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Conquer Your Posture

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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Fitness

The Effects of Exercise on Fibromyalgia

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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General, Fitness

The Effects of Exercise on Depression and Anxiety

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

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General

Physical Therapy vs Opioids: When to Choose Physical Therapy for Pain Management

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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Fitness

The 5 Ways the Alter-G Can Help Runners

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

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Fitness

Here's what happens to your body when you walk those recommended 10,000 steps

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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General

MRIs for Low Back Pain Can Cause More Harm Than Good

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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Injury

Your Hips Don’t Go Out of Place!

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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General

‚Äč7 Surprising Ways a Physical Therapist Can Help You

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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General

Lower Back Ache? Be Active and Wait It Out, New Guidelines Say

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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Injury

Is ice useful for acute injuries and does it reduce swelling?

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

Study Reveals How to Predict Success of Cervical Traction Exercise

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

Is Surgery Necessary for a Meniscal Tear and Osteoarthritis?

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

Determining an Athlete’s Return to Sports After Ankle 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

What Is Osteoarthritis?

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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Arthritis

Arthritis Pain Got You Feeling Out of Joint?

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

About Hip Replacement 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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Fitness

Staying Fit Booklet Offers Helpful Tips

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…