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Scar Mobilization

May 14, 2023

Scar mobilization is a therapeutic technique used by physical therapists to help reduce the appearance and discomfort of scar tissue and can also be performed at home. The goal of scar mobilization is to reduce scarring, improve range of motion, decrease pain and help the tissue to heal properly. It’s important to note that scar

The Benefits of Fasting – An Overview

May 12, 2023

Fasting, or deliberately abstaining from food for a set period of time, has been a part of many cultural and religious practices for centuries. In recent years, there has been growing interest in the health benefits of fasting. Fasting is not just done for weight loss (although that can be a huge benefit) but to

Tips and Tricks to Make Gardening Easier on Your Body

May 9, 2023

Gardening can be a fulfilling and rewarding hobby, but it can also take a toll on your body if you do not prepare for it. The repetitive motions of weeding and bending required can cause aches and pain to start to pop up this time of year in your back, neck, knees, and hands. However,

Why Everyone Should Deadlift

May 3, 2023

Loss of strength is often a major contributor to a wide variety of disease and complaints that causes patients to access healthcare. Weakness can contribute to many issues from aches/pains/strains to a lack of resiliency that contributes to illness and hospitalization. Physical Therapists are trained in methods to address weakness and help guide you on

How Stress May Be Sabotaging Your Weight Loss Efforts

April 18, 2023

Cortisol is a hormone that is released in response to stress and often referred to as the body’s “stress hormone.” While cortisol is important for the body’s stress response, chronically high levels of cortisol can have negative effects on the body’s metabolic health and overall well-being. Cortisol can affect metabolism the following ways: Increased blood

The Shoulder Joint: Part 2 – Stability

April 16, 2023

The first article in this two-part series discussed the great mobility we get from our shoulder joint. The shoulder joint is one of the most complex and versatile joints in the human body, allowing for a wide range of motion and flexibility. However, due to its complexity and great range of motion, it is prone