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Top Physical Therapists in Everett

Top Physical Therapists in Everett

After sustaining an injury and going through pain and/or surgery, it’s tough to see the light at the end of the tunnel. But as your physician has directed, in order to regain your normal function and to get back to your old self, physical therapy is a must. Whether your goal is to get mobility back, ease pain, manage a…

Ways to Boost your Immune System

Ways to Boost your Immune System

With all that’s going on right now in the world, people are being forced to evaluate their own health as concerns of contracting viral infections mount. Covid-19 has certainly turned the world upside down–the pandemic has produced lockdowns in countless of states and countries in efforts to reduce the transmission and “flatten the curve.” Social distancing has become a new…

Can Psychological Factors Contribute to Back Pain?

Can Psychological Factors Contribute to Back Pain?

Standing on your feet for long periods of time; improperly lifting heavy objects; sitting too long–these are common physical occurrences that can lead to back pain, particularly evident in the workplace. But what about psychology? How about social factors? Could there be factors outside the physical realm that affect low back pain, specifically? A group of psychologists conducted a study…

The Coronavirus: What You Need to Know

The Coronavirus: What You Need to Know

As outbreaks continue to spread globally, people are growing fearful, many have been force into quarantine and the world’s eyes are glued to the news on the coronavirus (also known as COVID-19). Here in the United States, we have relatively low cases of people who have the virus (as of today, there 60 confirmed cases in the U.S.). But it…

What Happens During a Sports Physical?

What Happens During a Sports Physical?

Whether you play football, soccer, hockey, basketball, softball or any sport for that matter– you’ll likely need a sports physical. This goes for both adults and kids. But what exactly is a sports physical and what does it entail? Being in sports puts your body through a lot of vigorous activity. Sports physicals can help an athlete make sure their…

How Does Being Obese Affect Back Pain?

How Does Being Obese Affect Back Pain?

Is there a connection between weight and back pain? Quite simply–yes! It goes without saying that being overweight is unhealthy. But aside from increased risk of heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, etc., those with those extra pounds are at risk for lower back pain, too. Further, a study published in the journal Arthritis & Rheumatism found that overweight and…

The Importance of Good Posture

The Importance of Good Posture

Have you ever felt like your mother was nagging you when she kept reminding you to stand up straight? Mom was right. Standing up straight helps promote good posture, and good posture is actually good for you. Let’s first take a look at the word “posture.” What’s it mean exactly? You might think of it as simply how you stand,…

Be Careful This Season! Avoid These Common Winter Injuries

Be Careful This Season! Avoid These Common Winter Injuries

Wintertime can conjure up a lot of warm and fuzzy memories for many. Unfortunately, for some, winter injuries can put a damper on the spirit of the season! As temperatures drop and merrymaking festivities begin, there accidents just waiting to happen. The good news is, we’ll identify common injuries and how to prevent them! Decorating How dangerous does decorating sound?…

The Diabetes Link to Spinal Fractures

The Diabetes Link to Spinal Fractures

More than 30 million people in the United States has type 2 diabetes. This disease is caused by the way your body metabolizes sugar–it either resists the effects of insulin or does not produce enough of it to maintain normal sugar (glucose) levels (MayoClinic). The symptoms of type 2 diabetes include: increased hunger and thirst, tiredness, blurry vision, increase urination…

6 Ways to Ease Your Back Pain

6 Ways to Ease Your Back Pain

Lower back pain is a persistent throbbing ailment that will limit quality of life, especially after mid life. You’ve either experienced this and can attest, or you will at some point in life. According to health.harvard.edu, lower back pain affects about 80% of the population, usually in older age. It is a natural progression of living life as the bone…