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Do You Know Why You Have Back Pain? Here’s How You Can Find Out Is the source of your low back pain a mystery? You’re not alone: Nine out of 10 patients don't know the primary cause of their back pain. The problem is that most people seek treatment after they’ve begun exhibiting symptoms of back pain. While this may seem logical on the surface, we’re here to tell you that there’s a better way. The key is to go to a physical therapist before you begin to see the ...
Posted on 2018-08-11
Yearly Physical Therapy Visits are Just as Important as Annual Cholesterol Tests You know the drill: During your annual visit, your primary care physician will order a cholesterol test. Combined with an assessment of health measures such as diet and exercise, the results of the cholesterol test will provide your physician with the information she needs to make a recommendation. If the results are positive, you might hear: “You’re doing great, keep doing what you’ve been doin...
Posted on 2018-07-09
Our Ancestors May Have Held the Secret to Better Brain Health It turns out that while our early ancestors spent their days out in the wilderness hunting and foraging for food, they may also have been keeping their brains sharp. Researchers at the University of Arizona have found a connection between the highly active lifestyle that was prevalent in those ancient days and the prevention and treatment of Alzheimer’s disease and other age-related diseases. Some two million years ago, our ...
Posted on 2018-06-18
Ask a Physical Therapist To “Screen” Your Movements This Spring Let’s talk about the last time you—or someone close to you—interviewed for a new job. Chances are that the first step was a phone screen with your potential employer, and when you passed that portion of the process with flying colors, you were then invited for an in-person interview. At that stage, the employer probably asked you to answer a series of questions and to demonstrate your skills through ...
Posted on 2018-05-10
Prevent Pain. Stay Strong. You know exercise is important to your health. It helps you feel better physically, gives you energy, and helps you deal with the stress of your busy life.   But what do you do when life gets too busy to take an exercise class, go for a run, or get to the gym?  It’s easy to start skipping exercise when life gets busy, but that leads to less energy, and aches and pains cropping up. This makes you feel like exercising even less, and leads to a d...
Posted on 2018-04-20

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