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Do CBD Products Decrease Pain?

CBD products are becoming more socially acceptable and more widely available. Because of this people often ask whether CBD products can help their pain. Here is what we know about CBD so far. How CBD Creates its Effects All compounds that are taken into the body must bind to a cell receptor to have an […]

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October is National Physical Therapy Month

Physical therapy is an excellent treatment option for managing pain. When you see a physical therapist for the first time the therapist will help you develop a treatment plan. The therapist will spend time asking you questions about your medical history, but this is not a one-sided interview. As the patient it is important for […]

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Gender Differences Affect Running Biomechanics

That men and women are built differently is obvious. However, most people probably don’t know how these subtle differences affect sport performance.  This month we will look at the ways women are unique from men and how these differences affect running. Differences in Body Structure The female pelvis is wider than the male pelvis. This […]

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Long Term Impacts of Ankle Injuries

Ankle sprains are very common injuries, and most people recover from this type of injury quickly without any specialized care. However, new research shows that simple ankle injuries can have long-lasting effects. What We Know 30-80% of people who injure their ankle will develop chronic problems such as joint laxity, weakness, and increased risk for […]

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Getting Ready for a 5K Race

  Are you interested in participating in a 5K race? This distance (5 kilometers or 3.1 miles) is very approachable for novices. Whether your goal is to be able to walk, jog, or run this distance, preparation is important. It can take several weeks of consistent effort to condition your body. Following a training schedule […]

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Benefits of Aquatic Exercise

It’s summertime and that means fun in the sun. Many of us look forward to being in, on, or around the water on a hot summer’s day. Following are some ideas for incorporating aquatic activities and exercises into your summer routine. Unique Properties of Water Exercising in water provides many benefits due to the unique […]

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May is Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome/Hypermobility Spectrum Disorder Awareness Month

Learning the basics starts with learning a few acronyms — Generalized Joint Hypermobility (GJH) Medically, GJH is defined by scoring above a certain threshold on a test called the Beighton Scale.  The Beighton Scale includes assessment of flexibility of the fingers, thumb/wrist, elbows, knees, and hips/back.  GJH often coincides with being considered very flexible or […]

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Safe Hiking This Spring

  The weather is getting warmer, the days are getting longer, and the mountains are calling. Before you hit the trails this spring, keep the following tips in mind to ensure a good start to your hiking season. Physical Preparation It’s a good idea to perform a few weeks of pre-season exercise to get ready […]

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Dancing and Your Brain

  We all know that exercise is important for maintaining our physical health and function as we age. But did you know that certain types of exercise also help maintain your brain? This month we will look at some of the cognitive benefits of dancing. Get ready to kick up your heels! The Brain Changes […]

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Physical Therapy and Hip Osteoarthritis

  Osteoarthritis (OA) is a common condition that can affect many joints in the body. It is often seen on x-rays as narrowing of the joint space. Sometimes bone spurs are present. Often the lining of the joint is inflamed. This can cause significant pain and difficulty performing daily activities. If this condition is affecting […]

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