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Tips on Keeping Active During the Holidays

The holiday season is one of the busiest times of the year. With a jam-packed schedule, family potlucks and seemingly-endless holiday travel, it's easy to push self-care aside. However, staying active during the holidays can help you avoid aches and pains, maintain your fitness routine and take better care of yourself into the new year....

Is Working From Home Causing Carpal Tunnel?

Ever since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, millions of employees have adjusted to working from the comfort of their homes. Although it has been nearly two years since the beginning of the pandemic and millions are now vaccinated against COVID-19, remote working has remained commonplace for many Americans. Despite the extensive...

9 Tips for Preventing Skiing and Snowboarding Injuries

It's almost that time of year again! While we all look forward to a good time on the slopes, we also know that the winter sports season comes with an increased risk for injury. In fact, injuries are so common during ski and snowboard season that it has been referred to as a "seasonal epidemic." To help keep our patients safe on the...

The Importance of Preventative Care

For athletes and recreationists alike, a major injury can be devastating, and so many injuries are largely avoidable through preventative care. Preventative care, also called prehabilitation , is a proactive approach that focuses on improving strength, flexibility, and motor control in injury-prone areas on the body.   Benefits of...

Importance of Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy after Surgery or Joint Replacement

After any major surgery or joint replacement, an essential step in recovery is rehabilitation. Rehabilitation services are necessary for people who have lost the ability to function normally due to an injury, stroke, infection, tumor, surgery, joint replacement, or a progressive disorder.   Purpose of Rehabilitation Post Surgery The...

Protect Your Child's Spine During the Back-to-School Season

In the beginning of a new school year, parents are probably focused on fitting all of their child’s new school supplies in their backpacks, but they may not be thinking about the damage and pain their backpacks can cause. Backpacks are the number one culprit for back and shoulder problems in children. The weight of a typical backpack...

What to Expect During Post-Op: A Reference Guide

There are multiple variables that affect your post-operative care plan, including what kind of surgery you have, your overall health and fitness levels before the procedure, if you are a competitive athlete and more. The goal of post-operative care is to ensure that the surgery was successful and to make sure that the incision site properly...

How to Tell if You’ve Sprained Your Ankle

From walking on uneven surfaces to wearing improper shoes to participating in competitive athletics, there are many ways to twist and sprain your ankle, making it one of the most common injuries in the United States. It is important to understand if you have sprained your ankle and the severity of the injury, as up to 75% of initial ankle...

X-Ray or MRI: A Diagnostic Imaging Guide

Diagnostic imaging is a non-invasive test that produces a detailed picture of areas inside the body to help doctors diagnose various conditions. Some of the most common imaging tests include MRIs and X-rays. While these imaging tests share similar technology, there are key differences between the two tests, including the type of injury or...

Why Does My Knee Hurt When Running?

Running is not only a great cardiovascular exercise, but it also strengthens joints and protects them from degeneration. On either side of the spectrum, studies have shown that a sedentary lifestyle or long exposure to high intensity running are both associated with hip and knee osteoarthritis. However, runners in the middle of this range...

Anti-Inflammatory Foods for Joint Pain

Inflammation not only causes discomfort and stiffness, but it can also negatively impact your daily life, inhibiting you from doing the things you love most. Medications can only go so far in helping to find relief if you aren’t feeding your body with the proper nutrients. Several foods may help reduce your inflammation. Here are four...

Beginner-Friendly Stretches for Back Pain

If you suffer from back pain, you are not alone. According to the American Chiropractic Association, an estimated 31 million Americans experience low back pain at any given time. It may occur anywhere along the spine or in the adjoining muscles and can vary drastically in intensity and frequency. Depending on your type of back pain, you may...

How to Know if You’ve Injured Your ACL

Some of the most common knee injuries are sprains or tears of the ACL (anterior cruciate ligament). Any knee injury can be painful, but ACL injuries are especially debilitating, often leaving the patient unable to walk without surgery. If you’ve experienced a traumatic knee injury leading to instability, there’s a chance...

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