Why You Should Try Conservative Treatment Before Back Surgery

Back pain is something most people have or will experience to a certain degree in their life. It is also the number one cause of disability worldwide and is a huge cause for a decrease in someones activity level. Back Pain is very frustrating to experience due to how much it can affect what used…

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Struggling with Back Pain: Planning some DIY?

Have you tweaked your back or are you struggling with aches or pain after doing some DIY projects over the last couple weeks?  COVID-19 has given most of us extra time at home, and with limited options of things to do, many have been doing home projects. Sometimes, as in my case, this ends up…

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Patient Snapshot: Hyperkyphosis

It has been one whole year since I graduated from physical therapy school and this year at Align Therapy has brought many successes and learning opportunities. So, I thought I would share a quick story about the potential results every patient can experience that may be dealing with scoliosis or hyperkyphosis of the spine (Sometimes…

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Sad Bonsai and Telehealth

What does a Bonsai, TELEHEALTH, and Physical Therapy have in common?  Well, let me tell you! (Check out more information on TELEHEALTH on our website HERE) The Bonsai About 2 months ago, our faithful bonsai mascot in our reception area began to drop its leaves.  This wasn’t really surprising because bonsai’s do this occasionally.  It…

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How and why to stay active during the COVID-19 pandemic

With COVID-19 becoming a worldwide pandemic causing many group activities to be postponed, it is quite easy to fall into the trap of becoming a couch potato and wanting to binge-watch all your favorite Netflix series to pass the time.   Physical activity has been proven time and time again to not only be vital…

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Grandparents Going Stir Crazy?

Need an idea for Grandma and Grandpa who are stuck in the house? Social Distancing for COVID-19 really is a struggle when it comes to your grandkids!  I have seen this with my own parents as well as with many of my patients. How do you still interact with your grandkids, or nieces and nephews,…

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Telehealth And What Align Is Doing About COVID-19

During this time of awareness due to COVID-19, we want to keep you updated on what we at Align Therapy are doing to limit the spread. Like all of us, we are concerned about the safety of our loved ones, our teams, and our community and we are doing everything we can to minimize exposure…

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4 Reasons I’m Thankful for Scoliosis

During this Thanksgiving Season it may seem odd to be thankful for scoliosis, but in many ways, scoliosis has changed my life. Scoliosis and I The story of how scoliosis and I met goes back many years.  During Physical Therapy school, I think I got around 15 minutes of instruction on what scoliosis is.  We…

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Scoliosis: A Race Against Growth

Treating Scoliosis in Adolescents is really just a race to control the curve while they finish growing and avoid progression.  Sometimes this takes years, and sometimes this takes months.  There aren’t many other conditions so dependent on growth. Racing the Sun for Geodes! (Check out the youtube video of our adventure) A week ago, my…

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5 Reasons to Rehab after Scoliosis Surgery

One of the common things we see in the clinic is people who have recently undergone scoliosis correction surgery.  And yet, still, I have people ask me if we treat patients post-surgery.  The answer is a definite YES! Even though we have a large focus on scoliosis specific exercise to avoid surgery, I am not…

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