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How To Recover From A Hip Replacement With Ease

How To Recover From A Hip Replacement With Ease

After getting a hip replacement, many people go through a painful and difficult recovery and are often looking for the fastest way to recover and feel like themselves again. However, if you are currently awaiting hip replacement surgery, and worried about how well you will recover… Or if you have already had hip replacement surgery and youContinue Reading »

5 Ways To Reduce Everyday Stiffness

5 Ways To Reduce Everyday Stiffness

Do you feel stiffness in the morning when you wake up? You may even feel it throughout the day which makes it difficult to get everyday things done. Even though you may not be in a lot of pain, stiffness can still cause a lot of problems for someone who wants to stay active and healthy. ThisContinue Reading »

Tips For Staying Independent During Retirement

Tips For Staying Independent During Retirement

We all want to stay independent in retirement, we all want to stay active and keep doing the things we love. Plenty of people struggle as they age and find it harder to do day to day things that they have always taken for granted. After you turn 60, it is important to stay active inContinue Reading »

Sciatica: What is it? What causes it? How do I fix it?

Sciatica: What is it? What causes it? How do I fix it?

Shooting pain down the back of the leg caused by sciatica is one of the most common things we see here at Functional Advantage Physical Therapy. Do you get a shooting pain down the back of your leg? This pain could be sciatica. Keep reading to learn more about what sciatica is, what could be causing sciatica pain,Continue Reading »

The Importance Of Drinking Water

The Importance Of Drinking Water

We all know that water is an important part of life. It’s what keeps us functioning. However, life gets busy and we can easy forget to drink enough water.  The general recommendation for water intake is between 8-12 glasses of water per day, and more if you are sweating or in a hot environment. Are youContinue Reading »

Pulling A Muscle: What To Do And How To Prevent It

Pulling A Muscle: What To Do And How To Prevent It

Have You Ever Pulled A Muscle? Chances are you have… and you probably remember it clearly!   A lot of patients here at Functional Advantage Physical Therapy are often surprised at how easy it is to pull a muscle. Someone recently pulled a back muscle while sneezing!  They don’t realize how detrimental pulling a muscle could be toContinue Reading »

Bouncing Back After Baby

Bouncing Back After Baby

 “Bouncing Back After Baby” a phrase you’ve probably heard constantly during pregnancy. But what does this entail? As you probably know by now, it’s amazing what your body is capable of. But unfortunately, postpartum bodies are not perfect. Muscle weakness, posture changes, and healing tissues can lead to aches, pains, and impaired function. Luckily physicalContinue Reading »

How To Stay Healthy And Active During Retirement

How To Stay Healthy And Active During Retirement

Here at Functional Advantage Physical Therapy the majority of patients we see are 50 years old or older and a popular question we get from those patients is…“How can I stay healthy and active in retirement?” Most of the problems we see, such as back pain and knee pain, do NOT come as a result ofContinue Reading »

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