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What can a TMJ specialist near me do for my TMJ disorder?

What can a TMJ specialist near me do for my TMJ disorder?

Stress, tension and poor posture are occupational hazards that come with many “desk jobs.” They can be exacerbated by working from home — most people don’t have an ergonomic chair and computer setup in their home office. These are also some of the most common causes...

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Can neck pain cause headaches?

Can neck pain cause headaches?

If neck pain and headaches are putting a damper on your day, you may be wondering if they are related. The simple answer is yes: Neck pain can cause headaches and vice versa. The reason why they are related can be as complex as the intricate network of muscles,...

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Why do I have hip pain when lying down?

Why do I have hip pain when lying down?

Hip pain can be frustrating and uncomfortable. This pain can be even more challenging when it begins to disrupt your sleep. If you experience hip pain when lying down, you are not alone. This symptom is fairly common and can often be treated with physical therapy....

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What is dry needling physical therapy?

What is dry needling physical therapy?

If you have begun to delve into the world of physical therapy, you may have heard of a treatment called dry needling. This technique has surged in popularity over recent years due to its effective results and range of applications. However, you may wonder about the...

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Top heel bursitis physical therapy exercises

Top heel bursitis physical therapy exercises

Heel bursitis is an often uncomfortable condition characterized by symptoms like foot pain and swelling. Bursitis refers to the inflammation of the bursae, which are small sacs that serve to cushion joints in the body. When these sacs are inflamed, you may experience...

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Can TMJ dysfunction cause symptoms in your ear?

Can TMJ dysfunction cause symptoms in your ear?

Experiencing jaw, ear and neck pain? A dysfunction in the TMJ (temporomandibular joint) could be the cause. TMJ pain typically affects the jaw joint as well as its surrounding muscles. This leads to many people experiencing symptoms in other parts of the head and...

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Why do I have ankle pain when running?

Why do I have ankle pain when running?

Do you feel ankle pain whenever you go running? This kind of pain can be a nuisance, interfering with the daily activities you love. Running can be an excellent way to stay active and healthy. When this activity starts to become painful, finding a solution is probably...

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What is the best sitting position for sciatica?

What is the best sitting position for sciatica?

Sciatica is a leading cause of chronic back and leg pain. Characterized by a sharp sensation radiating from the lower back, sciatica can make everyday activities uncomfortable. There are a few immediate steps you can take to make your sciatica more manageable. In...

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5 potential causes of your front of ankle pain

5 potential causes of your front of ankle pain

Feeling a nagging pain at the front of your ankle can be annoying and even disruptive to your daily life. Pain in the foot and lower leg can make staying on your feet difficult. When you are experiencing this kind of pain, finding the right treatment can have a major...

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5 top knee and ankle pain causes

5 top knee and ankle pain causes

Knee pain and ankle pain are two symptoms that can be a real hindrance in your daily life. If you are experiencing both at the same time, managing your pain may be especially difficult. Fortunately, effective treatment is within reach. Choosing physical therapy can be...

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Why no swimming after a cortisone shot?

Why no swimming after a cortisone shot?

Cortisone shots, also known as corticosteroid injections, are commonly used to alleviate inflammation, pain and discomfort caused by a variety of conditions. These injections can provide you with relief; however, it’s essential to exercise caution after your...

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Biceps release surgery: 6 tips for recovery

Biceps release surgery: 6 tips for recovery

Are you facing biceps release surgery? We share 6 surgery recovery tips and how physical therapy at Forever Fit Physical Therapy & Wellness can be a beneficial choice. You can trust us for a seamless rehabilitation journey. We can help you reach your full potential and provide you with quality personalized care.

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4 ways to address knee pain after ankle sprain

4 ways to address knee pain after ankle sprain

If you are struggling with knee pain after an ankle sprain, Forever Fit Physical Therapy & Wellness shares 4 ways that can help that pain. We provide effective solutions to help stabilize your joints, improve your flexibility and restore your natural movement patterns. You can trust us to help guide you to find pain relief and improved mobility.

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5 exercises for lumbar radiculopathy

5 exercises for lumbar radiculopathy

Lower back pain is one of the most common complaints that lead people to go to the doctor. It is estimated that up to 90% of people will experience lower back pain in their life at some point. Lower back pain can be something minor or it could be indicative of a more...

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Is swelling good for my healing?

Is swelling good for my healing?

From professional athletes in their prime to senior citizens in their relaxing years, anyone can fall prey to injuries. With an injury can come swelling, also known as edema. Is swelling good for healing, or should everything be done to alleviate the swelling? The...

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What is a silver fork fracture?

What is a silver fork fracture?

The wrist is a modified ball-and-socket joint that is made up of three joints: the radiocarpal joint, ulnocarpal joint and distal radioulnar joint. The radiocarpal joint is where the radius (a forearm bone) meets the first row of wrist bones. A wrist fracture can...

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Pelvic floor PT near me: We have you covered

Pelvic floor PT near me: We have you covered

Physical therapy is often associated with helping to improve the muscle quality in large body parts like the back, arms and legs. But it’s also important to remember that physiotherapy can help important muscles that are often overlooked, such as your pelvic floor....

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Prepatellar bursitis: Symptoms, causes and treatments

Prepatellar bursitis: Symptoms, causes and treatments

Your kneecaps make it possible for you to do simple movements throughout your day, such as sitting down, standing up and even just walking from one place to another. So when your knee starts feeling stiff and painful, it can interfere with your ability to handle your...

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Is lower back pain when standing normal? What causes this?

Is lower back pain when standing normal? What causes this?

Many people will feel a twinge in their lower back if they sit for too long in one position or if they bend down to move something heavy. But what if you’re simply standing in a regular position when you feel lower back pain? While we’re all used to feeling an ache in...

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How to get rid of neck pain: Everything you need to know

How to get rid of neck pain: Everything you need to know

We’ve all felt an ache in our neck at one time or another. Whether it be from staring down at a phone for too long or sleeping in an awkward position, everyone can relate to experiencing neck pain. But that also means that everyone has experienced trying to find the...

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Can a pinched nerve in the neck cause headaches?

Can a pinched nerve in the neck cause headaches?

Can a pinched nerve in the neck cause headaches? Headaches can stem from all sorts of factors. From staring at a screen too long to being overwhelmed by stress, it’s not unusual to experience pain in your head from time to time. For some people, headaches are a...

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What to do if you have whiplash from a roller coaster

What to do if you have whiplash from a roller coaster

Whiplash is an injury that most often results from a traumatic physical event. It involves the neck being swung backward and then forward at a high rate of speed. Whiplash symptoms may not be present immediately following the traumatic physical event; symptoms may...

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What’s better for TMJ: Ice or heat?

What’s better for TMJ: Ice or heat?

Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders are a group of disorders that affect the functioning of the jaw and often cause pain and stiffness in the jaw joint. There are two TMJ joints, and each connects the jaw at its hinge to the base of the skull. It’s essential for...

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How to manage fibromyalgia-related elbow pain

How to manage fibromyalgia-related elbow pain

Research estimates that about 2% to 8% of the population has fibromyalgia, a chronic musculoskeletal condition. Fibromyalgia is sometimes also referred to as fibrositis. It’s generally characterized by episodes of pain felt across the body. Fibromyalgia affects more...

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Does a foam roller help relieve neck pain?

Does a foam roller help relieve neck pain?

Are you feeling pain in your neck? You may be thinking about taking medicine or using a foam roller to start feeling better quickly. Neck pain is one of those issues that can make virtually any task feel like a major project. It can be hard to get anything done when...

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SI joint running pain: Causes and treatments

SI joint running pain: Causes and treatments

The sacroiliac joints, also known as the SI joints for short, are located between the pelvis and the lower part of the spine. There are two sacroiliac joints in the body. They are designed to help keep the body supported when you stand up. It’s also an important part...

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3 tips for sleeping with whiplash

Whiplash is a painful condition that results when the neck has been forced to move forward too quickly and then snaps backward. It’s usually an injury that occurs during vehicle collisions. It affects up to 83% of people who experience a vehicle collision, making it...

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How to manage neck pain after shoulder surgery

How to manage neck pain after shoulder surgery

Neck pain is a common ailment that affects adults in the U.S. It’s estimated that neck pain affects anywhere from 10% to 20% of the population at any given point in time. Some cases of neck pain may be caused by a recent surgical procedure on the upper back and...

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Why do I feel neck pain while driving?

Why do I feel neck pain while driving?

Neck pain while driving can make driving an unpleasant experience, even traveling somewhere just a few miles away. If you’ve recently become concerned by neck pain while driving, read here for a few ideas as to why you might be experiencing this type of uncomfortable...

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Why am I feeling knee pain months after an ankle sprain?

Why am I feeling knee pain months after an ankle sprain?

Knee pain can put a damper on your day-to-day activities. It can be caused by a variety of conditions like arthritis or injuries like torn cartilage. Sometimes knee pain can even be caused by injuries you wouldn’t expect to cause any pain in your knee, like an ankle...

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Arthritis Do’s & Don’ts

Arthritis Do’s & Don’ts

Arthritis is known as the painful inflammation that accompanies joint disease. There are several different types of joint diseases that exist and affect millions of Americans each year. The three most common types of arthritis are osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis,...

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Lower Back Pain When Walking

Lower Back Pain When Walking

Lower back pain is one of the most common conditions that causes someone to see their doctor. In fact, about 23% of the world’s adults suffer from chronic low back pain. Many people may think that this pain is inevitable. As a result, they may avoid seeking help. But...

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How to Relieve Neck and Shoulder Pain | Forever Fit

How to Relieve Neck and Shoulder Pain | Forever Fit

Neck pain can restrict your mobility and cause immense discomfort both at work and at home. But when your neck pain is coupled with shoulder pain, you may not be able to engage in normal activities at all. You may feel sharp pain when turning your head, raising your...

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How to Sleep With Lower Back Pain and Sciatica

How to Sleep With Lower Back Pain and Sciatica

Back pain, especially the kind that sends shooting pain down your legs, can make sleeping extremely difficult. You may feel that every sleep position sends massive pain signals to your lower back. Unfortunately, you’re not alone. Up to 55% of people with lower back...

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Lower Back Pain When Walking: When Is It Serious?

Lower back pain when walking: When is it serious? Lower back pain can cause a significant strain on your daily activities. Whether it’s walking the dog, playing with your kids or sitting at your desk for hours, even the most routine tasks can become difficult when you...

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Can COVID-19 Cause Ongoing Lower Back Pain?

Can COVID-19 cause ongoing lower back pain? The short answer — yes, COVID-19 can cause ongoing lower back pain that lasts long after your other symptoms disappear. If this is something you’re experiencing, you’re not alone. This question was one of the most searched...

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Can Neck Pain Cause Dizziness?

Can neck pain cause dizziness? Neck pain on its own can be difficult to live with, but neck pain with dizziness can make even the most mundane daily tasks almost impossible to complete. If you’re experiencing both of these symptoms, you likely have a lot of questions...

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Meet Bowie’s New Clinic Director

Meet Bowie’s New Clinic Director

Forever Fit Physical Therapy & Wellness are ecstatic to announce the welcome addition of Dr. Stacey L. Cruse PT, DPT, MS, MBA, OMT, AT-Ret as our new Clinic Director at our Bowie location. Dr. Cruse graduated with her Bachelors of Science in Sports Medicine, then...

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How Forever Fit Came To Be!

There are some decisions that stick with you and impact the rest of your life. The decision to choose a career, get married, have a child, and start a business are probably at the top of the list for anyone who has chosen those paths.  As someone who decided to be a...

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Tips For Managing Arthritis During The Winter Months…

Tips For Managing Arthritis During The Winter Months…

Tips for Managing Arthritis During the Winter Months… In case you were wondering, Yes!!! It’s true! Cold weather does have an adverse effect on arthritis. Many studies have shown that the symptoms of arthritis do increase as the temperatures drop. In the winter, you...

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Meet Our New COO!

Meet Our New COO!

Forever Fit is ecstatic to announce our addition of Elizabeth Kotroba as our Chief Operating Officer (COO). As Chief Operating Officer, Elizabeth will be responsible for managing the day to day operations of our clinics. She brings a wealth of knowledge and ideas to...

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3 Key Ways to Manage an Ankle Sprain

3 Key Ways to Manage an Ankle Sprain

Each year, more than 2 million people report experiencing an ankle sprain. An ankle sprain occurs when the ligaments in the ankle are stretched beyond their normal limits and tear.   Ligaments are a strong tissue that helps to connect bones to other bones. The tearing...

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Meet Burtonsville’s New Clinic Director!

Meet Burtonsville’s New Clinic Director!

We are happy to announce that our Burtonsville office has a new clinical director! Shweta Nerurkar is stepping up and joining our amazing director team after only being with Forever Fit for 6 months! We are beyond proud to have Shweta on our team as she steps into...

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Meet Columbia’s New Clinic Director!

Meet Columbia’s New Clinic Director!

We are happy to announce that our Columbia office has a new clinical director! Our clinical directors are an integral part of our day to day operations. They help carry out our Forever Fit vision, while aiding in management and goal setting all while treating our...

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What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

What is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is a fairly common neuromuscular condition that causes numbness, pain and tingling that originates in the wrist but can extend to the fingers and/or the arm. The carpal tunnel is located on the palm side of the hand. The tunnel is surrounded by...

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Post Baby Belly: 3 Exercises To Work Your Ab Muscles

Post Baby Belly: 3 Exercises To Work Your Ab Muscles

Many women have become more concerned with working to lose their belly immediately after delivery to get back to that "flat tummy" look. But the reality is that this can take some time and that is OK! In fact, it is more important to work on those abdominal, core and...

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Post Pregnancy – Return to Running Checklist

Post Pregnancy – Return to Running Checklist

So you’ve had your baby and the doctor has cleared you to return to running. Do you think you’re ready to get back to running? Did you ever think about being “ready” to run before? If you’re not sure where to start, here is a checklist to see if your body is ready to...

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4 Tips For Correct Backpack Wear For Your Child

4 Tips For Correct Backpack Wear For Your Child

It’s about that time when the teacher sends out school supply lists, parents are back-to-school shopping and kids are desperately trying to hold on to what’s left of the summer but, at the same time, they’re excited to pick out a new backpack! We all know the...

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5 Myths About Lower Back Pain

5 Myths About Lower Back Pain

Did you know that 8 in 10 adults will experience lower back pain? It is the single greatest cause of lost time from work in the world. So why is back pain so common?  The back has many different structures involved in supporting us in all different positions and...

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3 Types of Exercises to Help Manage Knee Osteoarthritis

3 Types of Exercises to Help Manage Knee Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis of the knee occurs when two types of cartilage at the knee wear away. The articular cartilage is the cartilage that lines the bones that make up your knee joint to help decrease friction. The fibrous cartilage acts as a shock absorber at the knee. This...

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Osteoporosis – What Type of Exercise is Right For Me?

Osteoporosis – What Type of Exercise is Right For Me?

Osteoporosis (porous bone)  is a disease that affects the bones, causing them to break easily. The breaks occur because the body is unable to make new bone, loses too much bone or both. This can lead to fractures that occur as the result of a fall or from something as...

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Frozen Shoulder: What Is It and What Can I Do About It?

Frozen Shoulder: What Is It and What Can I Do About It?

Frozen shoulder is clinically known as adhesive capsulitis. The most common symptoms of frozen shoulder is stiffness. The stiffness tends to increase over time and can lead to severe limitations in shoulder motion and function. There is no known cause, but it is often...

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Get Started Safely With Weight Training

Get Started Safely With Weight Training

Are you hoping to get a healthier start this new year?  If you want to feel stronger you are likely considering a weight training program but might be a little hesitant about getting started.  While starting a new type of exercise can be intimidating, it can also be...

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Online Physical Therapy: What is it?

Online Physical Therapy: What is it?

The ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has healthcare providers across the country re-evaluating the best way to care for their patients. In recent press conferences, the US Government has urged both patients and providers to consider the use of telehealth...

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The Correct Way to Breathe During Exercise

The Correct Way to Breathe During Exercise

“Make sure you’re breathing!” is a phrase that can be heard in almost every exercise video or workout class you can find, but does anyone really know exactly what that means and why it is so important to breathe correctly while you’re exercising?   Diaphragm vs...

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Can Dry Needling Help With My Pain

Can Dry Needling Help With My Pain

What is dry needling?  Trigger point dry needling treats myofascial pain. What then is myofascial pain, you ask? “Myofascial” has two parts. “Myo” refers to muscles, and “fascia” refers to the tissues that connect your muscles. Sometimes, everyone’s muscles get...

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5 Tips to Stay Fit While Managing Life From Home

5 Tips to Stay Fit While Managing Life From Home

Life can seem pretty hectic right about now. Eight months ago, a pandemic shut down our usual lives, some of us were thrown into a work from home situation. We had to pull together a makeshift workstation where we hoped we could get some work done. Unfortuantely,...

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Why Should I Start Physical Therapy?

Why Should I Start Physical Therapy?

About half of all Americans develop some type of musculoskeletal issue that lasts more than 3 months. But unfortunately, only about 9.58% of the people who could benefit from physical therapy actually get treatment. Much of this stems from a lack of knowledge...

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Weight Training works! Get started today

Weight Training works! Get started today

How to safely get started with weight training Are you hoping to get a healthier start this new year?  If you want to feel stronger you are likely considering a weight training program but might be a little hesitant about getting started.  While starting a new type of...

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Foot Health Awareness Month

Foot Health Awareness Month

Happy Foot Health Awareness Month! Foot pain is a common symptom of patients that come through our clinics here at Forever Fit Physical Therapy and Wellness. Common types of foot pain we treat here at our facility are: Plantar fasciitis - an inflammation of the...

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Happy Women’s History Month!

Happy Women’s History Month!

March is Women’s History Month and we decided to give a well-deserved spotlight to the “Mother of Physical Therapy”, Mary McMillan!   Mary McMillan began practicing in physical therapy when it was first introduced in 1918 at Walter Reed hospital in Washington...

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Snowboarding Injuries and Preventative Measures

Snowboarding Injuries and Preventative Measures

The winter olympics are right around the corner and a common, well-known winter sport is snowboarding! This invigorating sport is often compared to skiing, but the way you’re utilizing your body is quite different. For example, when skiing you are shifting from...

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Happy National Physical Therapy Month!

Happy National Physical Therapy Month!

Happy National Physical Therapy Month everybody! All month we nationally celebrate the profession of physical therapy, so let us inform you of this dynamic and continuously growing career field. According to the American Physical Therapy Association, Physical...

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Let’s Get Fit in the Fall!

Let’s Get Fit in the Fall!

The beginning of Fall is quickly approaching! With decreasing temperatures, both indoor and outdoor aerobic exercising will be appropriate to get fit and have fun. Let’s talk about the benefits of aerobic exercise. Aerobic exercise, also known as cardiovascular...

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Football Injuries and Recovery Measures

Football Injuries and Recovery Measures

Football Injuries and Recovery Measures It’s the beginning of football season and you’re enjoying Monday Night Football with your family and friends. You’re so into the game and suddenly in the blink of an eye your favorite player goes down and is out for the season...

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How Do Physical Therapists Diagnose Lower Back Pain?

How Do Physical Therapists Diagnose Lower Back Pain?

How do physical therapists diagnose and treat lower back pain?   Lower back pain is one of the most common conditions physical therapists treat, and far too often that back pain has been chronic for years before a patient seeks out therapy. Many factors can...

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Summer Exercise: Hydration Tips for Success and Safety

Summer Exercise: Hydration Tips for Success and Safety

In the middle of the summer, the weather starts to look a lot like this: It’s important to stay hydrated all year round, but during the summer water intake is even more imperative. Drinking plenty of water should be part of your routine before, during and after any...

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Heel Pain: Beyond Stretching

Heel Pain: Beyond Stretching

Heel Pain: Beyond Stretching Heel pain can be caused by a number of factors and activities, and is experienced by both athletes and inactive individuals alike. Stretches to the lower leg and ice application to the painful area are important and help manage symptoms,...

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