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Is Pregnancy Pain Normal?

July 7th, 2019

More than 50 percent of pregnant women experience some sort of pain—from backaches to hip tingling, leg cramps to carpal tunnel syndrome. And it’s no wonder that they experience pain; pregnancy puts the body through a wide range of challenges and changes, including gaining 25 pounds or more in just nine months. But while pregnancy […]READ MORE

5 Techniques to Relieve Arthritis Pain

May 5th, 2019

Arthritis (inflammation of the joints) can cause pain in any joint in your body, from your shoulders to your ankles. It may also cause joint weakness and keep you from completing daily tasks. Physical therapy techniques can help you find relief from arthritis pain and weakness. These noninvasive techniques are safe and can help you […]READ MORE

How Occupational Therapy Helps You Keep Your Independence

April 4th, 2019

Occupational therapy focuses on helping you perform activities of daily living. These activities may include: Dressing yourself Bathing yourself Feeding yourself Maintaining control over bathroom habits Moving around your home (such as standing or sitting) on your own Other tasks important to a healthy life, such as cleaning your home or managing medications Being able […]READ MORE

What You Should Know About Instrument-Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization

March 3th, 2019

Instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM) is a type of manual therapy that can reduce pain and improve function all over your body. At Bon Secours In Motion, we are proud to offer this therapy to our patients. How does IASTM work? IASTM uses specially designed, medical grade stainless steel tools to break up scar tissue […]READ MORE

What Happens When You Lose Weight

February 2th, 2019

While our culture is obsessed with dieting, especially for appearance’s sake, the real benefits of losing weight are to your health. Like quitting smoking, losing weight can have both immediate and long-term benefits to your health. As you start to lose weight, here’s what you can expect: Lower Blood Pressure While dieting and exercise lower […]READ MORE

Valentine’s Day Treat – Makeover

January 1th, 2019

Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be the waistline downfall it is typically made out to be. If you thought sweet treats couldn’t be healthy, think again. Here are just a few ways to be sweet and good to eat… Strawberry “milkshake”: make a sweet, pink, and healthy treat with frozen strawberries, plain Greek yogurt, 1 tsp […]READ MORE

Non-Surgical Solutions for Neck Pain

January 1th, 2019

Neck pain is one of the top problems that keeps people from work, sports, or activities they love. It can have a lot of different causes, from a herniated or slipped disk to degenerative disk disease and arthritis. No matter the cause, the first recommended treatment – such as physical therapy and pain-relieving medicines – […]READ MORE

How to Keep Older Relatives Safe During Holiday Visits

December 12th, 2018

During the holidays, people young and old get together to celebrate. If you have older relatives coming to your home, you may want to take some precautions to keep them from falling. Falls are the number one cause of disability in people over 65, causing loss of independence and often serious complications. Preventing a fall […]READ MORE

How Exercise Affects Your Blood Sugar

November 11th, 2018

Every time you eat, your blood sugar rises. As a result, your body releases a hormone called insulin that helps bring your blood sugar back down. However, in people with type 2 diabetes, the body doesn’t use insulin properly. Your blood sugar and insulin levels will remain high for hours after you eat, which can […]READ MORE

Why You Should Choose Physical Therapy for Pain Relief

October 10th, 2018

Each year, 100 million American adults experience chronic pain (pain that lasts more than three months). But though chronic pain doesn’t have just one cause, many people settle for one solution: prescription pain medicines. For years, physicians prescribed pain medicines to help their patients, but this practice had unintended consequences; namely, the opioid epidemic. That’s […]READ MORE