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It’s the start of a New Year — a time to reflect on the past year and reevaluate your current lifestyle. New Year’s resolutions are the perfect time to make changes, set goals, and focus on the most important aspects of your life. If you’re facing an injury or limited mobility, it might feel hard to be motivated to get back on exercising. With the guidance of your physical therapist here at Miller PT and the tips below, you can start the year safely exercising and ...
Posted on 2022-01-02
Sprains and strains are considered soft tissue injuries. They occur when the body is put under physical stress. Generally, when they happen in these situations, muscles and joints are forced to perform movements for which they are not prepared or designed. Many patients with musculoskeletal injuries get confused about the difference between a strain and a sprain. Your physical therapist here at Miller PT can show and explain to you the difference between what a sprain and a stra...
Posted on 2021-12-02
Ultrasound therapy uses pulses of sound waves to penetrate tissues. It causes expansion and contraction in tiny gas bubbles in soft tissues, decreasing the inflammatory response and reducing swelling. It can also be a great tool to help treat chronic pain. You can learn more about the procedure with the information we provide below. Don’t forget to discuss the best treatment for you with your physical therapist - we are here to help. This is just one of many tools we can employ to increa...
Posted on 2021-11-02
Knee pain is a common complaint that affects people of all ages, and it’s usually caused by injuries or medical conditions such as arthritis, gout, and infections. Some exercises can help ease some common types of knee pain. Learn more about your pain by reading below. Miller PT can also help you understand what exercises you need. And remember, we can also come to your home to treat you if that is more convenient! Simple home exercises and stretches can help ease some common types of k...
Posted on 2021-10-02
What if we told you that the secret to retain, or even gain, more muscle mass and strength lies in your nutrition? Proper nutrition is essential to staying healthy and fit -- it is not just exercise as is commonly thought.  Here are 9 of the top foods for gaining lean muscle. 1. LENTILS. Legumes are protein and fiber powerhouses. Lentils, for example, are especially high in protein. 100 g of this dry good provides about 25 g of protein. Their fiber content is a...
Posted on 2021-09-01
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