Healthy tips blog

  • 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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  • Plantar Fasciitis: What it is and How Physical Therapy Can Help

    Nobody expects to feel stabbed when they get out of bed in the morning, but that’s exactly what people with plantar fasciitis experience the moment their heels touch the floor. Fortunately, there’s non-surgical help for this painful foot condition.   What is plantar fasciitis? When the band of tissues nearest your heel bone become inflamed, […]

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  • Don’t let TMJ Ruin Your Day! Get the Help You Deserve  

    Hearing and feeling your jaw click isn’t comforting. On the contrary, it can be downright painful. Yet it is a constant reality for over 10 million Americans, who suffer with temporomandibular joint and muscle disorders (TMJ).   TMJ is marked by chronic jaw pain, difficulty chewing, and clicking and locking of the jaw. Many people […]

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  • Do You Have a Sedentary Job? How to Stay Healthy and Fit Throughout the Week  

      Do you find yourself sitting for the majority of the day? If you work at an office where you are confined to a cubicle, you may end up sitting for up to 10 hours a day. Not to mention going home and sitting on the couch after dinner. While it may not seem like […]

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  • How You Can Stay Active in Your 50’s & 60’s: 3 Tips to Get You Moving

      Growing older is filled with change and new challenges to be confronted. For many, these changes often involve coping with a decrease in athletic performance and abilities. However, just because you’re growing older doesn’t mean you still can’t enjoy an active lifestyle. If you are someone who is in their 50’s and 60’s, here […]

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  • Is Your Body Functioning Optimally? 5 Signs to Look For.

    The human body is a marvel of biology and genetics. It is capable of accomplishing tasks ranging from building massive structures to running a marathon. When it’s working at peak efficiency, few animals on Earth can compete with the grace and power of the human body. Unfortunately, there are times when everything just doesn’t come […]

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  • How Physical Therapy Can Correct Muscle Imbalances

    Many people still believe that physical therapy is only needed for rehabilitation after injury, accidents, or surgery.  In reality, almost everyone can benefit from physical therapy to prevent minor recurring aches and pains or subtle losses of flexibility from becoming debilitating health issues. Physical therapists can help because many of our aches and pains are […]

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  • The Best Sleeping Positions to Wake Up Pain-Free

    When it comes to muscular, joint and bone pain, sleep may play an integral role. If you’re having trouble settling your body’s score with pain, you might want to consider a few pain-free sleeping positions. Depending upon your consistent morning ailments, a few positions might reduce pain—or strike it out, altogether. Take a look at […]

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  • Sitting is the New Smoking: How Physical Therapy Combats the Negative Effects of Inactivity

    We all know that smoking is bad for your health for a variety of reasons, but did you realize that sitting can be every bit as dangerous to your long-term health? While many office workers strive long and hard to obtain a job that is “better” than damaging your body through strenuous hard labor, desk jobs […]

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  • How You Should Sleep to Relieve Neck or Shoulder Pain

    Have you ever laid awake, tossing and turning, because of that annoying ache in your neck or shoulder? Why is it that you can be busy all day, but when you lay down to sleep, you start to feel more discomfort or pain? The reason for this is that your brain is busy handling a […]

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