Archive for April 2015

Diabetic Nerves

Diabetic neuropathy is a special type of nerve damage that occurs particularly in diabetics.  What happens is that the nerves are damaged badly enough that it becomes hard to carry messages to the brain and other areas of the body.  It can be very painful and hard to live with.  Some common symptoms of diabetic…

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Regain Muscle Control

The brain communicates with every part of your body via nerves; this includes muscles, joints, and various aspects of your skin. If anything along this path is disrupted, the nervous system communication with the muscles, joints, and skin is compromised. This means your muscles will not contract as efficiently as possible! What may be preventing…

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5 Minute Workout

The top reason why most people don’t exercise is the lack of time. Everyone is busy and we all want ways to squeeze our workouts into an already full day. This reason won’t work anymore. Here are 5 exercises that you can do that will only take you 5 minutes! Lat Pulldown What it works:…

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Benefits of Outdoor Exercise

Walking or running helps condition the body and improve blood circulation. Regular walking is associated with a healthier heart and a greater sense of well being. For those who like to run, the right running technique combined with appropriate footwear helps minimize injuries. The Mechanics of Motion If you plan on stepping outside to walk…

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Cure That Headache!

The common response to a headache is “Let me pop a painkiller and hope the pain goes away”. While this isn’t necessarily a bad idea, it’s not a long-term solution for headaches, particularly the ones that that have a musculoskeletal origin. Most patients are unaware that physical therapy can play an important role in the treatment…

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Fighting Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia is an autoimmune disease that affects 5 million adults in the United States. There is no specific test that can actually confirm or diagnose fibromyalgia. As a result, it is extremely important to obtain an accurate diagnosis. A physician or healthcare provider will conduct several tests to rule out other conditions with similar symptoms.…

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Keep Your Heart Healthy

Lifestyle changes can make a significant difference in the development of heart disease. Our physical therapists can play an important role in improving your heart health. Don’t wait until your physician tells you it’s time to exercise, take some pre-emptive action. Call our office today and ask us to craft a “heart healthy” exercise program. Even if…

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The ABCs of a Healthy Heart

Although exercise is an important part of heart disease prevention, it is important to remember the ABCS of a healthy heart. Consult your physician for more information on these four key factors: A – an Aspirin a day can help keep your heart healthy. Ask your physician if low dose aspirin is a good idea…

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Hip Bursitis? We Can Help!

What is 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 bursa is located over the outside part of the hip bone. Hip bursitis is a painful condition, especially if an individual has had a pre-existing hip injury. Athletes involved…

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Hamstring Injury Recovery

The hamstring muscles, located at the back of the thigh, are comprised of three muscle groups. This muscle group allows your knee to bend, and plays a critical role in every activity involving the lower body. Your hamstrings are contracting every single time you take a step, climb a flight of stairs or get in and…

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