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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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Feeling Stiff and Achy? Physical Therapy Can Help!

December 20th, 2018

Everyone wakes up feeling some pain in their joints or muscles from time to time. But if you find yourself consistently waking up stiff and achy, it might be time for pain-relief work with a St. Francis Rehab & & Sports Medicine physical therapist. Aching or stiff joints may be a minor problem that is

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Arthritis Pain Sufferers- This Blog is for You!

December 10th, 2018

Arthritis is a joint disorder, which features inflammation, pain and stiffness. There is also often a loss in movement with arthritis, as the joints are too inflamed to move. When only a single joint is involved it’s known as monoarthritis. If two or three joints are involved it’s referred to as oligoarthritis. To date there

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How to Find Relief from Stress-Related Headaches

November 20th, 2018

Headaches are the third most common pain complaint throughout the world. They are debilitating and can greatly impact a person’s quality of life. Fortunately, relief is possible. By working with a trained St. Francis Rehab & Sports Medicine physical therapist, you can experience immediate pain relief from stress-related headaches and other ailments that may be

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5 Reasons Why You Need to Start Stretching

November 10th, 2018

If there’s one thing that you can count on a St. Francis Rehab & Sports Medicine physical therapist introducing into every session, it’s stretching. Yes, building strength and endurance is important. But whether you’re an athlete, or someone coping with the aches and pains of aging, increasing your flexibility through stretching is crucial. Read on

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7 Simple Ways To Stay Active

October 20th, 2018

Too many of us have an all-or-nothing attitude when it comes to staying fit. We’re too “slammed” at work for the gym, or our kids’ activities are keeping us in the car — and off the track — for long hours. Yet, here at St. Francis Rehab & Sports Medicine we recommend a few basic

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Treating Arthritis Pain Without The Meds

October 10th, 2018

Arthritis is a catch-all term used to describe more than 100 different kinds of joint pain and joint disease. While arthritis is commonly believed to be a condition that afflicts the elderly, the reality is that it can strike people in early middle age. In fact, elite male athletes are more likely to develop arthritis

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Tired of Lower Back Pain? Here’s What To Do

September 20th, 2018

Lower back pain is the nemesis of many. That familiar ache can limit time spent working, relaxing, and enjoying life. It can lead to irritability and a whole host of other health problems. And, yet, it’s surprisingly common. The World Health Organization estimates that in the United States, 149 million days of work are lost

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Reduce Pain & Inflammation Through Nutrition

September 10th, 2018

Internal inflammation can wreak havoc with your health. You may already be seeing a physical therapist for inflammation-related health issues, such as arthritis. Whether you have a specific diagnosis or generalized pain in your back and joints, St. Francis Rehab and Sports Medicine can help. Your physical therapist may also suggest an anti-inflammatory diet for

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