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New Year’s Resolutions for Improved Health and Weight Loss

Have you made your New Year’s resolutions yet? Many of us start the new year with goals for weight loss and improved health. While these are excellent goals, it can be hard to get started without guidance. Continue reading for some tips to help improve your diet and increase your physical activity.   Nutrition Tips […]

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Holiday Fall Prevention Tips

The holiday season is just around the corner. It’s the time of the year to make memories with your family and friends. However, it is also the time of the year when we as physical therapists see injuries related to falls on snow and ice, or off of ladders. We also see pain and injuries […]

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Guide to Lower Back Pain

If you have low back pain, you are not alone. At any given time, about 25% of people in the United States report having low back pain within the past 3 months. In most cases, low back pain is mild and disappears on its own. However, for some people, back pain can return or hang on. […]

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Dry Needling: What is it and Why Does it Work?

What is dry needling? Dry needling is a treatment used by physical therapists to reduce pain, inactivate muscle trigger points and restore functional mobility. Providers must have a special certification and training in order to provide this treatment. It is called “dry needling” because the needle penetrates the skin but it does not contain any […]

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Pain Facts and Self Care Strategies

This month we are revisiting the topic of pain because it is such a common phenomenon in our patients. Many people come to our clinic struggling with pain that they have had for years and looking for help. Luckily, new research is continually improving our understanding of pain which allows us to help those affected […]

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Nutrition and Pain: How the Foods You Eat Affect Pain

We are learning more and more about the importance of diet to our health. We know that poor diets are related to developing many chronic diseases such as obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and cancer.1 However, we are now beginning to appreciate the relationship between diet and pain, and how the foods we eat can directly […]

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Resistance Training for Older Adults: Part 3

This month we are going to build on previous posts by going into the specifics of how to build a strength training routine. Check out Part 1 and 2 first before diving into this one. To recap, resistance training at least 2 days per week is recommended by most top health organizations in the country. […]

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Resistance Training for Older Adults: Part 2

Following up on our blog from April, here is some more information about resistance training for older adults including some common misconceptions about lifting weights, as well as recommendations to get you started. Common Misconceptions Many people have misconceptions about weight lifting. Here are some of the most common assumptions. Heavy lifting is not safe […]

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MAY IS EHLERS-DANLOS SYNDROMES AWARENESS MONTH

What is Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome? The Ehlers-Danlos Syndromes (EDS) are a collection of 13+ disorders of the genes that impact connective tissues.  Connective tissues make up the membranes and linings of all the organ systems of the body as well as skin, ligaments, and tendons.  As a result people with EDS deal with symptoms that can […]

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Resistance Training for Older Adults

Do you feel like you’re getting too old to lift weights? Have others warned you it’s not safe? Or have you never really considered it? Aging unfortunately can lead to the loss of strength, lean muscle mass, and bone density. But it doesn’t have to cause a problem!   Resistance training with good body mechanics […]

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