Category: Health and Wellness

6 Ways Physical Therapy Can Help You Improve Your Physical Health

6 Ways Physical Therapy Can Help You Improve Your Physical Health

September 10th, 2020

Physical therapy improves the physical health of people who have injuries, illnesses and medical conditions. An individualized physical therapy program is a conservative approach to managing these types of problems. It improves overall health and well-being. Six Ways Physical Therapy Improves Health Reduces or Eliminates Pain Manual therapy treatments like soft tissue mobilization, ultrasound, electric

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5 Reasons To Stretch That Will Benefit Your Overall Health

5 Reasons To Stretch That Will Benefit Your Overall Health

August 5th, 2020

One of the most important parts of a physical therapy treatment plan is stretching. A physical therapist will incorporate targeted stretches into each treatment plan they design, in order to target problem areas for their patients. While strength and endurance exercises are also incredibly important, stretching can be especially helpful in helping a patient manage

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The Best Treatment Method for Solving All of Your Aches and Pains

July 15th, 2020

Whether you have recently started waking up with generalized aches and pains, or suffering from chronic pain for a long time, physical therapy has been proven to be the best possible treatment method for you. A sedentary lifestyle, lack of exercise, poor nutrition or an injury can all contribute to aches and pains. The bad

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Improve Your Overall Health with These 5 Stretching Benefits

June 20th, 2020

Some people think that stretching is an unnecessary part of exercising. The truth is that stretching is a necessary component of exercise. According to physical therapists, stretching is an important part of one’s daily routine, whether you’re exercising or not.   The 5 Benefits of Stretching 1. Stretching specific exercises prior to exercising helps the muscles

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Get Moving at Home! Tips for Achieving a Full-Body Workout During Quarantine

April 10th, 2020

Just because you’re in the confines of your home during this time, it doesn’t mean you can’t still achieve a full-body workout. Yes, it is true that gyms, workout classes, intramural leagues, and the like are closed/postponed for the time being – but it is still important to remain active and get your whole body

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Do you Wake Up Feeling Achy? It could be your mattress!

March 20th, 2020

Imagine waking up, fully rested after 8 hours of sleep. As you gently awake, you move to sit up… only to be hit with an ache in your back. The aches in your shoulders and neck quickly follow as you move, but as you go to stand up, they are eclipsed by the dull ache

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3 Reasons Not to Skip Stretching After Exercising

March 10th, 2020

Don’t Just Get That Regular Exercise — Do Your Post-Workout Stretches, Too! There’s no doubt about it: Americans aren’t getting enough physical activity. Healthy adults should be making a point of getting at least 150 minutes of moderate physical activity every week. If you already know that you need to be more active, you may

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What are the benefits of pre and post-surgical rehab? Why you should consider speaking with a physical therapist before your upcoming surgery.

January 5th, 2020

Surgery is a traumatic experience—even in the best of circumstances. Making the decision to undergo surgery for a torn muscle or tendon means accepting putting your body in the hands of another individual to repair what is broken, and accepting that the process will leave you weaker before it allows you to become stronger. Surgery

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Pain Shouldn’t be a Part of Your Everyday Life. Take Back Control with Physical Therapy!

December 15th, 2019

Chronic pain can take over your life if you don’t take proactive measures to overcome it. Instead of enjoying life to the fullest, daily pain can become the central focus of your life. You start skipping out on social activities, playing with children or grandchildren, or other activities that used to be routine. Instead, the

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Physical Therapy can help you leave the pain relievers behind.

November 15th, 2019

It’s just over-the-counter pain relievers, right? It’s not like you’re taking opioids for pain relief. Think again. Taking non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) or other over-the-counter pain relievers regularly for aches and pains is not always as safe as you think. Regular use of these medications also does not address the underlying causes of your pain.

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