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Physical Therapist, Chiropractor, Massage Therapist… Oh My!

Do you currently have pain, and are unsure where to go? How do you know you are going to the right person to treat your pain? What’s the difference between a physical therapist, a chiropractor, and a massage therapist? All are questions that many people have when attempting to manage their pain. While the specialty […]

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Just Sore Muscles or More?

Why are my muscles sore to the touch? What keeps me from gaining mobility even when I am doing my stretches every day? Why is my pain continuing even though I’m doing my exercises? Many things influence our ability to move pain free and participate in the activities we enjoy. Strength, neuromuscular control (the connections between the muscle and […]

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Injury Prevention for the Weekend Warrior

If you're like me, life can be pretty busy. Between work and life responsibilities, I don't have a lot of spare time during my week. But that doesn't mean I'm going to give up doing what I love. My friends and I play either racquetball, basketball, or a game of pick-up rugby at least once […]

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Cupping – Is it your cup of tea?

What is cupping? Cupping therapy is an alternative therapy dating back to ancient Egypt, China, and the Middle East. Although cupping has been around for centuries, it was recently made famous again during the 2016 Summer Olympics. The purpose of cupping is to pull blood to a particular region of the body that is inflamed […]

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Steroid Injection, Physical Therapy, or Both?

Studies have shown that both physical therapy and steroid injections can be effective for combating pain and inflammation for certain types of joint-related issues - such as bursitis, tendonitis, frozen shoulder, and plantar fasciitis. So why choose physical therapy first? Physical Therapy lasts longer in the long run. Physical therapists will perform a thorough evaluation […]

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Postpartum Pain and Weakness? Can Physical Therapy Offer Solutions?

Going back to work after having a baby is hard enough but if you are also suffering from postpartum pain and weakness it makes it even more difficult.  Pregnancy takes a toll on both your muscles and joints.  Between the physical stress of carrying a child and the pregnancy hormone, Relaxin, which relaxes all the […]

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Migraines? Does Physical Therapy Really Work?

Physical therapy for migraines? Chronic migraines occur in about 15% of the general population. Migraine headaches can be severe and debilitating, causing the sufferer to miss extended periods of time from work as well as fun activities and everyday life. The cure for chronic migraines is generally elusive and many times, involve lots of various […]

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Feel Better Faster With Direct Access

I lifted a heavy box from the floor at work a week ago and now it still hurts when I twist or turn. I love to play tennis, but afterwards it hurts so much that I can't open my file cabinet or turn the doorknob. I have been playing basketball for a long time without any […]

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In Pain? Problem May Be Your Desk Job

Can work make you sick? Back pain, neck pain, headaches, carpal tunnel, tendonitis, and shoulder pain are common complaints among patients who have a "desk job." People often find themselves stretching their back, neck, hands many times during the day due to stiffness or fatigue. Many do not realize the recurring headaches and/or body aches […]

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Relieving Stress Through Dry Needling

What causes stress? Your boss wants your reports now, your child is sick, your family wants you to take time off, your staff are not producing as they should, or you owe the IRS thousands of dollars you don't have. These and others can cause you to feel seriously stressed out. Stress is actually a […]

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