Top 5 Physical Therapy Myths, and the Truth Behind Them

Physical Therapists go through extensive education and training to become movement experts. Despite the positive impact that Physical Therapists can have on your ability to live your best life, the profession and what it entails is not well known, especially to the general public. Let’s bust the top 5 Physical Therapy myths and find out […]

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How To Relieve Back Pain From The Comfort Of Your Own Home

Having back pain does not mean that you need complicated surgeries, expensive injections or medications. In many cases, it can be effectively managed with exercises to decrease the symptoms and improve the muscles' strength and flexibility that support your spine. Staying active while also performing these activities can reduce the stress on your back and […]

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Common Causes of Shoulder Pain

Rotator Cuff Tendinitis, a.k.a. Impingement Syndrome Your rotator cuff is a group of 4 muscles that move the shoulder joint. It is also responsible for shoulder stability. The rotator cuff tendons pass through the subacromial space, which is a narrow tunnel between the bony projection (acromion) on top of your shoulder and the head of […]

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When Your Knee Hurts!

Understanding the Common Causes of Knee Pain Most people, both the young and the old, have experienced knee pain at one point in their lives, either from a sudden injury, overuse, or as a consequence of aging. If you’re an active person engaging in a lot of physical activities or strenuously participating in contact sports, […]

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Lighten Your Education Load

School is in session! So if your kids/grandkids are starting school, you probably want to read this… Is your child wearing a backpack that is too heavy? Is he/she wearing it the wrong way? If so, it can lead to pain and strain in the back. Don’t take this lightly. Back pain in children is […]

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The Patient’s Guide to Herniated Disk

It’s estimated that as many as 75% of us will have some form of back or neck pain at some point in our lifetime. The good news is that most of us will recover without the need for surgery—and conservative care such as physical therapy usually gets better results than surgery. A herniated disk is […]

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Physical Therapy for the Spine

The spinal column supports the body and provides the structural framework for muscles and bones in the trunk region. It is a bony framework that protects the spinal cord, which serves as a communication channel between the brain and the rest of the body. In addition, it serves as an anchor for a network of […]

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How to Avoid Weekend Warrior Injuries

It’s important to be physically active and avoid injuries at the same time. This is especially important for a ‘weekend warrior.’ Sedentary people need to plan their activities to avoid exercise-related injuries. After all, the human body cannot go from ‘inactive’ mode to ‘weekend warrior’ mode instantly. Exercise intensity must be progressive; otherwise, the risk […]

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Bounce Back from Hamstring Injuries

Hamstring injuries are widespread in today’s active society, and we at Action Physical Therapy are here to get you back on your feet and back out into the world. Champions and competitors of various sports and activities have come to us for treatment and have been able to return to competition just as strong as […]

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