Swelling Got You Down? Have You Tried Lymphedema Therapy?

If you’ve ever noticed your hand is swollen, or your ankle looks bigger than usual, your first thought tends to be “How did I hurt myself?” When people hear “lymphedema”, most people think about breast cancer. What many don’t realize is lymphedema is more common within other underlying health conditions, such as obesity, venous insufficiency,…

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When The Weather Gets Cold – Don’t Forget To Warm Up

Tips for Preparing for Exercising in the Cold Colder weather means some changes to how we exercise. Of course it’s harder to motivate yourself to get outside for a run or bike ride when the temperature drops, and the shorter days compress our schedules, but there are changes in your body that affect your ability…

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It’s Literally a Pain in the ………

“It’s all in the hips. It’s all in the hips.” Chubbs Peterson tells this to Happy Gilmore to calm him before he starts a golf tournament in the movie Happy Gilmore. This also applies to human movement where it is very important to have good range of motion as well as strength in your hips. Weakness…

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Advantages of Adding Personal Training to Your Fitness Routine

If you’re looking to add something new and different to your fitness routine in 2021, see some reason’s why adding Personal Training at PRA makes sense for you! Accountability: Something you may not get from going to a gym on your own. Accountability is yet another factor to keep you coming and staying consistent with…

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COVID-19 AND THE “LONG HAULERS” RECOVERY

Persistent COVID-19 symptoms – “Long Haulers” As COVID-19 remains the persistent storyline of 2020, it is becoming apparent that some patients are continuing to deal with lingering symptoms that might last weeks and even months after initial diagnosis. In the US, this subset of patients has been termed “long-haulers.” These patients may have persistent cough,…

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Can Technology Actually Be Bad For Your Health?

Technology is continuously changing and becoming a bigger part of a person’s life. Individuals are now spending extensive lengths of time on their smart phones, or electronic devices to text, check emails, and spend time scrolling through social media. While there are many positives to the use of a smart phone and other electronic devices,…

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5 Reasons You Need a PT to Coordinate Your Fitness Regimen

Physical therapists aren’t just for people that are injured or have had surgery. Physical therapists can also help healthy people improve their fitness. Here are 5 reasons why you should consider seeing yours. YOU WANT A BASELINE When you see a physical therapist to improve your fitness, you’ll get an assessment of your strength, range…

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Why do my fingers crack? Why does my hip pop? Why do my knees crunch?

Do any of you crack your knuckles or your spine on a daily basis? As a child I remember some grown-ups telling me “Hey, you’re going to mess up your joints if you do that enough.” The old thought was that cracking your knuckles enough would lead to early joint degeneration or arthritis formation. These…

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How to Reduce Your Risk of Injury When Working From Home

With all of the recent changes and companies requiring employees to work from home. You may be working from home without a proper work station set up. Why does that matter? Below are a few advantages to having proper body mechanics while at desk: Sitting for long periods of time may lead to multiple aches…

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Beyond Relaxation: Three Benefits of Massage

Massage franchises have become very popular over the last 10 years or so. In our busy world, day spas have become a much needed respite from our packed schedules. It is nice to get away if only for an hour. “Relaxation” is usually what comes to mind when we think about getting a massage at…

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