Category: Physical Health

Physical Therapy

6 Ways Physical Therapy Can Help You Improve Your Physical Health

April 20th, 2020

Physical therapy improves the physical health of people who have injuries, illnesses and medical conditions. An individualized physical therapy program is a conservative approach to managing these types of problems. It improves overall health and well-being. Six Ways Physical Therapy Improves Health Reduces or Eliminates Pain Manual therapy treatments like soft tissue mobilization, ultrasound, electric

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Stress-Related Headaches

Say Goodbye to Your Stress-Related Headaches, Once and For All

December 20th, 2019

Are you tortured by headache pain morning, noon and night, day after day? Does emotional and/or physical stress always seem to trigger a headache? If so, you’re one of the many Americans who suffer from stress-related or tension headaches. These headaches have own distinctive style, and some of their underlying causes may actually surprise you.

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Back Pain with Physical Therapy

Stand Up to Your Back Pain with Physical Therapy Relief

December 10th, 2019

Do you find walking, playing sports, or even sitting and standing a challenge because of back pain? If so, you may be miserable, but you’re hardly alone. It’s estimated that up to 80 percent of Americans has struggled, or will struggle, with this debilitating symptom. For many, the only thing worse than the back pain

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Arthritic Pains

The Drug-Free Way to Treat Your Arthritic Pains

November 20th, 2019

Arthritis refers to the pain associated with moving joints. It may result from a variety of factors, including genetics and lifestyle habits, and millions of people turn to medications for managing the pain. However, arthritic pain is susceptible to much more than just medications. Drug-free strategies to reduce arthritic pain rely on a person’s five

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Physical Health

6 Ways Physical Therapy Can Help You Improve Your Physical Health

November 10th, 2019

Is your physical health getting you down? A person’s physical health has a strong correlation to mood and vice versa. Those with active lifestyles tend to have longer lifespans, reports the Mayo Clinic, and they may realize significant benefits, such as weight loss, muscle gain and more. However, increasing your level of physical activity can

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Back Pain

So You’ve Been Having Back Pain… Could it be Caused by a Herniated Disc?

October 20th, 2019

Do you wince when you bend over to tie your shoes? Is your back stiff, sore, and achy, especially in the morning? Do you notice numbness, tingling, and pain in an arm or leg? If you’re experiencing these issues, it’s possible you have a herniated disc. We encourage you to call Physical Therapy of Melissa

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Knee Pain

Are You Experiencing Hip or Knee Pain? Find Relief with Physical Therapy

October 10th, 2019

Are you hobbling instead of walking these days? Do you fear that your active lifestyle is the thing of the past? Do your hips and knees simply refuse to do their jobs without causing you intense pain? If your quality of life has been drastically reduced by knee pain and/or hip pain, you may be

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Stretching

Improve Your Overall Health with These 5 Stretching Benefits

September 20th, 2019

Do your joints and muscles frequently feel stiff and achy, especially after a long day at work or a tough workout? Are you exercising regularly but not seeing the improvements you want? If you’re not regularly stretching, this could explain why! Our physical therapy team would be happy to help you develop an effective stretching

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Nutrition

Decrease Your Pain and Inflammation With This Nutritious Diet

September 10th, 2019

Do you feel like the pain is unbearable? Pain and inflammation are two health issues that affect large swaths of the population. Considering a single source of pain alone, such as arthritis, reveals prevalence rates of approximately 40 million, says the Arthritis Foundation. According to the National Institutes of Health, one in four Americans suffer

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The Connection Between Core Strength and Better Balance

May 20th, 2019

Physical therapy as an industry has been talking about the link between core strength and better balance for years. When the “core” muscles around your trunk are strong, they prevent chronic lower back pain and many other injuries, but they also keep you from losing your balance and falling down. A stronger core will help

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