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Why You Hurt III

For those who suffer with chronic pain, the knowledge and understanding of how pain works in our body is therapeutic and can actually help decrease your pain.In this article I would like to explain how the brain is our body’s...

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Physical Therapy Vs. Opioids

When to choose Physical Therapy over pain medicationAccording to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), sales of prescription opioids have quadrupled in the United States, even though "there has not been an overall change in the amount of...

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Adopt a Positive Movement Mindset

We see patients every day in our clinics that have lost hope in their bodies ability to move and function very well. And it’s not hard to understand why. Our patients are in pain, they have arthritis, they have had...

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Why Do I Hurt Part II

Let me share an example with you. Two people, Mike and Dan sustain a similar low back injury at work.  Both of them have pain, miss some work, see the doctor and get the same medical care initially. After a...

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Why Do I Hurt?

Pain is a normal and necessary part of life. Pain is also essential for survival. If we didn’t experience pain we would be much less likely to avoid those situations that are threatening and dangerous to our health and survival.Living...

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8 Ways To Improve Balance and Decrease Falls

Balance problems and a fear of falling are a big concern for many. They can make simple but vital daily activities such as walking, dressing, and bathing very difficult, if not impossible. Furthermore, balance problems put people on a path...

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Meniscus Tears

One of the most commonly injured areas in our knees is called the meniscus. The meniscus is a rubbery, C-shaped piece of cartilage that cushions your knee. Each of your knees has 2 menisci (plural of meniscus); one on the...

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Do You Have Text Neck

Chances are you're reading this while leaning over a table or slumped back in a chair. Your head is tilted forward, your shoulders are curved. If you're on a mobile device, your arms are bent by your side and your back...

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Sleep Hygiene Education

The question: How is your health and how is your sleep, can almost be one and the same.  One of the most important aspects of health that is often overlooked is sleep. Sleep is rejuvenating and essential for our bodies...

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Rest and Recovery

Do you know someone who exercises often but does not seem to be getting very good results? The reason may be because exercise, no matter good and helpful, is only a small part of an overall healthy lifestyle. Think about...

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