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  • Plantar Fasciitis: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment Plan

    Some people wait longer than they need to when it comes to getting help for lower foot pain. Yet physical therapy can not only ease the immediate pain of plantar fasciitis, but improve the condition itself. What is Plantar Fasciitis? Because the plantar fascia runs from the ball of your foot to the heel, and […]

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  • Massage Away Your Pain with Massage Therapy

    Once considered a luxury that only the rich and pampered could afford — or justify as treatment — massage is now considered an integral part of many physical therapy programs. With a variety of massage techniques to address a range of health problems, the respected practice has been proven to help significantly reduce temporary or […]

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  • Scoliosis: Causes, Symptoms and Treatments

    Scoliosis, or curvature of the spine, often occurs when children are just entering puberty, which is a stressful enough time without also having to deal with a physical limitation. The cause is not always known.  Some forms are connected to injury, muscular dystrophy or cerebral palsy. Through a range of treatments, including physical therapy, scoliosis […]

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  • Plantar Fasciitis: What Is It? Can Physical Therapy Help?

    What is plantar fasciitis? When the band of tissues nearest your heel bone becomes inflamed, your first steps in the morning can produce the telltale “stabbing” pain of plantar fasciitis. If the pain decreases as you continue walking, that’s another clue that it could be plantar fasciitis. The condition arises through small tears in the […]

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  • Do You Have a Sedentary Job? How to Stay Healthy and Fit Throughout the Week  

    Do you find yourself sitting for the majority of the day? If you work at an office where you are confined to a desk, you may end up sitting for up to 10 hours a day. Not to mention going home and sitting on the couch after dinner. While it may not seem like too […]

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  • How You Can Stay Active in Your 50’s & 60’s: 3 Tips to Get You Moving

    Growing older is filled with change and new challenges. For many, these changes often involve coping with a decrease in athletic performance and abilities. However, just because you’re growing older doesn’t mean you still can’t enjoy an active lifestyle. If you are someone who is in their 50’s and 60’s, here are 3 tips to […]

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  • How to Stay Active at Work

    Having a desk job will naturally keep you from moving about in a natural fashion. The less you are active, the more you will experience fatigue and stiffness, both mentally and physically. Taking the time to move around and create a more comfortable environment for yourself may seem like wasted time, but your productivity will […]

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  • Is Your Body Functioning Optimally? 5 Signs to Look For.

    The human body is a marvel of biology and genetics. It is capable of accomplishing tasks ranging from building massive structures to running a marathon. When it’s working at peak efficiency, few animals on Earth can compete with the grace and power of the human body. Unfortunately, there are times when everything just doesn’t come […]

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  • How Physical Therapy Can Correct Muscle Imbalances

    Many people believe that physical therapy is only needed after injury, accidents, or surgery.  In reality, almost everyone can benefit from physical therapy.  It can prevent minor aches and pains or losses of flexibility from becoming major health issues. Physical therapists can help because many of our aches and pains are caused by muscle imbalances. This […]

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  • The Best Sleeping Positions to Wake Up Pain-Free

    When it comes to muscular, joint and bone pain, sleep may play an integral role. If you’re having trouble settling your body’s score with pain, you might want to consider a few pain-free sleeping positions. Depending upon your consistent morning ailments, a few positions might reduce pain—or strike it out, altogether. Take a look at […]

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