6 Effects of Poor Posture on the Body

Three words we have likely all heard before? “Stand up straight.” Whether we realize it or not, many of us slouch more than we should to maintain a healthy spine. There are several negative effects that poor posture can have on our bodies; luckily, physical therapy can help ease much of this pain and discomfort….

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Staff Spotlight: Americo Rodrigues

Integrated Rehabilitation Services, in business for over 16 years, has a team of physical therapists who use Cyriax-based evaluation and treatment techniques. James Cyriax, an English surgeon, was known as the Father of Orthopaedic Medicine. He had many students who are well-known in the physical therapy industry, including Brian Mulligan, Geoffrey Maitland and Robin McKenzie….

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Take Control of Your Pain With the McKenzie Method®

So, you think you know McKenzie? I want you to think again. I fell in love with the concept almost 20 years ago, when a colleague encouraged me to take a certification course. Let’s find out what makes McKenzie so unique. What is the McKenzie Method? The McKenzie Method has a simple definition, but it…

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Don’t Take Low Back Pain Lying Down

According to the Integrated Benefits Institute, employees with low back pain miss four more work days per year than their coworkers who do not suffer from low back pain. If you’re one of nearly 25 percent of Americans who have back discomfort at any given time, did you know that physical therapy can help? Rather…

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Rakes and Pains

Avoiding Common Autumn Injuries As the leaves begin to change color, the breeze turns cooler and school is back in session, you know that autumn is here. While the arrival of this new season can be exciting, for many of us it’s time for additional yardwork duties. Cleaning the gutters, fertilizing the lawn, packing up…

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