Healthy tips blog

  • How PT Can Reduce the Need for Opioids

    With unintentional drug overdoses on a sharp increase within the U.S., more medical professionals are seeking treatment options that don’t carry the risk of painkiller addiction. Certainly, reducing pain through opioids can be a legitimate treatment. Yet mushrooming addiction rates make it obvious that methods such as physical therapy can often be a better first-line […]

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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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  • 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 used […]

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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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  • Scoliosis: Causes, Symptoms and Treatments

    Scoliosis, or curvature of the spine, often occurs when children are just entering puberty, which is a stressful enough time without also having to deal with a physical limitation. The cause is not always known, although rarer forms are connected to injury, muscular dystrophy or cerebral palsy. Yet through a range of treatments, including physical […]

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