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Massage Balls: The New Weapon Against Muscle Pain

Posted on by Brian Whittington, PT, DPT, CMTPT

One of the most common treatment methods to alleviate muscular pain and post-work out soreness is the foam roller and there is a good reason for that. Foam rollers are a great treatment option to mobilize tight tissue especially for larger areas on your body that you want to address. But what if you want to really zone in on a particularly small area of tight muscle? What if the muscle you want to address isn’t easily mobilized with a foam roller? What if you don’t have a foam roller with you? Enter the massage ball.

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Sleep Positions for Less Low Back Pain

Posted on by Rebecca Weiner, PT, DPT, ASTYM certified

As a physical therapist, one of the biggest complaints I receive about low back pain (LBP) is about how it can impact one’s ability to sleep through the night. According to research, low back pain is the second most common cause of disability in adults in the U.S., and the most common reason for lost work days.1

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My Back Hurts, What Should I Do?

Posted on by Tara Hackney, PT, DPT, OCS, KTTP

Back pain is the most common pain seen in outpatient physical therapy clinics across the country, with data showing that low back pain accounts for 50 percent of all patients seeking outpatient physical therapy care.1 What’s more, one quarter of adults in the U.S. have reported back pain at least one day in the past three months.1

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Tips on How to Select and Wear a Backpack

Posted on by Tara Hackney, PT, DPT, OCS, KTTP

It’s time to think about back to school! An item that is on many back to school shopping lists is a new backpack. But did you know that there should be many considerations besides the color or design on the backpack?

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Are You Growing Used to Your Pain?

Posted on by Brian Whittington, PT, DPT, CMTPT

Approximately 30 percent of adults over 18 are experiencing chronic pain with a slightly higher prevalence (34 percent) among females.1 Pain can significantly influence an individual’s recovery and functional ability.

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Best Sleeping Positions for your Neck and Back

Posted on by Tara Hackney, PT, DPT, OCS, KTTP

In my experience as a physical therapist, one of the most common reasons patients seek out physical therapy is due to pain of the spine. Although certain factors related to neck or back pain are outside of our control (such as aging or arthritis), there are many factors that we do have influence over – including sleeping position.

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4 Tips to Stay Healthy While Holiday Shopping

Posted on by Athletico

The Holiday season is in full swing, which means that the stores will be busy with shoppers through the New Year.

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You Can’t Actually “Slip” a Disc

Posted on by Tara Hackney, PT, DPT, OCS, KTTP

We’ve all heard it, someone we know has “slipped a disc” in their back. However, slipping a disc is actually not possible. The vertebral discs between each vertebrae cannot slip out. So what is actually happening when someone “slips” a disc?

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