Healthy tips blog

  • Scoliosis: Causes, Symptoms and Treatments

    Scoliosis, or curvature of the spine, often occurs when children are just entering puberty, which is a stressful enough time without also having to deal with a physical limitation. The cause is not always known.  Some forms are connected to injury, muscular dystrophy or cerebral palsy. Through a range of treatments, including physical therapy, scoliosis […]

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  • Plantar Fasciitis: What Is It? Can Physical Therapy Help?

    What is plantar fasciitis? When the band of tissues nearest your heel bone becomes inflamed, your first steps in the morning can produce the telltale “stabbing” pain of plantar fasciitis. If the pain decreases as you continue walking, that’s another clue that it could be plantar fasciitis. The condition arises through small tears in the […]

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  • Do You Have a Sedentary Job? How to Stay Healthy and Fit Throughout the Week  

    Do you find yourself sitting for the majority of the day? If you work at an office where you are confined to a desk, you may end up sitting for up to 10 hours a day. Not to mention going home and sitting on the couch after dinner. While it may not seem like too […]

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  • How You Can Stay Active in Your 50’s & 60’s: 3 Tips to Get You Moving

    Growing older is filled with change and new challenges. For many, these changes often involve coping with a decrease in athletic performance and abilities. However, just because you’re growing older doesn’t mean you still can’t enjoy an active lifestyle. If you are someone who is in their 50’s and 60’s, here are 3 tips to […]

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  • How to Stay Active at Work

    Having a desk job will naturally keep you from moving about in a natural fashion. The less you are active, the more you will experience fatigue and stiffness, both mentally and physically. Taking the time to move around and create a more comfortable environment for yourself may seem like wasted time, but your productivity will […]

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  • Is Your Body Functioning Optimally? 5 Signs to Look For.

    The human body is a marvel of biology and genetics. It is capable of accomplishing tasks ranging from building massive structures to running a marathon. When it’s working at peak efficiency, few animals on Earth can compete with the grace and power of the human body. Unfortunately, there are times when everything just doesn’t come […]

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  • How Physical Therapy Can Correct Muscle Imbalances

    Many people believe that physical therapy is only needed after injury, accidents, or surgery.  In reality, almost everyone can benefit from physical therapy.  It can prevent minor aches and pains or losses of flexibility from becoming major health issues. Physical therapists can help because many of our aches and pains are caused by muscle imbalances. This […]

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  • The Best Sleeping Positions to Wake Up Pain-Free

    When it comes to muscular, joint and bone pain, sleep may play an integral role. If you’re having trouble settling your body’s score with pain, you might want to consider a few pain-free sleeping positions. Depending upon your consistent morning ailments, a few positions might reduce pain—or strike it out, altogether. Take a look at […]

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  • Sitting is the New Smoking: How Physical Therapy Combats the Negative Effects of Inactivity

    We all know that smoking is bad for your health for a variety of reasons, but did you realize that sitting can be every bit as dangerous to your long-term health? While many office workers strive long and hard to obtain a job that is “better” than damaging your body through strenuous hard labor, desk jobs […]

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  • How You Should Sleep to Relieve Neck or Shoulder Pain

      Have you ever laid awake, tossing and turning, because of that annoying ache in your neck or shoulder? Why is it that you can be busy all day, but when you lay down to sleep, you start to feel more discomfort or pain? The reason for this is that your brain is busy handling […]

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