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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 PT, we recommend a few basic elements you can add

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Tired of Lower Back Pain? Here’s What To Do:

September 20th, 2018

Lower back pain is the nemesis of many. That familiar ache can limit time spent working, relaxing, and enjoying life. It can lead to irritability and a whole host of other health problems. And, yet, it’s surprisingly common. The World Health Organization estimates that in the United States, 149 million days of work are lost due

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Reduce Pain and Inflammation Through Nutrition

September 10th, 2018

Internal inflammation can wreak havoc with your health. You may already be seeing a physical therapist for inflammation-related health issues, such as arthritis. Whether you have a specific diagnosis or generalized pain in your back and joints, Adams Physical Therapy Services can help. Your SCAR physical therapist may also suggest an anti-inflammatory diet for additional pain

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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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