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Can Physical Therapy Help Relieve Headaches and Migraines?

Severe headaches affect millions of people worldwide. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) statistics find over 25 percent of American adults aged 18 to 44 report the most significant number of debilitating headaches, with women reporting twice as many headaches and migraines as men. After the age of 44, the number of people reporting severe headaches and migraines declines. Headaches may significantly interfere with your quality of life and ...

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What Happens During Physical Therapy for an ACL Injury?

Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) knee injuries are common sports injuries especially prevalent among athletes who play basketball, football, gymnastics, downhill skiing, or soccer. ACL injuries include sprains, partial tears, or complete tears of the ligament. Any activity that involves sudden stops, pivots, or jumping and landing increases the risk of injuring the ACL. Not all ACL injuries require surgery. However, whether or not your doctor recommends surgery, physical therapy is ...

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Can Physical Therapy Help a Herniated Disc?

For many people, the anatomy of the human body can be perplexing. This is especially true for the spine, where a total of 23 discs are positioned between each vertebra to act as spinal shock absorbers. Confused already? Maybe the jelly doughnut analogy can help. Each spinal disc comprises two separate parts — a tough outer portion (think of the exterior of a jelly doughnut) and a soft, gelatinous interior ...

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