How Staying Active at Work Can Increase Productivity

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July 20th, 2018

Picture yourself at work. Hunched over a keyboard, clicking away on a mouse, answering the phone, or having meetings, the most moving around you are likely to do is to and from the copy machine. It is no surprise that our sedentary jobs are causing fatigue and stiffness, both mentally and physically. Fortunately, having a

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Tips to Treat Your Arthritis Pain

arthritis
July 10th, 2018

If you are like the one in four American adults who suffer from arthritis symptoms, you are looking for options for managing the day to day aches and pains and often debilitating loss of mobility.  Fortunately, there are many things you can do that, when combined with physical therapy, can improve your strength, increase your

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BREAKFAST RECIPE: Greene Acres Breakfast Bowl

June 26th, 2018

Greene Acres Breakfast Bowl By: Angela Jenkins, Dietitian with Advantage Therapy Springfield MO How this recipe got its name: I named this meal the Greene Acres Breakfast Bowl because we grow or raise the majority of the ingredients on the farm or source the ingredients from other local farmers! An unusual addition to the breakfast

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Still hurting? Your Diet Could Be Why  

diet
June 20th, 2018

What you put in your mouth can make your aches and pains worse. Like they say, “You are what you eat.” There are many foods that can cause inflammation and actually result in pain. Eating a healthier diet can help you feel better, without those nagging aches and pains. Foods To Say “No” To While

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Without Intervention, Your Lower Back Pain Could Be Here to Stay

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June 10th, 2018

Ask any physical therapist, and you’ll get confirmation that lower back pain is the most frequent complaint they’re asked to treat. Often, back strain goes away on their own, especially with the classic “RICE” treatment. But when rest, ice, compression and elevation just can’t cut the pain, physical therapy is often your most reliable path

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REAL PATIENT STORY – “A love that wouldn’t give up!”

June 4th, 2018

I have experienced a love that wouldn’t give up. The staff at Advantage Therapy in Springfield, MO truly loves and cares about their patients. I am living proof! Advantage Therapy has far exceeded my expectations. I am 79 years old and over a period of years I was injured in six vehicular accidents. None of

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The 5 Natural Ways to Relieve Sciatica

sciatica
May 20th, 2018

Have you ever experienced aching pain in the back / buttock area that radiates down your leg? You may have sciatica. Sciatica is a common condition that affects up to 1 out of 10 people, typically between ages 25-45.   Symptoms Sciatica is typically felt as a dull aching pain to the low back /

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How to Get Rid of Pounding Headaches for Good

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May 10th, 2018

You know the feeling of your eyes starting to hurt, forehead starting to pound and even your neck feeling like a big ball of tension? A headache is coming on again and it’s time to reach for the Advil, Tylenol or other type of pain pill to numb it. Why does this keep happening?  

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How to Improve Your Posture

alignment
April 20th, 2018

In this world of looking beautiful, posture plays a big role in how we look at people. Think about the last time you saw your posture in the mirror and how you immediately corrected yourself to look taller, slimmer and fitter. We fight the good fight against gravity 24 hours a day and it is

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How Do You Know if You Have a Herniated Disc?

herniated-disc
April 10th, 2018

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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