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5 Reasons You Need a PT to Coordinate Your Fitness Regimen

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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Thinking about trying acupuncture?

Thinking about trying acupuncture?

If you've been thinking about trying acupuncture, Flex has just made it easier for you. We are pleased to announce that Lori Field, M.S. LAc, OTR, of Abundant Life Acupuncture, will be working in our office on Mondays and Fridays from 9 am - 7pm. Lori is an NCCAOM (National Commission for the Certification of Acupuncture [...]read more »
Is COVID 19 Stressing You Out?

Is COVID 19 Stressing You Out?

As a physical therapist I am used to treating pain. Pain is often viewed as a physical response to injury, but it is very emotional as well. We can feel emotional pain from harm, change, and loss just to name a few. Many of us are experiencing emotional pain due to these and other reasons […]

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The Truth About Posture

The Truth About Posture

We’ve all been told at some point to “stand up straight!”, but what does good posture really entail? Correct standing posture involves alignment of our spine and shoulders over our pelvis with knees and ankles stacked under our hips. It can feel overwhelming to try and maintain this all at once so try this: sit at […]

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Pelvic Floor PT from a Mom’s Perspective

Pelvic Floor PT from a Mom’s Perspective

By Stacey Ellingson, PT, DPT When I was in physical therapy school, my program very briefly touched on the pelvic floor; we were instructed to learn the anatomy,  offered a lecture, and then guided as “this is something you can pursue with additional education f you have interest.”  At the time, I had no interest.  […]

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Body After Baby

Childbirth is an incredible experience and the care of a new child frequently takes priority over the mother’s recovery. Many fail to see the all-encompassing impact of pregnancy and childbirth on a woman’s body. During pregnancy, hormones prepare the body for birth by loosening many of the important ligaments in the back and pelvis, therefore […]

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Text Neck

A recent study conducted by IDC1 found that 4 out of 5 individuals reach for their phones within 5 minutes of waking and then keep it with them for all but 2 hours a day. In this tech savvy world we find ourselves looking down at our mobile devices more and more frequently and now […]

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What is the Graston Technique®?

The Graston Technique® effectively breaks down scar tissue and reduces inflammation that causes pain and restricted mobility. Used by therapists, the stainless steel instruments comb over and “catch” on fibrotic tissue, which immediately identifies areas of restriction. The instruments enable clinicians to treat soft tissue lesions with the depth, pressure and specificity necessary to affect the […]

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The Benefits of Taping for Sports Injuries

  Wednesday, January 08, 2014  – by Stop Sports Injuries Kinesiotaping has been around for more than 25 years assisting the sports medicine practitioner in the areas of pain management, sports performance, physical therapy and athletic training.  This taping method was designed to facilitate the body’s natural healing process while allowing support and stability to the muscles […]

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A New Breed of Knee Injury in Young Athletes

Here is an interesting article I came across that talks about this trend we are seeing in our young athletes. Worth a read. -Diane   By GRETCHEN REYNOLDS Sometimes physicians will notice a medical trend well before science confirms its existence. That has been the case with injuries to the anterior cruciate ligament, the main […]

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