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Say What?! 5 Reasons NOT to Google Your Symptoms

December 10, 2018

In today’s technological world where we have instantaneous access to vast amounts of information literally at our fingertips via the Google information highway, it is tempting to take matters into our own hands and self-diagnose our medical conditions. Surely if we’re able to pinpoint what is causing our own pain based on what our Google search turns up, it will speed recovery while saving time and money, right? Ummmm, no—in fact, searching Google for information about your symptoms is more likely to have a detrimental effect, slowing recovery and increasing costs as it takes your body longer to heal. Here are 5 reasons to avoid Googling your symptoms.

Physical Therapy: Common Myths vs The Truth

December 3, 2018

There is a great deal of information and misinformation about physical therapy floating around—so much so that truths are questioned, misconceptions originate, and myths soon circulate. The conflicting information fosters confusion and uncertainty, perhaps even preventing some individuals from getting the care they truly need. Let’s take a few minutes to separate physical therapy fact from fiction.

Kicking Tension Headaches to the Curb

November 22, 2018

More than likely, you have experienced a headache at some point in your life. No, we aren’t referring to those in-laws who drop in unannounced for an extended stay. We’re talking about the real deal—head pain. While causes and symptoms vary, one thing is certain: headaches are unwelcome visitors and we’d prefer to kick them to the curb sooner rather than later. If the headache visit turns into an extended stay, the prolonged pain can take its toll on us physically, mentally and emotionally, limiting productivity and draining the joy out of otherwise enjoyable activities. Don’t be resigned to suffer through your headaches. There are treatment options and activities that can help and may even prevent future flare-ups.