Happy Thanksgiving

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Three Common Diagnoses of the Foot and Ankle

Tens-of-thousands of people suffer with ankle or foot pain every day. This month we discuss natural solutions to three common diagnoses of the foot and ankle. Click here to view the video. Happy Halloween - Make It a Safe One with These ...

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What is TMJ?

You might be surprised to know that we all have TMJ. Watch this month's video to learn more about what TMJ is, what to do when you have problems, and some thoughts on treatment and prevention. Click here to view the video. The Best Exercise for ...

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Research report..

  RESEARCH REPORT - THERAPEUTIC EXERCISE CAN DECREASE CHRONIC LOW BACK PAIN Low BACK PAIN occurs in 8 out of 10 people in the human race at sometime during life. Most will recover from the acute (sudden onset) pain but often it will last for ...

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Knee Pain

Click here to watch this month’s video where we discuss more about knee conditions that respond well to physical therapist directed treatment. Knee pain is a common condition. When someone experiences serious or chronic knee pain, the tendency ...

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How to Cut the Risk of Hamstrings Injuries

Summer is when recreation peaks and organized sports will be starting again soon. These same athletes and weekend warriors often experience injuries. This month we want to make sure that you know about the variety of conditions that our clinicians ...

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GOOD POSTURE - SOMETHING WE SHOULD ALL STRIVE FOR

  Posture is something we all intuitively know something about, but here is a little more detail. Ideal posture is something we all strive for. Imagine if you were looking at yourself from the side and could draw a line from the top of ...

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CARE OPTIONS - A BETTER INFORMED PATIENT MEANS A HIGHER QUALITY OF CARE

Over the next several months, I am going to take you a bit deeper into cutting-edge health research and reveal some information that might be at times shocking but at the very least, will help you make more informed health care ...

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EXERCISE IS MEDICINE

First, on a personal note. The developer of our website, who is a physical therapist, shared a great story with me. His father,overweight for most of his life and a type II diabetic, finally said enough. He obtained the proper counseling and ...

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HOW TO DECREASE THE RISK OFA BROKEN LEG IN INFANTS ON THE PLAYGROUND

When I read this article, my thought was if justone person benefits from this, it makes it all worthwhile. Therefore, below I am sharing some good clinical research done on kids and slides. Yes, playground equipment! Bear with me, read it ...

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CARE OPTIONS - SEE A PHYSICALTHERAPIST FIRST FOR NECK PAIN

I would like to continue with the theme Care Options and talk about why physical therapy is a great first choice for neck pain. The premise is simple - try things that are conservative, affordable and have little to no side effects first. I ...

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SHOULDER HURTING? TRY A NATURAL, CLINICALLY PROVEN, DRUG-FREE SOLUTION

SHOULDER HURTING? TRY A NATURAL, CLINICALLY PROVEN, DRUG-FREE SOLUTION Shoulder problems are very common and account for about 15 percent of all of the patients we see in our physical therapy clinic. This isn't surprising considering ...

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KNEE PAIN GOT YOU DOWN? LOOKING BEYOND THE KNEECAP

Knee pain is one of the most common complaints we hear from distance runners. Thousands of strides and considerable joint reaction forces strain the knee and its surrounding soft tissue support systems. For decades, when a patient saw a health ...

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GOLFER'S ELBOW AFFECTS MORE THAN JUST GOLFERS

I was working with a patient the other day and thought I might share this story with you. She was a 46 year-old female with complaints of inside-right elbow pain. Her pain developed over a period of about 6 weeks because her big Labrador retriever ...

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PLANTAR FASCIITIS - RECOMMENDATIONS FOR NAGGING HEEL PAIN

The plantar fascia is a strong connective tissue that originates onthe bottom of the foot at the heel bone and runs along the bottom of the foot inserting into the toes (metatarsal heads). It is one ofthe primary stabilizers of the arch of the ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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Get to Your Therapist If You Have Tennis Elbow

[caption id="attachment_512" align="alignright" width="1600"] Young woman having pain in her elbow[/caption] Treat Tennis Elbow in McHenry, IL Tennis elbow, or lateral epicondylitis, is a dysfunction of the tendons that insert into the lateral ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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