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Repetitive Stress Injuries: What are they?

Have you ever gotten a sore or stiff back after sitting slouched for a period of time? Or have you gotten sore wrists after typing all day? How about pain in you knee after a long day of walking? Or golfers or tennis elbow? All of these, and many more, are examples of Repetitive Stress...
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Muscle Recruitment as it pertains to function

By George Barlow What would you think if I said you are much stronger than realize? Muscle recruitment is an interesting concept. Essentially, the nervous system (specifically, motor nerves) sends signals to a muscle to cause the muscle to contract. The only thing a muscle does is contract; everything else is a function of the nervous...
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The Planes of Motion and How the Body Moves in Them

By George Barlow The human body moves in three dimensions (or planes): the frontal, sagittal, and transverse planes. To describe these planes of motion, it is more effective to provide specific examples of planes as opposed to the definitions. • The Frontal Plane: While standing upright and looking into a mirror, bend side to side and/or...
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Recovering from a Car Accident Faster with Physical Therapy

Car accidents, even small ones, almost always mean a bad day. The effects of a car accident can take that bad day and extend it for days, weeks, even sometimes years. There is insurance to deal with, financial issues may arise, medical treatments & bills—and there can be long-lasting physical discomfort. Proper treatment for injuries,...
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