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The effects of prolonged sitting

Due to the current climate that the pandemic has brought upon us, we are transitioning from office spaces
to stay at home work spaces, because of this we are in a greater sedentary state for prolonged periods of
our day. Any simple physical activity previously undergone has been eliminated and those include
walking from your parking spot to your destination, carrying necessary items to your workplace and even
walking to a Starbucks to get your coffee. This lack of physical activity isn’t exclusive to just adults. With
schools remaining closed and the younger population staying at home taking online classes they too, are
now exposed to this new “routine” of sitting for prolonged periods of time. This undoubtedly yields long
term negative effects on the body.

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Vertigo: Causes, Symptoms and Treatments

Vertigo is a condition that affects millions of people. It is characterized by the sensation that you or your surroundings are spinning. One of the most common forms of vertigo is Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV), which originates in the inner ear and impacts the vestibular system that maintains balance for the body.  Though vertigo

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Physical Therapist’s Guide to Multiple Sclerosis

Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic, usually progressive, disease that primarily affects young adults. Approximately 400,000 people in the United States and 2.5 million people worldwide have been diagnosed with MS. Its effects vary widely. Although there is no known cure for the disease, it can be successfully controlled with medical management and rehabilitation. Physical

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Respiratory Rehabilitation: Managing COVID-19 with PT

Physical Therapy could make a difference in preventing or recovering from COVID-19   The Role of Physical Therapy in COVID-19 Management As many of you know, COVID-19 is a virus that affects the respiratory system. A COVID-19 infection can prevent us from breathing deeply, and can cause shortness of breath; if it progresses far enough,

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Cracking and Popping Joints: Should you be concerned?

Particularly as we age, many of us notice our joints becoming noisier. You know, that awful cracking sound your knees make as you squat down to pick up your dog, or the “pop” you hear every time you move your ankle? These sounds can be alarming, and are often a topic of discussion between patients

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Managing Scoliosis with PT

June is National Scoliosis Awareness Month! You may have heard the term “Scoliosis” used by someone you know used to describe a health condition related to their spine. Why is this condition so commonly mentioned in everyday discourse? It may have to do with the fact that as much as 3% of the general population,

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Physical Therapy for TMJ Disorder

As of May 1, dentists in Virginia have begun reopening their doors for preventative and non-emergency visits. Among the dental patients whose regular dental visits may have been postponed due to covid-19 restrictions are patients who suffer from Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMD). What you may not know, is that in addition to regular dental visits

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PT for Postponed Procedures

In an effort to reserve and distribute personnel and equipment for severely ill patients, hospitals around the United States have opted to postpone many elective surgeries. Several orthopedic conditions can be treated with physical therapy to help alleviate painful symptoms until your surgery is rescheduled.

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