Think You’ve Got Perfect Posture? Think Again.

If you spend any time looking around the Internet for information on posture, there’s one thing you’ll start to see over and over: No matter how good you think your own posture is, there’s something wrong with it. The posture gurus have seen it

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Avoiding and Treating Repetetive Motion Injury

Repetitive Motion Injury, Repetitive Strain Injury, Repetitive Stress Injury, RMI, RSI — whatever you call it, it’s a major cause of physical pain, discomfort, and lost productivity. Repetitive motion injuries occur when muscles, nerves, ligam

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What Are The Alternatives to Opioids for Pain Relief?

Opioid addiction has been prominent in the news in recent years for reasons political, economic, and, for far too many Americans, personal. With “pain” recorded as the most common reason we access the health care system—affecting more of us

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Should I See A Physical Therapist?

In one word: yes. If you think you might need to see a physical therapist for whatever condition is bothering you, you probably should. Heck, even if there’s nothing wrong right now, most people will see long-term benefits — including prevention

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Should I Have Surgery for Knee Osteoarthritis?

It’s a big question for people living with knee pain. Is surgery worth the risk and expense? While the answer can vary depending on the type and extent of the damage to your knees, the answer in many cases — and unfortunately, in many cases where

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Heads Up: Is Your Expensive New Phone a Pain in the Neck?

We hear a lot about forward head posture these days. We’re all bending forward and hunched over our desks as we type, and when we’re away from our desks we spend much of our time looking down at the phones in our hands. And we all have headaches.

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What is Frozen Shoulder, and What Can You Do About It?

Also known as adhesive capsulitis, frozen shoulder is a condition characterized by stiffness and pain in the shoulder joint. Typically a person with frozen shoulder will go through three stages: The Freezing Stage — A pain (sometimes severe) d

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Which Healthcare Professional Is Right for You?

You have an ache or a pain. Maybe it’s been nagging you for some time, or maybe it’s brand new. Maybe it’s the result of a stumble and fall, or maybe it’s come out of nowhere with no warning. Maybe it’s getting harder to live with, and it

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Causes and Treatment of Shoulder Impingement Syndrome

Your shoulder is the most mobile joint in your body. Just think of all the things you do with it, all the things you reach for and pick up, and all the wide ranging up, down, forward, and back directions you can move your arm. The trade-off for th

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