Avoiding Knee and Hip Arthritis: To Run or Not to Run?

Is running safe? If you are thinking about long term joint health, especially of the knees and hips, does the repetitive stress and pounding of running wear out joints faster? Some people argue a very mechanical nature of the knees and the hips and argue the more use, the faster the break down. Others believe…
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What is Incontinence?… What You Should Know

Incontinence is when a patient loses their ability to control their bladder or bowels. In reality, it is a widespread issue that can range from just a small leak to a complete loss of control. It’s actually more common than you think! Luckily, incontinence can be managed. Here’s what you should know about the two…
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Should You Go Through With Joint Replacement Surgery?

Recurring joint pain can be debilitating and you may think that having a joint replacement surgery is the best and only option for some sort of relief. The question is, have you explored ALL of your options? There are several less invasive options to try first that could help relieve pain and avoid surgery.  …
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Superfoods: What’s the Story Behind This Trendy Term?

“Superfood” is a trending topic in health and fitness. A superfood is a food that contains high levels of certain nutrients and is considered to be very beneficial for your health. There are many fruits, vegetables, meats, nuts, seasonings and grains that are considered to be superfoods. A lot of these superfoods are popular to…
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What Are the Most Common Types of Basketball Injuries?

Basketball is a fast-paced, contact sport jam packed with running, jumping and high energy action. So, it’s no surprise to anyone that the sport results in a lot of injuries every year. But would you have guessed that basketball causes more injuries than any other sport? There are over 500,000 basketball injuries every year, which…
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Common Arthritis Pain Questions

What exactly is arthritis? Arthritis, in its simplest form, is inflammation of the joint. Cartilage (tissue) surrounds your bones and acts as a lubricator or smooth movement in your joints. Overall, there are more than one hundred health conditions that have side effects of arthritis pain. Osteoarthritis is one of the most common forms of…
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Are You at Risk for a Frozen Shoulder?

Do you have diabetes? Do you have a thyroid disease? Are you age 40-65? Are you female? Have you had frozen shoulder before? If you answered yes to any of these questions, your probability of developing a frozen shoulder is slightly higher than the average person. No need to fear. Keep reading and discover some…
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Why Does My Jaw Hurt?

You use your jaw and mouth to eat, drink, laugh, smile… basically everything, right? So when your jaw hurts, it can be one of the most frustrating issues. Pain in the jaw usually occurs in either the back of the head near your ear or more toward the side of your face where your wisdom…
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Common Physical Therapy FAQ’s

Whether you’ve never had physical therapy, or it has been a while since your last visit, you probably have questions about pt treatment. So we put together a list of some of the most common physical therapy questions we get from patients and non-patients alike.   Who should seek Physical Therapy? People who get the…
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Why Seek Physical Therapy During Pregnancy?

  Every woman’s pregnancy is different, but there’s no doubt that the experience itself takes a toll on the body. Because of the physical and hormonal changes the body goes through, many women actually seek help through physical therapy during pregnancy and even after childbirth. Here’s how it can help to prepare your body for…
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