Welcome to Elliott Physical Therapy

At Elliott Physical Therapy we have very high expectations of ourselves and our patients. Our physical therapists strive to fully explain their plan of care to each and every patient so our patients understand and are committed to their course of treatment. We are as excited as you are when you return to the activities you love.

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Discover The Benefits of Physical Therapy

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MAXIMIZE MOVEMENT

Physical therapists identify, diagnose, and treat movement problems.

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PARTICIPATE IN YOUR RECOVERY

Physical therapists work collaboratively with you. Treatments are designed for each person.

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AVOID OPIOIDS

Avoid the risks like depression, overdose, and addiction that come with opioid use.

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AVOID SURGERY

Eliminate the need for costly and invasive surgery for conditions and injuries.

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I suffered from low back pain and shooting pain down my legs for years. When my PCP referred me to Elliott PT I never expected to be as grateful relieved from my pain as I am today. Allesondra has been amazing! She is so knowledgeable and caring. I haven't felt...

- Linda F.
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Elliott is so awesome! Each and every therapist is absolutely wonderful. They have taken the time and effort to help me through my knee replacement surgery and always have great ideas and input on how to keep progressing. I am actually excited to go to PT and know that every...

- Lesli J.
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We have had a fabulous experience at Elliott Physical Therapy. My daughters love Marissa and her knowledge of a dancer's needs. As a parent, I was extremely pleased the way she spoke with my daughters and even welcomed my little one. I am currently receiving PT with Kevin, and continue...

- Nichole P.
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The staff here are great. I worked with Kevin for both my shoulder and my hip issues and he showed great care for helping me heal. In addition, he was very nice and easy to talk to, answering any questions I had regarding my hip and shoulder issues. Mary at...

- Patrick K.
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The employees at Elliott physical therapy go the extra mile to make sure that all of your needs are met. They were so considerate when it came to my other health issues and work through my limitations until I was back to where I needed to be. Kevin at the...

- Daniel S.
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A little more than 7 weeks ago I had sustained an injury to my knee. Diagnosed as acute rupture of the patellar tendon (below the knee). My surgery was 1 week after the injury and was a success. Just 3 weeks post surgery, I started PT at Elliot Physical Therapy...

- Sam D.
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How Can We Help You?

What’s Holding You Back?

The team at Elliott Physical Therapy effectively treats sports injuries and all types of conditions including repetitive strain injuries, carpal tunnel syndrome, low back pain, motor vehicle accidents, work-related injuries, headaches, neck and shoulder pain, pain and numbness in the extremities, foot pain, and general joint discomfort.

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Meet Your Elliott Physical Therapy Team

  • Aaron Soto
  • Brian Chin
  • Brian Clancey
  • Drew Murray
  • Darryl Elliott
  • Danielle Phaneuf
  • Caroline Dodero
  • Ginny O’Sullivan
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Start Your Journey To A Pain-Free Life!

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You have more options than ever for the day to day aches and pains. When combined with monitored physical therapy, you can use all of the following tips to relieve the symptoms while improving the strength and the mobility of your muscles.

Sep 20

Do you take a pain reliever every single day? See how physical therapy can help relieve hip and knee pain.

Are your hips and knees in pain when you wake up? Are you pain when you go to bed? Are the activities you do between sunrise and sunset impacted by chronic hip and knee joint dysfunction? You don’t have to give up hope of living with less pain—nor become reliant on the medicine cabinet, either.

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Sep 10

Herniated disc pain. What it feels like and when you should see a physical therapist!

Could you have herniated disc pain? This type of pain can sneak up on you. You’re sitting comfortably watching TV and when you stand up, there’s a sharp pain that radiates through your back. If you’re experiencing pain in your lower back, you just might have a herniated disc. Give our office a call for

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Aug 12

Therapeutic Massage: How it Can Help You Get Back in the Game

If you are an athlete, you know the amount of dedication that it takes. Whether you’re preparing for a marathon, competition, recital, or big game, the amount of training and preparation is extensive. You have to train your muscles and tissues to perform in the ways you want them to, which can ultimately lead to

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Aug 5

5 Ways Physical Therapy Can Help You Avoid Risky Treatment Methods

Have you been suffering from chronic pain, or pain lasting longer than three months? If so, you are not alone. According to the American Academy of Pain Medicine, at least 100 million Americans are living with chronic pain. Because of this, there has been a larger and larger demand for prescription pain medications within recent

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Jul 20

How to Manage Your Aches and Pains

Do you ever wake up feeling stiff and achy, as if your body is being weighed down by a pile of bricks? Everyone wakes up feeling like this from time to time – you might have had a tough workout the day before, you might have spent an excessive amount of time on your feet

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Jul 10

Is Arthritis Paining You? Elliot Physical Therapy Can Help

If you have arthritis, you know how debilitating it can be. It affects millions of people and is the most commonly reported chronic illness across the nation. Arthritis is a disorder of the joints that causes them to become inflamed. The inflammation causes the pain and stiffness that you feel, and it can result in

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Jun 20

5 Reasons Why Stretching Will Benefit Your Overall Health

Stretching is an important part of physical therapy, and many physical therapists will include specific stretches into their sessions. Strength and endurance are both undeniably important; however, stretching is a crucial part of anyone’s exercise regimen, whether you are an athlete or someone coping with aches and pains. Stretching helps in increasing flexibility, which can

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Jun 10

How to Make Your Stress-Related Headaches Disappear

Did you know that headaches are the third most common pain complaint throughout the world? They can impact your quality of life and make it difficult to function normally. Luckily, headache relief can be found through physical therapy. Your trained physical therapist will work with you to provide pain relief from headaches, in addition to

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Jun 5

Find Relief for Your Hip and Knee Pain with Physical Therapy

Your hips and knees provide complex movements for the body by incorporating multiple joints, muscles, and tendons. When there is damage to any of those joints, muscles, or tendons, it can make moving the hips or knees increasingly difficult. Luckily, with the help of physical therapy, you can find relief for your hip and knee

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Jun 4

Could Your Back Pain be Caused by a Herniated Disc?

Did you know that back pain is the highest reported area of pain across the United States? Chronic back pain is one of the most common reasons that people seek physical therapy treatment. 60-80% of people will experience back pain of some sort in their lives, and it is likely that it may be caused

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May 20

7 Secrets Toward Motivating Yourself to be Active

For many of us, staying in shape can turn into an “all-or-nothing” attitude. Maybe we had a long day at work, or maybe we have to drive our kids to their extracurricular activities, or maybe it’s dark and cold and we simply don’t want to put in the effort. These are common excuses, and we

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May 10

How to Treat Arthritis Pain Without Medication

What is arthritis?   Arthritis can sometimes serve as a bit of an umbrella term. It is used to describe over 100 different types of joint pain and joint disease experienced by millions of people. It is true that arthritis seems to favor the elderly, as it becomes more apparent in people as they age;

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Apr 19

Ached by Lower Back Pain? Stand up Straighter with Physical Therapy

Lower back pain is a sensation all too familiar to millions of people. This ache can hinder many aspects of your life: working, spending time with friends and family, partaking in the activities you enjoy, and even just relaxing. The World Health Organization estimates that in the United States, 149 million days of work are

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Apr 10

Eating Right: A Simple Technique for Reducing Pain and Inflammation

Do you deal with chronic pain or inflammation in your daily life? It isn’t uncommon, but it is avoidable. While exercise is a crucial part of your physical therapy regimen, proper nutrition can also play an important role.  The foods you eat work to fuel your body, and eating the right ones can help you

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Mar 22

Want to Recovery Even Faster? Try Pre-hab!

If you are considering surgery, you are probably well aware of the need for rehab post-surgery. Rehab sessions with a physical therapist are a major part of the process of getting surgery — without the physical therapy of rehab, it is difficult and sometimes impossible to get on your feet again.   What you may

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Mar 11

Say No to Sciatica Today with Physical Therapy!

The sciatic nerve is the largest nerve in the human body. It extends from the lumbar spine through the buttocks area. Sciatica is pain that results from the irritation of the sciatic nerve. Generally, pain is felt in the lumbar area and behind the thigh. The pain can also radiate to the lower limbs. Sciatica

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Feb 22

Bogged Down by Pain? Try These 5 Quick Tips for Less Pain and More Energy

If you’re hurting and need quick relief, your physical therapist can help. In a customized physical therapy program, you’ll learn some highly effective pain relief techniques that can also help boost your energy. Our physical therapy providers are experienced with all types of pain, and can help you live a pain-free life at last. Get

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Feb 10

What you can do to be Healthier, Stronger, and More Active!

The tennis shoes collecting dust. The yoga mat curled in the back of your closet. The gym membership that hasn’t seen you in, well, months. Like you need anymore proof that sticking to an exercise routine is tough. Hey, who ever said New Year’s resolutions can’t be made in any time of the year? Never

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Jan 20

Suffering with Back Pain? Check Your Posture!

In one longitudinal study, back pain accounted for more than 3 percent of all emergency room visits between 2004 and 2008. It is also estimated that more than 25 million Americans suffer from chronic pain, many with a disability that prevents them from doing normal daily tasks like working and caring for themselves or others.

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Jan 10

Common Causes of Shoulder Pain and How Physical Therapy Can Help

Your shoulder is the most flexible and moveable joint in your body, consisting of several bones, muscles, joints and tendons. This means there are several ways the shoulder can become injured and cause pain. There are many causes of shoulder pain and steps you can take to eliminate the discomfort. Physical therapy is an effective

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Dec 20

How to Put the Spring Back in Your Step

Whether you’re suffering from an injury or tired, achy muscles, a physical therapist can create a personalized program to help you feel better and have more energy so you can enjoy your daily activities. Call us for information to see how physical therapy can help you achieve better overall health and greater physical fitness. The

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Dec 10

Don’t Mask the Symptoms: Treat the Origin of the Issue with Physical Therapy

Looking for a Drug-Free Pain Solution? Look Into Physical Therapy Pain can be a helpful messenger, an alert that something in your body needs fixing ‒ but it can also be an agonizing annoyance that ruins your quality of life. To make matters worse, many pain problems are rooted in deep-set underlying conditions, often originating

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Nov 10

Arthritis Pain Sufferers- This Blog is for You!

Arthritis is a joint disorder, which features inflammation, pain and stiffness. There is also often a loss in movement with arthritis, as the joints are too inflamed to move. When only a single joint is involved it’s known as monoarthritis. If two or three joints are involved it’s referred to as oligoarthritis. To date there

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Oct 10

How to Find Relief from Stress-Related Headaches

Headaches are the third most common pain complaint throughout the world. They are debilitating and can greatly impact a person’s quality of life. Fortunately, relief is possible. By working with a trained physical therapist at Elliot PT, you can experience immediate pain relief from stress-related headaches and other ailments that may be contributing to your

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Sep 20

7 Simple Ways To Stay Active

Too many of us have an all-or-nothing attitude when it comes to staying fit. We’re too “slammed” at work for the gym, or our kids’ activities are keeping us in the car — and off the track — for long hours. Yet, there are a few basic elements you can add into your daily life

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Sep 10

Treating Arthritis Pain Without The Meds

Arthritis is a catch-all term used to describe more than 100 different kinds of joint pain and joint disease. While arthritis is commonly believed to be a condition that afflicts the elderly, the reality is that it can strike people in early middle age. In fact, elite male athletes are more likely to develop arthritis

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Aug 20

Tired of Lower Back Pain? Here’s What To Do:

Low back pain is the nemesis of many. That familiar ache can limit time spent working, relaxing, and enjoying life. It can lead to irritability and a whole host of other health problems. And, yet, it’s surprisingly common. The World Health Organization estimates that in the United States, 149 million days of work are lost

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Aug 10

Reduce Pain and Inflammation Through Nutrition

Internal inflammation can wreak havoc with your health. You may already be seeing a physical therapist for inflammation-related health issues, such as arthritis. Whether you have a specific diagnosis or generalized pain in your back and joints, physical therapy can help. Your physical therapist may also suggest an anti-inflammatory diet for additional pain relief. What

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Jul 20

Start Your Day Right With These 3 Simple Steps

Many of us would rather dive back under the blankets than begin the morning with pre-ordained tasks. Yet adding a few new habits to your morning routine is painless, and will get your day off to a great start. Of course, if you need more help with truly painless mornings, give us a call —

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Jul 10

How Interval Training Leads to Weight Loss

Have you been working out several times a week, but still not dropping those pounds and inches? It may be time to try interval training, which has been proven to bring results, when traditional exercise routines just can’t. And remember — if either traditional or interval training regimes are still too painful, our physical therapists

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Jun 20

How Good Posture Can Prevent Shoulder Impingement

Typically, shoulder impingement is caused by repetitive motions. Weight lifters, tennis players, painters and construction workers are susceptible to shoulder impingement. At the same time, shoulder impingement can be caused by daily activities like driving, reading, working and cooking. The postures during these activities can affect the amount of subacromion space in the shoulders. The

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May 20

Tension Headaches: How to Handle Them

Of the four distinct types of headaches — tension, migraine, sinus and cluster — the tension type is the most common. Of course, stress is a natural reaction to stimuli and can keep us safe from danger. Yet an excessive amount of stress can lead to tension headaches. That’s why learning how to handle emotional

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Apr 20

How Staying Active at Work Can Increase Productivity

Picture yourself at work. Hunched over a keyboard, clicking away on a mouse, answering the phone, or having meetings, the most moving around you are likely to do is to and from the copy machine. It is no surprise that our sedentary jobs are causing fatigue and stiffness, both mentally and physically. Fortunately, having a

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Apr 10

Tips to Treat Your Arthritis Pain

If you are like the one in four American adults who suffer with arthritis symptoms, you are looking for options for managing the day to day aches and pains and often debilitating loss of mobility.  Fortunately, there are many things you can do that, when combined with physical therapy, can improve your strength, increase your

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Mar 20

Still hurting? Your Diet Could Be Why  

What you put in your mouth can make your aches and pains worse. Like they say, “You are what you eat.” There are many foods that can cause inflammation and actually result in pain. Eating a healthier diet can help you feel better, without those nagging aches and pains. Foods To Say No To While

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Mar 10

Don’t Join the Opiod Epidemic! Why PT is a Much Safer Course

No one wants to live a life in pain, but prescription opioids aren’t always the best choice. Painkillers like Percocet, Vicodin and OxyContin certainly come with risks. Opioid risks include withdrawal symptoms, addiction, depression and overdose. And today, the use of opioids is epidemic. Physical therapy is a safer alternative without the risks and side

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Mar 10

Without Intervention, Your Lower Back Pain Could Be Here to Stay

Ask any physical therapist, and you’ll get confirmation that lower back pain is the most frequent complaint they’re asked to treat. Often, back strain goes away on their own, especially with the classic “RICE” treatment. But when rest, ice, compression and elevation just can’t cut the pain, physical therapy is often your most reliable path

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Feb 20

How Physical Therapy Can Help Relieve Headaches

Some people mistakenly believe that “tension headache” refers literally to pain caused by emotional stress. In fact, the term refers to the muscle tension or spasms, at the back of the head that leads to head pain. Yet although feeling tense can certainly lead to muscle spasm, other issues — such as poor posture, injury

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Feb 10

Why Physical Therapy is Critical Following a Joint Replacement Surgery

The intricacies of joint replacement surgery can vary greatly, depending on whether the replacement involved a knee, wrist, shoulder, ankle, or hip. Yet the post-surgical recovery period for all of these procedures is remarkably similar. The most important element? Working those new joints correctly, with the help of a physical therapist. Reducing Swelling Before you

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Jan 20

The Undeniable Link Between Nutrition and Pain

Every day, we learn more about the key role that proper nutrition plays in decreasing pain. Of course, the opposite is also true — poor dietary habits can lead to, or worsen chronic pain. It’s not unusual for physical therapists to walk their patients through their lifestyle habits in order to pinpoint habits that might

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Jan 10

How Physical Therapy Can Help Your Achilles Tendonitis

What is Achilles Tendonitis? The Achilles tendon is the largest tendon in the human body. This tendon joins the calf muscles to the heel bone and travels down the back of the lower leg. If it’s put under strain, it can get inflamed. This is known as Achilles tendonitis . If it’s left untreated, the Achilles

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Nov 14

Fall Prevention Tips for the Elderly

Physical therapy is too often seen as a “last chance” to help prevent further falls, especially for older patients who have already had a few close calls. Yet physical therapists do so much more than guide patients through helpful balance-enhancing movements — as crucial as those are. Physical Therapists, can also be counted on to

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Nov 14

Physical Therapy Can Reduce Opioid Addiction

With unintentional drug overdoses on a sharp increase within the U.S., more medical professionals are seeking treatment options that don’t carry the risk of opioid addiction. Certainly, reducing pain through opioids can be a legitimate treatment for cancer patients or end of life care. However mushrooming addiction rates make methods such as physical therapy a

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Sep 26

The Importance of Proper Breathing for Your Overall Health

It is not called “The Breath of Life” for nothing. One of the most basic functions of the human body, breathing not only fuels the body with oxygen, it can also clear a foggy mind and help strengthen the muscles. Yet few people learn how to breathe in a way that allows the body to

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Sep 26

Sick of sciatica?

Sciatica is one of the most common back pain complaints in the country. Yet few patients truly understand what sciatica is or what can be done at physical therapy to help relieve the persistent, often radiating pain down one or both hips. What is sciatica? Sciatica is not itself a diagnosis, but rather a term

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Sep 26

Attention athletes. Be sure to use these tips and tricks to avoid pain post-game.

These tips and tricks can help you avoid post-game pain. Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate Many athletes tend to hydrate well before a game or match, but often neglect their hydration after exercise. Water regulates body temperature and lubricates the joints, allowing the body to flush out any pesky toxins and aid it in restoring muscle tissue.

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Aug 11

Why Physical Therapy Is Important Before You Have Surgery.

  It is easy to see why physical therapy is important after surgery. Not only can it help minimize the development of scar tissue around the wound, it can also help a person heal faster and return to full mobility. It may be a little more difficult to see why you need physical therapy before surgery, but

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Aug 2

Four at home exercises to help your hip flexors

  There are few things more painful than hip flexors that stop working the way they should. Ranging from a dull ache to stabbing pains in the pelvis or groin area, problems with hip flexors can stem from overuse, underuse/weakness, improper use, and a lack of strengthening and stretching habits. Fortunately, there are four at-home

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Jul 11

Plantar Fasciitis: What it is and How Physical Therapy Can Help

Nobody expects to feel stabbed when they get out of bed in the morning, but that’s exactly what people with plantar fasciitis experience the moment their heels touch the floor. Fortunately, there’s non-surgical help for this painful foot condition.   What is plantar fasciitis? When the band of tissues nearest your heel bone become inflamed,

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Jul 11

Scoliosis: Causes, Symptoms and Treatments

Scoliosis, or curvature of the spine, often occurs when children are just entering puberty, which is a stressful enough time without also having to deal with a physical limitation. The cause is not always known, although rarer forms are connected to injury, muscular dystrophy or cerebral palsy. Yet through a range of treatments, including physical

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Jul 10

Why physical therapy is important after you have surgery

  In the weeks leading up to surgery, the most feared words after “anesthesia” and “hospital” are “physical therapy.” For many people, the anticipation of any pain that goes along with physical therapy is enough to keep them from stepping foot into a PT’s office after surgery. In reality, the only way back to full

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May 8

How You Can Stay Active in Your 50’s & 60’s: 3 Tips to Get You Moving

Growing older is filled with change and new challenges to be confronted. For many, these changes often involve coping with a decrease in athletic performance and abilities. However, just because you’re growing older doesn’t mean you still can’t enjoy an active lifestyle. If you are someone who is in their 50’s and 60’s, here are

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May 8

Do You Have a Sedentary Job? How to Stay Healthy and Fit Throughout the Week

 Do you find yourself sitting for the majority of the day? If you work at an office where you are confined to a cubicle, you may end up sitting for up to 10 hours a day. Not to mention going home and sitting on the couch after dinner. While it may not seem like too

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Mar 14

How Physical Therapy Can Correct Muscle Imbalances

Many people still believe that physical therapy is only needed for rehabilitation after injury, accidents, or surgery.  In reality, almost everyone can benefit from physical therapy to prevent minor recurring aches and pains or subtle losses of flexibility from becoming debilitating health issues. Physical therapists can help because many of our aches and pains are

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Feb 20

The Best Sleeping Positions to Wake Up Pain-Free

When it comes to muscular, joint and bone pain, sleep may play an integral role. If you’re having trouble settling your body’s score with pain, you might want to consider a few pain-free sleeping positions. Depending upon your consistent morning ailments, a few positions might reduce pain—or strike it out, altogether. Take a look at

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Feb 10

Sitting is the New Smoking: How Physical Therapy Combats the Negative Effects of Inactivity

We all know that smoking is bad for your health for a variety of reasons, but did you realize that sitting can be every bit as dangerous to your long-term health? While many office workers strive long and hard to obtain a job that is “better” than damaging your body through strenuous hard labor, desk

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Jan 20

How to Quickly Relieve Knee Pain

Your knees are one of the most complicated joints in your body, having to take the force of up to 6 times your body weight. On average your knee joint will bend over one million times in just one year, so it is no wonder that things can go wrong. The vast majority of knee

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Jan 10

How Stretching Your Calf Muscles Can Save Your Back

  Do you ever wake up feeling stiff as a board in your low back? Does it take a while to get moving after sitting for a while? You are not alone, as millions of Americans suffer with back pain every day. The good news is that a lot can be done to help your

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Dec 20

How You Should Sleep to Relieve Neck or Shoulder Pain

  Have you ever laid awake, tossing and turning, because of that annoying ache in your neck or shoulder? Why is it that you can be busy all day, but when you lay down to sleep, you start to feel more discomfort or pain? The reason for this is that your brain is busy handling

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Dec 10

Top 5 Most Common Sports Injuries

For most of us, an active lifestyle serves as more than merely obligatory workouts to keep the pounds off and the heart healthy. It’s more about self-challenging discipline that also serves up social and mental therapy. Balancing work, especially the inactive office type, with enjoyable physical movement provides the key to anticipating tomorrow rather than

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Nov 19

How to Strengthen Your Core Muscles in 4 Easy Steps

Have you ever had that sag ging feeling at the end of a long day? You know, when your belly seems to protrude way out and your back aches. The main reason for this is your lack of core strength. Your core is made up of a variety of muscles that support your trunk and

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Nov 19

4 Ways to Run Faster and Farther

Do you run frequently for exercise, or just want to start in order to live a healthier lifestyle? Learning to run properly can make this very important activity a fun way to exercise for any age group. The way that you run is a matter of energy and efficiency. How is it that some people

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Oct 18

How to Improve Your Posture at Work

For many of us, sitting at a desk, computer or even lifting is a daily part of our work routine. What you may not know, is that the routine may be more harmful long-term than you can imagine. Our bodies were made to move throughout a variety of positions during the day. From sitting to

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Sep 21

Is The Way That You Walk Killing Your Back?

Did you know that the way you walk, can cause you back pain? Most people have something in their style of walking that can cause long-term wear and tear. For example, a foot turned-out, a weak abdomen or poor posture contributes to stress on their body. Physical therapists are experts that are trained to treat

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Sep 12

6 Tips For Improving Your Flexibility

One of the best ways to improve your health and to alleviate any aches or pains is to improve your flexibility. Whether you are very active or quite sedentary, stretching is something your body needs on a daily basis. Here are helpful tips on how to maximize your flexibility in a short period of time.

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Aug 22

5 Ways to Increase Your Height and Strengthen Your Bones

The Secret to Increasing Your Height Do you find yourself getting shorter with age? As you age, your vertebral discs lose height, causing you to shrink up to ½ an inch or more. It’s just natural. However, what’s not natural is losing height due to poor posture. This can happen at any age, depending on

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Aug 11

3 Ways to Beat Joint Pain

When it comes to times of colder weather, our joints tend to feel a lot achier and stiffer. Joint pain debilitates millions of people annually and can play a significant role in your ability to perform normal everyday tasks. If you understand the mechanics of your joints a little bit, then there is a lot

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Jul 27

New Breathing Tips to Improve Running Performance

On your first mile of an 8-mile run, on a hot and humid afternoon you’re sweating profusely and trying to maintain your stride mechanics.  Physiologically, your heart is pumping, delivering oxygen to the lungs and returning carbon dioxide to the heart.   As your energy demands increase blood lactate levels may begin to rise if not

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Jul 22

5 Keys to a Healthy Spine

How Healthy is Your Spine? Most of us will experience back or neck pain at some point in our lives. It is the price we pay for walking on two legs. If you suffer from the occasional ache or have chronic low back or neck pain, the goal is to relieve the pain, without the

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Jul 13

4 Tips to Alleviating Aches and Pains Quickly

When it comes to chronic aches and pains, there are many factors that can cause this. However, there is also a lot that you can do to alleviate common aches and pains. Whether it is a sore back or achy knee that gets you first thing in the morning, these simple tips can make a

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Jul 10

Physical Therapists Boost Falls Prevention Programs as our Nation Quickly Ages

This year, one-third of all Americans 65 years old and older will experience a fall. Some will quickly brush off the dirt and go about their day, but others won’t be so lucky. Darryl Elliott physical therapist and owner of Elliott Physical Therapy believes falls are preventable and advocates for an annual physical therapy check

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Jun 23

The 5 Natural Ways to Relieve Arthritis Pain

Do you find your knee or hips hurting after sitting for too long? Has bending or squatting, become difficult or even painful? This is a common complaint of people with knee or hip osteoarthritis. Did you know that the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) says that 1 out of every 2 people will have symptoms

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Jun 13

4 Ways to Quickly Relieve Sciatica

Sciatica is a very common condition that affects 10% of the population. However, many more people suffer with sciatica like symptoms from low back pain to numbness in the leg. These symptoms can be signs of other back problems such as mechanical low back pain or even herniated discs. How do you know if you

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May 27

How to relieve pain and prevent injuries with better balance

When we think of poor balance, we typically think of seniors using canes or walkers to get around, because they may fall. However, poor balance is actually a big contributor to sports injuries, common backache, neck pain, and headaches in younger people. In order to walk on two feet, adapt to bumpy surfaces such as

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May 19

5 Powerful Steps to Relieve Headaches

The World Health Organization determines that 47% of the population will suffer from headaches at least one time this year. For many, headaches become a way of life, having to take over-the-counter medication on a frequent basis just to get through the day. However, it does not have to be this way, if you understand

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Apr 20

How to De-Stress Your Body For Better Health

We live in a fast paced world filled with deadlines, endless hours staring into a screen, sleepless nights and battling traffic. What does this do your body and most importantly, what can you do to change it? Ultimately, your health is in your hands. Depending on pills to handle aches, pains and stress is not

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Apr 11

3 Easy Steps to Healthy Knees

For many people, knee pain can be a way of life, limiting their ability to climb stairs, squat down to get something off the floor, enjoy long walks, shopping and a host of other daily activities. The knee joint is one of the most complicated joints in the body and has to bear up to

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Mar 21

Back or Neck Pain? What Different Types of Pain Mean

When you have an ache or pain it can leave you scratching your head as to where the pain is truly coming from. Just because it hurts in that part of your leg or arm, doesn’t mean that is where the problem is coming from. Is it a bulging disc, muscle strain or did you

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Mar 10

3 Ways to Beat Achy Shoulders

Do you find your shoulders aching at the end of the day or when having to lift your arms? Whether your pain is from an old injury or just from moving all day long, try these simple techniques to feel better and stronger. Why Your Shoulders Hurt Your shoulders are the most complicated joints in

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Feb 22

Are Your Feet Killing Your Back?

You know the old song, the knee bone is connected to the hip bone? It holds very true and explains what is called the biomechanical chain. For many people, simply standing or walking for more than 20 minutes, means an aching back. This can be due to a whole host of factors, but believe it

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Feb 11

5 Simple Ways to Beat Knee Pain While Running

We all know that running is great exercise for our bodies, but often people stop due to knee or lower leg pain. This can happen for a variety of reasons, but usually ones that we are not aware of. Over 50 million Americans deal with some sort of knee trouble, as the knees are the

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Jan 28

Is Your Child Walking or Running Properly?

Do you find that your child is often clumsy, falling down a lot, especially on uneven terrain? Have they suffered an injury and they just don’t seem to walk or run quite that well anymore? Do they complain of their legs hurting or just feeling tired? Then their walking pattern and muscles may need help.

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Jan 13

Are You Breathing Correctly?

Do you have to deal with aches, pains, feeling stiff, headaches or just plain fatigue? Your breathing patterns may be to blame. We are all subjected to daily stresses that cause us subconsciously to change our breathing patterns. The normal responses to stress are a whole host of reactions, including shallower, but rapid breathing, increased

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Dec 23

The 5 Natural Ways to Relieve Sciatica

Have you ever experienced aching pain in the back / buttock area that radiates down your leg? You may have sciatica. Sciatica is a common condition that affects up to 1 out of 10 people, typically between ages 25-45. Symptoms Sciatica is typically felt as a dull aching pain to the low back / buttock area, that

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Dec 11

How to Get Rid of Pounding Headaches for Good

You know the feeling of your eyes starting to hurt, forehead starting to pound and even your neck feeling like a big ball of tension? A headache is coming on again and it’s time to reach for the Advil, Tylenol or other type of pain pill to numb it. Why does this keep happening? The World Health

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Nov 30

How to Improve Your Posture

In this world of looking beautiful, posture plays a big role in how we look at people. Think about the last time you saw your posture in the mirror and how you immediately corrected yourself to look taller, slimmer, fitter. We fight the good fight against gravity 24 hours a day and it is up to our muscles

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Nov 18

How Do You Know if You Have a Herniated Disc?

Do you have sharp pain in a particular part of your arm or leg? It may be a herniated disc. However, it could be another problem. Herniated or bulging discs are often blamed for radiating pains, numbness and tingling in the extremities, but they are often not the culprits. Herniated discs are caused by the gradual or

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Oct 21

Physical Therapy Just as Effective for Spinal Stenosis as Surgery

A new study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine that followed 169 participants showed that physical therapy was just as effective for people suffering from spinal stenosis as surgery (1). In fact, the results point to what physical therapists have known for decades, people suffering with back pain should try physical therapy first, before considering more invasive

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Oct 13

Is Your Balance Setting You Up For An Injury?

It’s what gives us the ability to walk on two legs and stays with us our entire life, balance. Our balance and vestibular system develop as we grow from a baby all the way through adulthood, and then begin to decline. Most people don’t know their balance is not optimum until they suffer a sports injury, trip and

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Sep 23

Tips For Relieving Knee Pain

Are you one of the millions of Americans suffering from aching or painful knees? You are not alone. According to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) 1 in 2 people may develop painful knee osteoarthritis by age 85. In addition, if you struggle with weight, research shows that 2 in 3 people may develop painful knee

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Sep 10

Are Your Shoulders Giving You Headaches?

Do you know that 47% of the adult population will have a headache at least once within a year according to the World Health Organization? 45 million Americans complain of headaches each year, 8 million visit their doctor, and 3 million went to the emergency room according to US Department of Health and Human Services.

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Sep 8

4 Ways to Stick to Your Physical Therapy ‘Homework’

When Nancy D. Brown’s doctor told her she had hip dysplasia several years ago, her first reaction was: “Humans can get that?” remembers Brown, now a 54-year-old travel writer in Lafayette, California, who had only known it as a condition she should watch out for in her dogs. But when her surgeon told her she

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Sep 7

How does Darryl Elliott take his coffee?

My Morning Cup features the coffee rituals that most of us have. People from all walks of life — from US senators to ballplayers, subway drivers to college professors — have submitted entries that will run most days. Here, we reached Darryl Elliott, owner of Elliott Physical Therapy in Dorchester and North Attleboro, by e-mail.

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Aug 24

5 Ways to Avoid Joint Pain

Do you find your joints aching for no apparent reason? Even small aches and pains are your body’s way of telling you something is not working and should not be ignored. According to a Centers for Disease Control (CDC) study, 30% of the people surveyed reported some form of joint pain within a 30 day period. The greatest number

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Aug 12

Are Your Hips Killing Your Back?

Are you like many people, with an aching back at the end of the day or worried about lifting an object due to your back going out? You are not alone, over 80% of the population will suffer back pain at one time or another in their life according to CDC data. It is the price we

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Jul 23

Natural Ways to Relieve Arthritis Pain

Do you find your knees or hips hurting after sitting for too long? Has bending or squatting become difficult or even painful? This is a common complaint of people with knee or hip osteoarthritis. Did you know that the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) says that 1 out of every 2 people will have symptoms of knee osteoarthritis

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Jul 8

How to Relieve Back and Neck Pain With a Healthy Spine

Do you suffer from aching back pain, nagging neck pain or even headaches? Having a healthy spine can prevent these types of problems. Your spine is a complicated structure of vertebrae, discs, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles and nerves. Every second of every day your spine is moving in a delicate balance, even while you breathe! Take care of

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Jun 23

Is Your Shoulder Pain Coming From the Rotator Cuff?

Have you ever felt a twinge in your shoulder when lifting something, or do you suffer from an aching shoulder at the end of the day? This could be a sign that your rotator cuff is weak and irritated. Various studies* show that 20% of people with shoulder pain after age 32 have a rotator cuff tear. This

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Jun 17

Elliott Physical Therapy: Helping People Be Themselves Again

Pain. No matter what your age or level of physical fitness, everyone experiences it and some more than others. And when it sets in, whether caused by work, sports activity or in some instances for no known reason, people want relief. South Boston Today recently stopped in to meet the folks at Elliott Physical Therapy,

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Jun 10

How to Protect Your Back

Have you ever felt low back pain after doing too much the day before? One of the major causes of low back pain is repetitive injury to the spine. Repetitive injuries can be as simple as picking up boxes or having to bend down to scrub and clean the house. We often feel that we have done

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May 22

Tips for relieving sciatica pain

Do you have back pain or sciatica? In a study reported in the journal Orthopedics, 650 people were examined for low back pain or sciatica. About 25% had reported an episode of sciatica in the past 6 months of the study. This shows how common sciatica really is. Sciatica is a term used to describe pain in the

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May 12

Tips for relieving neck pain

Do you find yourself with a nagging neck or headache, especially after a long day or stressful event? The American Academy of Pain Medicine reports that neck pain and severe headaches or migraines make up about 30% of all commonly reported pain conditions. There are many reasons for neck pain, but the majority of episodes are caused by

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Apr 20

Tips for relieving pain from herniated discs

Do you experience achy or sharp radiating pain to your shoulder, arm, buttock or leg? This may be an indicator of a bulging or herniated disc in the neck or back. Between each of the vertebrae that make up your spine are small cushions called discs. Herniated discs are more common in the 30-50 age bracket. A

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Apr 10

Tips for avoiding back pain

Is a sore back interfering with your life? You are not alone! Nearly four out of five people experience back pain at some point in their lifetime. Back pain takes various forms, from a persistent dull ache to sudden sharp pain, and has many causes. Sometimes it results from a sprain, fracture, or other accidental injury. It can

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Mar 20

Preventing and Treating Sports Injuries

Exercise is an important part of life in order to become or stay healthy. For many people, sports are a fun way of burning extra calories, socializing and getting fit. Unfortunately, this also means the occasional sports injury, or a flare-up of an old injury or condition. You don’t have to be a professional or even amateur

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Mar 10

Muscle Stretching for Relieving Neck and Back Pain

Many aches and pains in the neck and back stem from tight muscles. Stretching the tight muscles along the back of your neck, strengthening the muscles in the front of your neck and improving body posture in general, can help to release neck pain. Our experts in physical therapy can help you achieve all of

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Feb 23

Steps to less pain and more energy

Do you sometimes feel sluggish, tired, achy, sore or have low energy? It could be that you are suffering from some basic physical problems. If you sit still for long hours in your car, at your job or at home watching TV, you could be hurting your body over time. Without frequent movement, your muscles

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Feb 13

How to Be Healthier, Stronger and More Active

Health is a relative term and is different for everyone. It means that your body is operating at an efficient range in all the different body systems from circulation, breathing, digestion and more. It doesn’t mean you have to look like a supermodel. Anything you can do to help your body achieve more of an

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Jan 23

How Your Core Muscle Strength Affects Your Health

Do you ever find yourself slouching in a chair, slumping at the computer or your belly sticking out after standing for awhile? This is a sign of core muscle weakness that can negatively affect your health and create long-term back or neck pain. What are Your Core Muscles? Your “core” is the group of muscles

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Jan 14

5 Ways to Relieve Back and Neck Pain

If you are suffering with back or neck pain, it can be confusing to determine the right way to relieve your pain and get back to normal activities. For some, permanent injury or changes in their body mean arthritis and the tendency for more aches and pains. However, it doesn’t mean you can’t do something

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Dec 29

Darryl M. Elliott in Top 3 Boston Physical Therapists

Home to Harvard, Tufts and MIT among its hundreds of colleges and universities, Boston sees billions of dollars in grants allotted each year by the National Institutes of Health for research. It’s safe to say that when you need medical attention or physical therapy, Boston is a good place to be. During his 20-plus year

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Dec 24

How to relieve shoulder pain

Aching Shoulders? What you need to know about your rotator cuff… If your shoulder is painful with certain motions or when you sleep, your rotator cuff could be giving you trouble. You need the strength of your rotator cuff to help you do all sorts of activities from brushing your hair and teeth, to lifting

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Dec 15

Suffering with back pain? It could be your thighs…

If you are like one of the 80% of the population who will suffer back pain at some point in your life, you know back pain can be just a real pain. It can interfere with your life, make it difficult to bend and pick up your shoes, make you irritable and affect your ability

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Nov 25

How Can You Stop That Nagging Neck Pain or Headache?

Do you find it hard to get comfortable at night because of the ache in your neck or do you suffer from headaches? Many people suffer from chronic neck pain, tightness and frequent headaches. Some people may try to mask the symptoms by taking frequent doses of Advil or Tylenol. Since the root cause of

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Nov 14

Is Pain Stopping You From Getting Back in the Game?

Don’t let pain sideline you! There is nothing more exciting than taking on a new challenge, sport or activity. For most of us, the thrill of accomplishing a physical goal is what we live for. However, are you prepared for it? The term “weekend warrior” means a person who doesn’t really train for what they

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Oct 20

Overcome Knee and Hip Pain

The knee joint is the second most complicated joint in the body and has to move in many directions. The knee and hip work in tandem allowing you to walk, run, squat and kneel. When either your hip, knee or ankle have problems moving, the other joints can be strained causing pain. Therefore, even if

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Oct 12

Is Your Back or Neck Pain From a Herniated Disc?

If you feel radiating pain, numbness or tingling it is possible one or more of your nerves may be irritated by a bulging or herniated disc. The bones in your spine are called vertebrae and in-between the vertebrae are your discs, which act as shock absorbers. These control the spine’s range of motion, flexibility and

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Sep 22

Where Your Pain Is Coming From

If you are suffering from aches or pains, here are some important questions that can help you determine the root cause of the problem: How long have you had your pain? For example, acute low back pain may be from a muscle strain. Chronic low back pain is typical of restricted joints, tight muscle tissue

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Sep 16

How to put the spring back in your step

Spring is just around the corner and that means a lot more outdoors time. However, if you suffer from knee pain, arthritis, low back pain or other aches and pains that keep you from being active, there are things you can easily do to become more active. Change How You Sit A lot of aches

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Aug 25

How to Stop Suffering with Arthritis Pain

Osteoarthritis is the most common type of arthritis. In fact over 65 million people in the US have osteoarthritis to some degree. Arthritis is characterized by progressive wearing away of the cartilage in a joint. This wear and tear over time leads to bone spurs, poor tissue strength, inflammation, pain, weakness of surrounding muscles and

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Aug 14

The benefits of stretching

As you age, your muscle tissue actually dries out a little, tightening. This causes a loss of range of motion in your joints and tissues. In addition to the loss of range of motion, it can really limit your active lifestyles and hinder day-to-day, normal motions. Tasks that used to be simple, such as dressing

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Aug 14

Feeling Stiff and Achy? How Physical Therapy Can Help

Our bodies are made to move and rely on a finely-tuned balance of proper posture, strength, coordination, chemical levels, blood pressure and more. When you don’t move on a consistent basis or experience changes to your health, you may start to feel stiff and achy, especially in the mornings. Poor health, injury, a sedentary lifestyle

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Jul 22

How to achieve real relief from stress related headaches

Life’s demands create stress and although some stress may be good, too much can cause health problems. Most people equate stress with high blood pressure, a heart attack or a stroke. But did you know headaches, dizziness, neck and shoulder pain can be stress-related too? Chronic headaches, usually accompanied by extreme fatigue are almost always

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Jun 20

Preventing Play and Sports Injuries in Children

Sports and play are a big part of growing up. Injuries do occur from time to time and are often par for the course. However, a little preparation can make a big difference in minimizing injuries and the extent of them. Here are some suggestions: Make sure the coach is aware of your child’s abilities.

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Jun 10

How to treat arthritis pain

When it comes to relieving your arthritis aches and pains, you may have more options than you realize. There is a lot you can do to reduce your aches and pains from arthritis while gaining more mobility and function. Arthritis pain and inflammation is what we help our patients with day in and day out.

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May 21

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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May 10

Physical Therapy Can Help Prevent Osteoporosis

Physical therapists are experts in improving and restoring mobility and play an important role in ensuring optimal bone health. Healthy bones can help you stay strong and active throughout your life. If good bone health is achieved during childhood and maintained, it can help to avoid bone loss and fracture later in life. For healthy

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