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“LEAF” Your Pain Behind! 11 Tips to Help Take the Pain Out of Raking Your Yard

Autumn in New Jersey is a magnificent time of year. The changing colors provide some incredible scenery in the Garden State, but the season also calls for some serious yard-work for many homeowners. Often, the laborious raking can leave many feeling sore and uncomfortable. Here are some of the BEST tips I have to offer to […]

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Tips on Low Back Pain

When you initially develop low back pain a few questions come up.    Do I need bed rest?  What exercises should  I perform?  What pain should I seek help for immediately?  Here is a few facts and tips about low back pain for the first six weeks: More than two days of bed rest is often more harmful than […]

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Exercise Away Your Back Pain

How common is back pain? The majority of people in the United States will suffer from lower back pain at least once in their lifetimes. But treating the pain can be complex and is usually best done with advice from a physical therapist. Some people may require surgery to treat their back pain. However, surgery […]

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Using Lumbar Support Roll

My friend told me about his new car and how he had a great lumbar support that can be adjusted to fit his back.   Many vehicles offer this feature but they are often used incorrectly, whether incorporated into the seat or a portable.  All rolls attempt to fit the “normal” curve of the lower back. When this is achieved, the muscles, […]

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Massage Therapy for Back Pain

If you experience lower back pain, you are not alone. In the United States, lower back pain is the leading cause of absenteeism and general disability. Because this condition is often an ongoing problem and is difficult to pinpoint and treat, you may have wondered whether massage therapy would bring relief. Massage therapy is not […]

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Posture, Posture, Posture!

Dr. Fiebert’s words still ring in my ears, “Having your patients understand how posture influences their condition is one of the keys to successful treatment!” For years I have tried to find ways to remind patients to stand up straight.  Poor posture, leading to muscle imbalance, can result in neck, arm, leg or back pain.  […]

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Core Training to Relieve Lower Back Pain

After the common cold, lower back pain is the second most common reason for visits to the doctor. Although lower back pain is easy to recognize, its causes are many, varied and often unclear. Thus, one of the greatest challenges facing physical therapists is to match the suspected cause of the pain with the best […]

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