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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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SNOW SHOVELING – HOW TO AVOID INJURY

Winter is fast approaching and it won’t be long until Mother Nature visits with her annual “gifts” of snow, ice, and cold temperatures. If you are a homeowner, you know how challenging it is to stay on top of chores like keeping your sidewalks free of snow and ice, so they are safe and accessible […]

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SHOULDER PAIN: THE TOP 5 COMMON CAUSES

Shoulder Anatomy To understand why your shoulders hurt, it helps to know a little bit about your shoulders’ anatomy. Shoulder joints give you a wide range of motion, but this can also make them susceptible to injury. Your shoulder is a ball-and-socket joint, with the ball part located on the humerus bone and the socket […]

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TOTAL SHOULDER REPLACEMENT: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

Has your physician given you a diagnosis of frozen shoulder? If so, you likely have been experiencing shoulder pain for some time. With this condition, pain tends to come on gradually over a period of 6-9 months. It eventually reaches the point where it becomes so difficult to move one’s shoulder that it actually seems […]

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TOTAL SHOULDER REPLACEMENT: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

You may not think a lot about your shoulders–until something goes wrong with them. Pain in your shoulders can be severe, and it can limit your range of movement for everyday activities. Perhaps your doctor has mentioned a Total Shoulder Replacement. Many people find relief after this procedure and subsequent physical therapy. Here’s what you […]

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