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Returning to Activity After a Pandemic

Restrictions are lessening more and more and people are looking to get active and enjoy the warm weather. That’s all good news, but if you had a long break from activity because of the pandemic or otherwise, your body might not be ready to jump right back in. Here are a few tips to help […]

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How to Stick to Your Home Exercise Program

If you’ve been to physical therapy, you likely got a home exercise program. Research says that if you do your home exercise program, you’ll have a significantly better chance of meeting your goals and feeling better. Not doing your program increases the risk of recurrent injury or flare-ups with less positive outcomes long term. Even […]

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If You Like a Good Bargain, You’re Going to LOVE Physical Therapy

It’s no secret that prices have been going up. Gas is expensive. Food is expensive. The housing market is crazy. If you’re looking for ways to pinch some pennies or stretch your dollars, physical therapy might be just what you’re looking for. Physical Therapy Saves Cost A study that looked at the claims data of […]

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Physical Therapy Guide to Diastasis Rectus Abdominis

Diastasis rectus abdominis is a separation of the left and right sides of the outermost abdominal (stomach) muscle. It is caused by forces that stretch the connective tissue called the linea alba. This condition most often occurs in pregnancy, but also may occur in infants, older women, and men. Physical therapists help adults with DRA […]

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Constipation Blues: Abdominal Massage for Constipation

by: Kennan Wyne, PT, DPT Women’s Health Specialist Constipation is obviously uncomfortable, but did you know it can lead to health issues like fecal impaction, colon cancer, digestive problems, and pelvic floor issues. Constipation occurs when the colon absorbs too much water, or when the colon’s muscle contraction is slow or sluggish delaying transit time. […]

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New Study Examines Impulse Control, REM sleep and Dopamine

Impulse control behaviors (ICBs) affect between 14% and 40% of people with Parkinson’s disease (PD). Examples of ICB’s include compulsive gambling or shopping, hoarding and hypersexuality. ICBs become impulse control disorders (ICD) when they impair one’s ability to function at work, home and navigate day-to-day life. Only 2% of people have ICBs in the general […]

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Why Physical Therapy Should Be Your Top Priority: At Least For the Moment.

Ensuring you have an accessible, customized, and engaging physical therapy experience from start to finish will get you on your road to recovery.  However, we also need you to make physical therapy a priority for a short period of time (in most cases). Before Your Visit Avoid Roadblocks. Once you are prescribed physical therapy, it’s […]

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Parkinson’s: The Shaking Palsy

Read Time: 4 minutes Parkinson’s disease is the second most common degenerative brain disorder affecting adults. (Alzheimer’s disease is the most common.) People of all ethnic groups can develop PD, but it occurs less among African American and Asian populations. James Parkinson’s Essay about Parkinson’s Disease was first defined as only a “motor” (movement) disease, but […]

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