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Category Archives: Health & Wellness

20 Jul, 2019

5 Ways Stretching Can Improve Your Overall Health

One of the most important parts of a physical therapy treatment plan is stretching. A physical therapist will incorporate targeted stretches into each treatment plan they design, in order to target problem areas for their patients. While strength and endurance exercises are also incredibly important, stretching can be especially helpful in helping a patient manage

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10 Jul, 2019

Say Goodbye to Persistent Tension Headaches With Physical Therapy

The third most common pain complaint across the world is the all-too-common headache. Headaches can impact your everyday life by making it difficult to function properly. We’ve all been there – showing up to work or class with a pounding headache that you can’t seem to shake. Fortunately, relief is just around the corner with

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20 Jun, 2019

The 7 Best Ways to Get Yourself Moving

It is easy to turn physical activity into an all-or-nothing” attitude. We get it – you had a long day at work, you drove your kids all around town for their extracurricular activities, and on top of that, you still have to make dinner and prepare to do it all again in the morning. When

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10 Jun, 2019

The Natural Way to Treat Arthritis Pain – Without Medication

There are numerous different types of arthritis that people experience – in fact, the term “arthritis” is used to describe over 100 different types of joint pain and joint disease that millions of people suffer from. Arthritis is known to affect the elderly since it becomes more apparent with age; however, it is also possible

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20 Apr, 2019

What is Pre-hab and How Can it Help Me Recover Faster?

It’s no secret that having physical therapy after an injury or surgery helps you recover faster. But what if there was a way to prevent an injury in the first place? Or what if there was a way to speed recovery from surgery long before you went under the knife? Pre-hab or preventative rehabilitation helps

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10 Apr, 2019

Say No to Sciatica! 3 Indicators That You Need to See a Physical Therapist

Each of your sciatic nerves runs from either side of your lower back down to each of your legs. That’s why a classic sign of sciatica is having a shooting pain on one side only. While compression of one of your sciatic nerves can literally be a “pain in the butt,” it doesn’t always require

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20 Mar, 2019

Bogged Down by Pain? Try These 5 Quick Tips for Less Pain and More Energy

If you’re hurting and need quick relief, Light Touch Physical Therapy can help. In a customized physical therapy program, you’ll learn some highly effective pain relief techniques that can also help boost your energy. Our physical therapy providers are experienced with all types of pain, and can help you live a pain-free life at last.

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10 Mar, 2019

What you can do to be Healthier, Stronger, and More Active!

The tennis shoes collecting dust. The yoga mat curled in the back of your closet. The gym membership that hasn’t seen you in, well, months. Like you need anymore proof that sticking to an exercise routine is tough. Hey, who ever said New Year’s resolutions can’t be made in any time of the year?  

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20 Feb, 2019

The Connection Between Core Strength and Better Balance

Physical therapy as an industry has been talking about the link between core strength and better balance for years. When the “core” muscles around your trunk are strong, they prevent chronic lower back pain and many other injuries, but they also keep you from losing your balance and falling down. A stronger core will help

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10 Feb, 2019

5 Ways to Relieve Back and Neck Pain

There are common causes of both back pain and neck pain. Changes in the spine’s anatomy often cause back pain. There may be lumbar disc herniation, lumbar degenerative disc disease, osteoarthritis or sacroiliac joint dysfunction. Disc herniation occurs when the gel-like interior of the disc leaks outward and irritates the nerve roots. It typically causes

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