Category: Exercise

Could-it-be-a-herniated-disc

What do you think is causing your back pain? Could it be a herniated disc? Find out.

June 22nd, 2020

Has anyone ever told you they have a “slipped disc”? This term is actually a misnomer, since discs don’t really “slip” but either degenerate, bulge, or herniate. Fortunately, a physical therapist can treat all these issues! The latter condition, called a disc herniation, occurs when the outer layer of the disc tears. This allows the

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Don’t Spend The Rest Of Your Life Taking Medicine To Control The Pain.

April 20th, 2020

Our bodies are amazing machines. Not only do they have the ability to heal and repair themselves, they can adapt to nearly any situation. That includes the types of things we put into them. Temporarily taking medicine to control your pain as you recover from an injury or surgery can be a viable part of

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Get Rid of Your Chronic Back Pain! 5 Ways a Physical Therapist Can Help Relieve Your Pain

April 10th, 2020

How Physical Therapy Helps You Triumph Over Chronic Back Pain Does chronic back pain keep you from living the life you want? This debilitating symptom, which may be caused by a variety of underlying issues, may make you wish you could just spend the rest of your life in your recliner. Actually, you can conquer

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4 Things To Do if You Wake Up Feeling Achy

March 20th, 2020

Why are you feeling so achy and stiff in the morning? Could it be an old, ill-suited mattress? An unsupportive pillow? A poor sleeping position? Do you have an underlying health condition like osteoarthritis? What about dehydration? Maybe it’s a combination of these issues, or maybe it’s something else entirely. Whatever the reason, a.m. stiffness

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5 Ways to Stay Active If You Sit at a Desk All Day

March 10th, 2020

One of the many benefits of physical therapy is that it helps show you how physical activity is medicine! Our physical therapy team strongly believes that the human body was meant to move, and when it doesn’t, things start to break down. Unfortunately, the modern environment isn’t great for promoting regular physical activity. Many of

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3 Secrets

Can’t Stand Cardio? Complete Your Exercises with Ease with These 3 Secrets

February 20th, 2020

We all know that cardio takes time. In fact, one of the most common complaints we hear from patients who come to us for physical therapy exercises is that there simply isn’t enough time in their busy days to complete cardio workouts. Other times, whether there’s a time constraint or not, many people report a

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Performing Deadlifts

Performing Deadlifts the Right Way – with the Help of a Physical Therapist

January 21st, 2020

Performing deadlifts is a popular workout and training technique in the world of sports and fitness. When it is performed correctly, a deadlift can significantly increase your levels of body strength and power, especially regarding your core and posterior chain. Deadlifting also helps in stimulating your central nervous system, and it can be a great

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How to protect your joints while you exercise

Keep Your Joints Safe While Exercising with These 3 Helpful Tips

December 20th, 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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Give Yourself a Proper Recovery Period with These Simple Tips

December 10th, 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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natural concussion relief with physical therapy

Treat Your Concussions the Natural Way with Physical Therapy

November 20th, 2019

Concussions are a serious concern for athletes, especially those competing in high-impact sports. It is a serious condition that can hinder both your physical and mental capabilities for a period of time. Concussions typically happen from a trauma-based impact, usually either from a sports injury or motor vehicle accident. While concussions can be painful and

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