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The Importance of Good Posture

The Importance of Good Posture

Have you ever felt like your mother was nagging you when she kept reminding you to stand up straight? Mom was right. Standing up straight helps promote good posture, and good posture is actually good for you. Let’s first take a look at the word “posture.” What’s it mean exactly? You might think of it as simply how you stand,…

What is Work Conditioning and Why Do I Need It?

What is Work Conditioning and Why Do I Need It?

Accidents happen, whether they’re at home or at work. When you get hurt on the job, the last thing on your mind is getting back to work. You want to relieve your pain and heal. However, depending on your injury, healing time and getting “back to normal” will vary. If you’ve suffered from a fall at work, for example, the…

Why Do My Joints Hurt When It’s Cold or Hot Outside?

Why Do My Joints Hurt When It’s Cold or Hot Outside?

  Have you ever noticed that when the temperature outside changes (like when the season changes or there is a significant temperature shift), you begin to feel a bit more pain (or achiness) in your joints? Osteoarthritis (commonly referred to as a “wear-and-tear” arthritis) sufferers seem to lament on this specific issue. In a study of European osteoarthritis sufferers, approximately…

Do I Need Physical Therapy?

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…