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Category Archives: Health and Wellness

20 Apr, 2019

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

Whether you’re a weekend warrior or a full-time professional athlete, you know you’re going to be taking your body to its functional limits. But is your body ready for that challenge? Undetected weakness and vulnerabilities could prime you for a devastating injury. If you’re already injured or fresh out of surgery, leaping into physical therapy

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10 Apr, 2019

How Your Morning Routine Can Change Your Life

When you see a physical therapist for the first time, one of the things they’ll stress is the importance of a healthy routine. Our physical therapy providers are experts in helping patients regain their full function again, and they’re also incredibly helpful in guiding you toward a healthy morning routine. Don’t hesitate to ask your

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10 Mar, 2019

The Difference Between Front Squats and Back Squats and How to do Them Both Correctly

Who doesn’t love a good squat? Long ago, squats were an exercise that was known only to elite athletes who were looking to push their physical fitness level to the limits, but now they are one of the most commonly practiced forms of weightlifting. There are a lot of rumors out there about squats, though.

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20 Feb, 2019

Meal Prepping: Skip it or Start It

To achieve an optimal level of physical health and wellness, you need more than just a good training routine and physical therapy. A strong body begins with a healthy diet, and when you’re juggling work, school, personal training and your physical therapy sessions, nothing makes life easier than a little bit of meal prep to

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20 Jan, 2019

The Importance of Carbs for a Highly Active Lifestyle

If you lead an active lifestyle, fitness is critical for your well-being. Athletic training, competitions, workout routines, injury rehabilitation exercises, and even the non-stop pace of everyday life all take energy — and the first source of energy your body turns to comes in the form of carbohydrates. If you’re pushing your body hard in

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20 Dec, 2018

Sprains, Strains and Ankle Pains! What You Need to Know and When to See a Therapist.

Is Your Ankle in Agony? You Might Need a Physical Therapist It’s an all-too-common scenario: You trip over a clod of turf or get knocked down in a game, only to find that your ankle no longer bears your weight when you try to stand up again. Ankle sprains and strains affect joggers, sprinters, football

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10 Dec, 2018

Get Back in the Game Quickly with Physical Therapy

According to the CDC, more than 2 million injuries occur in high school athletics annually, and more than 3.5 million kids under age 14 receive medical treatment for sports-related injuries. These statistics don’t account for the number of adults who become injured in sports, too — whether in training or competition. Physical therapy has an

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20 Nov, 2018

Could Your Back Pain be Caused by a Herniated Disc?

Back pain can sneak up on you. You can be sitting on the sofa in front of the TV, get up for a snack, and all of a sudden feel a sharp pain radiating through your back when you stand up. Is it just regular-old back pain, or did something really go wrong? You just

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20 Oct, 2018

The Importance of Proper Recovery

The recovery period that you allow yourself between workouts is when the real improvement in your body’s systems takes place. If you don’t take a recovery period, your muscles won’t be able to repair, rebuild and strengthen at maximum efficiency. If you have any questions about how to properly incorporate recovery into your schedule, you

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10 Oct, 2018

Protect Your Joints! 3 Things to Keep in Mind When Exercising

The US Department of Health and Human Services recommends at least 150 minutes of moderate aerobic exercise every week. That time drops to 75 minutes if the activity is vigorously aerobic. Add in strength training twice a week, and you’re looking at a long, healthy, energized life. But what about your joints? How do you

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