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Degenerative Disc Disease is a condition that evolves over time. As we age, we all will have changes occur in the spine, it is simply a natural part of growing older. While the process itself is inevitable, not everyone will experience symptoms. Back and neck pain, especially when bending, twisting or lifting, can be signs […]

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13 Must Read Tips For Back Pain-Free Travel This Summer

Summer is upon us. And summer means travel! But the best laid travel plans can be ruined by an aching lower back. In celebration of 13 weeks of summer, here are our 13 must-read tips for back pain-free travel this summer. Pack light. You are better off using 2 or 3 smaller bags instead of […]

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Managing Sciatica

Sciatica is more than just back pain, it also causes pain, numbness and weakness in the buttock and the back of the leg as the inflammation affects the sciatic nerve. This nerve originates in the lower pelvis region and traverses down the entire leg, radiating out to the toes. Sciatica and back pain related to […]

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Top 5 Natural Ways to Relieve Arthritis Pain

Do you find your knees or hips hurting after sitting for too long? Has bending or squatting become difficult or even painful? This is a common complaint of people with knee or hip osteoarthritis. Did you know that the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) says that 1 out of every 2 people will have symptoms […]

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The 5 Natural Ways to Relieve Sciatica

Have you ever experienced aching pain in the back / buttock area that radiates down your leg? You may have sciatica. Sciatica is a common condition that affects up to 1 out of 10 people, typically between ages 25-45. Symptoms Sciatica is typically felt as a dull aching pain to the low back / buttock […]

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Tips to Treat Your Arthritis Pain

If you are like the one in four American adults who suffer from arthritis symptoms, you are looking for options for managing the day to day aches and pains and often debilitating loss of mobility. Fortunately, there are many things you can do that, when combined with physical therapy, can improve your strength, increase your […]

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5 Reasons Why You Need to Start Stretching

If there’s one thing that you can count on an OBTS 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 to learn more about some […]

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7 Simple Ways To Stay Active

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, there are a few basic elements you can add into your daily life […]

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Six Easy Steps to Less Pain and More Energy

Do you sometimes feel sluggish, tired, achy, sore, or have low energy? Those could be signs that a daily routine of sitting for long hours in your car, at your desk, or at home watching TV is starting to wear your body down. Your body is meant to move, so the unnatural act of sitting […]
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Top 7 Tips on How to Get Healthier, Stronger and More Active

When you get right down to it, health doesn’t have anything to do with looking like a supermodel; it’s really about having a body whose every system is in good working order. The great news is that you have more control over everything happening in your body — from your circulation to your breathing and […]

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