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Arthritis? Not to Worry

Arthritis? Not to Worry

Almost every single day I interact with a person who “HAS” arthritis. They say it like it is a death sentence. Like they are doomed to pain and the inability to enjoy life. How does one know if they have arthritis? Well, they just feel because their parent, sibling, cousin, neighbor, etc has arthritis andRead More…

Why Stretching Doesn’t Always Help

Why Stretching Doesn’t Always Help

When it comes to feeling stiff or hurt, most people assume that they need to work on moving the part of their body that feels tight. Conventional wisdom suggests that if something is tight, it needs to be stretched. This is called working on your “flexibility or mobility”. And while this may sound like theRead More…

Favorites of 2018

Favorites of 2018

The end of the year we often find ourselves reflecting on the past with hopeful anticipation for the coming year. I love this time of the year as it feels like we all get a clean slate to start fresh and leave our failures in the past. The Christmas season is behind us and nowRead More…

Why Aches And Pains Feel Worse In Winter

Why Aches And Pains Feel Worse In Winter

Are your joints starting to feel stiff lately? Do they ache more than usual? Have you noticed any clicks and cracks coming from your knees? If you’re struggling to put your finger on it and you’re not sure why it’s happening to you -chances are you’re not alone. Many people just like you are becomingRead More…

Do I Really Need An MRI?

Do I Really Need An MRI?

The number one question I get as a physical therapist is, “Don’t I need an MRI to know what’s going on or what’s wrong?” Or stated, “Shouldn’t I get an MRI before coming in to see a physical therapist?” First of all, if you’re asking this question, then you are likely in pain, and secondRead More…

5 Very Useful Secrets About Staying Hydrated

5 Very Useful Secrets About Staying Hydrated

If you are someone who is actively taking steps towards living a healthier lifestyle, one of the first tips you might hear is: “drink more water.”  A true statement?  Absolutely.  But not exactly helpful in nailing down the specifics of why our bodies must stay hydrated, specific guidelines around the type of water to drink, theRead More…

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