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Nov 18, 2019
How 15 Minutes of Exercise a Day can Change the Global Economy

It is no secret that physical activity has significant benefits to our health. Regular activity is associated with improved mental health, and decreased risk of high blood pressure, heart disease, cancer, and diabetes. The recommended amount of physical activity by the American Heart Association and most other public health authorities is 150 minutes a week, […]

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Oct 21, 2019
Top 6 Travel Tips for Older Adults

Summer vacation might be over, but everyone knows the best time to travel is in the fall. Fall brings cooler weather, fewer travelers, and better prices for flights and accommodations. However traveling as an older adult can be daunting, especially if you have joint pain or chronic health conditions. For those with the travel bug, […]

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Sep 18, 2019
5 Tips to Kick the Crick in your Neck

Pain is never pleasant, but something about neck pain really seems to be a pain in the neck. We can give our feet and arms a rest if they’re tired or painful, but as long as we are upright our necks are always working hard to keep our head supported and our eyes on our […]

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Aug 20, 2019
7 Tips for Keeping Your Kids Healthy during the Sport Season

It may be hard to hear this, but Fall is just around the corner. This does not only mean back to school, Sunday night football, and pumpkin spice, but as many parents are well aware, the start of school fall sports season. Although traumatic injuries in contact sports seem to be most imminent. The most […]

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Aug 01, 2019
Is the Arm Bone Connected to the Hip Bone?

We’ve all grew up hearing the little jingle about how the “knee bone’s connected to the thigh bone” (if you haven’t or just want a trip down memory lane, click here) But is the ARM bone connected to the HIP bone? And how does this relate to physical therapy? Let’s be clear, this post isn’t […]

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Jul 23, 2019
Aging is Not for the Weak: Why aging adults should include plyometrics to their exercise routine.

“Aging is not for the weak” a common phrase for aging adults who feel their joints stiffen and ache, muscles weaken, and find themselves in the doctors office more often than before. Although this phrase may be referring to determination and fortitude despite health obstacles, can we not also apply physical health and strength? What […]

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Jun 18, 2019
Reach Your Potential and Community at the Turkey Trot

  Family and community have been the cornerstone of Action Potential owners Kristen Wilson and Kathy Dixon’s business focus. By establishing a culture that prioritizes customer service and a unique personalized experience, each client who comes to Action Potential for physical therapy enters the door as a client but leaves as a member of the […]

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May 15, 2019
Myth Busters: Do Sports Cause Arthritis?

Many of us have participated in sports throughout our lifespan, playing in high school and college sports, or recreational running/biking. And as we age many have developed knee or hip arthritis and blame the cause on playing those same sports. But can we put the cause only on our previous exercise? If intense activity causes […]

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Apr 18, 2019
Diabetes: What is it and how can I Prevent it?

Unfortunately the prevalence of diabetes is growing in the US, 26 million people in the US have diabetes (8.3%) and of people over 65 years of age, 27% have diabetes. But what is it, can I prevent it and how can I manage it? Read below for answers to these questions. What is it: Diabetes […]

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Mar 17, 2019
Foam Rolling: What’s All the Hype About?

A common question I get from patients, from younger athletes to weekend warriors, is if there is a benefit to foam rolling. Foam rolling has been in the athletic world for a long time and is still growing in popularity. So there must be something too it right? Many people I know swear by it […]

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