Tips To Help Maintain Your Diet

Is there anyone alive who doesn’t struggle with dieting at a certain point? Nowadays, it seems like just about everyone’s trying to lose weight. Of course, as physical therapists, we want all of our patients to be as healthy as possible. This includes maintaining a healthy, ideal weight. Sometimes, to reach a healthier weight, we…
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Back Pain: What Causes it and What Can You Do?

The spine is divided into three portions: the cervical (upper portion), the thoracic (middle portion), and the lumbar (lower portion). Each portion of the spine has a different natural curve that acts as both protection of the back and allowance of proper movement. Over time, the effect of gravity has the potential to influence these…
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The Effects of Doing Push-ups and Sit-ups Daily

Originally punblished on December 26, 2019, this post has been updated for accuracy and relevancy. Nowadays, too many people are out of shape. In fact, obesity is (as of right now) one of the most severe public health issues facing the country. An astonishing number of people eat too much, exercise too little and don’t…
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4 Ways to Avoid Runner’s Knee

Have you ever experienced runner’s knee? Of course, if you’re a runner, this is most likely an issue you’re familiar with. Runner’s knee (also called patellofemoral pain syndrome) is one of the most common injuries runners deal with regularly. In addition, it’s one of the most frequently-treated injuries that physical therapists work to heal. But…
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What is Physical Therapy?

“What is physical therapy?” “Is it rehabilitation?” “Is it like working out?” “Will it get rid of my pain within a week?” To some, the answers to these questions may seem simple. However, to others, physical therapy is a more vague term. In fact, surprising though it may be, a lot of people are very…
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