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Winter Safety Tips to Help Avoid Injury

The winter months bring a variety of personal injury risks. Being prepared for the changes in a person’s activities because of the shorter and colder days will help reduce the risk of severe bodily harm.   The most common injuries during the winter months are from falls, shoveling ice and snow, automobile accidents, and winter sports. These traumas to the…

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Help for Hip and Joint Pain

Hip and joint pain is difficult to ignore. The victims endure the pain with every movement until the road to healing is mapped out by a specialist. Many circumstances of hip and joint pain benefit from non-surgical treatment as the first option. Patient education and behavior modification has been successful in reducing pain and swelling without surgery.   Programs and…

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Drive Safely to Avoid Accidents and Injury

Car accidents can happen at any time, and even minor collisions can result in injuries. Some of the most common car accident injuries include:   Whiplash: When your body stops suddenly, the force can put a tremendous amount of pressure on the muscles and ligaments of your neck. While painful, these injuries are generally recoverable. Bruising: Many violent accidents 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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PSOAS Muscle Relief

What is the PSOAS muscle? There are actually two PSOAS muscles, the major and the minor. There are 3 significant muscles that connect your spine to your leg–the gluteus maximus, piriformis and you guessed it–the psoas muscles. What does the PSOAS do exactly? You can thank these muscles for allowing you to stand and walk upright as well as helping…

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Snohomish County Slowly Reopens

It seems like time has slowed in the last two months as the nation (and world) began sheltering-in-place amidst this pandemic. But now in the U.S. all 50 states are partially reopen and in Snohomish county, Phase 2 is underway. Phase 1 saw essential businesses and essential travel reopening as well as some outdoor recreation being allowed (hunting, fishing, golf,…

Back Pain Everett

Does Yoga Really Help for Back Pain?

The practice of yoga is an ancient one—the earliest form dates back to approximately 3,000 BC. Today, yoga is synonymous with exercise and healthy living. You may have heard it’s great for building flexibility and strength (and a whole host of other health benefits). But you’ve got back pain and you want to know will it help?     The good news is that studies have evidence that yoga…

Everett Physical Therapist

Do I Need Physical Therapy?

When is physical therapy actually required? First, let’s take a look at what physical therapy means and what it entails. According to the American Physical Therapy Association, physical therapists: “… help individuals maintain, restore, and improve movement, activity, and functioning, thereby enabling optimal performance and enhancing health, well-being, and quality of life. Their services prevent, minimize, or eliminate impairments of…