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Tired of Your Hip and Knee Pain? Find Lasting Relief with Physical Therapy

September 20th, 2019

Is it difficult for you to engage in your regular activities due to hip or knee pain? Whether your hip or knee pain occurs when you’re moving or sitting, physical therapy can help get you back to your regular routine. Be sure to call St. Francis Rehab & Sports Medicine for a consult to find

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Get to the Root of Your Back Pain. Could it be a Herniated Disc?

September 10th, 2019

Do you sometimes feel pain like an electric shock radiating from your lower back down to your legs? Do you experience muscle weakness or numbness in your arms or legs? If so, be sure to schedule a free consult with St. Francis Rehab & Sports Medicine for a proper diagnosis. You just may have a herniated

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Sprains, Strains and Ankle Pains! What You Need to Know and When to See a Therapist.

August 20th, 2019

There you are, walking through the park on a bright summer day when suddenly you find a hole with your foot. Before you know it, you are in pain, collapsed in a crumpled heap, hoping no one saw your graceful fall. What do you do? How do you know whether it is an injury that

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Don’t Join the Opioid Epidemic. How Physical Therapy Can Help Ditch the Pain Meds.

August 10th, 2019

It seems like every time you turn on the news there is another story about the opioid epidemic gripping the country. There is good reason for the panic. In 2016 alone, 116 people died each day from opioid-related drug overdoses. Some 11.5 million Americans misused prescription painkillers in some way, costing an estimated $504 million

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What is Pre-hab and How Can it Help Me Recover Faster?

July 20th, 2019

It’s no secret that having physical therapy after an injury or surgery helps you recover faster. But what if there was a way to prevent an injury in the first place? Or what if there was a way to speed recovery from surgery long before you went under the knife? Pre-hab or preventative rehabilitation helps

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Say No to Sciatica! 3 Indicators That You Need to See a Physical Therapist

July 10th, 2019

Each of your sciatic nerves runs from either side of your lower back down to each of your legs. That’s why a classic sign of sciatica is having a shooting pain on one side only. While compression of one of your sciatic nerves can literally be a “pain in the butt,” it doesn’t always require

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5 Quick Tips for Less Pain and More Energy

June 20th, 2019

Millions of individuals live with varying degrees of pain while also experiencing limited amounts of energy. There are several quick and effective ways you can increase your energy levels while reducing pain. Incorporating physical therapy into your regular routine is one way to limit pain. Call St. Francis Rehab for more information regarding the use of

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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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