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Managing Chronic Pain During the Holiday Season

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The holiday season can be a mixed bag. One one hand, it’s a time to look forward to celebration, family & friends, delicious food, and our favorite traditions. On the other hand, it is often a time filled with stress related to prepping for visitors, buying gifts, making travel arrangements, and dealing with changes to your normal routine. If you …

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Can Counseling Help My Chronic Pain?

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Typically, people think of counseling as a means to treat a limited set of psychological conditions (Major Depressive Disorder, PTSD, e.g.). However, modern psychology offers tools to help deal with physical symptoms related to chronic pain. What is chronic pain? Chronic pain is defined as pain persisting for more than 3-6 months. According to the CDC, chronic pain affects 50 …

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How Can Physical Therapy Help with Hypermobility?

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What is hypermobility? Hypermobility is a medical term used to describe the ability of joints and tissues to move beyond their normal or expected range. Hypermobility can cause no problems at all in some people, while others struggle with recurrent injuries, dislocations, subluxations, or sprains. This repetitive injury can cause over-stretching to an already “stretchy” tissue. With extra mobility, our …