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Soreness vs Pain: What's the Difference?

Soreness vs Pain: What's the Difference?   A nice post from the American Physical Therapy Association Website:. www.apta.org   There are many benefits to exercise, including the potential for improved physical and mental wellbeing.…
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Pre-op Physiotherapy minimizes need for Post-op care use. Nice!

Preoperative Physical Therapy Results in 'Significant' Reduction in Postoperative Care Use for Patients Undergoing Hip or Knee Replacement A new study has found that as few as 1 to 2 sessions of preoperative physical therapy can reduce postoperative…
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Would you benefit from foot orthotics?

What are Custom Foot Orthotics? A custom orthotic is a device designed to align the foot and ankle into the most anatomically efficient position. They look like insoles, but are biomechanical medical appliances that are custom made to correct…
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The ten golden rules for runners!

Although focused for runners, this information is useful for a multitude of athletic endeavors   1. Surround yourself with the right people Proper medical and coaching supervision for all runners, whether high performance athletes or joggers,…
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Back Pain Keywords - Learn more!

Key Words Acute pain. The most common type of back pain. Acute pain often begins suddenly—after a fall or injury, for example—and lasts no longer than 6 weeks. Analgesics. Medications designed to relieve pain. Analgesics used for back pain…
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How to choose a good office chair

Features for an Ergonomic Seated Office Task chair: •Adjustable seat height •Adjustable seat pan depth, seat pan with a waterfall front edge •Adjustable back support, either adjustable via the entire seat back or adjustable lumbar support…
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Avoiding Sprains and Strains (For soccer but applies to all activities)

Strains and sprains can occur in any sport, but why are certain ones more common with particular sports? With the World Cup right around the corner, an athlete in soccer is more prone to injuring things like his/her hamstrings, adductors, quadriceps,…
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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…