Category Archives: Health and Wellness

10 Apr, 2018

How Do You Know if You Have a Herniated Disc?

Do you have sharp pain in a particular part of your arm or leg? It may be a herniated disc. However, it could be another problem. Herniated or bulging discs are often blamed for radiating pains, numbness and tingling in the extremities, but they are often not the culprits.   Herniated discs are caused by

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20 Mar, 2018

Physical Therapy Just as Effective for Spinal Stenosis as Surgery

A new study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine that followed 169 participants showed that physical therapy was just as effective for people suffering from spinal stenosis as surgery (1). In fact, the results point to what physical therapists have known for decades, people suffering with back pain should try physical therapy first, before

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10 Mar, 2018

Is Your Balance Setting You Up For An Injury?

It’s what gives us the ability to walk on two legs and stays with us our entire life, balance. Our balance and vestibular system develop as we grow from a baby all the way through adulthood, and then begin to decline. Most people don’t know their balance is not optimum until they suffer a sports

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20 Sep, 2017

7 Tips for Relieving Pain From Herniated Discs

Do you experience achy or sharp radiating pain to your shoulder, arm, buttock or leg? This may be an indicator of a bulging or herniated disc in the neck or back. Between each of the vertebrae that make up your spine are small cushions called discs.   Herniated discs are more common in the 30-50

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20 Apr, 2017

Is Pain Stopping You From Getting Back in the Game?

Sports represent a healthy way to stay in shape, enjoy socialization with friends and family, and provide an effective outlet for stress. Nothing else in life compares to the invigorating and stimulating enjoyment that comes from participating in sports. As you play, however, you may develop some pain or injuries that prevent you from fully

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13 Apr, 2017

New Innovative Treatments for Back Pain in Monett MO

Are you struggling with Back Pain in Monett MO? We’re glad you’re reading this! Does nagging back pain cause you to lean forward on your shopping cart, making it difficult to finish your weekly grocery shopping? Does your pain ever travel from your low back, down into your legs and even your feet? Have you

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20 Jan, 2017

How to Put the Spring Back in Your Step

There’s no avoiding it; with age can come a whole host of new challenges, and with them seemingly random aches and pains. Fingers and joints may become sore after mundane chores, and physical undertakings that once brought joy now result in discomfort. It can be easy to become discouraged away from participating in activities that

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19 Dec, 2016

How does Kinesiotape work?

Have you seen this funny looking tape on your favorite professional athletes? It’s called Kinesiotape, a product that we use right here at Advantage Therapy in Springfield, MO! In this blog post, our K-tape expert Seth Owens, DPT will talk about how K-tape is used in our clinic and how it can be combined with

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19 Dec, 2016

The Amazing Benefits of Stretching

Everyone knows that exercise is a part of healthy living, but do you consider a stretching routine part of your exercise program, or as an afterthought that gets done if “time permits?” Since no one ever has enough time, you may want to reconsider how you view exercise, as there are so many benefits to

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30 Nov, 2016

Sore muscles? Try Biofreeze! Available at Advantage Therapy in Springfield

Do you have sore and aching joints or muscles? Biofreeze is a unique product provide fast relief to your aches and pains. Biofreeze products give a nearly immediate super cool sensation when applied. Advantage Therapy clinics sell Biofreeze spray and roll-on at our clinics in South Springfield, North Springfield, Monett and Ozark. Occasionally, we apply

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