Woman stretching her shoulder after a workout.

10 Shoulder Stretches You Should Do after Every Workout

Because the shoulder is such and incredibly complicated joint, there are plenty of ways it can go wrong. We exercise to keep it healthy, but overuse injuries are common. The shoulder is also a place where we hold a lot of tension due to stress — bo

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Five Exercises You Can Do with an Around-the-Door Strap

Resistance tubing and bands are among the most common physical therapy tools, and we all know how great they can be for helping us get strong and stay that way. Resistance tubing is lightweight and easily portable, unlike cumbersome free weight sets

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To Sit Or Not To Sit, That Is The Question

You might want to sit down for this. Or maybe you should stand. It’s hard to say because two studies, taken together, have left us paralyzed with confusion: In the first we learned that prolonged standing on the job is more likely to lead to h

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The Best Methods for Decreasing Inflammation

Inflammation is a natural part of the healing process. It’s part of your body’s defense system, helping you to recover from injury and fight off bacteria and viruses. When there is an injury or infection, blood flow to the affected area increa

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A man experiences whiplash symptoms after a car accident.

How to Treat Pain from Whiplash

Whiplash is an injury to the neck caused by a rapid and forceful back and forth movement of the head — sort of like cracking a whip. Common causes are rear-ending car accidents, sports injuries, and physical abuse. A mighty sneeze can even cause wh

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A man gets physical therapy for his back pain trigger points.

A Guide to Trigger Points in Physical Therapy

Trigger points — commonly known as muscle knots — are sore spots or tight bands of muscle tissue. They can be painful to touch and can limit the range of motion in the muscle area, and they can even send “referred” pain to other, seemingly un

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Soft tissue mobilization therapy on the arm using a stainless steel tool.

What is Soft Tissue Mobilization Therapy?

Before we talk about soft tissue mobilization therapy, we have to talk about soft tissue. As an integral part of the body’s anatomy, soft tissue surrounds the organs and connects and supports other tissues. It consists of the muscles, blood vessels

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Everything to Know About Aquatic Physical Therapy

Aquatic physical therapy is formally defined as “the evidence-based and skilled practice of physical therapy in an aquatic environment by a physical therapist,” which seems to take all the fun out of getting into a pool. But don’t worry, aquati

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The Different Forms of Physical Therapy

A physical therapist is a licensed medical professional specializing in evaluating, diagnosing, and managing health and movement problems. In contrast to physicians, doctors of physical therapy do not prescribe medications or perform surgeries. Physi

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What is Safe Pain Management?

Nobody likes pain — well, almost nobody — but it would be hard to live without it. Pain is what keeps us from sticking our hands into the fire, and it’s often how we know to seek treatment when something is wrong. But there are also times when

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