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Winter Driving Safety Tips

It’s snowing… AGAIN. Many of us still drove into work and will need to drive home with roads full of snow, slush and ice. So what can we bring with us to ensure the easiest way home possible with Winter Driving? Here are some tips: Snow Tires: I mean it’s not the easiest thing to

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About Degenerative Disk Disease (DDD)

It’s estimated that as many as 75% of us will have some form of back or neck pain at some point in our lifetime. The good news is that most of us will recover without the need for surgery—and conservative care such as physical therapy usually gets better results than surgery. Degenerative disk disease (DDD) is one

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Common Football Injuries & Prevention Tips

The NFL season has just started, and already in its 5th week, the season has become injury-ridden. Football is a rough contact sport, so it’s not too surprising to see players injured on the field. It’s also one of the most popular sports played by young athletes, and it leads all other sports in the

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Physical Therapy for Knee Bursitis

What Is Knee Bursitis? Knee bursitis (also called pre-patellar or infrapatellar bursitis, and commonly called “housemaid’s knee, or clergyman’s knee) occurs when 1 or more of the many bursae (fluid-filled sacs) becomes damaged, irritated, or inflamed. Normally, a bursa acts as a cushion or friction-reducer between 2 body parts, such as between bone and skin,

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What Is Vertigo & What Causes It

What Is Vertigo? Vertigo is the sensation of spinning—even when you’re perfectly still, you might feel like you’re moving or that the room is moving around you. Vertigo usually is described as a spinning sensation, whereas dizziness usually is described as “lightheadedness.” Often, they have different causes and different treatments. What Causes It? Most causes of

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Core Muscle Injury and Sports Hernia

What Is It? Core muscle injuries have been called athletic pubalgia and sports hernia, but this injury does not fit the common definition of a “hernia,” where an organ or soft tissue protrudes outside its normal cavity. There is no defect in the abdominal wall or herniation of the abdominal contents with a sports hernia.

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Summer Joint Pain

Reduce Chronic Joint Pain in the Summer, With These 5 Tips: Chronic pain conditions can interrupt your daily schedule of activities, through the year, but particularly in the Summer. The extreme heat can increase your pain symptoms, during a time where kids are home from school, and family visits are a plenty. Here are 5

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How’s Your Posture? What To Look Out For & Improve

Bad Posture causing you problems? Think about the last time you saw your posture in the mirror and how you immediately corrected yourself to look taller, slimmer, fitter. We fight the good fight against gravity 24 hours a day and it is up to our muscles and skeletal structure to keep our posture in proper

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Summer Safety Tips, Kids & Physical Therapy

Summer is almost here, which ideally puts the kids outside, being active and having fun. However, running around and playing can sometimes lead to injury if not careful. No one likes to see a child struggling, be it physically or mentally. Unfortunately, children can be born with disabilities, or attain injuries impeding or disabling their

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What to Know About Parkinson’s Disease & Physical Therapy

Parkinson’s Disease is unfortunately a common degenerative brain disorder, second to Alzheimer’s Disease. Parkinson’s Disease (PD) affects more Men than woman, in all ethnic groups, averaging around the age of 60 to begin. Symptoms are often seen as stiffness and rigidity, tremors, and/or constant shaking, slowness with movement, and inconsistent balance. Due to the nature of these

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Going the Extra Mile On Your Balance: Exercises & Tips

As previously discussed on our blog on Balance, there are many people who have difficulty walking as they have gotten older. One common, coexisting factor is the presence of poor balance. For the geriatric population, this combination is extremely dangerous and can increase an individuals risk of falling and being hurt further. In which case, with difficulty

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