Halloween Injury Prevention

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Happy HalloweenWhile this Halloween is sure to be a time of fun tricks and treats for both kids and adults, it’s also a holiday that increases our risk for preventable injuries and accidents.

More pedestrians get injured on Halloween than on any other holiday, as most trick-or-treating festivities begin around the time many people are heading home from work, and end long after it’s dark out.
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Can Halloween Treats Sabotage Your Treatment Plan?

Atlanta GA Physical Therapy ClinicIt can be hard to keep your hand out of the Halloween candy bowl. And while a couple of pieces here and there may not be harmful, if you’re working on overcoming chronic pain or injury, overindulging in Halloween treats could be working against you, thanks to their sugar content.

Here are a few reasons why.
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3 Cold Weather Treatment Tips for Chronic Pain

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Atlanta GA Physical TherapistsEven before that first cold front of the season blows in, your body knows it’s coming — especially if you have chronic pain. Many chronic pain sufferers, or those living with an injury, often report aches and pains triggered by cooler temperatures.

And there’s some science to back up that claim. When the barometric pressure outside changes, like it does when it’s damp or cold, the nerve endings of our joints are receptive to that, triggering aches, pains and stiffness.
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Dry Needling vs. Acupuncture – 3 Differences

SovereignLogoFigureWhen speaking to a specialist or physical therapist about treatment options for your pain, they may suggest something call dry needling.

It can sound intimidating, but is actually a common part of many physical therapy programs. Dry needling can also sound familiar to another type of needling procedure known as acupuncture. But these are not the same type of treatment.

1. Dry needling is a newer treatment procedure and one based on musculoskeletal science and Western neuroanatomy science. Acupuncture is based on Chinese and Eastern philosophies such as Chi, and is considered a form of traditional Chinese medicine.
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