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  • Physical Therapy Benefits and Tips

    Physical Therapy Benefits and Tips

    Join us in celebrating National Physical Therapy Month this October! It is a great time to share the benefits of physical therapy and help keep you motivated. A patient’s motivation is key when it comes to recovery, but we know that it is easier said than done. Staying motivated is hard. Some clients are enthusiastic about doing their exercises, while others struggle to find their drive. It is easy to push physical therapy off when they are not in pain or they are bored with their exercises.

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  • Common Feet Problems

    Common Feet Problems

    The foot is intricate, with many bones, joints, and muscles. This complexity makes the foot at risk for inflammation and injury, which can impact daily life due to pain and mobility problems.

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  • Preventing Back Pain in New Moms

    Preventing Back Pain in New Moms

    Every new mother soon learns that lifting their infant can put a surprising amount of stress on the back, especially the spine. It is not unusual for mothers to pick up their infants 30, 40, or even 50 times a day. In just two years, your child could weigh 30 pounds or more, causing even more back strain.

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  • Stretches for Your Feet and Ankles

    Stretches for Your Feet and Ankles

    Whether recovering from an injury or looking to prevent a new one, stretches for the foot and ankle can help. Exercise conditioning regimens can help you get back to normal activities more quickly. They can also help you live a more active lifestyle and improve your overall health.

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  • Tears Vs. Strains

    Tears Vs. Strains

    After an injury, your priorities should be a diagnosis, treatment, and recovery. Correctly diagnosing an injury is key to using the right treatments and exercises. A correct diagnosis also lets you know whether you need to see a doctor or visit an emergency room. If you have any doubts about your injuries, seek medical attention immediately to reduce the risk of making injuries worse or even permanent. No matter what activity caused your injury, recreational sports, work, or otherwise, you should stop that activity immediately until your wound has healed.

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  • How to Know When to Take a Break from Physical Activity

    How to Know When to Take a Break from Physical Activity

    If you're starting to notice your workouts are becoming harder to complete or leaving you exhausted, it might be time to slow down and take a break from physical activity.

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  • Do’s and Don’ts After an Injury

    Do’s and Don’ts After an Injury

    If you have an acute injury, you need to ice it for the first 48 hours. Ice reduces inflammation and swelling and also alleviates pain. Put an ice pack on the injury for 10-15 minutes. Do this every two or three hours for the first two days.

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  • Understanding the Basics of ACL Injuries

    Understanding the Basics of ACL Injuries

    The good news is ACL tears are all too common; in fact, ACL tears are increasing. The bad news is you have months of recovery and therapy ahead of you. You might be wondering: How can I prevent this in the first place?

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  • Muscle Fatigue

    Muscle Fatigue

    Fatigue can happen after a few sets while exercising or after a few days of extreme training. Suddenly, you feel as though you can barely move, everything hurts, and you're weak and tired. Pain and soreness can also accompany muscle fatigue and usually do.

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  • Injury Prevention

    Injury Prevention

    Some children are just built tough and will try and push through any pain they feel while out on the field. Unfortunately, this minor problem can become more serious if it's not treated with early intervention.

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