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Energize your brain without caffeine

GET UP. Seriously.  That’s all. But it’s not the only thing you can do.  Take 4 good, deep and slow breaths.  Look out a window.  Pinch your shoulder blades back, down, and together as you look up to the ceiling.  Raise your arms overhead a few times as high as they’ll go.  Make eye contact…
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How costly is PT from a clinic?

If you are going to or planning to go to your local outpatient physical therapy clinic, how much is it costing you?  This topic occasionally comes up with prospective clients if they ask why we only take cash and then instinctively recoil in sticker shock by our service fees because, yes, the evaluation alone is…
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Life after physical therapy

Discharged. It’s the word we use in healthcare to say that a person no longer requires the skilled intervention of a licensed clinician.  But what does that mean for you if you are that person who was discharged?  Being discharged is not prognosis-dependent, it is environment-dependent.  You are no longer needing care from that environment…
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Do you REALLY need PT?

“If you were already good enough what on earth would you spend your money on?” – Matt Haig, Notes on a Nervous Planet 12 weeks in-person therapy and another 12 weeks of home exercises didn’t improve pain or function for people with hip osteoarthritis (1). 6 sessions of osteopathic manipulative treatment had little effect in…
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Flexibility For Better Balance

Originally held March 30, 2021 Please note: Our fitness/wellness services are for general fitness and conditioning.  Such programs/services are not considered medically necessary physical therapy or medical treatment even if the services are provided by a licensed physical therapist and are not a substitute for individualized therapeutic exercises that are prescribed under a physical therapy…
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#1 Movement You NEED to Maintain

Extension. It is the technical term used to describe a direction of movement or range of motion. If you were standing and facing a mirror, extending a joint would likely result in that body part moving backwards, away from the mirror. You might be wondering why this direction is so important to maintain with age.…
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Is green light therapy the future of non-pharmaceutical pain relief?

Emerging evidence supports the idea that green colored light might give pain relief without drugs. Uncontrolled pain presents a major impact on our quality of life, especially when it becomes chronic in duration (lasting >3 months). Scientists continue to learn how complex pain processing is and clinicians how difficult it can be to control in…
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Unravelling the Pain Conundrum

How It All Works The stim-u-lus wakes up the noci-ceptor, the nociceptor signals to the dor-sal horn, the dorsal horn relays to the thal-amus, and then the cortex steps innnn! Hey! Feeling pain is normal. If a sensation triggers special organs called “nociceptors” to fire, that signal gets bounced all the way up to our…
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How To Help Your Shoulder Feel Better After a Vaccine Shot

If you’ve ever had an intra-muscular vaccination before, you know that a common side effect is soreness in that muscle that can last for a few days. Is that so bad? Not really on its own BUT here’s what typically happens when people feel a sore body part: they favor it. For some, they can…
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Why Your New Year’s Resolution Will Fail (and how to fix that)

As 2021 comes roaring around the corner, millions of people begin reflecting back on times past, where they are now, and what they’d like for the future. We’re sure you’ve been there–those feelings that have you saying, “Oh my god, I’ve dealt with this long enough! This year is going to be different. I’m going…
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