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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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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, SCAR physical Therapy Services can help. Your SCAR physical therapist may also suggest an anti-inflammatory diet for additional pain relief

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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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