How to Prevent Serious Injury Playing a Contact Sport

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Playing sports is a great way to stay in shape and it teaches kids and young adults about responsibility and teamwork. Unfortunately, it also can teach us the tough lesson of having to sit out of the game due to injury. While it is impossible to completely prevent or guarantee protection against an injury, there […]

Is Cracking Your Knuckles Bad For Your Joints?

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We’ve all heard it before – cracking your knuckles causes arthritis in your hands. You probably grew up with someone yelling at you each time you snap, crackled and popped a finger or two, but does it really have long-term damage on the joints? As far as the evidence is concerned – no, popping your […]

Grocery Shopping 101: Healthy Planning & Shopping Tips

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Be honest –– how many times have you gone to the grocery store with healthy intentions, but left the store with a ton of junk food, snacks and convenient-to-make frozen goods? Some people enjoy the planning process that goes into grocery shopping, but for others, it can be an overwhelming and time-consuming experience. So, how […]

What is TMJ?

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The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is attached on either side of your jaw to the bottom of your skill. The muscles around them let you open and close your mouth. Occasionally, those joints can get out of line or don’t move like they should, which is the cause of TMJ or TMD. It stands for: temporomandibular […]

Health Benefits of Apple Cider Vinegar & Drink Recipes

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Apple Cider Vinegar, or ACV, is an old health remedy that has been trending in popularity – and for good reason! ACV has a ton of amazing health benefits and uses. ACV can help with detoxification, acid reflux, lower blood pressure, improve diabetes, and support weight loss. ACV has many powerful compounds including acetic acid, […]

The Dangerous Signs of a Concussion & How to Treat It

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When you or a loved one gets concussion, it’s important to recognize the symptoms quickly. The symptoms can vary depending on how severe the injury and the individual that was injured. So how do you recognize if you have a concussion? Symptoms you may experience: memory problems confusion drowsiness or feeling sluggish dizziness double vision […]

Could Your Joint Pain Actually Be Arthritis?

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Pain and inflammation from arthritis can pop up at any time, but is your pain truly from arthritis or just from a wrenched muscle? A wrenched muscle can be painful, but over time it will heal and get back to normal, but with arthritis the pain can be constant. Just like the tires on your […]

What is Dry Needling?

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Dry needling may sound scary, but we promise that it’s not! It is a completely safe technique where a physical therapist can treat myofascial pain by using a dry, or unmedicated, needle and inserting it into the skin at trigger points. TDN uses a small, solid needle that is inserted in a painful knotted muscle […]

The Dos & Don’ts of Knee Pain

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Knee pain doesn’t have to stop you from enjoying the things you love to do. There are tons of ways you can alleviate the aches and pains, whether the pain is from a recent injury or arthritis. Follow these dos and don’ts to help you feel your best. Don’t rest too much Find a way […]

How to Help Your Elderly Loved Ones Avoid Falls

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Falls can result in serious injured like hip fractures, broken bones, and head injuries. And even falls without a major injury can cause any older adult to become fearful or depressed. These are several factors that can cause a fall in an elderly person: Balance and gait – Loss of coordination, flexibility, and balance can […]

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