How Sprained Muscles Can Cause Your Headaches

Are you getting regular headaches with no apparent cause? – Feeling stressed? Well, it might put your mind at ease knowing that the muscles in your neck and the back of your head could be the culprit, rather than anything sinister going on inside your head. However, headaches can take a significant toll on your…

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How Long Is A Physical Therapy Session?

One of the most asked questions by patients considering Physical Therapy is, “How long does a physical therapy session take?” Physical Therapy is a specialized type of therapy to treat musculoskeletal pain, reduce stiffness and increase mobility. It helps decrease pain and restore function in your joints and muscles and can be used to improve…

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What To Wear For Physical Therapy

Are you confused about what to wear to physical therapy? It might seem like a silly question. I mean, you certainly don’t need to dress up for a physical therapy appointment. It’s not a fancy-dress party, and you won’t be turned away from the door if you’re not wearing a specific “having physiotherapy” uniform. Nor…

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Back Pain: Treatment And Diagnosis

Is back pain keeping you awake at night? Back pain can either be a low-level irritation or a serious medical issue, and it’s challenging to know the difference without a medical degree. If you have back pain right now and you’re unsure whether you need to seek medical attention, please read on. We’ve put together…

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Do You Know What Your Shoes Have to Say About You?

Forget about reading palms, try reading the soles of your shoes! By analyzing the bottom of our shoes, we can gain some pretty neat information about our physical body. If you have a pair of shoes you have worn for a few months you may be able to see uneven foot patterns, meaning that the…

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Holiday Traveling with Back Pain

If you suffer with back pain, daily tasks such as cooking, cleaning can be difficult and exhausting. Add to that the constant pain is invisible to those on the outside and can flare without warning.  This pain should prevent you from traveling during the holidays, it just requires some extra precautions and planning.  Fill your medications…

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5 Steps to Reclaiming Your Life After Your Chronic Pain Diagnosis

If you’ve been recently diagnosed with a chronic pain condition, you’re likely still reeling from the news. You may be shocked by your diagnosis and desperate for answers from your doctor. Being told you have a chronic pain condition can be a turning point in your life, but it doesn’t necessarily mean that it’s all…

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Physical Therapy Tips for Driving with Back Pain

Why does doing something as simple as driving trigger low back pain, even though it’s not exactly a strenuous activity?  Well, the answer is simple, driving for long periods of time exposes the body to many different forces such as acceleration, sudden stops, and vibrations from the road.  Driving also requires the use of your…

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How to Improve Your Sleep and Quality of Life When You Deal with Back Pain

Lower back pain can negatively impact your quality of life. Not only does it make it harder to find comfort and accomplish tasks during the day, but it can also keep you from getting the much-needed rest you need at night, which, in turn, leaves you with less to give throughout the day. It’s a…

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Back Pain and Exercise

Recently a patient asked me this question: “I was at the gym during sit-ups and had back pain. Am I doing something wrong or should I avoid doing them?”   Great question! I’m glad this lady asked because as people begin to get more active, we see a big rise in the number of people…

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