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The Challenge of Compliance

My dog’s veterinarian recently told me “If cartilage healed, I wouldn’t have a job.” I laughed because this statement applies to physical therapists also. There are certain tissues that have limited or poor healing capacity, which is why patients have

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Jaw Pain? We Can Help!

Do you or someone you know have jaw pain? You may know that your dentist can provide treatment for this type of problem, but did you know physical therapists also treat jaw pain and dysfunction? It is estimated that 20%?25%

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Africa and Physical Therapy – What Do They Have In Common?

So what do Africa and physical therapy have in common? Not much, except for a lot of different types of movement. Earlier this summer, I spent one month traveling around Southern Africa — Zimbabwe, Namibia, Botswana and South Africa. We

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To stretch or not to stretch?

As we are approaching the fall season and continuing with our year round activities, warming up in the colder weather is just as important as staying cool was for the summer heat. Staying warm and warming up is more than

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Myth Buster: Diastasis Recti Is Not Normal- Get It Fixed!

What Is It? Diastasis Recti is a separation of the abdominal wall that occurs most frequently in pregnancy. It can look or feel like a ridge down the middle of your stomach when your abdominals contract. (Diastasis Recti, 2013). It

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Get the Most out of Physical Therapy

Physical Therapists are experts at treating and preventing physical causes of pain and movement dysfunction. Our goal is to expedite and facilitate our body’s natural ability to heal. By using specific hands-on techniques, and most importantly active movement and exercise,

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Powerful Exercise Advice for Staying Injury Free

I wish I had a dollar for every time someone said to me, “no pain no gain!” This idea is pervasive in the world of exercise and fitness. But is it true? Normal Response to a Workout Muscle burn associated

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Got Headaches?

None of us enjoy having a headache. But yet, many people suffer from them daily. In the general population, headaches have a reported prevalence of 16%, where 5% of adults experience them on a daily basis (Castillo et al, 1999).

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Position Yourself for Success – BikeFit Tips

At the start of a new year, it’s common for people to set new goals or make new plans for the year ahead. Personally, I enjoy choosing new cycling challenges each year to train and prepare for. I do it

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Avoiding Winter Sports Injuries

Winter sports are a great way to stay active during colder months, as long as you participate with common sense and caution. Do not take on more than your skill level will safely allow, and wear protective equipment to ensure

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