Will Diabetes Stop Me Getting Physical Therapy For Foot Pain?

Have you recently been diagnosed with Type II Diabetes? Are you worried that your diagnosis may affect your existing foot problems? Diabetes is a disease that can lead to poor circulation, which can then reduce blood flow to the feet. This problem in circulation often causes ulcers and decreased sensation in the feet, making you…

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Does Sciatica Cause Foot and Ankle Pain?

Sciatica is a painful condition that occurs as a result of compression of the sciatic nerve. Several different things can cause this compression. These include but are not limited to disc herniation, spinal stenosis, spondylolisthesis, fractures, or one of the most common causes is pregnancy – due to the additional weight of the baby. Sciatica…

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Can Physical Therapy Help Me Lose Weight? 

Well, the short answer to this question is there is no straightforward answer – it’s more complex than a simple yes or no. But the answer may surprise you, nevertheless. So, if you’re currently overweight and desperate to lose weight but suffering from joint pain, muscle weakness, reduced mobility, or a lack of balance and…

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What Is A Doctor Of Physical Therapy?

This is a popular question. Many patients want to check what type of education and professional certification is required before booking an appointment with a Physical Therapist. They want confirmation that we’re fit to practice and know what we’re talking about. But most importantly, they want to know that we can help them get out…

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Top Tips For Driving With Back Pain

Have you ever found yourself driving along, having started your journey completely devoid of discomfort, only for your trip to suddenly trigger a nauseating amount of pain? It’s not your vehicle that’s at fault. Nearly all modern cars are designed to provide sumptuous levels of refinement and comfort. It’s highly unlikely to be the road…

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Coping with Covid: How to stay healthy when sheltering in place

For most of us, our entire world is turned upside down.  Kids are not going to school, employees are not going to work, and many people do not leave their house.  As the old adage goes “this too shall pass” but currently we are living in a never imagined situation.  Here are four simple tips to help you…

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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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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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How to Make the Most Out of Your Physical Therapy Visits

To some people, going to physical therapy is old hat just like their hair dresser or barber. They have had multiple surgeries or injuries and the physical therapist has become part of their extended family. To others, physical therapy is the unknown, not knowing what to expect at the first and subsequent appointments. Here are a few tips…

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Get in to Shape in the New Year

Getting into shape, for many, is a daunting task.  Living in a world of fast food chains, coffee stores and bakeries at every corner, doesn’t make it any easier. Here are some helpful tips to guide you in the right direction of getting healthy! Portion Control Portion size plays a huge part in weight loss…

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