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Do you stretch before and after your workout? If not, you should start.

September 10th, 2020

Working out on a regular basis is a great way to improve and maintain good health. If you're not stretching before and after your workout, however, you're not really taking advantage of a complete workout routine. There are several specific benefits of stretching both before and after a workout. Benefits of Stretching Before a Workout You should always start your...

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If You Have any of These 5 Symptoms, You May Need Physical Therapy.

August 20th, 2020

Physical therapy is a highly beneficial form of treatment that can address many of the most common sources of pain. However, there are many people who don’t realize that the pain they are experiencing is something that can be easily addressed with physical therapy. If you are experiencing any of the five common symptoms listed here, then it may be...

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Kick Your Opioid Dependence

Do You Depend on Opioids to Keep You Moving? Understand How PT Can Kick Your Opioid Dependence

August 10th, 2020

Do you rely on drugs such as oxycodone or hydrocodone to help you get through your day without agonizing pain? Do you worry that these drugs may be placing your health at unacceptable risk? Do you feel anxious or count the minutes until your next dosage of these pain relievers regardless of that risk? If so, you may be on...

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Reduce Opioid Consumption

Reduce Opioid Consumption and Feel Better with Physical Therapy

July 20th, 2020

Long-term opioid consumption is not a good strategy for managing chronic pain. In addition to the risk of addiction, opioids simply alleviate the symptoms (pain) of a larger problem. For very real, measurable improvement over chronic pain, physical therapy has been proven to be a much better option than opioids or other pharmaceutical painkillers. If you are considering opioids for...

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If You Don't Think Nutrition

If You Don’t Think Nutrition Has an Effect on Your Aches and Pains, Think Again.

July 10th, 2020

Are Your Dietary Choices Making You Hurt? Some people eat to live, others live to eat -- and still others are feeding their chronic aches and pains without even realizing it. If your pain issues have gotten steadily worse, maybe you need to look at your nutritional choices. Eating too much and/or eating the wrong things can fire up your...

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NO MORE OPIOIDS

NO MORE OPIOIDS! Seek help from a physical therapist.

June 22nd, 2020

You've seen the headlines, and you know that opioids are the major driver behind the widespread drug crisis in America. We also know that if you or a loved one has chronic pain, you may be feeling frustrated and confused about your options. At our physical therapy clinic, we stand with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other...

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Hip and Knee Pain Relief

Hip and Knee Pain Relief with Physical Therapy

June 8th, 2020

There are so many causes of hip and knee pain, from excess weight to sports injuries, advancing age to repetitive motion injuries. Whatever the cause of your hip and/or knee pain, if you are experiencing it regularly you need to find a way to manage it. Many people use medications like anti-inflammatories to minimize their discomfort. However, these medications do...

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In Honor Of The Murph Workout

May 29th, 2020

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Aches and Pains in the Morning? Find Out What Might Be Causing Them.

May 18th, 2020

A Troubleshooting Guide to Morning Aches and Pains Do you leap out of bed excited at the thought of experiencing another morning -- or do you just lie there, afraid to move because of the pain you're likely to feel? Aches and pains are never welcome, but they can really dash your spirits when they plague you from your first...

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Relieving Chronic Pain

The Role of Physical Therapy in Relieving Chronic Pain

May 4th, 2020

Chronic pain is extremely common – with over 100 million sufferers in the U.S. alone – so if you are struggling with chronic pain, you are definitely not alone. Standard pain medications have so many undesirable qualities that you cannot rely on them fully to treat your pain, which can leave you wondering if you are just stuck with your...

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