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Viewing posts from : 2019

Sep 18, 2019
5 Tips to Kick the Crick in your Neck

Pain is never pleasant, but something about neck pain really seems to be a pain in the neck. We can give our feet and arms a rest if they’re tired or painful, but as long as we are upright our necks are always working hard to keep our head supported and our eyes on our […]

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Aug 20, 2019
7 Tips for Keeping Your Kids Healthy during the Sport Season

It may be hard to hear this, but Fall is just around the corner. This does not only mean back to school, Sunday night football, and pumpkin spice, but as many parents are well aware, the start of school fall sports season. Although traumatic injuries in contact sports seem to be most imminent. The most […]

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Aug 01, 2019
Is the Arm Bone Connected to the Hip Bone?

We’ve all grew up hearing the little jingle about how the “knee bone’s connected to the thigh bone” (if you haven’t or just want a trip down memory lane, click here) But is the ARM bone connected to the HIP bone? And how does this relate to physical therapy? Let’s be clear, this post isn’t […]

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Jul 23, 2019
Aging is Not for the Weak: Why aging adults should include plyometrics to their exercise routine.

“Aging is not for the weak” a common phrase for aging adults who feel their joints stiffen and ache, muscles weaken, and find themselves in the doctors office more often than before. Although this phrase may be referring to determination and fortitude despite health obstacles, can we not also apply physical health and strength? What […]

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Jul 01, 2019
Top Places to Enjoy Fireworks this 4th of July! (Plus 3 easy tips to prevent neck pain while watching them)

It’s that time of the year again, everyone is making big plans for the long 4th of July weekend. Whether your festivities for the holiday include going to a family barbecue, spending a day on the beach, hanging out by the pool, or even attending a festive parade, the celebration is bound to include a […]

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Jun 18, 2019
Reach Your Potential and Community at the Turkey Trot

  Family and community have been the cornerstone of Action Potential owners Kristen Wilson and Kathy Dixon’s business focus. By establishing a culture that prioritizes customer service and a unique personalized experience, each client who comes to Action Potential for physical therapy enters the door as a client but leaves as a member of the […]

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Jun 04, 2019
What is “Prehab’”?? And how to properly prepare for an elective surgery

Barring any significant trauma requiring immediate medical attention, musculoskeletal surgeries are typically elective. Whether its a total joint replacement [of the knee, hip, and shoulders], a rotator cuff repair, or minor spinal surgeries, insurance companies won’t typically classify these as “necessary”, no matter how much pain you’re in. Whatever the diagnosis is, when the time […]

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May 15, 2019
Myth Busters: Do Sports Cause Arthritis?

Many of us have participated in sports throughout our lifespan, playing in high school and college sports, or recreational running/biking. And as we age many have developed knee or hip arthritis and blame the cause on playing those same sports. But can we put the cause only on our previous exercise? If intense activity causes […]

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May 01, 2019
Happy National Arthritis Awareness Month! Here are some tips to reduce common arthritic symptoms

Arthritis can be a real pain in the you know what [insert body part here]. Arthritis, a pathology characterized by pain, swelling, and stiffness within the joint currently affects 25%, or 54 million Americans with the highest prevalence being in individuals greater than 65.1   The most commonly known types are osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and […]

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Apr 18, 2019
Diabetes: What is it and how can I Prevent it?

Unfortunately the prevalence of diabetes is growing in the US, 26 million people in the US have diabetes (8.3%) and of people over 65 years of age, 27% have diabetes. But what is it, can I prevent it and how can I manage it? Read below for answers to these questions. What is it: Diabetes […]

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