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Do You suffer from “Text Neck” ?

July 20th, 2016

The term “text neck” was first coined in 2008 as described in an article on CNN. It describes a condition of neck pain and or headache that occurs due to the poor positioning of the neck while using phones, i pads, etc. The neck is flexed forward placing significant stress on the neck and upper

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Many golfers experience back pain due to a lack of mobility

July 20th, 2016

Many golfers experience back pain due to a lack of mobility in the hips and lower back, and weakness in the lower back and core muscles. The golf swing is a highly complex and powerful motion. In order for the spine to adequately sustain the load placed upon it during the swing, it requires a

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Why Can’t I Get Rid of My Back Pain?

July 20th, 2016

Have you ever wondered why once you injure your back you seem to keep reinjuring it? Well one reason is due to a particular back stabilizer muscle called your multifidus. The multifidus is one core stabilizer muscle that is responsible for helping to protect your back from injury. The multifidus must turn on before you

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Top 5 things to Know About Your Physical Therapy Evaluation:

July 20th, 2016

As a physical therapist, I know another evaluation from a healthcare provider can be overwhelming. Our job is simply to restore and improve your quality of life. You may be visiting us due to a recent surgery,pain dysfunction, decreased balance or falls, or vertigo. Whatever your diagnosis from your doctor may be, we are here

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How Posture Relates to Back or Neck Pain

July 20th, 2016

Quite often individuals develop back or neck pain with no apparent cause or event. What may be surprising is this pain could be attributed to poor posture. Appropriate posture in the standing position should allow for a straight line from the earlobe, through the shoulder, hip, knee, and into the middle of the ankle. To

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Spring is upon us in New Orleans!

July 20th, 2016

Spring is upon us in New Orleans! The weather is warming up and it is the perfect time to get outside and do things before it just gets way too hot. With all the festivals, fairs and other outdoor activities going on, there is an increased chance that falls will happen given the large crowds

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