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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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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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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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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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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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Mar 17, 2019
Foam Rolling: What’s All the Hype About?

A common question I get from patients, from younger athletes to weekend warriors, is if there is a benefit to foam rolling. Foam rolling has been in the athletic world for a long time and is still growing in popularity. So there must be something too it right? Many people I know swear by it […]

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Feb 26, 2019
Questions You Never Thought to Ask Regarding Insurance Reimbursement

Can I bill my insurance for reimbursement of my out-of-pocket expenses? This depends on the insurance you have, but in most cases, YES! Most non-Medicare patients can send “self-claims” to their insurance company for treatments provided by an out-of-network provider. Consult your insurance company to ask the following questions: Can I submit claims for reimbursement […]

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Feb 26, 2019
Self-Pay vs Insurance: What You Might Not Know

With the cost of healthcare continually rising, in many cases, it can be more cost-effective to pay cash for services instead of using your insurance benefits. High-deductible health plans, plans with high copay amounts, and plans with limited service options may hinder you from receiving the treatment you deserve, creating a financial burden or placing […]

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Feb 11, 2019
Walking Over Hot Coals: Plantar Fasciitis; what is it and how to prevent it.

Ever have stabbing pain starting in your heel and spreading into the bottom of your feet?  Is that pain worst early in the morning, or as the day wears on? Did it occur out of nowhere, and was not associated with any type of fall or injury? You may have a disorder called plantar fasciitis. […]

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Jan 15, 2019
Choosing the Right Pillow

Many people have trouble sleeping, and there are a lot of factors that affect sleep and sleep quality. Stress/anxiety, pain, poor diet, inactivity, illness, are some of the main culprits. A poor fitted pillow can also be a culprit and result in neck pain, tension HA, poor sleep quality, snoring, and acid reflux. Although not […]

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