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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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Family Halloween Workout

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The holiday season has arrived! Get moving with Compleo’s family friendly Halloween workout. Halloween costumes are encouraged! Warm up: Game of Tag Everybody loves a good game of tag! Tag one family member as “it” and chase each other around for 5 minutes. Extra points to those who adopt a little extra Halloween spirit with scary noises or zombie walk! …

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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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Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)

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You may have heard of CBT, but do you know how it works? Is it right for you? Keep reading to learn more! What is CBT? Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a form of therapy that helps people identify and develop skills to change negative thoughts and behaviors. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy: says that individuals create their own experiences that are …

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Ehlers Danlos Syndrome

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What is Ehlers Danlos Syndrome (EDS)? Ehlers Danlos Syndrome is the name for a group of connective tissue disorders. These disorders are inherited. There are several types of EDS, but most people with EDS have the following: joint hypermobility (joints move more than what is considered a normal range) skin hyperextensibility (skin stretches more than normal) tissue fragility 13 Sub-types …

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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 …

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5 Different Ways to Stretch Your Hamstrings

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Hamstring tightness is EXTREMELY common. Having tight hamstrings not only limits your range of motion, but can also be a culprit in recurrent back pain. Finding a good way to stretch your hamstrings is actually easier than you think, and it is something you can easily incorporate into your daily routine. Check out these 5 stretches and see what works …