Category: Health

Arthritis

How Physical Therapy Can Help Relieve Your Arthritis Pain (Without Opioids!)

March 20th, 2021

Arthritis pain is one of the most frustrating types of pain. It is chronic, it is intense, and it can interfere with just about everything that you like to do throughout the day, from reducing your grip strength to making it difficult to shift between sitting and standing. There are many different types of medications

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Nutrition

How Nutrition Can Decrease Inflammation and Pain

March 10th, 2021

When people say they want to improve their diet, their inspiration is often to lose weight, avoid an allergy, gain muscle, improve their skin, or increase their athletic performance. What we don’t hear quite as often is, “I want to improve my diet in order to alleviate my chronic pain.” The truth is, making some

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Chronic back pain

A Physical Therapist’s Perspective on Chronic Back Pain

February 20th, 2021

Out of all the conditions we diagnose and treat at our physical therapy clinic, chronic low back pain is one of the most common. We spend a lot of time educating our patients and their loved ones about this broad health condition—including why it happens and how to avoid it. Because here’s the thing a

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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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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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3 Reasons It’s Important to Stay Active as You Age

August 20th, 2020

Want to Stay Healthy for Life? Start by Staying Active “You’re only as young as you feel,” or so the saying goes. It might be more accurate, however, to say that you’re only as young as your health permits. When you see elderly people shuffling along on walkers or refusing to leave their favorite chair,

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Pre-and-Post-Surgical-Rehab

Pre and Post Surgical Rehab: What Is It, and Is It Really Important?

July 20th, 2020

Scheduling Surgery? Don’t Forget the Pre-Operative and Post-Operative Rehab Surgery might not be as much of a certainty in life as death or taxes, but many of us will undergo some kind of surgical procedure. If you will be scheduling major surgery in the near future, give serious thought to scheduling two other important tasks:

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Physical Therapy can help you ditch the pain meds!

July 10th, 2020

Millions of individuals live with chronic pain. To cope with everything from back and joint pain to debilitating pain from accidents, many people have turned to pain medication. Whether prescription or over-the-counter, there are several drawbacks to relying on medication to relieve pain. Pain pills can sometimes interact with other medications, they can be addictive,

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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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