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The Importance of Carbs for a Highly Active Lifestyle

January 20th, 2019

If you lead an active lifestyle, fitness is critical for your well-being. Athletic training, competitions, workout routines, injury rehabilitation exercises, and even the non-stop pace of everyday life all take energy — and the first source of energy your body turns to comes in the form of carbohydrates. If you’re pushing your body hard in

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3 Common Causes of Shoulder Pain and How Physical Therapy Can Help Relieve Pain

January 10th, 2019

Imagine not being able to serve a tennis ball, swing a golf club, make a free throw or pass the football for the winning touchdown. You won’t have to use much imagination to envision these scenarios if you’re currently crippled by shoulder pain. Shoulder pain problems, such as rotator cuff injuries, frozen shoulder and osteoarthritis

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Sprains, Strains and Ankle Pains! What You Need to Know and When to See a Therapist.

December 20th, 2018

Is Your Ankle in Agony? You Might Need a Physical Therapist It’s an all-too-common scenario: You trip over a clod of turf or get knocked down in a game, only to find that your ankle no longer bears your weight when you try to stand up again. Ankle sprains and strains affect joggers, sprinters, football

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Get Back in the Game Quickly with Physical Therapy

December 10th, 2018

According to the CDC, more than 2 million injuries occur in high school athletics annually, and more than 3.5 million kids under age 14 receive medical treatment for sports-related injuries. These statistics don’t account for the number of adults who become injured in sports, too — whether in training or competition. Physical therapy has an

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Could Your Back Pain be Caused by a Herniated Disc?

November 20th, 2018

Back pain can sneak up on you. You can be sitting on the sofa in front of the TV, get up for a snack, and all of a sudden feel a sharp pain radiating through your back when you stand up. Is it just regular-old back pain, or did something really go wrong? You just

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Overcome Knee and Hip Pain for Good with Physical Therapy

November 10th, 2018

Do you suffer from hip pain or knee pain? You’re not alone. Many people experience hip or knee pain sometimes in life. The hips and knees are the body’s largest joints. These structures support the body’s weight and provide mobility. If you do suffer from hip pain or knee pain, be sure to contact our

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Focus on the Form: How to do a Correct Deadlift

October 20th, 2018

The deadlift is one of the most effective movements in the sports and fitness world. When done correctly, this lift can drastically improve your total body strength and power (especially in your posterior chain and core) and stimulate your central nervous system. It can be a fantastic addition to the fitness routine of virtually anyone

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Physical Therapy for Concussions. What You Need to Know

October 10th, 2018

Concussions are being treated more seriously than ever – especially in the world of athletics, where concerns over brain damage have placed high-impact sports such as football under a glaring public spotlight. But whether you received this form of brain injury during an athletic event or in an auto accident, you need to proceed toward

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The Importance of Proper Recovery

September 20th, 2018

The recovery period that you allow yourself between workouts is when the real improvement in your body’s systems takes place. If you don’t take a recovery period, your muscles won’t be able to repair, rebuild and strengthen at maximum efficiency. If you have any questions about how to properly incorporate recovery into your schedule, you

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Protect Your Joints! 3 Things to Keep in Mind When Exercising

September 10th, 2018

The US Department of Health and Human Services recommends at least 150 minutes of moderate aerobic exercise every week. That time drops to 75 minutes if the activity is vigorously aerobic. Add in strength training twice a week, and you’re looking at a long, healthy, energized life. But what about your joints? How do you

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