Whiplash and its Symptoms

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

Whiplash is associated with sudden motions that move the neck backwards then forwards, like the cracking of a whip. These abrupt actions can cause the overextension of the neck with additional damage to the muscle, tendons, and even discs of the neck and upper back. Whiplash is most frequently a result of an automobile accident, […]

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Stretching Benefits

Access Physical Therapy & Wellness: The Benefits of Stretching Before Exercise

Just like warming up your car before a ride, your body needs to be warmed up before activity. Especially during these cold winter months it is imperative your body is prepared for any strenuous activity. Some of the leading causes of injury during the next few months will be due to shoveling, and mainly because […]

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Exercise and Arthritis

Access Physical Therapy & Wellness: Exercise and Arthritis

Arthritis is common cause of aches and pains in joints and is not just for those of old age. According to the Arthritis Foundation, two-thirds of people with arthritis are under the age of 65, including 300,000 children. With the cold weather setting in, those who are less active during the winter months experience more […]

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Preventing Heel Pain

Access Physical Therapy & Wellness: Preventing Heel Pain

Heel Pain? We have just the solution. Heel pain is commonly caused by a condition called plantar fasciitis, sometimes referred to as heel spur syndrome. Plantar Fasciitis is the inflammation of a band of tissue that extends from the heel to the toe of your foot. When this band is irritated it becomes inflamed; therefore, […]

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Winter Safety Tips for the Elderly

Access Physical Therapy & Wellness: Winter Safety Tips for the Elderly

It’s that time of year again…winter! We can all appreciate the winter wonderland but it is important that as a senior citizen that you stay safe this winter season! Whether or not you live alone, it is important to take precautionary steps to ensure that you stay happy and healthy this season. For starters, make […]

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The Most Common Injuries of Track and Field

Access Physical Therapy & Wellness: The Most Common Injuries of Track and Field

In track and field, overuse injuries are quite common. The most common injury that occurs in track are shin splints and knee injuries. Some of the most common injuries for runners are: Runner’s Knee: This is more common in female athletes than in males. Runner’s knee is when pain is caused in the undersurface of […]

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