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Ready to Improve Your Health? These 5 Activities Can Help Feb15th 2021

Ready to Improve Your Health? These 5 Activities Can Help

Are You Ready to Get Started on the Path Toward Improved Health? If you spend your days hobbling painfully from your bed to your reclining chair and back, the notion of pursuing any kind of vigorous activity may be the furthest thing from your mind. The truth, however, is that getting active can vastly improve

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Discover How You Can Beat Your Joint Pain Today Feb5th 2021

Discover How You Can Beat Your Joint Pain Today

Did You Know Physical Therapy Can Help For Several Different Types of Joint Pain? Chronic joint pain is typically associated with arthritis, although there are other physical ailments that can lead to joint deterioration and pain. While physical therapy is not a cure for arthritis, it can help to alleviate the pain, increase your range

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Herniated Disc Pain. What It Feels Like and When You Should See a Physical Therapist Jan15th 2021

Herniated Disc Pain. What It Feels Like and When You Should See a Physical Therapist

Did you know that a herniated disc can occur anywhere in your spine? At St. Luke’s & East Tennessee Rehab, we see disc herniations frequently among our patients with back, arm, and/or leg pain. If you believe your pain and dysfunction is caused by a herniated disc, we encourage you to contact us today to

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Stress no more over stress-related headaches! Physical Therapy can help relieve the pain. Jan5th 2021

Stress no more over stress-related headaches! Physical Therapy can help relieve pain.

Millions of people suffer from different types of headaches. A few include sinus headaches, hormone headaches, and migraines. Different types of stress can also play a role in causing headaches. In fact, stress-related headaches are considered one of the most common headaches that people have. It’s important to understand how a stress headache differs from

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Do You Have an Upcoming Surgery? 3 Reasons to Attend Post-Surgical Rehab for a Better Recovery. Dec15th 2020

Do You Have an Upcoming Surgery? 3 Reasons to Attend Post-Surgical Rehab for a Better Recovery.

Every year, our physical therapy team meets thousands of individuals recovering from surgery. Whether you’re undergoing a joint replacement, a back surgery, or some other procedure, we’re confident that working with a physical therapist can help you heal up and get back to your active lifestyle as efficiently and safely as possible. Curious about why

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The Role of Physical Therapy in Relieving Chronic Pain Dec5th 2020

The Role of Physical Therapy in Relieving Chronic Pain

Chronic pain is extremely common – with over 100 million sufferers in the U.S. alone – so if you are struggling with chronic pain, you are definitely not alone. Standard pain medications have so many undesirable qualities that you cannot rely on them fully to treat your pain, which can leave you wondering if you

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Nov15th 2020

Hip and Knee Pain Relief with Physical Therapy

There are so many causes of hip and knee pain, from excess weight to sports injuries, advancing age to repetitive motion injuries. Whatever the cause of your hip and/or knee pain, if you are experiencing it regularly you need to find a way to manage it. Many people use medications like anti-inflammatories to minimize their

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Do You Stretch Before and After Your Workout? If Not, You Should Start. Nov5th 2020

Do You Stretch Before and After Your Workout? If Not, You Should Start.

Working out on a regular basis is a great way to improve and maintain good health. If you’re not stretching before and after your workout, however, you’re not really taking advantage of a complete workout routine. There are several specific benefits of stretching both before and after a workout. Contact St. Luke’s & East Tennessee

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How to Stay Active When You Have a Desk Job Oct15th 2020

How to Stay Active When You Have a Desk Job

At our physical therapy clinic, we see hard-working patients who want to excel in their careers and provide for their families—but it’s hard to do that when dealing with an injury. Unfortunately, many people eventually realize that it’s the sedentary nature of their job that’s directly impacting their health and job performance. Everyone needs to

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Reduce Opioid Consumption and Feel Better with Physical Therapy Oct5th 2020

Reduce Opioid Consumption and Feel Better with Physical Therapy

Long-term opioid consumption is not a good strategy for managing chronic pain. In addition to the risk of addiction, opioids simply alleviate the symptoms (pain) of a larger problem. For very real, measurable improvement over chronic pain, physical therapy has been proven to be a much better option than opioids or other pharmaceutical painkillers. If

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