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Category: Health and Wellness

Aching Shoulders? Tips and Stretches

June 29th, 2015

We depend on our shoulders for many daily activities: from brushing your teeth to driving your car. Most of these movements may seem simple, but, as Magnolia therapist Ryan Marek points out, the shoulder is the most complicated joint in the human body. “The best way to think of the shoulder is a ball and

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Tips for relieving sciatica pain

June 23rd, 2015

Do you have back pain or sciatica? In a study reported in the journal Orthopedics, 650 people were examined for low back pain or sciatica. About 25% had reported an episode of sciatica in the past 6 months of the study. This shows how common sciatica really is. Sciatica is a term used to describe pain in the

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Tips for relieving neck pain

June 10th, 2015

Do you find yourself with a nagging neck or headache, especially after a long day or stressful event? The American Academy of Pain Medicine reports that neck pain and severe headaches or migraines make up about 30% of all commonly reported pain conditions. There are many reasons for neck pain, but the majority of episodes are caused by

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Pelvic Pain? Physical Therapy Can Help

May 28th, 2015

For many, it’s considered private property: No Trespassing. But it’s that kind of thinking towards the pelvic area—sacrum, sacroiliac joints, coccyx, and including vulvar and vaginal, penile and scrotum and colorectal regions—that forces people to live with pain and injuries that are easily treatable. At Magnolia Physical Therapy, we understand that it can be uncomfortable

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Tips for relieving pain from herniated discs

May 22nd, 2015

Do you experience achy or sharp radiating pain to your shoulder, arm, buttock or leg? This may be an indicator of a bulging or herniated disc in the neck or back. Between each of the vertebrae that make up your spine are small cushions called discs. Herniated discs are more common in the 30-50 age bracket. A

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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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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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