Category: Health

Herniated disc may be causing your back pain

Herniated Discs: Could This be Causing Your Back Pain?

July 20th, 2019

Your spine is a complex part of the body. It is comprised of 24 bones, and 5 of them are located in the lower back. In between the vertebrae are shock absorbers called intervertebral discs. The goal of the spine is to protect the spinal cord and nerves exiting to other parts of the body

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Relieve knee & hip pain with physical therapy

Kick Knee and Hip Pain to the Curb with Physical Therapy

July 10th, 2019

The hips and knees are both very commonly reported areas of discomfort. This pain becomes exceptionally common as people age, due to the “wear and tear” of cartilage in the hips, knees, and lower back. However, people can also experience hip and knee pain from overuse, injury, or underlying conditions, such as arthritis. Some cases

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6 Easy Ways to Improve Your Physical Health

June 20th, 2019

Do you experience tired, sore, or achy muscles throughout the day? Are you recovering from an injury or surgical procedure? Do you have a condition that brings pain to your bones or joints? Whatever the case may be, a physical therapist can create a personalized treatment program for you, to help increase your energy and

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5 Reasons Why Stretching Will Benefit Your Overall Health

April 20th, 2019

Stretching is an important part of physical therapy at ProActive Physical Therapy, and many physical therapists will include specific stretches into their sessions. Strength and endurance are both undeniably important; however, stretching is a crucial part of anyone’s exercise regimen, whether you are an athlete or someone coping with aches and pains. Stretching helps in

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How to Make Your Stress-Related Headaches Disappear

April 10th, 2019

Did you know that headaches are the third most common pain complaint throughout the world? They can impact your quality of life and make it difficult to function normally. Luckily, headache relief can be found through physical therapy. Your trained physical therapist at ProActive Physical Therapy will work with you to provide pain relief from

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active-motivation

7 Secrets Toward Motivating Yourself to be Active

March 20th, 2019

For many of us, staying in shape can turn into an “all-or-nothing” attitude. Maybe we had a long day at work, or maybe we have to drive our kids to their extracurricular activities, or maybe it’s dark and cold and we simply don’t want to put in the effort. These are common excuses, and we

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How Physical Therapy Can Cure Nagging Headaches

February 20th, 2019

The minute you feel that familiar pain and pressure coming on, you know you’re in for a bad time. Headaches are regrettable commonplace in today’s world, with 80 to 90 percent of Americans enduring a tension headache at some point or other. But while some headaches are caused by biochemical imbalances, hypertension, tumors or other causes, many of them are the direct result of musculoskeletal problems.

Ached by Lower Back Pain? Stand up Straighter with Physical Therapy

February 10th, 2019

Lower back pain is a sensation all too familiar to millions of people. This ache can hinder many aspects of your life: working, spending time with friends and family, partaking in the activities you enjoy, and even just relaxing. If lower back pain is plaguing your everyday life, it is important that you find relief as soon as you can.