Author Archives: L A R Physical Therapy

Foot Pain? Docs Should Ask About Knee and Hip Pain Too

Researchers suggest a significant association exists between foot pain and knee or hip pain.  The results advocate for a change in how patients with lower extremity pain are evaluated.  Studying the interaction between the knee and the foot, or the … Continue reading

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Alternatives to Drugs for Treating Pain

Recent research has demonstrated that the mind, along with other non-pharmacological remedies, can be powerful medicine to relieve many kinds of chronic or recurrent pains, especially low back pain. Drug-free pain management is now a top priority among researchers at … Continue reading

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Physical Therapy is Proven to be More Effective Than Pills or Surgery

This is a great article for anyone who has or who is suffering with back pain.  We have learned a great deal about back pain in the past 20 years, however, there is still so much we don’t know and each … Continue reading

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6 Things Your Resting Heart Rate Can Tell You

Your resting heart rate is a number you may not think about very often, but it’s one of the most important numbers you should know. Not only can your resting heart rate be used to track your fitness level and … Continue reading

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Physical Therapy Before an Injury?

Physical therapist around the county are feeling the same way as Dr. Leigh Roberts:  A musculoskeletal checkup is just as important as checking your cholesterol, blood pressure, and the many other areas physicians monitor. This is why Dr Roberts developed … Continue reading

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How to Make Exercise a Priority

Every January people start their New Year resolutions to commit to working out, but it only lasts a few weeks.  You don’t have to wait to January to start.  If you start now, you will be on track and exercise … Continue reading

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CoreWorks Open House at Columbia Location: Saturday, October 28th, 12:00-4:00 pm

Come join us on Saturday, October 28th from 12:00-4:00 pm.  Meet the CoreWorks instructors, watch, and even, participate in their pilates, barre and yoga classes.  Additionally, masseuses will be here giving chair massages and there will be an acupuncture demonstration. … Continue reading

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Physical Therapy Can Help With Shoulder Pain

Shoulder pain is a fairly common symptom in adults. The estimated prevalence of shoulder complaints is between 7 percent and 34 percent. Subacromial pain syndrome (SAPS) occurs when tendons of the rotator cuff and the subacromial bursa become irritated and … Continue reading

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Backpack Safety

The kids have been in school for a couple of weeks and you might be starting to notice how full your child’s backpack is.  They might even be experiencing discomfort or even pain from carrying such a heavy backpack.  Over time, … Continue reading

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#Stretching September

Can you believe summer is over, the kids are back in school and the weather is starting to cool down?  As you probably know by now L A R Physical Therapy is on Instagram!  This month L A R Physical Therapy … Continue reading

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