Archive for January 2013

Free Fall Prevention Class February 13, 2013 at 3 p.m.

Join us for a free event at Salmon Creek Retirement Living! What: Fall Prevention Awareness When: Wednesday February 13, 2013 Time: 3 p.m. -4 p.m. Where: Activity Room Salmon Creek Retirement Living 4890 N. Cloverdale Road Boise, ID 83713 For: Residents, friends and families welcomed! Hosted by: Idaho Spine and Sports Physical Therapy RSVP: Call…

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Prehab – The Role of Exercise Before Surgery

If you or someone you know is preparing for an upcoming surgery, the information you are about to read can be very useful. Most individuals are familiar with the thought of rehabilitation after surgery, but a trend that is becoming popular is the idea of pre-surgical rehabilitation. Often, there is a period of waiting involved…

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The Discomfort of Hip Bursitis

Hip bursitis is a painful condition, especially if an individual has had a pre-existing hip injury. Athletes involved in repetitive movements like running or bicycling are likely to experience bursitis. Bursitis is the swelling of the bursa, which is a small cushion-like sac containing fluid. It is a protective sac that surrounds joints. The hip…

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Temporomandibular Joint (TMJ) Dysfunction and Physical Therapy

The temporomandibular joint (also known as TMJ) is used throughout the day, during activities like talking, eating and chewing. This joint is located in front of the ear on either side of the head where the upper and lower jaws meet. A dentist can evaluate the problem and may recommend a dental appliance or dental…

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Top 5 Reasons to Exercise

You know that exercise is important and has several health benefits. However, there are hidden benefits of exercise that you may not be aware of. Here are the top 5 reasons to exercise: Reason #1: To Reduce Pain Individualized, regular exercise (the kind prescribed by your physical therapist) is a great way to reduce muscle…

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The Hidden Link between Sleep and Pain

“Whatever it takes!” We go out of our way to make sure that our members do and get whatever it takes to get better. This is typically a time for new year resolutions. For most individuals, this involves exercising and healthy eating, but sleep is equally (if not more) important. One of the best things…

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