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How to be Healthier, Stronger, and More Active

June 10th, 2019

If you are suffering from chronic pain, you know that being healthier, stronger and more active often seems unattainable. Fortunately, the key to a more active lifestyle is simpler than you think. Call St. Francis Rehab today to find out how physical therapy can help you achieve levels of health and fitness you have only dreamed

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The Connection Between Core Strength and Better Balance

May 20th, 2019

Physical therapy as an industry has been talking about the link between core strength and better balance for years. When the “core” muscles around your trunk are strong, they prevent chronic lower back pain and many other injuries, but they also keep you from losing your balance and falling down. A stronger core will help

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5 Ways to Relieve Back and Neck Pain

May 10th, 2019

There are common causes of both back pain and neck pain and at St. Francis Rehab & Sports Medicine we can help with both. Changes in the spine’s anatomy often cause back pain. There may be lumbar disc herniation, lumbar degenerative disc disease, osteoarthritis or sacroiliac joint dysfunction. Disc herniation occurs when the gel-like interior

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Suffering with Back Pain? Check Your Posture!

April 20th, 2019

If you are like most people, you have had someone tell you to sit or stand up straight — probably during your teenage years. At the time, the demand was probably annoying and one you did your best to ignore. But it turns out that good posture is important for more than just looking confident

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Try Physical Therapy for These 5 Common Causes of Shoulder Pain

April 10th, 2019

Physical therapy is a safe, effective and non-invasive treatment option that is designed to relieve pain resulting from a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions, sports injuries, workplace injuries and more. Regular appointments with a physical therapist are ideal for people of all ages. Patients typically see a physical therapist to help manage chronic pain symptoms

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Don’t Let Pain Stop You From Getting Back in the Game!

March 10th, 2019

Get rid of the pain by partnering up with a physical therapist. Give St. Francis Rehab and Sports Medicine a call today to learn more about how our physical therapists can get you on the path to a pain-free life. Physical Therapy for Pain Relief According to WebMD, “Physical therapy is often one of the

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Did You Know That a Herniated Disc Can Cause You Serious Back Pain?

February 20th, 2019

One of the most common reasons people visit St. Francis Rehab & Sports Medicine each day is to get relief from chronic back pain. While back pain can be caused by a variety of medical conditions, in many cases, it is the result of a herniated disc. Herniated discs can occur anywhere along the spine

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Relieve Hip and Knee Pain For Good with Physical Therapy!

February 10th, 2019

Both the hips and knees are areas in the body where several muscles, tendons, and joints are joined together to help you achieve complex movement. If there is damage and subsequent pain in these areas, it can be difficult to perform daily activities. There are several specific ways that physical therapy can help relieve hip

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5 Ways Physical Therapy can Put the Spring Back in Your Step!

January 20th, 2019

Do you currently have an acute or chronic pain condition affecting your daily life? Maybe you’re struggling with back pain, a sports injury or impairments following an auto accident. Perhaps you have someone in your family who is experiencing pain and dysfunction. Whatever you or your loved ones are facing, we encourage you to contact

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Getting to the Root of the Problem! Don’t Mask the Symptoms With Meds

January 10th, 2019

Chronic pain and other types of pain can put a dent in your lifestyle. If you’re suffering from pain, be sure to give our office a call to learn how our physical therapists can get you on the path to a pain-free life. Don’t make the mistake of relying on meds, as meds only mask

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