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What is Sciatica?

Sciatica is a condition where there is a structure in your body that is placing pressure on your sciatic nerve whether that be a disc, muscle, or other structure. The pressure is most likely being applied closer to your spine. This commonly results in symptoms to travel down into your leg.  If it is the […]...

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Exercise with Injury/Pain

exercise with pain

Stop blaming your posture, occupation, stress, arthritis, etc. Find patterns in your pain and look for attributable lifestyle factors that you actually can change! Pain goes beyond what is actually happening inside your body and whatever pathology that you are blaming for your pain right now. General exercise that does not reproduce/intensify your pain can […]...

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Soreness in the Short Term Equals Health in the Long Term

When you’re injured or recovering from an injury, you’ll oftentimes want to simply click your fingers and have the pain disappear. Of course, that’s not realistic (though we can dream!) and it takes time and proper care to get back to your optimal health. Physical therapy can absolutely be an important element to your recovery, […]...

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Physical Therapy Prior to Surgery

So you are having surgery and know you are in for physical therapy after, but have you ever considered physical therapy before having your procedure? Studies have shown that preoperative physical therapy can reduce postoperative care use. For example, patients undergoing hip or knee replacement, preoperative therapy can reduce postoperative care use by 29 percent. […]...

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