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Get Off My Nerves: The Neuroscience of Pain

Get Off My Nerves: The Neuroscience of Pain

Pain (noun): An unpleasant sensory and emotional experience associated with, or resembling that associated with, actual or potential tissue damage. We all experience pain. Pain is a part of life and a normal response created by our nervous system. It isn’t pleasant, but the ability to know when something hurts is a good thing! We…

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The Bands That Bind Us

The Bands That Bind Us

Our muscles are covered in a connective tissue called fascia. Mostly made of collagen, this fascia surrounds and holds every organ, blood vessel, bone, nerve fiber, and muscle in place. When healthy, it allows the muscles to move freely alongside other structures, but may thicken and stiffen in areas where it is repeatedly exposed to…

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The PT Becomes the Patient

The PT Becomes the Patient

As some of you may know, I recently underwent left hip surgery a little over 6 weeks ago. During the procedure, they repaired torn cartilage, shaved bone off my hip, shaved bone off my femur, and smoothed out torn cartilage directly on my hip bone. The reason I had this surgery was due to an…

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Benefits of Staying Hydrated

Benefits of Staying Hydrated

Health and wellness trends are everywhere. It’s hard not to get caught up in personalized health products and fads unique to your needs. We all want to find the secret to boosting energy levels and feeling more youthful. But what about the idea of something as simple as drinking more water? After all, 71% of…

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COVID-19 Statement

For the safety of our patients and employees here at Complete Physical Therapy, we will be closed starting Monday March 23, 2020 on a week by week basis depending on the development of the COVID-19 crisis. Our number one concern is the health and well being of our patients. We feel that decreasing the risk…

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Biophilia and Emotional Connection

Biophilia and Emotional Connection

Close your eyes and imagine yourself in the middle of downtown traffic. The sound of the loud motorcycle engine next to you. The car horn of a hurried gentlemen two cars behind you. The “tick, tick, tick” of the crosswalk meter counting down from 10. Put yourself in this busy place for 5 minutes. How do…

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Nick Reiss, PT, DPT, CSCS<br><h4>Physical Therapist/Owner</h4>

Nick Reiss, PT, DPT, CSCS

Physical Therapist/Owner

Nick began working as a Physical Therapy Technician in 1995, after graduating from Doane College. He also coached Track and Field at his alma mater, producing a national champion and six All-Americans as a result from his tenure as head throwing coach from 1995 to 1997. Nick received his Master of Physical Therapy in May…

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