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The Shoulder Joint

The Basics The shoulder is a complex joint made up of bone, ligaments, muscles and tendons. The shoulder itself is known in the medical community as the Glenohumeral Joint, which is the relationship between the upper arm bone (humerus) and the shoulder blade (scapula). These two bones create a joint called a ball and socket,

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Osteoarthritis and Physical Therapy

Osteoarthritis (OA) is one of the most common joint disorders, especially in adults over the age of 60. Two of the most commonly affected joints are the hip and the knee. Common symptoms are morning stiffness, where you feel like you need to get up and moving for 20 or 30 minutes before you “limber

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Are you getting what you want out of your workout?

How much thought have you put into the exercises you’re going to use for your next workout? Did you choose them yourself, or did you find them on the internet or in a magazine? What’s your workout designed for? Do those goals match yours? Are the exercises even safe for you? Using the wrong program

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The Best of Roanoke – The Roanoker Magazine : 2020 PLATINUM AWARD

“For 34 years, we’ve asked our readers to vote annually for their favorite locally-owned places, spaces, events and people. Anyone is eligible to be nominated; we recognize three levels of winners with platinum, gold and silver, barring ties within individual nominations. Votes are one per email; any attempts at ballot stuffing are carefully evaluated and

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Keep Your Immune System Strong All Year long : 5 Ways to Boost Your Body’s Natural Defenses

Illnesses often arise when the body’s immune system becomes overburdened by stress or lacks the proper nutrition to fight off foreign invaders. Your best defense is a strong offense – and the following five strategies can help your immune system perform optimally all year long!  Focus on Whole Foods  Prioritize eating nutrient-dense whole foods. Each of

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Beginner Core & Lumbar Stabilization Program for Low Back Pain

Did you know that over 80% of people will experience low back pain at one point in their lifetime? Back pain is the number one reason for missed workdays, accounting for over 264 million workdays lost each year worldwide. It is also important to note that most of low back pain cases are mechanical in

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Home Based Treatment for Right Sided IT Band Syndrome

In the midst of Corona Virus, with gyms being closed, you may find yourself doing more walking/jogging outdoors. Often this increase in lower body activity can flare up your IT band, causing what we refer to as IT band syndrome. What is the IT Band and what is involved with the Syndrome? This is a

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Let’s talk about it–Urinary Incontinence and What You Can Do About It!

By Carol Jacobs, PT, DPT Urinary incontinence is the involuntary leakage of urine in any amount–from just a couple drops to the full bladder. Although it can affect both women and men, women are twice as likely to experience urinary incontinence due to a number of factors, including pregnancy and childbirth, menopause, and the anatomy

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How Much Physical Activity Do Kids Need?

With the recent Covid-19 Pandemic making us find a new “normal”, activity rates have gone down for not only kids, but for all quarantined families.  Kids aren’t going to school anymore to get their daily dose of gym or recess time, and it’s hard for busy parents to find time to create some kind of

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Telehealth May be an Option During COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic seems to have stopped much of the world. Once busy streets and shops are empty, activities are cancelled and you may not even be going to work. One thing that the virus has not stoppe is pain and injury. Maybe you were seeing your PT when stay at home orders were issued.

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