Category: Health

Sciatica Pain

How to Tell if Your Sciatica Pain Requires Physical Therapy Treatment

May 10th, 2020

Did you know that the sciatic nerve is the longest nerve in the human body? It stretches from the lower back down to the legs, ending at the feet. People living with sciatica typically describe their discomfort as “shooting pains,” typically down one side of the body. While sciatica does not always require physical therapy

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Loss of Smell and Taste Validated as COVID-19 Symptoms

April 16th, 2020

Study suggests clinicians should include sensory impairment as standard screening measure April 13, 2020  |  Jeanna Vazquez “Loss of smell and taste has been anecdotally linked to COVID-19 infections. In a study published April 12, 2020 in the journal International Forum of Allergy & Rhinology , researchers at UC San Diego Health report the first empirical findings that strongly

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Sprains vs Strains

Sprains vs Strains – Which One Do You Have?

April 6th, 2020

We’ve all been in this scenario: you’re walking down the sidewalk, when suddenly – your ankle slips off the curb. You feel an immediate twinge of pain, but you’re unsure whether or not it requires a trip to the doctor. It is true that many mild injuries can be treated with the R.I.C.E (rest, ice,

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How to Improve Your Balance By Increasing Your Core Strength

March 10th, 2020

The relationship between core strength and balance is something that has been widely discussed within the physical therapy field for several years. Your trunk contains multiple core muscles that work to prevent physically limiting conditions, such injuries, lower back pain, or balance and gait disorders. When your core is strong, it helps keep you upright

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Sprains vs Strains

What’s the Difference Between Sprains and Strains?

December 17th, 2019

It is a common misconception that “sprains” and “strains” are interchangeable terms. In reality, there are some key differences between the two. In order to understand how they differ, it is important to first understand what ligaments and tendons are. Ligaments connect bones to bones within a joint, while tendons connect bones to muscles. When

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Relieving Your Pain the Natural Way – Physical Therapy as the Safer Relief Alternative

December 10th, 2019

It is no secret that the United States is a country with very high levels of medication. With countless over-the-counter drugs for pain management, it can seem simple to turn to drugs for pain relief. It is also a common practice for physicians to prescribe heavier pain relievers, such as the opioids that have resulted

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Nutrition Help Relieve Pain

How Does Nutrition Help Relieve Pain and Inflammation?

November 10th, 2019

Are you living with chronic pain or inflammation? If so, there may be a simple solution for you: changing your eating habits. Proper nutrition can play an important role in managing your discomfort. Many people live with chronic pains every day, unaware that simply eating the right foods can actually help them find relief. Maintaining

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Therapeutic Massage

Are You an Athlete? Improve Your Performance with Therapeutic Massage

October 20th, 2019

If you are an athlete, you know the dedication that comes with it. Whether you’re preparing for an important game, competition, recital, or marathon, it’s no secret that the training is extensive. Because of this, it is likely that you will be faced with some sort of roadblock along the way, due to sore or

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Treat Pain

5 Benefits of Treating Your Pain Naturally With Physical Therapy

October 10th, 2019

If you are living with chronic pain, or pain lasting three months or longer, you are not alone. In fact, according to the American Academy of Pain Medicine, approximately 100 million Americans live with chronic pain. Unfortunately, that also means that the dependency on prescription medications is continuously growing. In the year 2013, doctors across

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Herniated Discs

Herniated Discs and Back Pain – Is This What’s Causing Your Pain?

September 20th, 2019

Did you know that the spine contains 24 bones? Of those bones, 5 of them are located in the lower back. In addition to these bones, the spine also contains several nerves and intervertebral discs. The spine is such a complex part of the body that it is not uncommon for pain to occur from

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