Health Blog

Need a Reason to Stop Smoking?

13th July , 2020

You may have heard that smoking can cause cancer, heart disease, type 2 diabetes and lung disease. But not everyone knows smoking can also lead to the development of back pain or make your existing back pain worse. Across our country, back pain is the most common chronic pain condition and afflicts many of our

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How Food Helps You Heal: Prospective From a Physical Therapist

31st May , 2020

Here is what happens when a new patient comes to MTI Physical Therapy. Most of the time, the primary reason a patient comes to see us is that they are experiencing pain. The physical therapist will examine the patient’s body and learn about the patient’s medical history to find the source and the contributing factors

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Shoulder Maintenance Program for Overhead Throwers

25th May , 2020

With baseball and softball seasons postponed or canceled this Spring due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, there is still hope for Summer and Fall Ball seasons. The question for all of you throwers out there is: are you keeping your throwing arm healthy? Taking an extended break from a regular throwing program could contribute to countless

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Neck Pain, Back Pain, Joint Pain: Why Physical Therapy Is Your Best Option For Treatment

22nd May , 2020

Physical therapy is an extremely beneficial kind of treatment that offers solutions to many of the most common types of pain. The problem? Most people don’t realize the benefits of physical therapy, or even know that the pain they’re experiencing can be alleviated by seeing a physical therapist! Read the list below. If you’re experiencing

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Going Hiking? Tips for Properly Fitting and Packing Your Backpack to Help Avoid Back Pain or Injury.

19th May , 2020

Now that it’s getting sunny outside and we’re all tired of being cooped up, it’s time to go backpacking! A poorly packed or fitted backpack can lead to back pain or other injury. The good thing is it can easily be prevented! Here are a few things you should consider when planning your trip that

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Are You Having Headaches Caused By Stress? Read This to Learn How Physical Therapy Can Help You!

15th May , 2020

Picture this: it’s almost five o’clock at the office, but you have a to-do list of twenty things, and the emails just keep popping up in your inbox. You know that even when you go home tonight, all you’ll be able to think about is how much work is waiting for you at your desk

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Your ankle hurts because your back doesn’t work…and vice versa

11th May , 2020

Imagine this: you have a long history of ankle pain. It’s hurt on and off ever since you sprained it in an intramural softball game during your sophomore year of college. You stretched a single into a double, your team won but … it’s just never quite been the same. And boy are you sick

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Managing Your Mental Health with Exercise During the Covid-19 Pandemic

3rd May , 2020

2020 — the year that has gone where no one ever could have imagined. Life as we knew it (and planned it) changed quickly as a result of COVID-19 (the novel Corona virus.) We are beings who thrive on consistency and we are currently living each day with a sense of uncertainty and unease. We

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Easy At Home Functional Trunk Training Exercises: Farmer’s Carry and Suitcase Carry

28th April , 2020

With gyms closed and home exercise equipment not readily available, you may be struggling to find ways to perform resistance training that provides enough progressive overload to build and maintain muscular strength. But worry not, there’s plenty of resistance training that you can do with things you already may have laying around the house. One

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Get Your Hip and Knee Joints Moving Again with These 5 At-Home Exercises

20th April , 2020

Are your hips and knees feeling stiff, achy, or even painful? Noticing more discomfort in your joints when standing up and moving around? If so, you’re not alone. This quarantine has taken a toll on many people’s bodies, as it has become much more difficult to maintain the same levels of physical activity at home.

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