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27 Dec, 2021

4 types of elbow injuries you could develop at work

The work you do can be hard on your elbows. You might work on an assembly line, or you might work at a desk. In either case, the odds are good that you’re doing things that can lead to many types of elbow injuries.  Think about how much you move your elbows while at work;

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20 Dec, 2021

Knee hurting when you’re going down stairs? One of these issues could be the reason why

We’re often encouraged to take the stairs more often. Generally, walking up and down stairs helps us pack more physical activity into our day, yet going down stairs can also be an activity that causes some people’s knees to hurt.  Fortunately, physical therapy can help you address many of the issues that can cause your

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13 Dec, 2021

Why am I developing pain at the back of my knee every time I go cycling?

You’re riding along on your bicycle with your knees pumping. Gradually, you begin to feel pain creep into the back of your knee. Or maybe the pain you feel at the back of your knee comes on suddenly during your cycling sessions. Either way, you’re experiencing a type of pain that nearly 28% of recreational

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6 Dec, 2021

What can physical therapy do for vertigo and dizziness after concussions?

Concussions are a type of traumatic brain injury (TBI), and the professional sports world has been especially intent on reducing concussions. Yet impact sports aren’t the most common cause of concussions for those of us who don’t play professional sports. Research shows that about 49% of the TBIs in 2017 were related to unintentional falls.

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4 Nov, 2021

How can physical therapists help with my motorcycle accident injury recovery?

Motorcycles and their riders evoke certain thoughts and feelings in people. Freedom. Rebellion. These are just a few of the feelings that may flit through your mind when you see or think about motorcycles. However, these two-wheeled vehicles may also evoke thoughts of injuries, too.  That’s not too surprising. The Insurance Information Institute reports that

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3 Nov, 2021

What steps can physical therapists take to help me with a lower back twinge?

You’re standing at the stove making dinner. You twist around to grab something from the sink, and it hits you: a sudden, brief lower back twinge. This and other similar stories are playing themselves out all over the country at this very moment.  Indeed, lower back pain is one of the most common issues Americans

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2 Nov, 2021

What is involved in an annual wellness exam at a physical therapy clinic?

For nearly two years now, health and wellness have been serious concerns for many Americans. It’s not too surprising then that a 2020 survey found that 57% of Americans claimed that they were prioritizing their health and wellness even over financial concerns.  One way to take a first step toward improving your wellness is to

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1 Nov, 2021

Three physical therapy exercises for your rotator cuff after surgery

There are many stages you’ll go through after rotator cuff surgery. First, the affected shoulder will be immobilized for a time. Then, a physical therapist will start using their hands to move your shoulder through its normal range of motion (ROM). This stage is called passive movement.  Next, you’re finally ready to start doing exercises

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15 Oct, 2021

Three ways car accident physical therapy can help you

Physical therapy probably isn’t the first thing that springs to your mind when you’ve had a car accident. That’s understandable. You’re having to deal with the police and any other drivers involved. You’ll have to call your insurance company. You may have to arrange a tow. Worst of all, you might be on your way

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14 Oct, 2021

Four injury types can make descending stairs a painful exercise

Have you stopped to consider how often you are climbing and going down stairs every day? You probably haven’t, and that’s not surprising. Many people don’t think much about such a common daily activity. At least, they don’t until such an activity becomes harder or more painful to do.  People who are feeling pain when

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