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Inhale, Exhale, Repeat: Proper Techniques and Benefits of Healthy Breathing

Is breathing really vital to your overall health? We discuss why it is, and suggest some healthy breathing techniques.

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The Best-Reviewed Gymnastics Gyms in Birmingham, Alabama

There are many gymnastics gyms in Birmingham, so how do you choose where to go? We've compiled a list of the best based on real reviews.

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Plantar Fasciitis: How Physical Therapy Can Help

Should you get new shoes to treat plantar fasciitis, or is rest enough? We discuss the symptoms of the condition and treatment options.

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Single Leg Balance: Why It's More Than Standing On One Foot

Standing on one leg isn't that essential of a skill, right? Read on for our discussion of why it might be.

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Catching Good Zzzs: What Are The Best Sleeping Positions?

Should I sleep on my back, or on my side, or neither? We discuss how your sleep position can affect more than just your sleep quality and which ones ...

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Flexibility vs. Mobility: Why They Are Not Interchangeable Terms

Aren't mobility and flexibility the same thing? In the physical therapy field, they are actually distinct - read on to discover the differences.

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Why Do My Feet Hurt While Running? Tips To Relieve Foot Pain

Should I stop running when my feet hurt? Possibly, but learn more from our discussion of the possible causes of pain and available treatments.

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Overtraining in Athletes: Tips and Tricks To Avoid It During Your Season

Why is it so easy to make overtraining a habit? We discuss strategies to not let your ambition outweigh your body's tolerance.

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How Can I Manage Work Stress? Coping Mechanisms To Use At Work and Home

How can work stress affect other areas of your life? We discuss symptoms of stress to watch out for and ways to combat it.

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Do Runners Need Physical Therapy? Benefits for Training, Healing, and Preventing Injuries

Why is physical therapy so important for runners? We discuss the benefits of physical therapy while training and while preventing and healing from ...

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Meniscus Tear Recovery: How Can Physical Therapy Help?

What should you do when you tear your meniscus? We discuss why physical therapy should be part of your treatment plan whether you need surgery or not.

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Should I Get a Total Shoulder Replacement? Considerations and How Physical Therapy Can Help

How do you know whether you need a total shoulder replacement? We discuss the different types, considerations, and how physical therapy can help you ...

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