Staying Active: Exercise and Recreation after a TKR

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If you’ve had a total knee replacement, you might be worried about missing out on all of your favorite sports and activities. If you’re someone that likes to stay active, it might feel like you’re suddenly “grounded”. Fortunately, you don’t have to feel that way. There are many active physical sports and activities that you can still participate in, even … Read More

6 Factors That Impact Your Chronic Shoulder Instability Rehabilitation

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Have you experienced a shoulder injury? Do you have ongoing problems with pain or mobility? If your shoulder limitations persist, you may have developed chronic shoulder instability. A 2019 article reported that about 1% to 2% of Americans will have a shoulder dislocation in their lifetime. Many young, active, athletic people have an increased risk. Finding effective treatment is key to preventing … Read More

Physical Therapy for Sciatica: Everything You Need to Know.

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There are many causes of low back pain; sciatica is just one. However, the tingling in the legs and pain in the hip and glutes can be debilitating and affects 10-40% of the population. The good news is that there are solutions. One of the most common treatments is physical therapy for sciatica. Read on to learn more about how physical therapy can … Read More

Stool testing 101 and how your gut impacts how you feel.

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Your digestive health is an important and under-treated aspect of your quest to improving mobility, strength, alignment, and being pain-free. There is undeniable and growing research that is linking the health of how your body feels through pain and emotions. The gut’s impact on the following systems: bone, muscles, joints, brain, nerves, hormones, skin, and immune system. This article cannot … Read More

4 Ways to Relieve Common Crossfit Injuries

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If you love a fitness challenge, CrossFit offers exactly this! This interval training mixes strength and conditioning workouts, encouraging you to perform functional movements, like pushing, pulling, squatting, etc, at a high intensity. Though this will whip you into excellent shape, pushing yourself athletically always runs the risk of injury. If you suffer from CrossFit injuries, do you know how to … Read More

Physical Therapy for Rotator Cuff Tendinitis: It’s Worth It!

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With rest, the help of a skilled physical therapist, and the right exercises, rotator cuff tendinitis most often can be treated without further intervention. Swimmer’s shoulder, bursitis, or impingement are just a few of the names sharing the same meaning: rotator cuff tendinitis.  This inflammation of your shoulder joint tendons doesn’t discriminate against age or occupation. If you are repeatedly … Read More

Why Are You Thinking About Discontinuing Physical Therapy? Can We Help?

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Physical therapy can be a long, hard road. Sessions sometimes are painful, whether during the session or afterward. This can mask the good that physical therapy is doing and leave you wondering if it’s really worth it. Because of this, and other reasons, many people end up discontinuing physical therapy. In fact, only 35% of physical therapy patients follow through with their … Read More

Physical Therapy for Concussion: How Does It Work?

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Concussions are a very serious brain injury that should always be treated as a serious medical condition. There are over three million concussions reported in the US every year. A concussion must have appropriate treatment to avoid repeat injury. Physicians recommend treatment until complete recovery to avoid complications. Some are even using physical therapy for concussion treatment.  A concussion occurs when you … Read More

How to Tell If You Have a Pulled Muscle (Plus, What to Do About It)

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Pain, stiffness, and swelling: the tell-tale signs that something isn’t right the morning after a workout. A little next-day soreness is normal after a day session of strenuous activity, but when these sensations become debilitating, they can be signs of significant damage. But where exactly do you draw the line? How do you know how to tell if you have … Read More