Stiffness, Tightness When Reaching Overhead?

Stiffness, Tightness When Reaching Overhead? Many people at some point during their lives will experience episodes of shoulder pain. Quite frequently, a subsequent scan of the internet or a visit to the doctor will conclude with a vague diagnosis of ‘rotator cuff tendonitis’ or ‘impingement.’ While these words may or may not reflect the correct […]

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How To Get The Spring Back In Your Step

If you suffer from knee pain, arthritis, low back pain or other aches and pains that keep you from being active, there are things you can easily do to become more active and put a spring back in your step. Change How You Sit A lot of aches and pains relate to how we use […]

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Strained (Pulled) Muscles

You went for a run last night and felt a sharp twinge in the back of your leg. You think you may have pulled a muscle. Now what? What is a “pulled” muscle? The medical terminology for “pulled” muscle, is a strained muscle. The strain occurs when fibers of the muscles are torn. There are […]

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What Is A Frozen Shoulder?

Frozen shoulder, or adhesive capsulitis, is a common shoulder issue that involves the first layer around the shoulder joint called the joint capsule.  The capsule begins to thicken and tighten around the joint. It’s pretty typical to see a gradual loss of motion in the shoulder accompanied by pain in multiple motions. Stages of a Frozen […]

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October Is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

Breast Cancer Awareness

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month! Many breast cancer survivors have had to undergo surgery, in addition to medical treatment, as a result of their breast cancer.  This is crucial to eliminating the cancer. Did you know that physical therapy also provides critical services for patients who have gone through breast cancer treatment to […]

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Physical Therapy Can Help With Cancer Treatment

Cancer has an effect on millions of people every single day. In the United States alone there are 1.5 million new cases diagnosed every year. The medications taken to treat cancer can cause a host of unwanted side effects causing pain and loss of mobility. What is Cancer? In a nutshell, cancer is an uncontrolled […]

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What Is Arthritis and Why Does It Hurt?

Pain due to arthritis is often chronic, and can cause very dull, achy and stiff feeling joints. Often times, the stiffness and achiness is worse after staying in one position for a prolonged period of time. For example: Sitting Sleeping Standing Why does arthritis happen and where? Arthritis commonly happens due to normal joint changes […]

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Have You Addressed Your Core Lately

Have you addressed your core lately? The “core” is a term that loosely means the muscles of your trunk and sometimes the muscles of the hip or pelvis is also included. Some examples of core muscles are your abdominals and back muscles. Abdominal Muscles There are 4 layers of muscle included in the abdominals and […]

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How The Couch Affects Your Neck

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Sedentary Lifestyles Affect Your Neck Neck problems are becoming more common due to our sedentary lifestyles, especially since COVID-19 has altered our normal activities and routines. How often do you use computers and phones throughout the day? Now think about your posture whenever you use these devices. Chances are, there’s probably room for improvement there. […]

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