Category: physical activity

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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Shoulder Pain Dec16th 2020

What is causing the pinching or ache in my shoulder?

Understanding shoulder impingement Shoulder impingement can have multiple causes and multiple diagnoses that can include: Rotator cuff tendinopathy Subacromial bursitis Partial rotator cuff tears Full rotator cuff tears And proximal biceps tendinopathy These are all related to the tissues under the acromion (see image). A way to think of this area of your shoulder is

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Stretching Dec10th 2020

9 Ways Stretching Can Improve Your Health and Wellness

Is stretching part of your daily life? If not, it should be. Stretching is a great way to start your day and it comes with a wide range of benefits. Don’t know where to start? Don’t fret! Our licensed physical therapists can help you create a stretching plan that will work best for you. To

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Stay Active Nov20th 2020

Stay Active By Incorporating These 5 Easy Steps into Your Lifestyle

With your busy life, it can be difficult to find time for physical activity. We all understand too well the lengthy to-do list that never seems to get completed. After a full day of work, running errands, making dinner, and still trying to find time to relax, it can be tough to try and force

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Stress-Related Headaches Nov10th 2020

Say Goodbye to Those Persistent Stress-Related Headaches

You know the feeling – the sudden pain that tells you a headache is coming on. It happens to all of us. Stress headaches are typically defined as a “band of pressure” that can be felt around your head, usually accompanied by tenderness of the skull and overall achiness within the head. Sometimes, the pain

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Sciatica Pain Oct20th 2020

Suffering from Sciatica Pains? Find Relief Today

Lumbar radiculopathy, commonly referred to as sciatica, is a common condition that many people experience. It occurs as a result of irritation to the sciatic nerve, which is the largest nerve of the body. It stretches from the lumbar spine through the buttocks, and pain from irritation is typically felt in the lower back. However,

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Arthritis Oct10th 2020

Physical Therapy: Treating Arthritis the Safe and Easy Way

Anyone living with arthritis knows how debilitating it can be. Several people dealing with arthritic aches and pains end up resorting to steroid injections, antirheumatic drugs, or even joint replacement surgery, in order to manage their pain. However, physical therapy itself has proven successful for many arthritis sufferers. Before turning to potentially harmful drugs or

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Balance Jul27th 2020

The importance of improving balance for people of all ages

No matter how old we are, we can always improve our balance. Balance is important for people of all ages and physical fitness levels. As we age, balance changes and can lead to increased risk of injury and falls. If all 3 systems described below are intact, we can maintain postural balance and avoid falling.

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Bodyweight Training Jul7th 2020

How to build resistance using bodyweight training

Bodyweight training has gained popularity in recent years due to its accessibility, ease of performance, low cost, and minimal requirement for space and equipment. Yoga, calisthenics, gymnastics, and climbing are considered bodyweight exercises.   Bodyweight exercises strengthen multiple muscle groups simultaneously which makes them a good choice when limited on time. Some examples are chin-ups, pull-ups, push-ups, sit-ups, squats, and lunges.   Since exercises are limited

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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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