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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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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 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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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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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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