How to Self-Treat a Groin Injury

How to Self-Treat a Groin Injury

One of the more debilitating muscle injuries that people frequently encounter is called a “pulled groin.” More medically savvy, an adductor muscle strain. I see these injuries often in the clinic with active individuals, whether they got injured playing pickleball or playing in a high school...

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How Better Posture Can Improve Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

How Better Posture Can Improve Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome is the compression of the median nerve (which travels through the arm), caused by swelling as it passes through the carpal tunnel, a tight area in the wrist. This leads to symptoms such as numbness, pain, or tingling in the thumb, first finger, middle finger, and half of the...

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Hand Therapy: 5 Exercises for Rehabilitation

Hand Therapy: 5 Exercises for Rehabilitation

The most prevalent area of arthritis of any joint in the body is the 1st CMC joint which occurs at the base of the thumb. This joint is unique in that it is a saddle joint. One side is a dome and the other side is shaped like a U that fits on the dome. This allows the thumb to bend forward and...

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Post-COVID Symptoms: Does Physical Therapy Help?

Post-COVID Symptoms: Does Physical Therapy Help?

Testing positive for COVID-19 has impacted everyone to one degree or another, whether us or someone close. However, a full recovery has been a completely different issue for many. Labeled as long-haulers, no, they don't drive heavy cargo across the country, but they are heavily burdened by...

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Runners: 5 Tips To Properly Care For Your Feet

Runners: 5 Tips To Properly Care For Your Feet

As a runner or hiker, it is very important to take good care of your feet. Our feet are under a significant amount of stress and load with running or hiking, literally with every step/stride. Besides the knee, foot injuries are second most prevalent in runners. So why do most runners and hikers...

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How Is Screen Time Affecting Your Mental & Physical Health?

How Is Screen Time Affecting Your Mental & Physical Health?

In a recent survey, it was found that most Americans spend nearly half of their waking hours looking at a screen. And, 79 percent of the respondents of one survey felt that their screen time had increased in the last 5 years. Our physical therapy clinic is often looking for ways to help our...

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Ice or Heat for Treating Sprains & Strains

Ice or Heat for Treating Sprains & Strains

When sprains, muscle strains, inflammation, and general pain come at you, knowing exactly when to use ice or heat can significantly shorten your recovery time. So what do you choose, ice or heat? This is a common question asked by patients of their physical therapists during initial evaluations....

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