October 22, 2014

Happy Halloween

How can I make Halloween healthier? What are some tips for Halloween safety? As we head into fall, Halloween is quickly approaching.… [more]

Happy Halloween Happy Halloween

What is proper lifting?

How do you lift properly?   Why is it important to lift properly?   What type of injuries occur with lifting?   Have… [more]

What is proper lifting? What is proper lifting?

Computer Ergonomics

How do I prevent strain at my computer desk? What are computer ergonomics? Many of us sit in front of a computer throughout… [more]

Computer Ergonomics Computer Ergonomics

How do I manage stress?

How do I manage stress? What is stress? Is stress detrimental to your health? Stress is a common health risk factor commonly… [more]

How do I manage stress? How do I manage stress?

What causes tension headaches?

What is a tension headache? How do I treat a tension headache? A tension headache is a pain along the scalp, neck or shoulders… [more]

What causes tension headaches? What causes tension headaches?

What is Runner’s Knee?

What causes runner's knee? How do you prevent runner's knee? Its summer time, which means many people are out participating… [more]

What is Runner’s Knee? What is Runner's Knee?

Shinny Shin Shin……Why does my shin hurt?

What are shin splints? What causes shin splints? Have you ever went for a long run, or done an intense workout and had tenderness… [more]

Shinny Shin Shin……Why does my shin hurt? Shinny Shin Shin......Why does my shin hurt?

What is carpal tunnel?

Why does my wrist hurt? Why does my hand and fingers go numb? Why does my hands go numb at night? Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is… [more]

What is carpal tunnel? What is carpal tunnel?

What is the right shoe for me?

Does the shoe matter?   What should I look for in a shoe?   What is flat foot or low arch?   What is a high… [more]

What is the right shoe for me? What is the right shoe for me?

1st Place Reader’s Choice Award

Thank you Whitley County (our patients and the Post and Mail readers) for awarding us the top choice award for physical therapy. … [more]

1st Place Reader’s Choice Award 1st Place Reader's Choice Award

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Happy Halloween

How can I make Halloween healthier? What are some tips for Halloween safety? As we head into fall, Halloween is quickly approaching. It's a tempting time with so many sweet treats being thrown at us from all directions. Before you eat all that candy and slip into a sugar coma, consider keeping the holiday a bit healthier with these tips. 1. Fill up with a healthy dinner before you take the kids trick-or-treating to help avoid over-indulging on the sweet stuff. 2. Get active with some fun … [Read More...]

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What is proper lifting?

How do you lift properly?   Why is it important to lift properly?   What type of injuries occur with lifting?   Have you ever lifted an object and felt a twinge of pain in your back?  Well you are not alone!  The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports that over one million workers suffer from back injuries each year, and one-fourth of all workers' compensation claims involve back injuries.  The BLS survey also revealed that three out of four of the back injuries occurred … [Read More...]

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Computer Ergonomics

How do I prevent strain at my computer desk? What are computer ergonomics? Many of us sit in front of a computer throughout our workdays or in the evenings while browsing the Web. Unwanted side effects of our excessive time in front of those screens can include muscle aches, eye strain and tension headaches. Below are some tips to help avoid these unwelcome physical stresses. - Place the computer screen directly in front of you at eye level - Sit up straight, keeping your head … [Read More...]

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How do I manage stress?

How do I manage stress? What is stress? Is stress detrimental to your health? Stress is a common health risk factor commonly experienced by everyone (Campo et al., 2009; Shapiro et al., 2005; Manotas et al., 2014; Howard, 2008). Stress is your body's physiological and psychological response to anything your body may perceive as threatening or a specific reaction to a life changing event which may be perceived as positive or negative (Christ, McVay, Marocco, 2013). The effect of stress … [Read More...]

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What causes tension headaches?

What is a tension headache? How do I treat a tension headache? A tension headache is a pain along the scalp, neck or shoulders that is typically mild to moderate in intensity.  It is sometimes referred to as a stress headache, and muscle tightness may be associated with it.  There are a number of factors that may contribute to tension headaches, including poor posture, eye strain, fatigue, and over exertion.  The following are a few tips to help you manage your tension headache pain. Start by … [Read More...]

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