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You do not need a referral or prescription, Physical Therapy is safe for you, Physical Therapy is covered by your insurance plan, Physical…

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Put simply, empty calories are calories that come from foods or drinks that have little or no nutritional value. There are many common sources…

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Nope, it's not coffee. Water. Water does wonders for our health and wellness. An adult body is around 55-60% water, so drinking water daily is…

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Whether you spend each day at a desk or on your feet, your commute is a quick walk or a long drive, you did a 20-minute HIIT workout or an hour…

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I am shocked at the number of patients who are surprised when they find out that physical therapists hold a Doctorate degree, or even go to…

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Most people don't have the time or desire to go to the gym every day, and many people simply find the thought to be daunting. Instead of…

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Whether you are cramming for an exam or simply want to give your memory a boost, doing some physical exercise straight after a learning session…

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Almost 70% of full-time American workers hate sitting, but do it all day, every day. It's time to change that. If you have a sedentary job then…

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Injury

Knee injuries commonly send people to the doctor's office. In 2010, more than 10 million visits to the doctor's office occurred due to knee pain…

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Getting up and out of your seat every 30 minutes could help to reduce the harms of sedentary behavior, according to a new study. Researchers…

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Despite a growing abundance of good resources related to injury prevention, sports injury rehab, and proper movement, there are still far too…

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Diastasis Recti is a common condition that affects many women during the childbearing years. As a fetus grows within the uterus, the uterus…

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Regular exercise and a healthful diet are key to maintaining good health. Now, a new study sheds light on how the former affects the latter,…

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Ready or not baby’s on the way and it is important to maintain a healthy lifestyle to keep both of you safe. During the next 9 months you will…

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Integrated Kinetic Neurology is a treatment approach that targets the brain-body connection and mobilizes the nervous system to promote positive…

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Physical therapists are movement specialists and experts at helping you get back to the activities you love. Seeing a physical therapist can…

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Agape Physical Therapy has the unique ability to use the Alter-G to analyze any runner’s form by using a 3-directional camera to determine…

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Do you sit at a desk or at home for the majority of your day? Do you struggle with pain in your neck, back, and/or shoulders? Although a…

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If anyone has fibromyalgia, they might already know it. Although it can be a difficult condition to diagnose, a person who has fibromyalgia will…

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Author: Parrie Wyatt (former exercise science intern and current CSA at Agape Physical Therapy in Gates)

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With the recent declaration of the opioid crisis as a national emergency it is important to be aware of other treatment options that are…

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The Alter-G Treadmill is a revolutionary device enabling reducing loading during walking and running. The treadmill uses differential air…

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Even if you don't have a fitness tracker like a Fitbit, you've probably heard that you should strive to take 10,000 steps a day. But where did…

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MRIs for low back pain, especially when it comes to musculoskeletal low back pain, are not just useless – they can actually cause more harm than…

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If I had a dime for every time one of my patients told me “my hip is out of place,” I’d be a rich man. While I can understand why this is such a…

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The words "physical therapy" might prompt memories of the time your tore your ACL or needed help recovering from surgery. But with an…

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Dr. James Weinstein, a back pain specialist and chief executive of Dartmouth-Hitchcock Health System, has some advice for most people with lower…

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Cryotherapy is a fancy word for the non-fancy practice of “putting ice on someone”. We often think about ice decreasing tissue damage, swelling…

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Injury

Patients who suffer from back and neck injuries may need to undergo several different types of corrective care exercises, many of which might…

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Surgery

Osteoarthritis is one of the most common knee conditions, with an estimated 9 million sufferers in the United States alone. In addition to this…

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Injury

The ankle is one of the most fragile parts of the body; therefore, it’s no surprise that many major sports injuries revolve around the ankle.…

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Arthritis

Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis. People usually have joint pain and stiffness. Unlike rheumatoid arthritis, it does not…

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As many people begin to age they may start to feel some stiffness and pain in their joints. This typically happens around the ages of 45 to 50,…

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Surgery

You may feel younger than ever – but your hips might indicate otherwise. You want to live an active lifestyle, not remain sitting indoors on the…

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Before you know it Spring will be here. It will be time to get back outside and get moving. But don’t think that to get moving means you need to…