Health Blog

Does Your Sciatica Require PT Intervention? 3 Indicators That it Might

January 20th, 2020

Your sciatic nerve is the longest nerve in your body that runs from your lower back down your legs, ending at the feet. People who experience sciatica pains usually report the the sensation as “shooting pains” down one side of their body. Sciatica symptoms do not always require physical therapy intervention; however, PT services can

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Are You Experiencing Hip or Knee Pain? Find Relief with Physical Therapy

January 6th, 2020

The hips and knees are parts of the body that are common areas of discomfort. This tends to increase with age, as the cartilage in the joints begins to wear down. However, hip and knee pain can also develop from injury, overuse, or underlying conditions. In some cases, surgery may even be necessary; however, with

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Increase Energy

Improve Your Health, Strength, and Physical Activity with These 4 Simple Tips!

December 23rd, 2019

It’s not always easy to be active. We’ve all been there – letting the dumbbells collect dust in the garage, throwing the yoga mat in the storage closet, constantly walking by the running shoes without a second glance. However, once you get in the habit, it becomes much easier. With these 4 simple tips, you

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Stay Active

Decrease Your Pain and Increase Your Energy with These 5 Easy Tips

December 10th, 2019

Are you looking for a way to relieve your aches and pains so you can get back to living your life comfortably? If so, our treatment services at Focus Physical Therapy can greatly benefit you! Our dedicated physical therapists can provide you with the tools you need to decrease your pain and increase your energy,

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Improved Balance

How to Improve Your Balance By Increasing Your Core Strength

November 26th, 2019

The relationship between core strength and balance is something that has been widely discussed within the physical therapy field for several years. Your trunk contains multiple core muscles that work to prevent physically limiting conditions, such injuries, lower back pain, or balance and gait disorders. When your core is strong, it helps keep you upright

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Pre-Hab

Get Back to Your Daily Life Quicker with Pre-hab

November 12th, 2019

It is common knowledge that post-surgical rehabilitation is necessary following almost any surgical procedure. This rehab is performed after surgery as a way to enhance the recovery process and help patients regain their mobility. But did you know you can also participate in rehab treatments before your surgery? Pre-surgical rehabilitation, commonly referred to as “pre-hab,”

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Preventative Rehabilitation

Pre-hab: What It Is and Why You Should Do It

October 20th, 2019

Do you have a surgery coming up? Do the demands of your sport or job put you at risk of sustaining an injury? Have you noticed that your joints and muscles have become frailer and weaker? If so, preventative rehabilitation (also known as “pre-hab”) can greatly benefit you. Pre-hab is a special physical therapy service

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herniated disc

So You’ve Been Having Back Pain… Could it be Caused by a Herniated Disc?

October 10th, 2019

The spine is an incredibly complex part of the body – it is comprised of 24 bones, and 5 of those are located within the lower back. There are also several nerves and intervertebral discs that make up the spine. Because of the complexities, however, it is possible for certain things to go wrong. Sometimes

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Sprains and Strains

Understanding the Difference Between Sprains and Strains – and How PT Can Help

September 20th, 2019

Imagine – you’re walking down the street, paying little attention to where you’re walking, when suddenly your ankle rolls off the curb and you feel a pain in your ankle. How many of you have been in that situation before? While there will surely be immediate pain, it is sometimes difficult to determine if visiting

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Sciatica Pain Relief

Suffering from Sciatica Pains? Find Relief Today

September 10th, 2019

Lumbar radiculopathy, commonly referred to as sciatica, is a common condition that many people experience. It occurs as a result of irritation to the sciatic nerve, which is the largest nerve of the body. It stretches from the lumbar spine through the buttocks, and pain from irritation is typically felt in the lower back. However,

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