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Physical therapy as a first line of defense?   What is the benefit of seeing a physical therapist as a first line of defense? This may seem like an odd question at first, but it actually is a great question. Allow me to begin with some explanation that may help. Physical therapists are trained to critically evaluate the entire body in the way that each part works together to affect another. Physical therapists typically spend an entire hour listening to the patient, checking for loss of...
Posted on 2020-11-07
Halloween is right around the corner and we couldn’t be more excited! Halloween is definitely a favorite holiday for many children. There is no better opportunity for kids to stock up on as much candy as possible while marching around dressed up in costumes. Unfortunately, Halloween also brings about some potential dangers that could lead to injury if certain precautions aren’t taken. Loose-fitting costumes, overly-excited kids running around without acknowledging traffic laws, an...
Posted on 2020-10-30
Tips to Avoid the Cold and Flu While colds and flu viruses can happen any time, it's that time time of year when cold and flu season begins to ramp up. Here are a few tips to help you get through the season: Wash Your Hands – The number one way to prevent the spread of germs is to wash your hands. The proper way to wash your hands is to use soap and warm water. Scrub your hands for 20 seconds (hum the happy birthday song). Rinse well with clean running water and dry with ...
Posted on 2020-10-22
Chronic pain affects more than 100 million people in the U.S. and 20-30% of the global population, reports the National Institutes of Health Office of Disease Prevention. Moreover, experts predict chronic pain will increase in prevalence as people age into later adulthood. Finding relief for pain also continues to evolve, especially as health providers become more concerned over the use of narcotics and opioids to treat chronic pain. However, understanding more about chronic pain and obtaining p...
Posted on 2020-09-27
Why is a home exercise program so important? A home exercise program is one of the biggest components of physical therapy. Physical therapists can’t prescribe medicine, but they can prescribe movement, which is even better! There is a good reason behind why your physical therapist puts time and effort into creating a home exercise program specifically catered to you. On average, you will only see your physical therapist about 1-3 hours per week. Three hours is a small amount of time ...
Posted on 2020-09-09
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