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SAY NO TO OPIOIDS, SAY YES TO PHYSICAL THERAPY

SAY NO TO OPIOIDS, SAY YES TO PHYSICAL THERAPY
Say No to Pain Killers, Say Yes to Physical Therapy We are all too familiar with pain; it is truly one of the unfavorable guarantees that we have in life. Whether it be emotional or physical pain, we learn at a young age that pain is a reality that we all must face. In fact, there is a direct link between our physical pain and emotional wellness. Often times, emotional stressors are manifested in our physical ailments. Just as often, we find ourselves with physical impairments that can tr...
Posted on 2021-02-25

LESSENING PAIN WITH DRY NEEDLING

LESSENING PAIN WITH DRY NEEDLING
The latest research from the Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine shows the reason behind the lesser known but rapidly growing popularity of the practice called myofascial trigger point dry needling or dry needling.  Dry needling is playing an important role in minimizing both acute, chronic, and post-surgery pain when it is most severe.   Before we take a closer look into these findings, it is important to understand what exactly dry needling is, its role ...
Posted on 2018-06-01

HOW DO I DEAL WITH MUSCLE CRAMPS?

HOW DO I DEAL WITH MUSCLE CRAMPS?
Patients in many cases are worried about muscle cramps and the reason why they happen. Yet, there is more to a muscle cramp than just overuse of the muscle. Muscle cramps are caused when neighboring and encompassing muscles are underdeveloped.  This in turn causes other muscles to work harder to compensate for the weakness which can then lead to cramps. The meaning of muscle cramp is a “ sudden and involuntary contraction of one or more of your muscles.”   A cramp can be...
Posted on 2018-02-07

WHAT TO DO ABOUT A MUSCLE STRAIN?

WHAT TO DO ABOUT A MUSCLE STRAIN?
Muscle Strains can be very painful. Good news is that you can recover quickly if you know the basics.   Muscles make up over half of the weight of a human body and they are required to make even the smallest of movements such as nodding your head or tapping your toe.  If too much stretch is put through one of your muscles you may end up with a painful muscle strain.  If the similar type of injury occurred to one of the ligaments in your body, it is termed a sprain. This guide ...
Posted on 2018-02-06

CAN PHYSICAL THERAPY HELP WITH PAIN MANAGEMENT?

CAN PHYSICAL THERAPY HELP WITH PAIN MANAGEMENT?
Physical Therapy for Pain Treatment. You know that getting up and moving around might be the last thing you feel like doing if you have a severe pain condition or a chronic pain syndrome. Yet, physical therapy treatment can play a role in decreasing your pain symptoms and at the same time, allow your body to become much more flexible and more functional. In addition to strengthening, stretching, and conditioning your body, physical therapists can treatments like soft-tissue mobilization, u...
Posted on 2017-02-27

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