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Keeping Your Kids Back-Pain Free

School can be rough on your kid’s back. They’re sitting most of the day, and many kids will slouch in their seat or hunch over their desk. Many schools require that they carry several books around all day. Or, maybe your kid has a heavy backpack that they carry on their walk to and from school. What can you do…

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Keeping Kids Healthy for Back to School

The new school year brings a lot of challenges. A new classroom, new teachers, new kids, and all new stresses. But there are things you can do as a parent to help keep your kid healthy. To keep your kids healthy, make sure that they eat nutritious foods. Encourage them to get lots of exercise. Plus, keep them up-to-date on…

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The Keys To A Healthy Spine

39% of adults in the United States reported having back pain in the past 3 months. 54% of those adults reported having neck or back pain that has lasted for at least 5 years. A whopping 73% said they use nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs for pain treatment. Back and neck pain links to the spine, one of the most important parts…

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Why Do I Have Shoulder Pain? What Treatments Are There?

The shoulder consists of several joints, muscles, and tendons that allow us to have a wide range of motion. If you experience pain in your shoulder, it can be frightening and frustrating. No one wants to lose their mobility. There are many things that can contribute to shoulder pain. The pain could be temporary, or it might be there to…

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What is Psoas Syndrome and How Can Physical Therapy Help?

Psoas syndrome is a rare and often misdiagnosed condition that presents itself as chronic lower back pain. This condition occurs when the psoas muscle becomes injured and anyone can get it, but runners and athletes are more likely to get injured. The psoas muscles are up to 16 inches long and extend from each side of your spine to connect…

What is Whiplash?

Whiplash from a Car Accident

An automobile accident is one of the most common causes of injury to joints, muscles, and bones. Immediately following a car accident, drivers and passengers may not feel any pain; however, the collision may have caused a whiplash injury. Whiplash injury occurs during an automobile accident when a person’s head is suddenly forced backward and forwards by the physics of…

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Prevent Summertime Injuries with These 5 Tips

Summer is almost here! Soon, it will be time for sunny skies, pool parties, barbeques… and plenty of injuries. your summer tan, it’s important to keep yourself safe — and we have a few tips to help you! Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate The EPA estimates that extreme heat takes the lives of around 1,300 Americans each year. Heat-related illnesses are most…

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Yoga, Pilates and Workouts that Help with Back Pain

Back pain affects many Americans each year: almost 65 million report new back pain, and about 16 million adults report chronic ongoing back pain. Back pain is a consistent issue that can disable or slow you down, and many industries spend billions of dollars trying to relieve people of recent or chronic back pain. Back pain can be challenging to…

Office Space Ergonomics That Supports Your Body

If you’re working from home or in an office setting, your body will be happier if you construct an ergonomically correct workspace. The goal of ergonomics is to fit the worker’s environment to the worker, and this process will increase productivity and reduce back, neck, wrist, and shoulder strain. Ideally, if you have the luxury of choosing your office set-up…