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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Physical Therapy to Improve your Golf Game

We’ve all heard that a proper warm up is important before exercise, and that skipping it can lead to injury. As physical therapists, one of the more common places we see people skipping warm ups or doing them improperly is at the golf course. For many golfers, the warm up is carrying the golf bag

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Dry Needling: What is it and how can it help me?

What is Dry Needling? Dry needling is a procedure performed by skilled physical therapists extensively trained in the safe delivery of dry needling technique. During a dry needling procedure, a single-use, thin, filiform needle penetrates the skin in order to stimulate underlying myofascial trigger points and muscular and connective tissue. Dry needling treats trigger points–

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Telerehab Could Ensure That You’re Completing Your Home Exercises Correctly

Today’s physical therapy was successful by all measures: Your PT spent time listening to your symptoms, collected a thorough medical history, diagnosed your issue (tennis elbow), and sent you on your way with a bunch of exercises to do at home. During the appointment, you watched intently as the physical therapist demonstrated each home exercise

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