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sciatica symptoms

Say No to Sciatica! 3 Indicators That You Need to See a Physical Therapist

20th April , 2019

Each of your sciatic nerves runs from either side of your lower back down to each of your legs. That’s why a classic sign of sciatica is having a shooting pain on one side only. While compression of one of your sciatic nerves can literally be a “pain in the butt,” it doesn’t always require

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What is Pre-hab and How Can it Help Me Recover Faster?

10th April , 2019

It’s no secret that having physical therapy after an injury or surgery helps you recover faster. But what if there was a way to prevent an injury in the first place? Or what if there was a way to speed recovery from surgery long before you went under the knife? Pre-hab or preventative rehabilitation helps

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Sprains, Strains and Ankle Pain! What You Need to Know and When to See a Therapist.

20th March , 2019

Is Your Ankle in Agony? You Might Need a Physical Therapist It’s an all-too-common scenario: You trip over a clod of turf or get knocked down in a game, only to find that your ankle no longer bears your weight when you try to stand up again. Ankle sprains and strains affect joggers, sprinters, football

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Don’t Join the Opioid Epidemic. How Physical Therapy Helps Ditch the Pain Meds.

10th March , 2019

Instead of turning to pain medication to mask the pain, look to physical therapy to really feel like your old self again. A sudden injury or accident can turn a normal life totally upside-down. Whether it is a car accident, a slip and fall, or even a workplace injury, once an injury happens, it is

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5 Benefits of Therapeutic Massage for Athletes

20th February , 2019

As an athlete, you already know that you’ve got to maintain optimal health if you want to keep playing the sport you love. Physical therapy with an experienced physical therapist is a big part of that, especially when you’re recovering from an injury. One of the main parts of a good physical therapy regimen after

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Is Pain Stopping You From Getting Back in the Game?

10th February , 2019

According to the American Academy of Pain Medicine, at least 100 million Americans are living with chronic pain (pain lasting longer than three months). As if this isn’t a troubling enough trend, in recent years, physicians have been prescribing more and more prescription pain medications, including opioids. In the year 2013 alone, physicians prescribed nearly

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herniated disc

Is Your Back Pain Caused by a Herniated Disc?

20th January , 2019

A herniated disc is a condition that occurs along the spine. Most often, it is found in the lower back. The spine is comprised of 24 bones, and five of them are found in the lower back. There are also nerves and intervertebral discs in the spine. With a herniated disc, the jelly-like nucleus begins

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knee and hip pain

Overcome Knee and Hip Pain for Good with Physical Therapy

10th January , 2019

Hip pain and knee pain are a part of life for many people. Cartilage in the knees, hip or lower back can wear down due to overuse and lead to discomfort or arthritis. Sometimes just a straight-up injury can cause pain. While some cases are so severe that they could require surgery to repair an

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How to Spring Back From Injury or Surgery

20th December , 2018

Whether you’re suffering from an injury or tired, achy muscles, a physical therapist can create a personalized program to help you feel better and have more energy so you can enjoy your daily activities. Call MTI Physical Therapy for information to see how physical therapy can help you achieve better overall health and greater physical

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Don’t Mask the Symptoms: Treat the Origin of the Issue with Physical Therapy

10th December , 2018

Looking for a Drug-Free Pain Solution? Look Into Physical Therapy Pain can be a helpful messenger, an alert that something in your body needs fixing ‒ but it can also be an agonizing annoyance that ruins your quality of life. To make matters worse, many pain problems are rooted in deep-set underlying conditions, often originating

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