Health & Wellness

stress

Tension Headaches: How to Handle Them

Advanced Physical Therapy | August 20, 2018

Of the four distinct types of headaches — tension, migraine, sinus and cluster — the tension type is the most common. Of course, stress is a natural reaction to stimuli and can keep us safe from danger. Yet an excessive…..

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benefits

The Unexpected Benefits of Stretching

Advanced Physical Therapy | August 10, 2018

Many non-athletes — and even a few actual jocks — are guilty of either rushing through their warm-up stretching, or skipping the cool-down moves after the workout. Yet, along with cardio and strength-training, stretching also delivers significant health benefits. You…..

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physical-activity

How Staying Active at Work Can Increase Productivity

Advanced Physical Therapy | July 20, 2018

Picture yourself at work. Hunched over a keyboard, clicking away on a mouse, answering the phone, or having meetings, the most moving around you are likely to do is to and from the copy machine. It is no surprise that…..

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arthritis

Tips to treat your arthritis pain

Advanced Physical Therapy | July 10, 2018

If you are like the one in four American adults who suffer from arthritis symptoms, you are looking for options for managing the day to day aches and pains and often debilitating loss of mobility.  Fortunately, there are many things…..

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diet

Still hurting? Your Diet Could Be Why  

Advanced Physical Therapy | June 20, 2018

What you put in your mouth can make your aches and pains worse. Like they say, “You are what you eat.” There are many foods that can cause inflammation and actually result in pain. Eating a healthier diet can help…..

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lower-back-pain

Without Intervention, Your Lower Back Pain Could Be Here to Stay

Advanced Physical Therapy | June 10, 2018

Ask any physical therapist, and you’ll get confirmation that lower back pain is the most frequent complaint they’re asked to treat. Often, back strain goes away on their own, especially with the classic “RICE” treatment. But when rest, ice, compression…..

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hip

Four At Home Exercises to Stretch Out Your Hip Flexors

Advanced Physical Therapy | May 20, 2018

There are few things more painful than hip flexors that stop working the way they should. Ranging from a dull ache to stabbing pains in the pelvis or groin area, problems with hip flexors can stem from overuse, underuse, improper…..

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surgery

Why physical therapy is important after you have surgery

Advanced Physical Therapy | May 10, 2018

In the weeks leading up to surgery, the most feared words after “anesthesia” and “hospital” are “physical therapy.” For many people, the anticipation of any pain that goes along with physical therapy is enough to keep them from stepping foot…..

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therapy

Scoliosis: Causes, Symptoms and Treatments

Advanced Physical Therapy | April 20, 2018

Scoliosis, or curvature of the spine, often occurs when children are just entering puberty, which is a stressful enough time without also having to deal with a physical limitation. The cause is not always known, although rarer forms are connected…..

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plantar-faciitis

Plantar Fasciitis: What it is and How Physical Therapy Can Help

Advanced Physical Therapy | April 10, 2018

Nobody expects to feel stabbed when they get out of bed in the morning, but that’s exactly what people with plantar fasciitis experience the moment their heels touch the floor. Fortunately, there’s non-surgical help for this painful foot condition.  …..

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