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Benefits of Massage Therapy

Massage therapy utilizes the manipulation of the muscles, tendons, and ligaments to promote health and wellness. Typically, massage is used as a complementary treatment and should not replace standard medical treatment. Research has shown that massage therapy is effective in treating: Low-back pain Delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) Anxiety and stress Soft tissue injuries High …

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Why You May Not Feel Immediate Pain After an Auto Accident

After an auto accident or any traumatic event, your body will activate its fight or flight response mechanisms. By doing this, your body produces and releases its own form of opioids called endogenous opioids. These opioids bind to the opiate receptors located in the brain and spinal cord, reducing and delaying your perception of pain. …

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Torn Rotator Cuff

About 2 million people in the United State visit their doctors per year due to a rotator cuff problem. The rotator cuff provides structure to your shoulder through various tendons and provides strength to your shoulder. Additionally, your rotator cuff allows you to reach and lift things above your head. A torn rotator cuff weakens …

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Ultrasonography: Physical Therapy Care

Ultrasonography is a therapeutic treatment that utilizes ultrasound waves; developed in the 1940s. Today, physical therapists often use ultrasonography as part of their treatment plans. Ultrasonography increases recovery rates by assisting in tissue relaxation, stimulating blood flow, and by enhancing the body’s breakdown of scar tissue. Physical therapist assistants will use the head of the …

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What is an Epidural Steroid Injection (ESI)?

After an auto accident, you should seek immediate medical attention; to receive proper care for injuries you may have sustained. After experiencing a traumatic event, the body releases pain-relieving hormones, causing a delay in feelings of pain; lasting anywhere from several hours to several weeks. If you are experiencing electric-like pain in the neck, back, …

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