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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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IS IT NORMAL?  AM I NORMAL??…

IS IT NORMAL? AM I NORMAL??…

IS IT NORMAL?  AM I NORMAL?? Have you ever asked yourself, “is it normal to pee when I run, jump, lift, cough, sneeze, etc.?”  So often we have things like this happen (especially after having a baby), and it can seem “normal,” even when discussing it with others, but common doesn’t equal normal.  Maybe you’re…

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The Fourth Trimester

The Fourth Trimester

The trimester all moms long for: the fourth. This trimester was first named by pediatrician Harvey Karp, MD. It originated from his theory that all human mammals are born nearly helpless, meaning they require much more attention and care than most mammals do. Creating a constant need to be held, rocked, fed, and shushed; all…

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WHY THE WAY WE BREATHE MATTERS

WHY THE WAY WE BREATHE MATTERS

So many times I hear patients tell me “I never knew breathing was so hard” and “I never knew the way I breathe mattered so much.”  After all, it’s something we do without even thinking about it, right?  So, why does it matter so much? Well, correct posture and breathing is important for many reasons. …

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A Patient’s Guide to Total Knee Replacement

A Patient’s Guide to Total Knee Replacement

Considering a knee replacement but unsure of what to expect? Deciding whether or not to undergo surgery can be a difficult decision. Since physical therapy is critical to the success of the surgery, understanding the recovery process is important. It’s a journey that is unique to each person. At Complete Physical Therapy, we create individualized…

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From Couch to 5K…and Beyond!

From Couch to 5K…and Beyond!

As we move into the new year, people start making New Year’s resolutions. One of the most popular resolutions is to start working out. Many people turn to running as a way to begin their fitness adventure. The most popular goal is completing some form of “couch to 5K” program. While running is an excellent…

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Train Smarter, Not Harder

Train Smarter, Not Harder

“No pain, no gain.” “Pain is weakness leaving the body.” “If it’s not hurting, it’s not working.” Do these sayings sound familiar? Today, I’m here to bust the myth. Pain is not the goal and should not be encouraged or mistaken as hard work. Overuse injuries and mental burnout are legitimate risks young athletes face,…

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DIASTASIS RECTI

DIASTASIS RECTI

Diastasis Recti – what is it, do I have it, and if I do, what do I do about it? In order to answer these questions, we first have to look a little closer at our anatomy. The “abs” are made up of several layers of muscle and fascia. These include the Transverse Abdominis (TA),…

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