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Is a Herniated Disc the Reason for Your Back Pain?

September 20th, 2019

Back pain is the most commonly reported area of pain across the nation. Your spine works hard throughout the day and sometimes even small movements can result in pain if there are underlying issues occurring. Your spine is comprised of 26 bones, all cushioned by gel-like discs. These discs provide flexibility to the spine, but

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How Can I Avoid Sustaining an Injury While Strength Training?

September 10th, 2019

One of the most common pieces of advice given to people in strength training programs is simply to “not hurt yourself.” Whether it’s a recovery program from a previous injury or surgery, or you’re simply trying to improve your physical performance, it is a common phrase that you’ll hear. While it may seem easier said

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Don’t Wear Yourself Out! Tips for a Proper Recovery Period

August 12th, 2019

A recovery period is the amount of time you take between workouts. This period of time is when the benefits of your physical activity take place in your body. Without a recovery period, your muscles won’t be able to build, repair, and strengthen in the ways you want them to. While exercise is undoubtedly important,

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3 Simple Methods for Protecting Your Joints While Exercising

August 5th, 2019

There is no doubt that exercise is important, but it can definitely take a toll on your joints. The US Department of Health and Human Services recommends at least 150 minutes of moderate aerobic exercise every week, or 75 minutes of vigorous aerobic exercise. It can be difficult to determine how to keep your joints

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Stand Up to Your Back Pain with Physical Therapy Relief

July 10th, 2019

Did you know that the World Health Organization estimates that approximately 149 million workdays are lost due to back pain? It is a sensation that is all too common for millions of people. 60-70% of people across industrialized nations experience back pain, which can greatly hinder daily life and limit you from participating in certain

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Decrease Your Pain and Inflammation with This Nutritious Diet

July 3rd, 2019

Is your daily life limited by chronic pain and inflammation? While this isn’t an uncommon occurrence, it is avoidable in many cases. Maintaining a nutritious diet can become an important part of any physical therapy regimen, especially if you are experiencing chronic pain. Everything you consume works to fuel your body, so eating the right

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How Does Nutrition Help Relieve Pain and Inflammation?

May 20th, 2019

Are you living with chronic pain or inflammation? If so, there may be a simple solution for you: changing your eating habits. Proper nutrition can play an important role in managing your discomfort. Many people live with chronic pains every day, unaware that simply eating the right foods can actually help them find relief. Maintaining

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How Physical Therapy can Put an End to Nagging Headaches

May 10th, 2019

The minute you feel that familiar pain and pressure coming on, you know you’re in for a bad time. Headaches are regrettable commonplace in today’s world, with 80 to 90 percent of Americans enduring a tension headache at some point or other. But while some headaches are caused by biochemical imbalances, hypertension, tumors or other causes, many of them are the direct result of musculoskeletal problems.

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Physical Therapy Programs for Children

April 30th, 2019

Injuries can happen to any of us at any time and this can include our children. While most people think of physical therapy as being something for older people who have surgery, or adult athletes who have been injured, children can have great results from seeing us here at Motion Works Physical Therapy.   Doctors

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Ached by Lower Back Pain? Stand up Straighter with Physical Therapy

April 20th, 2019

Lower back pain is a sensation all too familiar to millions of people. This ache can hinder many aspects of your life: working, spending time with friends and family, partaking in the activities you enjoy, and even just relaxing. If lower back pain is plaguing your everyday life, it is important that you find relief as soon as you can.