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Shoulder Pain

Get Natural Shoulder Pain Relief with the Help of Physical Therapy

January 6th, 2020

Did you know that your shoulders are your most flexible and movable joints? They are extremely complex, comprised of multiple muscles, tendons, and bones. They are what provide you with the mobility you need to perform many of your tasks throughout the day. Your shoulders are capable of a lot – but they are also

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Back Pain with Physical Therapy

Relief for Back Pain with Physical Therapy

December 22nd, 2019

According to a longitudinal study, approximately 3% of all emergency room visits tend to be the result of back pain or injury. Back pain is the most commonly reported area of pain, which can cause significant limits to one’s daily life.  It is common for back pain to develop as the result of poor posture.

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Health, Strength and Physical Activity

Improve Health, Strength and Physical Activity

December 7th, 2019

Everyone strives for a healthy, strong, and active lifestyle. However, the reality is that this type of lifestyle is not always easy to achieve, especially for those suffering from chronic pain. Fortunately, Empower Physical Therapy in Wasilla, AK and Anchorage, AK is a great resource for helping you alleviate your pain and reach your fitness

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Fibromyalgia Wasilla & Anchorage, AK

Relieve Your Back and Neck Pain Today with Physical Therapy

November 20th, 2019

There are many reasons why one may develop back pain or neck pain. Anything that causes the spine’s anatomy to change can result in back pain, such as lumbar disc herniation, lumbar degenerative disc disease, sacroiliac joint dysfunction, or osteoarthritis. Neck pain is most commonly caused by muscle strains, which can develop as a result

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Herniated Discs and Back Pain - Is This What's Causing Your Pain?

Herniated Discs and Back Pain – Is This What’s Causing Your Pain?

November 10th, 2019

Did you know that the spine contains 24 bones? Of those bones, 5 of them are located in the lower back. In addition to these bones, the spine also contains several nerves and intervertebral discs. The spine is such a complex part of the body that it is not uncommon for pain to occur from

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Balance & Gait Disorders Wasilla & Anchorage, AK

Enhance Your Balance by Strengthening Your Core

October 20th, 2019

Core strength training is an important part of physical therapy. The muscles in your core help in anchoring your center of gravity, which gives you the ability to balance yourself. Whether you’re sitting, standing, or running, your core muscles play an integral role in keeping you balanced.  A weak core can cause you to feel

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5 Surefire Ways to Increase Your Energy While Decreasing Your Pain

October 10th, 2019

If you live with pain, you know how limiting it can be. Fortunately, there are some simple lifestyle changes you can make in order to decrease your pain while simultaneously increasing your energy. When you do these in addition to your physical therapy treatments, you can help recover from your pain and reach the physical

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Shoulder Pain

What Exactly is Pre-hab? Discovering the Benefits of Preventative Rehabilitation

September 20th, 2019

Are you in need of a surgical procedure? Do you have a physically demanding job or sport? Are your muscles or joints weaker than they used to be? If you identify with any of these scenarios, preventative rehabilitation, or “pre-hab,” may benefit you. There are several benefits to participating in pre-hab treatments. It can speed

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Sprains vs Strains – Which One Do You Have?

September 10th, 2019

We’ve all been in this scenario: you’re walking down the sidewalk, when suddenly – your ankle slips off the curb. You feel an immediate twinge of pain, but you’re unsure whether or not it requires a trip to the doctor. It is true that many mild injuries can be treated with the R.I.C.E (rest, ice,

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How to Tell if Your Sciatica Pain Requires Physical Therapy Treatment

August 15th, 2019

Did you know that the sciatic nerve is the longest nerve in the human body? It stretches from the lower back down to the legs, ending at the feet. People living with sciatica typically describe their discomfort as “shooting pains,” typically down one side of the body.  While sciatica does not always require physical therapy

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