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Gliding for Nerve Injuries in the Arm

How are the nerves affected in an elbow, wrist, or hand injury? Sensory nerves transmit signals from our arm to the brain, processing that information and triggering reactions in our body. Motor nerves transmit signals from the brain to the muscles for movement. This circuitry allows our body to send signals of vibration, touch, pain,…

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10 SAFETY TIPS WHEN MOVING

Moving, sure it can be a real “PAIN”, but here are some tips to avoid it becoming PAINFUL. Take your time, get organized, and use all available help to avoid stress and injuries.   1. Get Rid of the Bulk The less stuff you have, the less you will have to worry about packing up…

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NO GYM? NO PROBLEM! 4 Ways to Fit in Daily Exercise (FOR FREE!)

If you live far from a facility, don’t have childcare, or a subscription just doesn’t fit within your budget; you may be one of the many who choose to forgo a gym membership. Luckily, you can still increase your fitness level in almost any environment, starting with these 4 tips!    1) Work on Walking…

5 Tips For Transitioning Back To Your Office Workstation

5 Tips For Transitioning Back To Your Office Workstation

With life beginning to normalize, many professionals are leaving the comfort of their homes (and pajamas) and heading back into the office for full-time work. As we adjust to our new (old) work environments, we must keep the health and safety of our bodies in front of mind to avoid acute and overuse injuries. Below…

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The Importance of Nutrition and How it Aids in Recovery

Oftentimes, when injuries occur, we automatically apply the R.I.C.E method: Rest, Ice, Compression and Elevation. This, combined with physical therapy, is great for managing injuries in many situations and therefore has been used for years upon years. But what if I told you this method was missing one very important aspect of injury recovery? Today…

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Using Physical Therapy to Prevent Injury and Illness

It is estimated that only 25% of Americans meet the CDC minimum recommendations for daily physical activity. Further, around 80% of Americans are overweight, and 40% are obese. It is time America focuses on health – and we know just the people who can help! Physical activity has a well-known and impressive list of benefits….

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Balance: Treatment Approach from A Physical Therapist

What is Balance? Every year, countless Americans are diagnosed as having “abnormal” balance. It is quite common; you are not alone. Balance is the ability to maintain your body position over your feet. In simple terms, it is your ability to not fall. Balance can be further subdivided into static and dynamic balance. Static balance is your ability…

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Dirt Bike Riding: Stretches and Strengthening

All Enduro or motocross riders know there are few activities more fun than spending a day in the dirt or sand. What makes the day even more special is when you end the ride exhausted and in ONE PIECE! While many people view riding a motorized bike as fun and relaxing, it is actually quite…

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Finger Injuries: When in Doubt, See an Armworks Hand Therapist

Injuries to the hand, specifically the fingers, are quite common. Whether you are an athlete who “jams” your finger trying to catch a ball, a chef whose knife misses its target, or a machinist whose finger gets smashed during operations; we are all at risk of sprains, strains, lacerations, and/or fractures. Luckily, your Certified Hand…

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Mindfulness Training for Reducing Pain

Did you know that mindfulness training or meditation can help reduce pain? It also has many other health benefits including reducing stress, anxiety, depression, and blood pressure. The National Institute of Health states that mindfulness can be used as a suitable narcotic free therapy resource because it: significantly reduces chronic pain symptomologies attenuates pain through…

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