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It’s Summertime! Should You Exercise Indoors Or Outdoors?

Whether you exercise in the comfort of your own home, a gym or prefer to be outdoors, there are important considerations between indoor and outdoor workouts that you should be aware of. Your physical therapist will be able to design an exercise or physical therapy program with enough variation to keep you healthy and motivated throughout […]

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Your Primary Motivation

Your primary motivation to exercise is unique to you. Perhaps your goal is to be able to play with your kids again, decrease the risk of falls, be able to lift things without difficulty, sit through a movie with your family / friends without pain, or return to playing sports. Identify your primary motivation, write […]

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4 Tips For a Pain Free Summer Vacation

Now that the sun is shining, you are probably looking forward to some rest and relaxation as you plan your summer vacation. Whether you go for a drive, visit family or friends or plan a trip to the beach, it’s important to remember a few critical things to remain injury-free and pain-free this summer. Before […]

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Identifying and Engaging The Right Muscles

To expand on our last blog of importance of “core” muscles, I want to touch on how to get the “right” muscles on…                                                                 […]

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Importance of “Core” Strengthening

  No matter what activity you participate in, your “core” is the center of all muscle activity. Your core is much like the middle link to a thick, sturdy chain. The upper part of the chain is your upper body; the bottom part of the chain is your lower body and the two are connected […]

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What Texting Does to Your Neck!

Due to the recent smart phone invasion, our clinic has noticed a significant increase in lower neck pain.  We call it the Smartphone Syndrome.  For some reason it’s in our human nature to bring our head toward our phone rather then bring the phone toward our head.  You can see in the picture above just how bad that […]

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New Research Comes Out Supporting Pre-Surgery Rehabilitation

There is plenty of evidence supporting the use of physical therapy after total joint replacements, but the use of pre-habilitation has been in question.   New research comes out finding therapy before surgery can reduce the need for and cost of postoperative care. In a study that came out of Journal of Bone & Joint […]

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What to expect when your expecting…..a total knee replacement!

Above is a picture of a what the inside of total knee replacement looks like.  It’s definitely not all fun and games, but compared to not being able to walk, run, play, it’s worth it. I frequently get asked, “What should I expect with a total knee replacement?” or “How long does it take to recovery […]

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