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      When pain and discomfort are restricting your movements and preventing you from doing the things you love, managing your discomfort becomes a priority. However, with the plethora of options available to help mitigate pain and restricted movements, it can feel overwhelming trying to decide what is the best course of action to take for your personal needs and situation. This month we focus on the option of cold laser therapy to help you get back to doing the thing yo...
Posted on 2018-08-07
Hamstrings do a lot of work. They extend all the way from the pelvis to the top of the bones of the lower leg, and are an integral part of our ability to walk, run, jump, and bend our knees and move our hips. Hamstrings are made up of three muscles and their tendons, located at the back of the thigh. Although a hamstring injury can happen to anyone, they are most common among athletes (from rec players all the way up to professionals) and are the most commonly injured muscles for runners. Mus...
Posted on 2017-10-19
Foam rollers have gained a lot of attention and popularity recently, and for good reason. They are a simple, inexpensive tool, and when used correctly, can help release muscle tightness and trigger points (commonly referred to as “knots”). Foam rollers provide myofascial release, giving you the ability to provide yourself an effective self-massage almost anywhere on your body. Knots are essentially adhesions in the muscle; areas where overuse, or chronic/repetitive use creates a...
Posted on 2017-07-17
  It doesn’t matter whether you are recovering from surgery or an injury, or happen to be seeking treatment for chronic pain. What you get out of your physical therapy treatment will be a direct reflection of what you put into it. Most insurance plans pay only for a limited number of physical therapy visits, so you need to make sure you’re maximizing your time. Here are a few things to keep in mind: Your doctor may or may not suggest a specific therapist or clinic. Either way,...
Posted on 2017-06-19
  Summer is often a time when many of us – and our kids – take advantage of opportunities for sports activities, whether it is joining an adult sports league, taking golf or tennis lessons, or heading off to day camp. An active lifestyle is a great way to stay healthy and fit, and we are big advocates of being involved in a sport (or two). But jumping into a more rigorous routine without preparing correctly can leave you, or your kids, at higher risk for injury. Here are a fe...
Posted on 2017-05-27
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