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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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What’s the SPIN on VERTIGO?

What’s the SPIN on VERTIGO?

Nope, it’s not normal to spin.  Period.  Sometimes a person may have a feeling of “lightheadedness” when first standing up quickly, which is many times associated with a change of blood pressure.  However, if there are moments of TRUE MOVEMENT: the room is moving, or it feels as though you may be moving (when you…

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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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Nutrition And Your Performance

Nutrition And Your Performance

As you probably know (or may have guessed), your nutrition can be one of the biggest contributing factors in your daily performance.  Whether you are an elite athlete or the average Joe/Jane, what you eat has a profound impact on your day-to-day performance, both mentally and physically.  Did you also know that your nutrition can…

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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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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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Solving the Mystery of Shoulder Pain

Solving the Mystery of Shoulder Pain

Whether you’re an overhead athlete taking swings at a volleyball, throwing a baseball, or someone who works an office desk job 40 hours a week, shoulder pain is a very common ailment that most of us will probably experience at one point in our lives. At Complete Physical Therapy we work with a variety of…

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