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THE THREE MOST COMMON KNEE INJURIES

Knee Injuries The knee is an essential part of our anatomy, allowing us to stand upright, sit down, run, and engage in countless other activities. When healthy and strong, our knees work like an engineering masterpiece. If a knee injury occurs, even the most basic movements can quickly become extremely difficult, if not impossible to […]

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THE TOP 10 THERABAND EXERCISES FOR ROTATOR CUFF/SHOULDER INJURIES

Many people assume if they incur a shoulder/rotator cuff injury that it automatically means their injury will require surgery, but that is not necessarily the case.  In many cases, other non-surgical treatments like physical therapy can help patients avoid surgery by using specific stretching and strengthening exercises.  When administered by a physical therapist, these exercises […]

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THINK YOU HAVE CARPAL TUNNEL SYNDROME? TAKE THESE 3 SIMPLE HOME TESTS

With the advent of the heavy use of technology devices throughout the general public, people experiencing Carpal Tunnel Syndrome or CTS, seems to be on the rise.  Although CTS is still primarily seen in individuals who rely heavily on their hands in order to perform work duties, as in the case of manufacturing jobs, professional […]

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TOP 3 EXERCISES TO REDUCE BACK PAIN CAUSED BY LUMBAR SPINAL STENOSIS

As the body ages, the spine tends to experience some unfavorable changes. One of these changes can result in conditions, such as Lumbar spinal stenosis. This condition is caused by a narrowing of the spinal canal in the lower-back due to bone or tissue growing in the opening of the spinal column. There are various […]

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WHAT IS A MENISCUS TEAR?

Have you ever heard people talk about torn knee cartilage? What they really mean is a torn meniscus. Anyone who’s ever had a meniscus tear knows how this condition can cause excruciating pain and affect productivity. Actually, this type of knee injury is quite common. Here’s what you need to know about the meniscus, along […]

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DOES CLASS IV LASER THERAPY REALLY WORK?

DOES CLASS IV LASER THERAPY REALLY WORK? When you hear the word laser, you generally think of eye correction or internal surgery – or maybe Star Wars. But lasers are also used in physical therapy, often in conjunction with other types of therapy. They’re also a good alternative or addition to medication. Laser therapy is […]

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DO YOU HAVE ACHILLES TENDONITIS?

Your Achilles tendon has an important job. It is the strongest tendon in your body. It helps you point your foot down, rise up on your toes and push off when you walk or run. The Achilles tendon, also called the calcaneal tendon, is a band of fibrous tissue at the lower end of the […]

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DO I HAVE HIP BURSITIS?

What is hip bursitis? Hip bursitis, also called trochanteric bursitis, affects many people every day. It is characterized by pain and/or stiffness in the hip which is worsened with pressure, and potentially redness and swelling. The pain is caused by inflammation of the fluid-filled sacs, called bursae, which cushion the bones, tendons, and muscles near […]

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CHOOSE THE RIGHT FOOTWEAR FOR FOOT PAIN

Statistics estimate the average person will walk anywhere from 100,000 to over 200,000 miles in their lifetime. These astounding figures should tell us that we owe a lot of our ability to move around and engage in physical activity, to the work performed by our humble feet. When a person takes care to wear proper […]

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