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Repetitive Stress Injury combines Tech and Poor Posture Habits

Repetitive Stress Injury combines Tech and Poor Posture Habits

Have you experienced fatigue, soreness or stiffness in your neck, shoulder or arms while using your computer or phone?  Have you found yourself frequently massaging or stretching your neck, back or arms?  You may have the initial signs of a repetitive stress injury...

Prehab:  What is it?  Should you consider it?

Prehab: What is it? Should you consider it?

Prehab is basically participating in therapy before undergoing surgery.  Most people think that therapy or rehabilitation as a way to treat an injury or regain function after a surgery.  Sometimes it is even helpful to help someone avoid surgery.  But what if you...

Peripheral Neuropathy – A Physical Therapy Perspective

Peripheral Neuropathy – A Physical Therapy Perspective

Do you have any of these neuropathy symptoms?  Numbness in your hands and feet?  Sleep disturbance due to painful numbness and burning in your feet?  Poor balance with fall episodes or near falls? Difficulty walking?  Difficulty using your hands/fingers for fine...

WITH SPRING AND SUMMER OFTEN COME FOOT AND LOWER LEG PAIN

WITH SPRING AND SUMMER OFTEN COME FOOT AND LOWER LEG PAIN

As the warm weather begins, people want to enjoy outside activities.   Walking, running, golfing, yard work/gardening and pickle ball are popular but often can lead to lower leg and foot pain.   Weaning (slowly increasing your participation) into these activities is...

IS YOUR PAIN COMING FROM THE LOW BACK, PELVIS OR HIP JOINT?

IS YOUR PAIN COMING FROM THE LOW BACK, PELVIS OR HIP JOINT?

Are you frustrated going to different specialists to try to determine where your pain originates?   These days in healthcare, sometimes patients get referred from one doctor to another where each one just focuses on their specialty area but you are frustrated getting...

WHAT IS SHOULDER IMPINGEMENT?

WHAT IS SHOULDER IMPINGEMENT?

The shoulder is a special “ball and socket” joint which by design allows for much mobility in multiple directions but has limited stability.  The bone in the upper arm is called the humerus and at the top end of the humerus, there is a partial ball called the humeral...

Sleep and Healing

Sleep and Healing

Sleep is vital to all our body systems.  Making sure that you are getting a good night's sleep is very helpful in assisting your body to heal from injury or surgery.  Sleep is an important part of our physiology and is often an overlooked piece of the puzzle while you...

What is your Osteoporosis Risk? Take this short assessment

What is your Osteoporosis Risk? Take this short assessment

Here is a short assessment to take for yourself to assess your risk levels for osteoporosis: If your answers are leaning towards greater risk, please speak with your physician.  Please also check out our other blogs that feature osteoporosis topics.  There are things...

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