Health Benefits of a High Calcium Diet

Access Physical Therapy & Wellness: Health Benefits of a High Calcium Diet

We all know that calcium is important for bone health, but did you know it can also help prevent cancer and obesity? Calcium is of paramount importance to your overall health as it can protect cardiac muscles, prevents kidney stones, control blood pressure, and aid in the transportation of nutrients through the body. 99% of […]

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Getting Back in Shape After Childbirth

Access Physical Therapy & Wellness: Getting Back in Shape After Childbirth

All moms know the little ones have a way of wreaking havoc on our bodies, but that baby fat doesn’t have to stick around forever! The first step is to understand that losing weight will take time. It’s unrealistic, not to mention unhealthy, to jump into a high-intensity workout routine right after labor. It’s also […]

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Physical Therapy After an ACL Tear

Physical Therapy Can Help Recovery From ACL Tear

The ACL (Anterior Cruciate Ligament) runs from the top of the knee straight to the bottom and is located directly behind your patella (kneecap). A torn ACL is a very serious injury suffered mainly by athletes. The athletes that are most at risk for tearing their ACL’s are soccer players, basketball players, lacrosse players, gymnasts, […]

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Sciatica

Access Physical Therapy & Wellness: Get a Leg up on Sciatica

The term sciatica describes a symptom of pain through the leg caused by an issue in the lower back. The sciatic nerve starts at the lower back and goes down towards the buttocks, branching out from the back leg to the foot. There are many causes of sciatica, as it can result from a herniated […]

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What is tendinitis?

Access Physical Therapy & Wellness: What is Tendonitis?

Tendinitis is a common injury that many people suffer from, whether it’s from playing sports, working, or doing everyday activities. However, some people are unsure of whether they have tendinitis and may wait too long to treat it before it can become extremely painful. Tendinitis occurs when the tendons in your body become inflamed or […]

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The McKenzie Theory for Neck and Back Pain

Access Physical Therapy & Wellness: How To Take Care of Your Neck

The McKenzie Theory is a well-known theory for dealing with neck and back pain but many patients are unaware of the details surrounding it, assuming it is merely a group of home exercises they can do in their own time. While this is true, the theory also involves assessment, treatment, and prevention strategies requiring a […]

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Common injuries in soccer

Access Physical Therapy & Wellness: Common Soccer Injuries

As summer turns into autumn and the leaves turn from green to shades of red, orange, and brown, soccer season begins at many schools throughout the country. Kids from around the United States are beginning to play soccer on a more frequent basis, and while it is generally considered a safe physical activity compared to […]

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Preventing Common Cross-Country Injuries

Access Physical Therapy & Wellness: How to Prevent Common Cross-Country Injuries

As the fall sports season kicks into high gear, sports injuries also become highly prevalent, and cross-country runners risk injury just as much as athletes in contact sports such as football or soccer. Injuries in the hip, knees, and ankles can become commonplace if proper precautions are not taken. Proper footwear is the first step […]

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