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Treating shoulder pain with physical therapy

Our shoulders are one of the most frequently-moved joints in our entire body. Our shoulder joints are unique because they are comprised of its ball-and-socket structure, made up of the scapula bone, the clavicle bone, and the humerus. The shoulder joint is one of our body’s most versatile because of...

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Using Physical Therapy to help manage Lymphedema

Lymphedema is the swelling of the skin in an area of the body where lymph nodes are or had previously been present. Lymph nodes play an important function in our body’s health; our lymph nodes act as filters to eliminate harmful bacteria or foreign objects from our bloodstream. The swelling...

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What is Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction (TMJ)?

The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is the joint which connects the jawbone to the skull. Every individual has two of these temporomandibular joints on each side of the face. This is the joint that enables us to chew and speak properly. However, sometimes this joint becomes inflamed and locked causing a...

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Try these foods to reduce inflammation

Inflammation is an important part of our body’s immune response. When an area of the body is inflamed, it is generally because our immune system is trying to fight off infection or any damage to the surrounding tissue in the area. However, chronic inflammation is a problem faced by many...

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Yoga poses to strengthen your core

With summer around the corner, many are focused on how to attain that perfect beach body. While some focus on fad diets to slim down fast, it is important to note that lasting weight loss is found through a balance of a moderate diet and exercise. A significant factor in...

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Is Osteopathy right for me?

Osteopathy is a type of alternative medicine which relies on the physical maneuvering of muscle and bone tissue. The word osteo derives from the Ancient Greek word for ‘bone’, and ‘pathy’ from the word ‘pathos’, meaning ‘responding or sensitive to’. Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment (OMT) is believed to be introduced by...

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What is Sciatica?

Sciatica, or sciatic neuritis as its known medically, is triggered by an irritation of the sciatic nerve which causes pain to radiate from the lower back to one or both of an individual’s legs. However, sciatica usually causes pain on one side of the body. Sciatica is a common issue,...

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Why use Paraffin Wax as Treatment?

Paraffin wax is a soft, but solid, wax made up of a mixture of hydrocarbons. The uses of paraffin wax range from making typical wax products such as crayons and candles to certain therapeutic uses. Paraffin wax has been used to treat pain because of its anti-inflammatory properties. Certain patients...

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Treating lower back pain

Lower back pain is a common issue faced by many throughout the world. While the causes and treatments for lower back pain can vary, it is important to determine and treat the problem because the lower back is part of the support areas for the spine. Some causes for lower...

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Trouble sleeping? Try some yoga.

Yoga is a physical, mental, and spiritual discipline, originating in ancient India, with the goal of the attainment of a state of perfect spiritual insight and tranquility. The word is connected to practices in meditation throughout Buddhism, Hinduism, and Jainism. The word for ‘yoga’ was introduced by Patanjali in the...

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