Step Outside to Walk or Run

People enjoy walking or running for a number of reasons. For many, it’s a simple form of exercise. For some, it’s about ‘the freedom of the road’ and ‘being one with nature’, while others find it an effective way to decrease stress. Walking or running helps condition the body and improve blood circulation. Regular walking…

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It’s about time to get out your old snow shovel!

Winter weather is right around the corner which means it is time to pull out the old snow shovel and get moving! Shoveling snow is no easy task, burning up to 230 calories or so every half hour is a lot of hard work. After, your body is tired and sore leaving you feeling stiff…

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How To Enjoy the Weekend and Survive Without Injuries

It’s important to be physically active, and avoid injuries at the same time. This is especially important for a ‘weekend warrior’. If you are sedentary, it’s extremely important to plan ahead in order to avoid exercise-related injuries. After all, the human body cannot go from ‘inactive’ mode to ‘weekend warrior’ mode in an instant. Exercise…

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LATERAL EPICONDYLITIS PHYSICAL THERAPY MANAGEMENT

Tennis elbow is not restricted to those who play tennis. It is a condition in which tendon damage causes soreness or pain around the outside of the elbow or the lateral epicondyle. The symptoms of tennis elbow are noticeable when the palm is turned upward. Damage to the tendons in the forearm makes wrist movements…

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Heel Pain And How Physical Therapy Can Help!

Have you ever experienced heel pain for no apparent reason? One of the causes of pain in your heel is a condition called plantar fasciitis. It is caused by inflammation of the plantar fascia, the tissue connecting the heel bone to the toes. The plantar fascia serves as a “shock absorber” for the arch of…

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Summer Heat and Arthritis

  During the hot, summer months, arthritis can flare up. The heat and humidity cause joints to swell, increasing inflammation and stiffness within the affected area. In order to help you mitigate the pain and reduce inflammation and stiffness, Saint Alphonsus Rehabilitation Services offers arthritis management techniques. Our highly trained and skilled physical therapists can…

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Pregnancy: Pain and Incontinence

During pregnancy, pain and discomfort are not uncommon, especially pain in the lower back and pelvic area. In some cases, lower back pain (LBP) and sacroiliac joint Pain (SI) can cause, or are symptoms of, urinary incontinence (UI). In fact, 79% of women who experience LBP simultaneously experience UI.[1] However, research has shown that “performing…

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August Is Back To School Month!

August is Back to School Month: Backpacks and Back Pain in Children As the school year fast approaches, it is time to start thinking about backpacks again! As your child’s backpacks quickly fills with books and journals, they can become quite heavy. If your child’s backpack weighs more than ten or fifteen percent of their…

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Anterior Ankle Impingement

Anterior ankle impingement is a condition that causes a reduced range of motion in the front of the ankle as a result of repeated impact, bone spurs, scar tissue build up, and inflammation. If you are noticing a dull or pinching pain that occurs when pointing your toes up or down, kicking a ball, walking,…

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Common Dancer Injuries

Like many sports, in order to be a successful dancer, it requires flexibility, strength and stamina. Dancing is demanding and time consuming, and leaves no room for injury. However, dancing for hours on end, with only a few hours of rest and sleep in between offers minimal time to relax and rehabilitate sore or tight…

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