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Health Blog

Nov24th 2015

Pain-Free Travel Tips

The holidays are here and for some people, that means busy airports, over-weight luggage, and countless hours of driving. Some traveling may even mean aches and pains. Take the tips below with you on your travels to reduce and possibly avoid your troubling pains. Enjoy your holiday pain-free. Lifting Your Luggage Bend at the knees

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Nov10th 2015

Focusing in on your Abdominals

The abdominal consist of four basic groups arranged to produce strategic lines of pull to accomplish their purpose. They typically command a significant amount of attention during rehabilitation and training programs to improve performance. Why is that? Part of the reason the abdominal get so much attention is because they appear to have a relationship

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Oct21st 2015

What Source is Causing Your Neck Pain?

The neck is a vulnerable area for experiencing problems partly because it receives many stressful influences from other sources.  These influences force the neck to compensate which creates increased muscle activity, joint pressures, and possible nerve compression. The head and neck’s unique position in space, where it exists without surrounding support, also makes it vulnerable

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Oct16th 2015

“Where Ignorance is Bliss, ‘Tis Folly to be Wise.”

There is an often quoted line from Thomas Gray’s poem,   Ode on a Distant Prospect at Eton College, “Where ignorance is bliss, Tis folly to be wise.”  We hear it often in the shortened version “ignorance is bliss” which can be taken to be an excuse to be lazy with one’s mind and be happier.

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Sep20th 2015

Does the Relationship With Your Body Need Mending?

One of the goals at Full Potential for our patients is to get them in a better relationship with their bodies by the time they discharge. It sounds strange that we, as people, often can have the least understanding of our most intimate possession – our bodies. Yet, what do we do when we have

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Sep5th 2015

How to Gain Control of Your Back Pain

According to the 2012 American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Low Back Pain Survey, 61% of Americans said they have experienced low back pain, and of those, 69% felt it has affected their daily lives. When your low back pain has become an ongoing concern, delaying treatment just allows the compensation process to become more complex. 

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Does Your Child’s Back Pack Make the Grade?

Aug20th 2015

Is your child’s back pack passing the test? School is approaching and with that comes a long list of items that takes an endless amount of time to shop for. For some parents, a new back pack can be found at the top of the list. Before your child contends for the newest and coolest

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Aug10th 2015

How to Protect Your Active Lifestyle

When there has not been an acute strain, then many complaints coming from the foot, knee, or hip fall into a category of injury called overuse injuries.   These pains are often diagnosed as a tendonitis, bursitis, patellar tracking syndrome, plantar fasciitis, runner’s knee, synovitis, repetitive stress injury, or even a stress fracture. Yes, there is

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Jul20th 2015

Why Low Back Pain May Not Go Away

Low back pain is one of the most common aches and pains that causes people to see their physical therapist. Low back pain comes in different levels, from a simple achy, stiff back in the morning, to a severe and debilitating condition. By receiving treatment sooner, you can lessen the long-term damage that may result

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Jul10th 2015

What You Eat Can Make You Hurt More

If you are suffering with aches and pains, whether it be low back pain or even headaches, what you eat can make the pain worse. When it comes to aches and pains, we generally don’t think of our food causing us more pain, but it can. When you have pain in your body, it is

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