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Nov 29, 2022

Restless Legs Syndrome

Exercise Can Help! When a patient comes to our physical therapy clinic with lower back pain it is standard protocol to take a thorough history and complete a neurological exam. This is especially important if the patient has leg pain, tingling or numbness in one or both legs referred from their lower back. During the […]

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Nov 22, 2022

Happy Thanksgiving! Be Grateful…it’s good for your health!

The “first Thanksgiving” was in 1621 between the Pilgrims of Plymouth Colony and the Wampanoag tribe in present day Massachusetts to celebrate the harvest and other blessings of the previous year. In 1789, President George Washington, at the request of Congress, proclaimed Thursday, November 26, as a day of national thanksgiving. In 1863, Abraham Lincoln […]

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Nov 22, 2022

Exercise Can Improve Quality of Life for Those with COPD

Part II of II November is National Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) month. COPD is the fourth leading cause of death in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This problem refers to a group of lung diseases that causes damage to the airways and air sacs in the lungs. […]

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Nov 10, 2022

LUNG DISEASE AND EXERCISE

Part I of II World COPD Day 2022 is Wednesday November 16th! The purpose of this two part series on lung disease is to raise the level of awareness for the prevention and treatment of this disease. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) has become the fourth leading cause of death […]

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Nov 10, 2022

Headaches: Can be a Pain in the Neck

According to the World Health Organization about half of the world’s adult population has had a headache at least once in the past year. Prolonged use of electronic devices has greatly contributed to this problem. For many people, these headaches are infrequent and do not often affect daily life.  But what about when your headache […]

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Oct 18, 2022

THE STEAMTOWN MARATHON RECOVERY

Congratulations to the enthusiastic and dedicated runners who finished the 25th Annual Steamtown Marathon yesterday. Most, if not all of you are waking up this morning with a little less jump in your step than you had yesterday. As active people by nature, many of you will resist the logic of rest, despite the pain […]

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Oct 18, 2022

ACHILLES TENDON RUPTURE

Part I of II Introduction As the days continue to get shorter and temperatures begin a slow steady decline, athletes and exercise enthusiasts will work harder to “fit in” a warm-up before running or other activities during the winter months. But, no matter how limited time is, skipping the warm-up is risky. This time of […]

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Oct 6, 2022

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month - Prevention Tips

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Due in great part to improved awareness and advances in treatment and early diagnosis, the survival rate continues to improve. The American Cancer Society relies on information from the Surveillance, Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) database to provide survival statistics for different forms of cancer. While the overall […]

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Sep 27, 2022

PREVENTION OF JET LAG

As more of us become more comfortable living with COVID 19, travel plans have exploded. For 2 ½ years many have put air travel for family vacations on hold and we are eager to get back to air travel. As you may have gathered from my previous columns, travel is one of my passions. My […]

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Sep 19, 2022

 RUNNERS, CYCLISTS, HIKERS:

REMEMBER TO HYDRATE The 25th Steamtown Marathon is one month away! While the serious heat waves of summer may be behind us, any prolonged endurance activity in minimal to moderate heat can be dangerous if not prepared. Adequate hydration is critically important, not only to those training for a marathon but also for other outdoor […]

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