How Physical Therapy Helps Your Heart

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Physical Therapy Clinic near Atlanta GAHeart Health Month is almost here, and while we know that we can do things like eat well and maintain a healthy weight to protect our cardiovascular health, there’s another way you can keep your heart strong, too, that you might now have thought of…physical therapy.

It’s true. Working with a physical therapist can help you fend off cardiovascular disease by tackling some of the top causes of one of the most deadly conditions for men and women in the United States. (more…)

Pain Medication vs. Physical Therapy

image3newWhether it’s muscle, joint, or bone, chronic pain from illness and injury is one of the most common medical symptoms suffered by adults in the United States. It’s also one of the most medicated symptoms, with the number of prescriptions written for pain reaching unprecedented, sometimes dangerous levels.

While certain illnesses and injuries do call for medication intervention for pain relief, there are many other, potentially safer and more effective options that can also help you alleviate pain, including physical therapy, which, according to a report released this past March by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, you should consider first.
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3 Low-Impact Moves to Ease Pain

Gait training physical therapyWhen we’re injured or dealing with a chronic, painful condition, it can be tempting to resign ourselves to the couch. But the truth is, gentle, low-impact movement can actually help increase your recovery time when done correctly, and ease painful systems associated with your injury or condition.

Give these three options a try:

Swimming and water aerobics. Swimming and moving under water are excellent options for people dealing with chronic pain, because the buoyancy helps to reduce injury-inducing resistance, and takes some of the stress off of your muscles and joints – and while building up strength and alleviating pain.
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Did You Know Physical Therapy Can Help with These Conditions?

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slider1It might surprise you to know that physical therapy can do more than get you back on your feet following an injury – although it can definitely do that, too. Did you know physical therapy is also an invaluable pain and condition management tool for these other conditions as well?

Recovery from Breast Cancer Surgery
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