October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month

The month of October is  National Breast Cancer Awareness month. It is important to promote breast cancer awareness, share information on the disease, and provide greater access to services.  Although many great strides have been made in breast cancer awareness and treatment, there remains much to be accomplished. It is important to stress that women…

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October is National Physical Therapy Month!

In October, we celebrate National Physical Therapy Month. Physical Therapists and Physical Therapist Assistants can help improve and restore motion to your life. This recognition is an opportunity to highlight the fact that we are your trusted experts in helping you to improve your quality of life by keeping healthy, fit, and active, and avoiding…

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Muscle Cramps — More than Just Dehydration

Muscle Cramps — More than Just Dehydration by Brandon Erickson, MD Muscle cramps are a debilitating and painful experience that occurs during or shortly after exercise. In the past, muscle cramps were thought to have been caused by dehydration and electrolyte loss, commonly seen in high intensity workouts and game competition. Athletes who developed cramps were…

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What You Need To Know About Stress Fractures

A stress fracture, also known as a fatigue-induced fracture, consists of one or more small cracks in the bone. It is associated with a pattern of overuse, commonly seen in the lower extremity in athletes. Causes Repetitive motion is one the mechanisms that result in a stress fracture. The muscles become fatigued and are unable to absorb…

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Concussions: What You Need To Know

What is a Concussion? The center for disease control (CDC) defines a concussion as a type of mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) that interrupts the normal functioning process of the brain. The effects of a concussion can greatly vary from person to person. Individuals do not have to lose consciousness to receive a concussion and…

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Identify, Prevent, and Manage Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI). Ask Your Physical Therapist How!

Repetitive strain injury (RSI) occurs as a result of overuse or misuse of the body and it generally affects the upper extremities. It has been reported that approximately 60% of all occupational injuries can be attributed to RSI. This causes a significant decrease in productivity on a personal and professional level. Causes RSI usually occur…

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Physical Therapy plays a vital role in helping patients suffering from Chronic Pain or Chronic Fatigue

Physical Therapy plays a vital role in helping patients manage and overcome chronic pain. Therapists use a variety of evidence-guided treatments to deal with chronic pain. The idea is to go low and slow, often times, physical therapists are able to gradually increase the intensity of active exercises over time. Another important component is to…

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FREE Healthy Back Class!

Get help for your back! Do you or someone you know suffer from back pain? Get sound knowledge from medical professionals through STARS healthy back class. This FREE class and get educated on how to care and heal from your back problems. Classes are identical month to month and held on the fourth Tuesday of every month….

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Fibula Fracture

Fibula is a slender and long bone located on the outside of the lower leg, from outside and underneath the knee and extends down to form the outside of the ankle joint. Next to the fibula bone is the tibia, which is thicker. It forms the base of the knee called the tibial plateau and…

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Stay Cool in the Heat this Summer

Everyone has his or her own definition of what’s cool. For some, it’s a driving a vintage sports car while for others it’s wearing a trendy outfit or having the latest high-tech gadget. In the summer heat or during heavy exercise, your body doesn’t need a Porsche or a Prada bag to stay cool —…

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