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Is Your Diet Hurting You? Reducing Inflammation with Better Choices

April 5th, 2018

Everyone knows that healthy eating is essential to your quality of life and longevity. But there are so many diet trends, supplements, and meal plans – with conflicting reports and advice – that it’s challenging to know what’s best. An anti-inflammatory diet isn’t an unproven fad or short-term eating plan for weight loss. It’s a

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Heal Faster, Save Money with Direct Access Physical Therapy

March 28th, 2018

Are you popping ibuprofen for your aching back and haven’t seen a doctor? Did you try to schedule with your doctor but can’t get in for weeks? Go directly to your physical therapist! The state of California allows direct access to physical therapy, which means that you can legally be treated by your licensed physical

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Top 5 Benefits of Pilates for Seniors

October 20th, 2017

We’ve all heard of the “Graying of America.” According to the U.S. Census, nearly 1 in 5 of the nation’s residents will be age 65 or older by 2030. More of us are living longer, and we strive to maintain and improve our quality of life during our “golden years.” Unfortunately, for many, physical limitations

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Choose Physical Therapy Over Opioids for Pain Relief

June 16th, 2017

Last week the state of Ohio followed five other states by filing a lawsuit against five major drug manufacturers in attempt to hold them accountable for the opioid crisis. This headline is the latest news of the country’s fight against epidemic addiction to prescription painkillers, which has skyrocketed in recent years with deadly results. Every

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Is Your Pain Coming from a Herniated Disc? We Can Help!

March 3rd, 2017

Few things will disrupt your daily activities like a jolt of neck or back pain. Sometimes this seems to occur out of nowhere, making once easy motions and tasks like turning your head or tying your shoes nearly impossible. Could your pain be caused by a herniated disc? Situated centrally within your body, the vertebral

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New California Concussion Law for Youth Sports

January 13th, 2017

As Little Leaguers nationwide are gearing up for the coming baseball season, a new California law aims to protect them– and other youth sports participants– from concussions. An estimated 1.6 to 3.8 million sports and recreation related concussions occur in the U.S. every year. According to a study by Safe Kids Worldwide, 1.35 million children

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Where is your pain coming from?

September 1st, 2016

Whether you suffer from back, neck, knee or hip pain, the location where you feel your discomfort is not necessarily its cause. Pain can radiate away from the source, and the chemical changes that occur with inflammation can irritate surrounding tissues, causing an aching sensation. Compensatory pain can result from joints or muscles moving improperly

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How to Put the Spring Back in Your Step

August 11th, 2016

We all know that getting outside more and staying active is good for our mind and body. However, if you suffer from knee pain, arthritis, low back pain or other aches and pains, you may find it difficult to stay active. Here are some easy changes to help you get back to the activities you

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How to stop suffering from Arthritis Pain

July 22nd, 2016

Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis. In fact over 65 million people in the US have osteoarthritis to some degree. Arthritis is characterized by progressive wearing away of the cartilage in a joint. This wear and tear over time leads to bone spurs, poor tissue strength, inflammation, pain, weakness of surrounding muscles and poor joint movement.

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Achy in the Morning

July 13th, 2016

Our bodies are made to move and rely on a finely-tuned balance of proper posture, strength, coordination, chemical levels, blood pressure and more. When you don’t move on a consistent basis or experience changes to your health, you may start to feel stiff and achy, especially in the mornings. Poor health, injury, a sedentary lifestyle

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