Symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease

Over 500,000 people in the United States suffer from Parkinson’s disease, and the numbers are rising. Although the cause of this debilitating neurological degenerative disease is unknown, scientists and doctors alike attribute it to both environmental and genetic factors. Seeing that the symptoms of Parkinson’s disease progress very slowly over time, it is imperative for…

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Treating Neurological Disorders with AlterG

When we think about treatments for neurological disorders, many of us may not immediately make the connection between physical therapy and neurological disorder. The fact is, physical therapy is among one of the most useful treatments for neurological disorders and treating neurological disorders with AlterG technology has helped tremendously since its inception. Many patients with…

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AlterG Anti-Gravity Treadmill For Athletes

Getting injured for an athlete can be a frustrating problem, especially with the long recovery times and less than ideal conditions that simply hold back your potential. As a physical therapist, there used to be only so much that one can do in order to speed up recovery. However, with the introduction of the AlterG…

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Why Sitting Is Bad for Your Back

In the year 2018, it’s fairly common for people to have a sedentary lifestyle especially since many people have jobs in the office. Sitting for 6-8 hours a day isn’t all too uncommon and adding to that is the large percentage of people struggling from back problems. If you haven’t already heard, sitting for long…

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Exercise to Help Lower Back Pain

Dr. Brendan Kirk goes over one of his favorite exercises to relieve lower back pain. He demonstrates how you can progress and develop this useful exercise over time.  Anyone of any level of fitness can start doing this today to relieve the aches and pains they’re feeling in their lower back.  

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Set a Fitness Goal to Stay Motivated

Try These Workout Modifications for Knee Pain

Motivation is a funny thing; it comes fast and keeps you working at your very best, but it goes equally as fast. Everyone runs out of motivation from time to time, and now that summer is over, you may find the need to exercise and keep your summer bod, ever so pertinent. The easiest solution…

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How To Prevent 3 Common Running Injuries

Running is an activity that has existed for as long as humans have learned how to walk. The terrestrial locomotion was once used by humans to hunt their preys but soon evolved into a form of exercise and utilized in almost every single physical activity around. For athletes and physically active individuals that run on…

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Why Stretching Is Important

Importance of Improving your Flexibility Level

Stretching may not be seen as something to be done for non-athletes or regular people that go about their day without being involved in any form of physical activity. However, this common misconception could not be any more wrong and is the reason why so many folks complain about chronic aches and pain throughout their…

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Occupational vs. Physical Therapy

SportsMed Physical Therapy - Tennis Elbow, Anyone?

If you’ve recently been injured at work and have been recommended therapy, you may find yourself confused by terms such as occupational vs. physical therapy. These terms can be confusing because while they are similar, they also have some key differences. It is thus imperative that you find yourself the right specialist to treat your…

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Chiropractic Treatment vs. Physical Therapy

People who frequently suffer from chronic pain in their muscles or joints often do not know what treatment they really need. There are tons of treatment available out there, which can make it daunting to figure out which is the right for you, especially with all of the misinformation floating around the internet. More specifically,…

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The Beginner’s Guide to Stretching

Now you may know the importance of stretching, but not everyone knows how to start off doing it. In fact, many people carry around the common misconception that flexibility is an area that doesn’t need much attention. This could not be any more wrong as most people lose their flexibility after growing into adulthood. Without…

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Acupuncture for Aches and Pains

Many of you may have seen acupuncture in movies and shows, where doctors place dozens of needles into a person’s back, face and arms. Although it may seem painful and even gimmick-like, acupuncture is a historical healing technique which dates back to thousands of years with a wide variety of purposes. If you are suffering…

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