Plantar Fasciitis: Best Exercises to Reduce Pain and Speed Up Healing

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Kelsey Downing PT, DPT  In the United States, an estimated 2 million people deal with heel pain that causes discomfort and disruption in their way of life. The diagnosis; plantar fasciitis. Plantar Fasciitis is a condition that affects people of all ages and all walks of life. It is something that can go undetected for …

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Pickleball: The Best Exercises to Decrease Injury and Improve Performance

By: Kelsey Downing, PT, DPT  Pickleball; a sport you may have seen or heard a lot about recently, maybe you are already an avid player. Pickleball is quickly gaining popularity and becoming one of the fastest-growing sports in the United States. For those who may have not seen or played the sport yet, it combines …

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The Best Exercises to Prevent an Ankle Sprain

Kelsey Downing, PT, DPT  An ankle sprain; odds are you have probably experienced one at some point in your life. In the United States, a reported 25,000 people have sprained their ankles. While many ankle sprains occur with sports, some of these ankle injuries occur during non-sporting activities. Ankle sprains can occur during a daily …

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Bird Dog Exercise: How To Do It and How to Make it Harder

The Bird Dog Exercise One of the most common ailments that nearly everyone will face in their lifetime is low back pain. Low back pain can be frustrating because it influences every aspect of your life including working, playing, and even sleeping. As a low back pain sufferer, it can also be scary because you …

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BPPV: How to Treat Vertigo at Home

How to Treat BBPV and Vertigo at Home Many people experience dizziness from time to time, whether that be due to standing up quickly or spinning around in circles. Despite its commonality, the term “dizziness” actually refers to multiple sensations, including pre-syncope, disequilibrium, and, you guessed it, vertigo.1 Dizziness, including vertigo, is thought to affect …

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Neck Stiffness: A Helpful Guide to Manage Pain and Stiffness

Neck Pain and Stiffness Neck pain, for the most part, is a very common condition that almost everyone experiences at some point - this is usually a result of tense muscles or sleeping in an awkward position overnight. Some studies estimate a 1-year incidence of neck pain to be between 10.4 - 21.3%, with higher …

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The Best Foam Roller Exercises for Knee Pain

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Injuries to the knee joint are fairly common. According to one study published by the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine, there were an estimated 6.6 million knee injuries that presented to U.S. emergency departments from 1999 through 2008 - which averaged out to around 2.29 knee injuries per 1,000 population (1). Injuries of the knee …

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The Best Geriatric Exercise to Improve Balance

Geriatric Balance
Geriatric Balance Exercises Do you have good balance? If you are over the age of 65 and have been to your doctor recently, you have probably been asked this question. Statistics show about one-third of older adults report difficulty with balance, with the number drastically increasing after 75 (Healthinaging.org).  It's very common to see this …

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