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8 Simple Gardening Tips to Prevent Injury

  Gardening Common gardening tasks can cause stress and strain on muscles and joints, especially for seniors or those who are normally sedentary.  Different body areas such as the shoulders, neck, back, and knees can be vulnerable to injury…
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Chronic Back Pain: Why me?

Chronic back pain Pain can be unbearable at times.  Pain, as you know, can affect you both physically, mentally, as well as emotionally due to its debilitating and degenerative effects. There are, unfortunately, many different causes that may…
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Neck Pain Solutions

Neck Pain Neck pain or a stiff neck is a common problem and generally nothing to worry about. The pain and stiffness usually gets better after a few days, and is not a sign of a more serious neck problem or underlying condition. You can get…
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Headaches causes and solutions

Ever had a headache? Who hasn't! Did you know Physiotherapy and Massage Therapy can be an effective tool to reduce the symptoms.   Headaches refer to pain in the head and sometimes neck. It can be located in the back of the head (occipital),…
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Choosing Wisely- A thoughtful reflection

Choosing Wisely, Dr. Jessica B. Schwartz PT, DPT, CSCS   Simplicity and Elegance of Positive Language Communication: Recommendations for How to Mentally Prime Our Patients for Success with the Choosing Wisely Campaign The impetus behind…
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Shoulder Pain: Learn more about rotator cuff pain.

Shoulder impingement syndrome occurs as the result of chronic and repetitive compression or "impingement" of the rotator-cuff tendons in the shoulder, causing pain and movement problems. It can also be caused by an injury to the shoulder. People…
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Acupuncture: The facts

What Is Acupuncture?   Acupuncture is an age-old healing practice of traditional Chinese medicine in which thin needles are placed at specific points in the body. It's primarily used to relieve pain but also has been used to treat other…
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Acupuncture Treatments.....tell me more and fix pain fast.

How does Acupuncture work? Acupuncture stimulates the body to produce its own pain-relieving chemicals called "endorphins".  These chemicals can help block pain messages, improve general relaxation of tight muscles, and restore biochemical…
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Physiotherapy 101: Sprains and Strains

  What is a Sprain or a Strain? A Sprain is an injury that affects ligaments (strong bands of tissue that connect bones to one another and stabilize joints).  When excessive force is applied to a joint, the ligaments that hold the bones…
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Sports Physiotherapy: The 4 Steps to Successful Sports Injury Management part 4

Step #4 Return to Sports Decision Making the most informed return to practice and play decision Returning to sports prematurely, without (1) the physical fitness, (2) the sports-specific skills or (3) the mental confidence to perform are…