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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 … Read more

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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 … Read more

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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 … Read more

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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 … Read more

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(Keep) Horsin’ Around – Horseback Riding Safety from a PT

Whether you are a longtime equestrian, have never ridden, or are hoping to get back in the saddle, here are some great Horseback Riding Safety “DO’s and DO NOTs” from a Physical Therapist. DO: Always Wear a Helmet and Proper Gear Horseback riding does come with some risk. Make sure you are always wearing a … Read more

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Why Physical Therapy is Important Following Motor Vehicle Accident

It is a reality. Motor vehicle accidents happen, and when they do, you often end up injuring more than just your vehicle. Each year, over 6 million accidents occur in America. Most of these are minor fender benders, but that does not eliminate the chance of you injuring your back or neck in the process. … Read more

10 Ways Walking Keeps You Well

10 Ways Walking Keeps You Well

The American Heart Association recommends that you walk or perform moderate aerobic activity for a total of 150 minutes per week. This is ideally spread throughout the week and can even be performed in shorter daily sessions. Walking is not only an exercise that keeps you healthy, but it is a free (and easy!) way … Read more

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Resistance Training Vs. Cardiovascular Training

If you are new to working out, or even a self-proclaimed “gym rat,” at some point you’ve probably wondered which form of training is most beneficial for you. Or maybe you’ve never thought about it and this blog will begin to generate some interest and questions. Well, I’m here to answer those for you! What … Read more

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Physical Therapy For Whiplash

Whiplash. We have all heard this term and often associate it with a car accident. The truth is, there are a variety of ways in which one sustains a whiplash injury, such as when slipping/falling on the ground or riding a herky-jerky roller coaster. The most common cause of whiplash is still a rear-end collision … Read more

The One Hundred Pilates Exercise

Mikayla’s Top 10 Pilates Exercises

  Have you been searching for a full-body, low-impact workout option? You know, one not as generic as lifting weights or biking a few miles? Great news! Pilates may be the perfect choice for you! First off, what exactly is Pilates? Pilates a form of low-impact cardio that helps with postural alignment, flexibility, and muscular … Read more