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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 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 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 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 01, 2019
The key to finding comfort when your symptoms radiate down your arm / leg

Neck and Back pain isn’t the big problem Have you ever woken up the day after a tough workout and noticed a low-grade ache in what felt like your whole spine? Or how about at the end of a long day where you spent most of it sitting or standing? Yeah me too…just thinking about […]

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Mar 04, 2019
March Madness Bracket Challenge: Exercise Edition!

Here at Action Potential we take [friendly] competition seriously. So as March rolls in, you can only imagine how we feel about March Madness. So to make things a little interesting around the clinic, we decided to make up a bracket consisting of some of our favorite exercises based on 4 different categories (or “conferences”): […]

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Jan 29, 2019
Sprain your ankle? These are the 5 best things you can do to help accelerate recovery.

1. Rule out a fracture: The Ottawa ankle rules are a series of quick clinical tests to determine the likelihood that someone sustained a fracture after a foot/ankle injury. These rules can be done by yourself or a friend, but if you are unsure of how to administer this test, don’t hesitate to stop by […]

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Jan 08, 2019
4 Powerful Exercises that you can do at home…WITHOUT EQUIPMENT

Already having trouble with your Exercise-based New Years Resolution?  You’re definitely not alone! Its easy to dread the little nuances that make going to the gym a pain in the butt: for instance, the crowded spaces, the extra time spent waiting for your favorite machine to open up, the extra sweat left on the bench […]

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Jan 02, 2019
Does your New Years Resolution involve Exercising? Read these Quick and Easy tips on ‘Reaching your Resolution’

Wow, how great was 2018!?! Looking at the year in review, we have a lot to be excited about. But we are even MORE EXCITED to bring in 2019 and we think it’s going to be the best one yet. Why? Because this year, we are on a mission to help you ‘Reach your Resolution.’ […]

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Dec 01, 2018
Winter Is Coming….Here are some helpful tips for the next few winter months

Don’t let the picture fool you…Winter is already here.  And if it turns out to be anything like last winter, we’re going to be in for a lot of window scraping and driveway/sidewalk shoveling.   Here are a few tips from the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) regarding ways to help protect yourself through the […]

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