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Focus on the Form: How to do a Correct Deadlift

February 20th, 2019

The deadlift is one of the most effective movements in the sports and fitness world. When done correctly, this lift can drastically improve your total body strength and power (especially in your posterior chain and core) and stimulate your central nervous system. It can be a fantastic addition to the fitness routine of virtually anyone

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Physical Therapy for Concussions. What You Need to Know.

February 10th, 2019

Concussions are being treated more seriously than ever – especially in the world of athletics, where concerns over brain damage have placed high-impact sports such as football under a glaring public spotlight. But whether you received this form of brain injury during an athletic event or in an auto accident, you need to proceed toward

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The Importance of Proper Recovery

January 20th, 2019

The recovery period that you allow yourself between workouts is when the real improvement in your body’s systems takes place. If you don’t take a recovery period, your muscles won’t be able to repair, rebuild and strengthen at maximum efficiency. If you have any questions about how to properly incorporate recovery into your schedule, you

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Protect Your Joints! 3 Things to Keep in Mind When Exercising

January 10th, 2019

The US Department of Health and Human Services recommends at least 150 minutes of moderate aerobic exercise every week. That time drops to 75 minutes if the activity is vigorously aerobic. Add in strength training twice a week, and you’re looking at a long, healthy, energized life. But what about your joints? How do you

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Feeling Stiff and Achy? Physical Therapy Can Help!

December 20th, 2018

Everyone wakes up feeling some pain in their joints or muscles from time to time. But if you find yourself consistently waking up stiff and achy, it might be time for pain-relief work with a SCAR Physical Therapy physical therapist. Aching or stiff joints may be a minor problem that is easily remedied; in other

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Arthritis Pain Sufferers- This Blog is for You!

December 10th, 2018

Arthritis is a joint disorder, which features inflammation, pain and stiffness. There is also often a loss in movement with arthritis, as the joints are too inflamed to move. When only a single joint is involved it’s known as monoarthritis. If two or three joints are involved it’s referred to as oligoarthritis. To date there

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How to Find Relief from Stress-Related Headaches

November 20th, 2018

Headaches are the third most common pain complaint throughout the world. They are debilitating and can greatly impact a person’s quality of life. Fortunately, relief is possible. By working with a trained SCAR PT physical therapist, you can experience immediate pain relief from stress-related headaches and other ailments that may be contributing to your suffering.

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5 Reasons Why You Need to Start Stretching

November 10th, 2018

If there’s one thing that you can count on a SCAR Physical Therapy physical therapist introducing into every session, it’s stretching. Yes, building strength and endurance is important. But whether you’re an athlete, or someone coping with the aches and pains of aging, increasing your flexibility through stretching is crucial. Read on to learn more

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Treating Arthritis Pain Without The Meds

October 20th, 2018

Arthritis is a catch-all term used to describe more than 100 different kinds of joint pain and joint disease. While arthritis is commonly believed to be a condition that afflicts the elderly, the reality is that it can strike people in early middle age. In fact, elite male athletes are more likely to develop arthritis

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7 Simple Ways To Stay Active

October 10th, 2018

Too many of us have an all-or-nothing attitude when it comes to staying fit. We’re too “slammed” at work for the gym, or our kids’ activities are keeping us in the car — and off the track — for long hours. Yet, here at SCAR Physical Therapy, we recommend a few basic elements you can

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