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rest days are important

Why Rest Days Are Important

It’s important to incorporate rest days into your workout program. Here’s why.

rock climbing injuries

Preventing Orthopedic Injuries From Rock Climbing or Bouldering

Rock climbing is a fun, full-body workout, but it’s important to protect yourself from common orthopedic injuries associated with the sport.

waking up in pain

What to Do If You Wake Up in Pain

Feeling achy and stiff in the morning? Try these seven techniques to ease into the day.

hip pain

Get Relief for Hip Pain at Any Age

Arthritis isn’t the only cause of hip pain. Find out which condition may be causing your discomfort — and how to treat it.

How Physical Therapy Can Help Replace Pain Medication

How Physical Therapy Can Help Replace Pain Medication

Pain medication is only meant as a temporary solution for orthopedic pain. For successful long-term relief, physical therapy can help. Orthopedic pain can be intense, chronic, and debilitating. That’s why in many cases, the first line of treatment is a pain medication prescribed to help you participate in your normal daily activities. Yet opioid pain […]

Goals for Your PT Program

A Guide to Setting Effective Goals for Your PT Program

When starting a physical therapy program, it’s helpful to set achievable goals to keep you motivated and mark your progress.

arthritis treatment without surgery

How to Manage Arthritis Pain Without Surgery

Many types of arthritis can be managed effectively without surgery. Try these six at-home methods first.

How to prevent common gym injuries

Ready to Head Back to the Gym? Here’s How to Prevent Common Injuries

With COVID numbers going down and vaccination numbers rising, you may feel ready to head back to the gym. Here’s how to stay safe while getting back into your workout routine.

hiking injuries

Your Guide to Injury-Free Hiking

Before you take off on the trail, follow these precautions to protect yourself from injury.

Reduce joint inflammation

How to Reduce Joint Inflammation

Pain and swelling due to joint inflammation can often be remedied with at-home treatments and lifestyle adjustments.

is it an ankle fracture or an ankle sprain?

How to Tell the Difference Between an Ankle Fracture and an Ankle Sprain

Do you have an ankle sprain or an ankle fracture? Learn how to spot the signs for each condition.

Combat Work from Home Orthopedic Injuries

How to Combat Work from Home Orthopedic Injuries

After a year of working from home, Americans are seeing a rise in back and shoulder injuries. Here’s how to address these common orthopedic problems.

Snow, Ice, and Orthopedic Injuries

What You Need to Know About Snow, Ice, and Orthopedic Injuries

Take these three precautions to avoid orthopedic injuries this winter.

Keep Your Back Healthy While Working From Home

Keep Your Back Healthy While Working From Home

Working from home has its advantages, but it can also be harmful to your spine if you’re not supporting your back properly.

An Orthopedic Specialist's Guide to Ice vs. Heat

An Orthopedic Specialist’s Guide to Ice vs. Heat

Applying a cold or warm compress to an orthopedic injury can bring immediate pain relief. But how do you know when to use each therapy?

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