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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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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…

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Preventing Back Injury: What Can You Do?

  Back injuries are most common during a person’s most productive time of life. Not only can back injuries cause financial concerns, but they can be the cause of lifelong struggles with pain and discomfort. Injury to the back can affect any area between the neck to the tailbone or coccyx area. The muscles and ligaments supporting the spine and…

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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…