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We’re Getting Vaccinated- And We Hope You Will Too!

After a year of pandemic lifestyle, COVID-19 vaccines offer a path toward safe and healthy social gatherings, travel, and return to ‘business as usual’.  But until enough of us are vaccinated, staying home, wearing masks, and keeping our distance will still be necessary to keep the community healthy.1  We know that many people have concerns […]

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Tension Headaches

Tension headaches are the most common type of headache people experience. With so many of us working remotely on computers these days we are seeing an increase in headaches complaints. If you suffer from headaches, continue reading to learn more. Tension Headaches: What Are They? These headaches cause mild to moderate pain in the head, […]

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Exercising While Wearing a Mask: Common Misconceptions

Patients ask me questions about their face masks all the time. “Is it okay to exercise while wearing my mask?” “Is breathing my own carbon dioxide dangerous?” “How do you breathe in these things all day?!” “What is the best type of mask to wear?” If you have been pondering these same questions, then let’s […]

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Exercising at Home in the Time of Covid-19

As we enter yet an additional phase of restrictions and isolation, it is more important than ever to stay active at home. We aren’t going out to the gyms or stores as often as we used to. Now with the snow moving in and temperatures plummeting it is becoming increasingly difficult to get outside to […]

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Stretching to Gain Flexibility

Flexibility is defined as the range of motion available in a joint. Many structures influence flexibility including muscles, tendons, ligaments, and bones. Research shows that increasing your flexibility by stretching can decrease injuries, minimize and alleviate muscle soreness, and improve athletic performance. Common Stretching Techniques Static stretching. This technique is probably what you think of […]

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Breast Cancer Awareness and National Physical Therapy Month

I think we all can agree that October is a special month with the beauty of changing leaves and the mystery of unpredictable weather.  It also holds National Chocolate Week (October 10-16, yum!) and has been declared National Pizza Month (really! Yum again!). And let’s not forget the fun of seeing kids tromp around in […]

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Ergonomic Tips to Help You Work From Home

Since reopening after the COVID-19 shut down, our clinics have seen a spike in back, neck, and hand pain from increased computer use at home. People have suddenly been relocated to laptops on kitchen counters, couches, or beds. These poor ergonomic situations combined with uninterrupted computer time have led to postural strain.   In the […]

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Over the Counter Anti-Inflammatories: Ibuprofen versus Naproxen

Two of the most common non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications (NSAIDs) are Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) and Naproxen (Aleve). What do these drugs do, and how do they help with pain? Read on to learn more. How NSAIDs Work NSAIDs prevent your body from making chemicals called prostaglandins. Prostaglandins are made in response to injury. These chemicals can […]

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A New Normal for Athletes

Life is returning to a new “normal.” The world is opening back up, and along with it are sports. Athletes are starting to get back to work. Now is not the time you want to have an injury. It is however, the perfect time to change bad habits and focus on proper strengthening and stretching […]

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May is Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome Awareness Month

How AWARE are you? Take this quiz to find out: 1. How many types of Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome are there? a) 1 b) 4 c) 14 d) 32 2. The Ehlers-Danlos Syndromes affect which body system? a) skin b) heart c) digestive d) neurological E) all of the above 3. What do people with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome […]

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