Category: Pain Management

Physical Therapy Jan20th 2021

Relieving Your Pain the Natural Way – Physical Therapy as the Safer Relief Alternative

It is no secret that the United States is a country with very high levels of medication. With countless over-the-counter drugs for pain management, it can seem simple to turn to drugs for pain relief. It is also a common practice for physicians to prescribe heavier pain relievers, such as the opioids that have resulted

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Physical Therapy Dec20th 2020

Tired of Medications? Find Relief with Physical Therapy

Pain can put some extreme limits on your life. While medication can provide temporary relief, it doesn’t actually solve the problem of your pain; rather, it merely masks the symptoms. If you have been living with acute or chronic pain and you’re looking for a natural way to successfully treat your symptoms, contact MoveMend PT

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Aches and Pains Jun18th 2020

Good Pain vs. Bad Pain

You might have heard the phrase “good pain vs. bad pain.” What does that mean? Isn’t all pain “bad?” Not necessarily. Sometimes, pain just indicates pushing yourself in a workout or soreness from trying a new exercise. And sometimes, it’s an indication of something that requires more attention. Symptoms of “Good” Pain  “Hurts so good” kind of pain

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Six reasons to make physical therapy your first line of defense for pain

Nov4th 2019

When it comes to managing pain, consider physical therapy as your first line of defense, rather than waiting until the pain has significantly interfered with your quality of life.  Here are six reasons to consider physical therapy first, before you try pain pills or injections: Physical therapists look beyond the symptoms and try to find

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What is a free screen for physical or occupational therapy?

Jun7th 2019

Why should you consider a free screen at MoveMend? Because it’s an easy way to see if therapy can help you feel better! Too often, we ignore aches and pains, hoping they’ll go away on their own. But ignoring the pain can actually make it worse and keep us from the activities we love! Here’s

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How Blood Flow Restriction Training can help arthritis pain

May8th 2019

by Dr. Sam Watkins, DPT  Arthritis is the inflammation of a joint. There are numerous causes of arthritis, but the most common form is osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis is strongly associated with aging and by the time you reach middle age, you likely have signs of arthritis that would show up in medical imaging, whether you have

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Experiencing ankle pain, knee pain or hip pain with running?

Dec6th 2018

Running is one of the most popular forms of exercise, but it can also take a toll on your body.  Have you been experiencing ankle, knee, or hip pain when you run? Here are some things that might be contributing to that! Joint restrictions and/or muscular imbalances up or down the body can often be

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October is National Physical Therapy Month!

Oct8th 2018

It’s National Physical Therapy Month. Do you know what PT is and how it helps you to move better? It helps you to move from injury back to activity. When you have an injury, whether it started recently, has lasted longer than 6 months or is a result of a medical condition, physical therapy can

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IT Band Syndrome- What is it and how to address it

Sep9th 2018

by Dr. Sam Watkins, DPT If you’ve been a runner for any length of time, you’ve likely heard of the IT band (and possibly dealt with pain from it!) But do you know what it is and what it’s role is? The iliotibial band (IT band) is a thick connective tissue that starts at the

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2 Upper Back Exercises to Prevent Neck Pain

Aug25th 2018

by Dr. Sam Watkins, DPT Neck pain is, unfortunately, something most of us will experience at some point. Spine-related pain, in general, is a very complex topic, and many times it’s unclear what’s the exact cause of pain. But sometimes, a lack of movement (hypomobility) or even too much movement (hypermobility) at joints in the

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