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Research Report – Osteoarthritis Sufferers Find Relief With Physical Therapy!!

Turn to Physical Therapy to Treat Osteoarthritis in McHenry, IL Over the last year, the concern about taking non-steroidal antinflammatory medications has left many osteoarthritis sufferers wondering how to manage their pain and disability. Many answers may be found in the Ottawa Panel Guidelines for Therapeutic Exercises and Manual Therapy in the Management of Osteoarthritis

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To Be Firm Or Not To Be Firm

A Tip to Avoid Low-Back Pain in McHenry, IL There are many causes of low back pain, but it is a common belief that mattress firmness causes or perpetuates non-specific low-back pain. You’ve heard or seen ads that state that you can end your back pain if you use Brand X’s mattress. To date, however,

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Get to Your Therapist If You Have Tennis Elbow

Treat Tennis Elbow in McHenry, IL Tennis elbow, or lateral epicondylitis, is a dysfunction of the tendons that insert into the lateral epicondyle (the bony bump on the outside of the elbow). Not only does it occur in tennis players, but it occurs more often in people that apply repetitive stresses to the forearm. Repetitive

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Backpack Basics

Don’t Let a Backpack Lead to Back Pain Simple Tips to Avoid Future Back Pain in McHenry, IL Have you seen a child leaning to the left or right to support a heavy backpack on the opposite shoulder? If the load is too heavy it might cause the child to arch their back as well.

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Back Basics

Proper Techniques to Avoid Back Pain Tips From a Local Back Pain Professional in McHenry, IL Here is a brief summary of low back posture and the rationale behind the current school of thought regarding lifting. The low back, also called the lumbar spine, is in a position of greatest stability when it is in

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Conservative Care for the Painful Shoulder

How to Treat Shoulder Pain Treat Shoulder Pain Locally in McHenry, IL Twenty-two to 46% of those who see a doctor for shoulder pain report a history of shoulder pain. By nature, shoulder pain is a chronic problem. However, there is hope for those who would like pain relief and a better quality of life.

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DOES YOUR SOCCER COACH KNOW ABOUT INJURY PREVENTION?

Athletics is an important part of growing up. However, with participation in sport there is a risk of injury. Over the last decade there has been an alarming increase in the number of injuries especially in the female, adolescent athlete. Recent research is providing us with some answers though. In a study of 300 female

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FALLS AND FLOORS

Many newsletters ago, we reported on balance and falls. You might recall these facts: 1. One in four people that live at home and are over 65 will fall within the next year. 2. Sixty percent of all falls occur in the home. 3. In the senior population, falls are the leading cause of injury

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ACUTE LOW BACK PAIN – NEW RESEARCH

What is acute low back pain? It is pain in the low back in the center, on either side of the low back, or sometimes all the way across the low back. “Acute” is a word that refers to the amount of time you have experienced your symptoms. Someone with pain less than 10 days

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WHY SHOULD I STRETCH?

There are several good reasons to stretch. First, stretching will maintain joint range of motion and flexibility. Flexibility is the total range of motion in a joint or joints. Second, stretching provides reflex feedback to the muscles causing them to lengthen. It helps relax the muscle(s), and it may also prevent injury of muscles and

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