Healthy tips blog

  • Still hurting? Your Diet Could Be Why  

    What you put in your mouth can make your aches and pains worse. Like they say, “You are what you eat.” There are many foods that can cause inflammation and actually result in pain. Eating a healthier diet can help you feel better, without those nagging aches and pains. Foods To Say No To While […]

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  • Without Intervention, Your Lower Back Pain Could Be Here to Stay

    Ask any physical therapist, and you’ll get confirmation that lower back pain is the most frequent complaint they’re asked to treat. Often, back strain goes away on their own, especially with the classic “RICE” treatment. But when rest, ice, compression and elevation just can’t cut the pain, physical therapy is often your most reliable path […]

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  • Fall Prevention Tips for the Elderly

    Physical therapy is too often seen as a “last chance” to help prevent further falls, especially for older patients who have already had a few close calls. Yet physical therapists do so much more than guide patients through helpful balance-enhancing movements — as crucial as those are. These professionals, can also be counted on to […]

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  • Exercise and Osteoarthritis

    A diagnosis of osteoarthritis in your hips, knees or other joints may seem like the perfect “excuse” to dodge workouts. Yet it’s more important than ever to keep your heart healthy and immune system strong, while also learning moves that improve your flexibility and strength. In fact, building up your muscles through physical therapy and […]

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  • Attention golfers and tennis players. Be sure to use these tips and tricks to avoid pain post-game.

    These tips and tricks can help you avoid post-game pain. Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate Many athletes tend to hydrate well before a game or match, but often neglect their hydration after exercise. Water regulates body temperature and lubricates the joints, allowing the body to flush out any pesky toxins and aid it in restoring muscle tissue. […]

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  • Sick of sciatica? What you can do at home to relieve your sciatica pain.

      Sciatica is one of the most common back pain complaints in the country. Yet few patients truly understand what sciatica is or what can be done at home to help relieve the persistent, often radiating pain down one or both hips. What is sciatica? Sciatica is not itself a diagnosis, but rather a term […]

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  • The Importance of Proper Breathing for Your Overall Health.

    It is not called “The Breath of Life” for nothing. One of the most basic functions of the human body, breathing not only fuels the body with oxygen, it can also clear a foggy mind and help strengthen the muscles. Yet few people learn how to breathe in a way that allows the body to […]

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  • Why physical therapy is important before you have surgery.

    It is easy to see why physical therapy is important after surgery. Not only can it help minimize the development of scar tissue around the wound, it can also help a person heal faster and return to full mobility. It may be a little more difficult to see why you need physical therapy before surgery, but participating […]

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  • Four At Home Exercises To Stretch Out Your Hip Flexors

    There are few things more painful than hip flexors that stop working the way they should. Ranging from a dull ache to stabbing pains in the pelvis or groin area, problems with hip flexors can stem from overuse, underuse, improper use, and a lack of good stretching habits. Fortunately, there are four at-home exercises that […]

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  • Why physical therapy is important after you have surgery

    In the weeks leading up to surgery, the most feared words after “anesthesia” and “hospital” are “physical therapy.” For many people, the anticipation of any pain that goes along with physical therapy is enough to keep them from stepping foot into a PT’s office after surgery. In reality, the only way back to full recovery […]

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