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How Physical Therapy Can Play a Key Role in Fight Against Opioid Addiction

The presence of pain is one of the most common reasons people seek health care. National surveys have found that chronic pain – pain lasting longer than 3 months-affects approximately 100 million American adults at a cost of $600 billion annually. Pain has been described in the medical literature as a “uniquely individual and subjective […]

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What Makes Us Different

We’re often asked, “What makes you different?” and “What’s special about Balance Physical Therapy?” and “Why should I choose your practice?”   The answers to those questions is that we have a wide variety of specialty services that we offer that can’t be found anywhere else, but it also has to do with our core […]

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PELVIC FLOOR HEALTH — NOT JUST A CONCERN FOR WOMEN

The pelvic floor is a group of muscles that supports and stabilizes the pelvis and spine, supports organs, aids in control of bladder and bowel functions, and helps with sexual functions. There is a common misconception that only women can suffer from pelvic health issues, yet men may also experience pelvic floor dysfunction over time. […]

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Weigh your option carefully when treating back pain

Health News from Harvard Medical School   Whether this is your first round of back pain or your fifth, it’s always important to check in with your doctor. There are many ways to deal with low back pain — and the choices range from waiting it out to surgery.   And before you can get […]

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General ways to improve sleep

Health News from Harvard Medical School Many things can interfere with sleep, ranging from anxiety to an unusual work schedule. People who have difficulty sleeping often discover that their daily routine holds the key to nighttime woes. First-line strategies Before we examine specific sleep problems, it makes sense to address some common enemies of sleep […]

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What is addiction?

By Howard J. Shaffer, PhD Health News from Harvard Medical School Many people consider addiction to be a problem of personal weakness, initiated for self-gratification and continued because of an unwillingness or lack of sufficient willpower to stop. However, within the medical and scientific communities, the notion that pleasure-seeking exclusively drives addiction has fallen by […]

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Want a stronger core? Skip the sit-ups

Health News from Harvard Medical School   Sit-ups once ruled as the way to get tighter abs and a slimmer waistline, while “planks” were merely flooring. Now planks — exercises in which you assume a position and hold it — are the gold standard for working your core, while classic sit-ups and crunches have fallen […]

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