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Arthritis of any type is inconvenient, but Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) comes with it’s own set of challenges. The good news is that a person with Rheumatoid Arthritis has a lot of options to successfully manage this painful condition. Rheumatoid Arthritis is unique in that it is an autoimmune disease. That…

Rheumatoid Arthritis


While arthritis grips many of us in the course of our life, there remains a lot of mystery around it. Understanding the underlying cause gives you the ability to battle it wisely and reduce the degree that it limits your enjoyment of life. The first thing to understand is that…

Osteoarthritis


Woman holding her hand. Arthritis pain.
A few years ago, I treated a man with severe arthritis in his shoulder. He could not raise his hand above his shoulder and was in tremendous pain. We spent several sessions together working on his shoulder to get it to have a greater range of motion. I’m happy to…

Arthritis Relief



Some sleep positions are more likely to increase back pain. If you are suffering from back pain, consider changing the way you sleep. Option #1 – Sleeping on your stomach The worst sleeping position for a person with back pain is the prone position (on your stomach). This position puts…

How to prevent back pain when you sleep


My wife trusts me… that is, unless I’m half asleep. On a scale from 1 to 10, my trust meter reads about a negative 20 when I’m drowsy. I don’t blame my wife. My advice has proven to be flat out comical once my eyes start to droop. One night…

8 Effective Ways to Handle Muscle Cramps


I spent most of my adolescence digging holes. My mother had great plans for putting in a beautiful fish pond. Not long after I would finish one digging project, she would change her mind and ask me to prepare a hole in a different part of the yard. Between digging…

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New Year’s resolutions make me nervous. Every year millions of people boldly set out to reach new goals in the New Year. A fresh beginning makes them reach for lofty goals but good intentions only lead to failure within the first month or two. Sometimes failure comes within the first…

5 Pre-resolution Resolutions for the New Year


I had no idea where my life was headed in high school. I loved football and I was a good student. But beyond that, I had no idea what I should do after graduation. My focus was on making good grades and finishing my senior year of varsity football well.…

Hardships and the Extraordinary – The Making of a Physical ...


You may be quite familiar with the fact that Physical Therapists are medically trained health care professionals that specialize in helping individuals with physical limitations. But chances are you are unaware of these four areas that Physical Therapy can improve your life: 1. Physical Therapy can help your body’s organs!…

4 Life Changing Things You Didn’t Know PT Can Help ...



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“Don’t slouch!” How many times have we heard this yelled at us by a parent or authority figure? Posture by definition is the position of the body as a whole while sitting or standing. However, there is good posture and bad posture. Having proper posture is important for good overall…

7 Effects of Poor Posture