Improve Your Overall Health with PT

Improve Your Overall Health with PT

Are you thinking about making a New Years Resolution to be more healthy and active? Before you set up a new gym membership, let’s talk about how physical therapy can be huge booster to your overall health. With the guided help of professional, trained physical therapists, you can receive specialized instruction and guidance to achieve your goals with a program built around your specific health needs. Depending on your current activity level, physical therapy can help...

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Healthy Thanksgiving Tips

Healthy Thanksgiving Tips

Family, food and festivities… the ingredients for great Thanksgiving memories. But, if you’re not careful, these memories could turn into aches and pains. As we all get ready to give thanks and kick-off the holiday season, we have some tips that can help keep you pain-free and healthy. Safe cooking pointers: Cooking Thanksgiving meal is a big job and it’s important to be careful because standing for long periods of time while cooking and lifting heavy objects...

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Fight Opioid Addiction, Choose Physical Therapy

Fight Opioid Addiction, Choose Physical Therapy

No one wants to live in pain. But no one should put their health at risk in an effort to be pain free. Since 1999, Americans have increasingly been prescribed opioids—painkillers like Vicodin, OxyContin, Opana, and methodone, and combination drugs like Percocet.  America is in the midst of an opioid epidemic. Consider that in 2012 alone, health care providers wrote 259 million prescriptions for opioid pain medication, enough for every American adult to have their own bottle...

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Is Your Movement Making the Grade?

Is Your Movement Making the Grade?

Back-to-school season has got us thinking a lot about learning and grades. We thought about how throughout life we are graded in almost every arena. When we’re young, teachers grade how well we grasp the subjects and materials they teach, and coaches grade our athletic abilities and performance in sports. Then as we get older, employers grade our contributions at work, and doctors grade our bodies based on symptoms and medical tests. Physical therapists, then, are...

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Back to School Backpack Pointers

Back to School Backpack Pointers

It’s back to school time and many people will be shopping for new backpacks for the year. Backpacks are a great option compared to messenger bags because the weight is being supported by the back and abdominal muscles – the strongest muscles in the body. Even still, it’s easy to fall into the trap of overloading a backpack or carrying it incorrectly which can lead to strain or injury. Heavy backpacks can have a negative effect on a kid’s body. When...

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