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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Why It’s Vital To Keep Active In the Fall & Winter, And Tips To Make It Easier

Dark mornings? Check. Needing to wrap up in more layers when leaving the house? Check. I think it’s safe to say that the fall and winter season has officially arrived. Now, don’t get me wrong, I enjoy this time of year… But what I don’t enjoy is that the cold weather makes working out seem…

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Suffering With Back Pain? It Could Be Your Thighs…

Are you suffering with back pain?  If so, you are among the majority. That’s right, around 80% of the population deals with back pain at some point in their life.  If you fall into this category, you know the annoyance that is caused by frequent back pain. As you know, back pain can interfere with…

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Tips For Managing Low Back Arthritis

Is lower back arthritis getting you down? Do you feel like you’re not doing everything you can to manage the pain? Lower back arthritis can make some days more difficult than others, and taking more medication isn’t always an option.  If you’re an active these days can really take a toll on your livelihood, and you need…

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Tips for a Safe and Healthy Summer Season!

With summer here, we venture outdoors to cool off in the pool or beach.  We dust off the bar-b-que, and we spend more time soaking in the vitamin D.  Here are three tips to help enjoy the sunshine and family fun safely! The middle of the day (10 am to 4pm) is when the sun…

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The Problems With Low Back Pain and Opioids

Recently, physicians across the United States received a letter from the Surgeon General of the United States urging them to assist with the battle of curbing opioid use and abuse.  The letter was accompanied by useful information that presented physical therapy as a preferred first-line approach for low back pain.  In the past few years…

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The Top 10 Ways to Enjoy Thanksgiving (AND have your body Thank You for it..)

Thanksgiving is around the corner, and everyone’s looking forward to getting together with family and indulging (why not?). Fortunately, I have put together 10 ways for you to ‘have your turkey and eat it too.’ Here they are: 1. Drink plenty of water throughout the week – especially before heavy meals. 2. Walk off that…

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Big Insurance wants to FULLY dictate your Care!

A few months back I told you about Anthem/Blue Cross and their desire to bring in a third party (OrthoNet) to determine your physical therapy care. This third party would approve, or deny, your care regardless of what your physician, or physical therapist, felt was necessary. Anthem/Blue Cross did not communicate this to the state…

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