Category: Health

Say No to Opioids

Say No to Opioids! 3 Ways Physical Therapy Can Naturally Relieve Pain

October 20th, 2019

If you’ve been struggling with a serious pain problems for a while, and you’ve gotten little to no relief from over-the-counter painkillers, your doctor may want to prescribe opioids to control that pain. But as tempting as it might be to numb yourself with these powerful drugs, you’re better off saying no to the offer.

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how to find relief for your shoulder pain with physical therapy

Physical Therapy: A Natural and Easy Solution for Shoulder Pain

August 20th, 2019

Your shoulders are a complex part of your body – they are your most flexible and movable joints, consisting of multiple bones, muscles, and tendons. They provide you with a great amount of mobility, allowing you to perform many of your daily tasks, in addition to several exercise regimens. However, this also means that there

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How physical therapy can help you avoid risky treatment options

5 Ways Physical Therapy Can Help You Avoid Risky Treatment Methods

August 10th, 2019

Have you been suffering from chronic pain, or pain lasting longer than three months? If so, you are not alone. According to the American Academy of Pain Medicine, at least 100 million Americans are living with chronic pain. Because of this, there has been a larger and larger demand for prescription pain medications within recent

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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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Woman exercising to improve her physical health

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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stretching

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.