Category: Exercise

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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Feeling Achy

Do you Wake Up Feeling Achy? It Could be Your Mattress!

October 10th, 2019

Do you notice that you often wake up in more pain than you felt when you were going to sleep? If you have been dealing with low back pain that seems to be much worse in the morning, your mattress might be the culprit! While back pain is a common enough ailment that most people

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Herniated Disc

Is The Pain in Your Back Caused by a Herniated Disc? Here’s How to Know.

September 20th, 2019

Do you seem to have trouble perform even simple everyday activities due to severe back or neck pain? Do you have strange neurological symptoms in your arms or legs that you simply cannot account for? Has your spine never quite worked as it should since you experienced a recent accident? You may be struggling with

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Lasting Relief for Hip & Knee Pain with Physical Therapy

September 10th, 2019

Does nagging hip and knee pain keep you from completing everyday tasks with ease? If you’ve been living with chronic aches and pains in these areas, you may benefit from regular physical therapy treatment. A skilled physical therapist can help to improve your daily quality of life by targeting your problem areas to decrease pain

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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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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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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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arthritis-pain

How to Treat Arthritis Pain Without Medication

March 10th, 2019

What is arthritis? Arthritis can sometimes serve as a bit of an umbrella term. It is used to describe over 100 different types of joint pain and joint disease experienced by millions of people. It is true that arthritis seems to favor the elderly, as it becomes more apparent in people as they age; however,

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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.