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American Heart Month: How to Be Heart Healthy

We learn at a young age in health class that being physically active, following a healthy diet, and not smoking are some of the most important ways to keep your heart and lungs healthy. It is unfortunate that many Americans are not active enough and do not […]

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How to Prevent Muscle Cramps

Muscle cramps happen when a muscle involuntarily contracts, tightens, and does not relax as it normally should. Anyone who has been unexpectedly stopped in their tracks with a cramp or even awakened in the night from a charley horse knows the extreme pain muscle cramps can cause. […]

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What Is Direct Access Physical Therapy?

What Is Direct Access Physical Therapy?

What is direct access to physical therapy? We believe it should be the norm for healthcare systems as it can save money as well as make things faster and easier for the patient. Direct access lets people seek out treatment from licensed physical therapists without a referral […]

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Physical Therapy and Controlling Blood Pressure

Physical therapists work their hardest to ensure you live a life to the best of your ability when faced with pain or injury. Your vitals will help your physical therapist determine a correct evaluation of your condition or injury as well as determining the type and amount […]

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Chronic Pain as a Possible Cause of Falling

Chronic pain may be the reason adults older than 70 years of age have an increased chance of falling according to a study published in the November 25th issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association. Dr. Suzanne G. Leveine is the lead author of the […]

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Proper Shoveling Techniques

CAUTION: WET FLOOR. Don’t you wish someone would put these signs outside as a heads up during these icy months? Although we have been lucky with some strangely warm weather, the cold is rolling in and we can surely expect snow in the upcoming weeks. Not all […]

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Keeping Your Healthy New Year’s Resolutions

2016 is here! For many of us, we are embarking towards achieving our personal New Year’s resolutions. Creating goals is a great way to self-motivate, however for many of us, things don’t always work out. Defy the odds by taking these few tips to heart. One of […]

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Physical Therapy for Knee Pain

Knee pain is a common body ailment for those who lead highly active lives as well as those who are carrying extra weight. The knee joint, when improperly used, can not only succumb to sudden injury, but can also overtime begin deteriorating. Depending on the location of […]

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Proper Lifting Techniques

Maintaining a healthy back is essential in preventing injuries and can assist in an overall healthier life. You face a higher risk of damaging your back if you are required to lift things regularly and inexperienced lifters can face injury if they are not aware of the […]

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How Physical Therapy Can Help With Arthritis

All arthritis, although known by many different forms, causes debilitating effects on the joints of your body. Nearly 1 in 7 Americans suffer from arthritis to various degrees. It is extremely important that if you suffer from arthritis, even only slightly, that you take action. Although there […]

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