you realize. There is a lot you can do to reduce your aches and pains from arthritis while gaining more mobility and function. We help our patients  with arthritis pain and inflammation day in and day out. If you want

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Senior Falls Are Dangerous but Can Be Prevented

June 25th, 2014

  When it comes falling, especially among seniors, the result can be deadly. According to the Centers for Disease Control, more than 21,500 older Americans died from unintentional falls in 2010. Every year, one in three adults age 65 or older fall, and many times the results are devastating such as hip fractures, wrist fractures,

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