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5 Activities To Lead a More Active Lifestyle

5 Activities To Lead a More Active Lifestyle

January 20th, 2021

To stay as healthy as possible it’s important to lead an active lifestyle. Becoming more active isn’t difficult. It’s just a matter of finding activities you enjoy that you can take part in on a regular basis. Call Motion Works Physical Therapy to find out how a physical therapy program can help you maintain maximum

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Physical Therapy Can Alleviate Your Stress Related Headaches

Physical Therapy Can Alleviate Your Stress-Related Headaches

January 10th, 2021

Whether you know it as a stress headache or a tension headache, that vise-like feeling along your forehead can be excruciating. In fact, it just may have you gobbling prescription and OTC medications like candy. But if you’re suffering from frequent bouts of these stress headaches, overdoing it on meds can lead to rebound headaches

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Is Back Surgery The Best Option For You? Consider These Things First.

Is Back Surgery The Best Option For You? Consider These Things First.

December 20th, 2020

Do you have a chronic pain issue related to your spine? Maybe you have a stiff achy back, or shooting pain and numbness in one or both legs. Perhaps your back pain and associated symptoms are so involved that it’s a struggle to get through a day at work, sleep through the night, or take

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Why Stretching Is A Critical Part Of Your Physical Therapy Treatment

Why Stretching Is A Critical Part Of Your Physical Therapy Treatment

December 10th, 2020

Do you stretch regularly? If you don’t, you could be increasing your risk of an injury in the future. Because chances are, you have at least some joints or areas in your body that are not as flexible and mobile as they could be. But what happens if you’re not sure where your specific mobility

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Physical Therapy Could Be The Solution To Your Joint Pain

Physical Therapy Could Be The Solution To Your Joint Pain

November 20th, 2020

Do you experience joint pain and discomfort on most or all days of the week? Is a stiff and painful joint making you functionally limited and unsafe? Have you had to stop doing the things you enjoy, or even struggle to take care of your basic daily needs, simply because your joint pain is too

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Tips From a Physical Therapist On Dealing With Herniated Discs

Tips From a Physical Therapist On Dealing With Herniated Discs

November 10th, 2020

A herniated disc happens when the outer fibrous layer of a spinal disc (usually in the neck or lower back) tears. This allows the disc’s gel-like filling to leak out into the surrounding joint space. In many cases, this can irritate or compress nearby nerves and other structures, leading to uncomfortable symptoms like back pain,

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Nutritious Diet

Improve Your Physical Performance with the Help of a Nutritious Diet

October 20th, 2020

Nutrition strongly affects your physical performance, whether you’re a dedicated athlete, weekend warrior, or just trying to get out and exercise more. Your body does a lot throughout the day, and the food you supply it with helps it to function properly, whether you’re hitting the gym or simply performing your daily tasks. The more

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Benefit You

The Importance of High-Quality Protein – and How it Can Benefit You

October 10th, 2020

Protein is a necessary nutrient for maintaining high levels of physical function. If you’re a dedicated athlete, a weekend warrior, or someone who is simply trying to become more active, your protein intake plays a key role in your physical performance. There are many factors of high-quality protein that can benefit you in ways you

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Kick Your Pain Without Opioids: Physical Therapy Can Help

Kick Your Pain Without Opioids: Physical Therapy Can Help

September 20th, 2020

Millions of people struggle with chronic pain. Whether it’s from an accident or an ongoing medical condition, living with debilitating pain can be extremely difficult. Opioids may seem like a quick and easy way to eliminate the pain you’re experiencing. There are several important reasons, however, why you should avoid opioid medication if at all

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Physical Therapy Can Help With Your Knee & Hip Pain

Physical Therapy Can Help With Your Knee & Hip Pain

September 10th, 2020

At any given time, millions of Americans are going through their day with a chronically painful hip or knee. According to the 2006 National Health Interview Survey prepared by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, knee and hip pain was reported by almost a combined 30 percent of respondents. If you’re someone struggling with

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