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9 Things You Should Know About Pain

1. Pain is output from the brain While we used to believe that pain originated within the tissues of our body, we now understand that pain does not exist until the brain determines it does. The brain uses a virtual "road map" to direct an output of pain to tissues that it suspects may be in danger. This process acts as a means of communica...

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From the Therapist’s Desk : Physical Therapy Modalities

Having recently read the following article highlighting a new trend in the Physical Therapy world, I felt it prudent to give my professional opinion. , I think this article highlights some important points within the physical therapy profession. Most important is that patients will start feeling and functioning better when they have the necessary...

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The Importance of Core Strength

Core strength is about more than just having a flat stomach, your core is key in maintaining spinal support and balance. A well-maintained regiment of core strengthening can help prevent future back problems, and lends itself to general spinal health. Your core is made up of your abdominal muscles, erector muscles, and obliques. Here 5 simple exer...

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Trigger Point Dry Needling at Vita Physical Therapy

  Trigger point dry needling is a treatment technique that has rapidly increased in popularity within the physical therapy community. Dry needling is used to restore function and decrease pain. Injury or repetitive micro trauma to the body can result in trigger points, which can be simply described as a painful area within the muscle. Chemica...

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Get to Know : Bradley

Throughout high school and my first year of college I was continuously asked what job you wanted to have in life. It was so annoying for those 2-3 years being asked so frequently and not having a definitive answer. Well I knew some of the things I didn’t want to do; I didn’t want to write papers or articles, I didn’t want to speak to large gr...

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Stretching 101

Stretching takes on many forms and can have varied results in different individuals. In the end, your body type, physical condition, and exercise goals will determine the best stretches (if any!) for your body. For others, foam rolling is more effective. There are plenty of videos and articles describing “How To.” However, for the best results...

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