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I think I threw my back! What do I do now?

  While “throwing your back” isn’t a medical or scientific term, it is used to describe a host of symptoms. Muscle strain, spasm, and a ruptured disk are common causes for a thrown-out back; which can happen as quickly as lifting a weighty box or twisting to hit a ball when playing golf.   You might already know (or well…

Physical Therapy After Back Surgery

Back surgery is a significant event. Therefore, it is customary to have rehabilitative support such as physical therapy to help heal the surgical tissues, improve range of motion, and strengthen back muscles afterward. Depending on the type of surgery, physical therapy may start as early as 2-3 weeks after with complete healing by one year. There are many types of…

The Importance of Physical Therapy After a Car Accident

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), there have been over 6 million car accidents in the United States per year for the past five years. While some accidents incur property damage only, unfortunately, almost one-third of these accidents injure someone. When overcoming the trauma of a car accident, physical therapy can be instrumental in a patient’s path…

Active Release Techniques (ART): Using Pain for Permanent Relief

Are you someone who lives with the effects of scar tissue? Living with soft tissue pain, weakness, or muscle dysfunction is often the result of scar tissue. Thankfully, a treatment approach called Active Release Technique (ART) was developed by Dr. P. Michael Leahy for the removal of scar tissue. ART is beneficial for injuries involving tendons, muscles, myofascia, nerves, and…

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Neck Pain Relief, From Home Remedies to Physical Therapy

Neck pain. One minute everything is fine, and then Bam! You turn the wrong way, pull your neck, and everything in your day stops. It’s a fairly common occurrence. About two-thirds of all people will experience non-specific neck pain in their lifetime. It is more common among middle age people, particularly women. Sometimes, however, neck pain is due to an…

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5 Reasons You Would Need to Seek Physical Therapy

The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) defines a physical therapist as a trained healthcare professional who can help patients manage their pain, restore physical movement, prevent disability, and diagnose mobility abnormalities. Physical therapists are critical in helping patients achieve their goals and lead full, independent lives. They can be found in many healthcare centers, including private practices, hospitals, schools, rehab…

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Why You Need Physical Therapy for Neck and Back Pain After a Car Accident

According to the CDC, about 3 million Americans sustain injuries in car accidents each year. Though non-fatal, these injuries lead to substantial setbacks in time, money, and quality of life. In particular, back pain and neck pain left untreated can form chronic, life-altering conditions. Research shows that physical interventions make a marked difference in the recovery of car accident victims.…

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Pain Free with Chiropractic Care. It Works!

Pain. We all fight against it. Although it can be a useful indicator to a problem at times, the obstacles it can present to normal functioning can be significant. Seeking medication or even surgery to alleviate discomfort is common, but not always effective. While these approaches can bring relief, they are often not necessary, superficial, and only treat symptoms. Pain…

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How to Raise Healthy Kids

Dr. Gill from Everett Spine and Rehab, an all-in-one clinic handling chiropractic treatment, physical therapy and massage therapy, speaks today about how to raise healthy children. How do we plant seeds to grow healthy kids. Like planting and gardening, wonderful seeks and a lot of TLC, planting the seeds to grow healthy kids requires lot of specific choices that’s really…

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Workplace Hand Injuries

Despite all the amazing things our bodies can do, it is easy to take our hands for granted. This intricate organ comprised of 27 bones is something many of us depend on constantly and presume we will always be able to use. However, if our hand becomes injured, we realize how fragile they can be and how important it is…