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The Morning Routine

The Morning Routine

Your alarm is going off, and as you reach for the snooze you are aware of how comfortable the bed feels compared to the chilly bedroom air. Seemingly, seconds later, the beeping starts up again and now maybe you are forced to get up. Does this sound familiar? It does for me. As a recovering…

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How Strength Training Can Improve Overall Health

How Strength Training Can Improve Overall Health

Strong muscles aren’t just for lifting heavy things. Strength can benefit us in many ways, affecting different systems of the body. In physical therapy, we value strength because it helps keep us mobile and functional. We also appreciate it for its role in improving overall well being! Blood Sugar Muscle is a metabolically active tissue….

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Tips for Safe Winter Walking

Tips for Safe Winter Walking

Winter weather is officially here, and with that comes cold temperatures and slick conditions. Check out the tips below to stay safe this winter season. Be aware of your surroundings and try not to be in a rush. Avoid inclines and stairs if possible. Keep an eye out for changing ground surfaces (ex: curbs, grass,…

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Behind the Pop

Behind the Pop

Question: What causes clicking and popping sensations in and around my joints, and is it a cause for concern? The popping, clicking, and/or snapping noises (also known as crepitus) can come from air bubbles that are quickly released in the joint space. Composed of oxygen, nitrogen, and carbon dioxide, these gas cavities are typically found…

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Why Does My Back Hurt?

Why Does My Back Hurt?

Low back pain is one of the leading causes of people missing work. It is also one of the most common reasons people go to see their doctor. Oftentimes, this leads to unnecessary imaging (x-rays, MRIs, CT scans) or even surgery that doesn’t always fix the problem. So, why does your back hurt? Let’s dive…

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IMPACT OF GUT HEALTH ON INFLAMMATION

IMPACT OF GUT HEALTH ON INFLAMMATION

Think about the last time you hurt yourself. It could have been a sprained ankle, jammed finger, or something as minor as a papercut. Do you recall the sensation of pain, swelling, warmth, appearance of redness and/or throbbing to the area? These are cardinal signs of acute inflammation. Inflammation is a natural mechanism created by…

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Pelvic Floor Dysfunction In Children

Pelvic Floor Dysfunction In Children

We talk a lot about pelvic floor dysfunction in adults, but did you realize that kids can have pelvic floor dysfunction too?  In fact, up to 30% of children suffer from incontinence, of which 9-12% suffer from functional constipation.  If these are left untreated, it can lead to dysfunction as an adult. When it comes…

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Cupping Therapy 101

Cupping Therapy 101

You may remember it gaining fame during the 2016 Rio Olympics when Michael Phelps showed off circular bruises on his shoulders, back, and legs. Whether you know someone who has had it done, or have seen it through television and social media platforms, cupping has become a popular buzzword in recent years. At Complete Physical…

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