Chapter 1: I Hate Exercising

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Hi, my name is Lacie and I hate working out. I absolutely LOATHE it. It’s tedious and boring. Oddly enough, I’ve spent the last 5 years of my life working in a physical therapy clinic, where we encourage people to exercise. I know the benefits of exercising. I know I feel better when I exercise. The reality is, I hate …

Coping with Osteoarthritis Pain

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Most of us have experienced the aches and pains that come with getting older. Although joint pain can be considered “normal”, there are things you can do to lessen the pain and improve your ability to do daily activities. There are many people who have osteoarthritis, but they don’t have pain! Physical and occupational therapy can help you cope with …

Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM): Can it Help with Pain?

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Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM) is a physical and occupational therapy manual technique. It uses special instruments to efficiently treat soft tissue dysfunction (muscle strains, sprains, tendinitis, etc.). Due to its effectiveness and efficiency, IASTM is a procedure that is rapidly growing in popularity What is it? IASTM is performed with specially designed instruments. These instruments detect and treat …

Impact Athlete of the Week 11/18/19: Tafv Sanders

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This week we have three football players up for Athlete of the Week. Two of them are from Dewar and the other is from Beggs! Vote for the athlete you think deserves to win! Voting closes on Wednesday 11/20 @ 12:00pm. Tafv Sanders wins Athlete of the Week! Congrats, Tafv!! james brison Key words and phrases: james brison funeral home …

Baby, It’s Cold Outside

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Why does arthritis hurt more in cold weather? Does the cold weather really affect chronic or arthritis pain? We have all heard people say such things as “I can feel the rain coming” or “My body can tell there is a cold front on its way.” After 10 years of being a physical therapist, I have treated many patients that …