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Winter Wellness: Keeping Up Healthy Habits This Season

Winter months are known for the increase of cold, flu, and other respiratory viruses. The days are shorter, and it’s cold outside, so humans retreat to the indoors. Staying indoors with artificial warmth, closed windows, and proximity to other (possibly virus-infected) humans, stresses the immune system. As a result, the vicious cycle of illness remains in effect. Humans can take…

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Why Do My Ribs Hurt After a Car Accident?

The first thing you should do after a car accident is check yourself and anyone else involved for injury. Collisions often cause damage to both your car and your body – and some damage isn’t always visible at first blush. For example, many people find themselves asking this question after a fender bender: “Why do my ribs hurt?” Possible Injuries…

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…

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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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What to Look for in Physical Therapist

Shopping for a new couch, a great pair of running shoes, or a refrigerator? You know the steps it takes to make a sound decision. You ask your friends, check out reviews on Amazon and watch some videos on the product. If the features fit and the price is right (if price is a factor), then you make the purchase.…