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Don’t Overlook Stretching

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A good exercise program incorporates stretching, strengthening, and aerobic conditioning.  Stretching is a very important part of exercising, but is often overlooked.  Many people either skip stretching completely, or only spend a couple of minutes stretching.  Ideally, everyone should spend time stretching daily. There are many benefits to stretching.  Stretching helps to avoid injury.  Many…

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Dry Needling

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Dry needling is a fairly new procedure now performed by Physical Therapists that takes a solid monofilament needle and penetrates the skin to an intended structure subcutaneously. Well, it sounds a lot like performing Acupuncture. The answer is yes, it does. It uses the exact same kind of needle and the points of entry can…

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Death To Your Golf Swing

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As a golfer gets older and begins to lose flexibility, you can see it in their posture and swing. Their posture becomes more stooped, their swing gets shorter and they lose distance on their drives. If this is happening to you, you can try new technology or take a lesson to find some improvement, but…

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What Is Lymphedema?

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Lymphedema is the result of a defect in the lymphatic system. The lymphatic system is made up of lymphatic channels, lymph nodes and lymphatic ducts.  It is a uni-directional transport system that functions to maintain fluid balance in the body through the transportation of fluids, as well as filtering and removal of waste products.  It…

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Don’t Let Your New Year’s Resolution Cause You Pain!

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New Year’s Resolutions can be thwarted for many reasons, but don’t let pain be one of them!   Common places for overuse injuries include the shoulder and the elbow.   Could one of these be one of your New Year’s pains? Shoulder pain: Shoulder pain towards the front or outside of the shoulder that cannot be attributed…

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