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May 3, 2021

DOES THE RAIN CAUSE YOU PAIN?

Spring, Summer, Winter or Fall…the weather changes can cause joint pain! It is not just a cold weather problem… “Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it,” said Mark Twain. Just ask 93% of the arthritis sufferers who believe that the weather affects their pain level. History tells us that Benjamin Franklin, […]

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Apr 27, 2021

FROZEN SHOULDER

“I can’t comb my hair.” “I can’t wash my back.” “I have a difficult time putting on my jacket.” “It’s hard for me to tuck my shirt in.” “I can’t reach for things on a high shelf.” These are all very common complaints from people with frozen shoulder.

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Apr 21, 2021

SHOULDER TAPING FOR ATHLETES

Studies have found that those athletes using KT on the shoulder reported significantly less pain with overhead activities as compared to a sham tape application. No differences were reported in range of motion or ability to perform daily activities.

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Apr 14, 2021

Healthy Mind, Body, Spirit!

Spring can also be a time of personal renewal…a time to reestablish goals for health and wellness. However, to be completely healthy, one must have a healthy mind, body and spirit.

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Apr 5, 2021

Common Health Myths

What is a myth? A myth is a traditional story, idea, or belief, especially one concerning early history of a people or explaining a natural or social phenomenon. It is a widely held but false belief or idea. In medicine, health myths are also widely held beliefs about health issues such as medicines, herbs, treatments, […]

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Mar 30, 2021

Getting a New Knee or Hip?

Don’t Forget to Prehab! Rehabilitation is defined as the process of restoring something that has been damaged to its former condition. Recovering from joint replacement surgery involves intensive rehabilitation to attain full recovery. In recent years, however, the concept of rehabilitation “before” surgery or “prehabilitation” has been encouraged by most physical therapists and other rehab […]

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Mar 22, 2021

When Recovery From Knee Surgery Hits a Wall!

Part II of III Total knee replacement surgery or total knee arthroplasty (TKA) is one of the most commonly performed orthopedic surgeries in the U.S. for individuals older than 40. Given historical trends, these procedures are anticipated to increase in volume by an estimated 143% by 2050. In part 2, we examine contributing factors that […]

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Mar 15, 2021

When Recovery From Knee Surgery Hits a Wall!

Knee replacement surgery is widely considered a safe and effective surgical option for patients with end-stage osteoarthritis or inflammatory arthritis of the knee. The surgery aims to maximize the quality of life for patients by reducing pain and improving joint functionality.

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Mar 8, 2021

MARCH IS COLON CANCER AWARENESS MONTH!

The risk of colon cancer increases with age, as 90 percent of those diagnosed are older than age 50. A family history of colon cancer increases risk.

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Mar 2, 2021

Is Your Heart Rate Healthy?

Heart Rate, or pulse, is the speed or number of times the heart beats (measured by the number of contractions of the heart) per minute. It can be detected in areas of the body where the artery is close to the skin: the palm side of the wrist, side of the neck, groin, back of […]

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