Category: Health News

Is There A Pebble In Your Shoe?

Author: Rob Stanborough, PT, DPT, MHSc, MTC, CMTPT, FAAOMPT Think about the number of hours our feet are used either to stand, walk, run or kick. We shove them in all kinds of footwear giving little thought to the mechanics of...

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Finding time to relax

by: ~ Rob Stanborough  PT, DPT, MHSc, MTC, CMTPT, FAAOMPT  First Coast Rehabilitation The National Sleep Foundation recently reported that worries are keeping one in ten Americans awake at night. With the holiday season, bills,...

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THERE IS NO MAGIC PILL FOR POSTURE – Part I

Good posture is one of the most fundamental yet frequently overlooked areas of preventative care of the body. Slouching and other forms of faulty posture force the body to function inefficiently and will lead to fatigue, muscular strain and eventually to pain and dysfunction.

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Pain following mastectomy or lumpectomy

First Coast Rehabilitation is often thought of treating only spines issues but actually we help folks with all kinds of dysfunction from head to toe.  We treat head/neck pain, shoulder pain, wrist and hand, back, hips, knees, ankles and feet, balance, debility, lymphedema, pelvic pain, TMJ and more.  We even treat cancer survivors. 

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What is Dry Needling?

Dry Needling (DN) is a technique used to treat trigger points by a variety of professionals.  It is used by physical therapists in in number of countries and currently in 35 states.  It is called “dry” needling because it does not incorporate medication.  Instead, the muscle is systematically examined so the trigger point can be palpated and isolated.  

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Oral Diseases and Your Systemic Health

Dentists are responsible for helping you recognize and treat three oral phenomena; oral cancer, dental decay and periodontal disease.  Oral cancer is more prominent in older individuals and  is the sixth most common cancer in the world.  There are estimated a half million cases reported worldwide yearly.  The risks of developing oral cancer is increased if you smoke and drink.

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Headaches II

I see so many people with chronic headaches I can’t help but update and rerun this previous column. Headaches are a common problem and their treatments vary based on the type of headache and pain. Although I’ve been fortunate enough not to experience migraines, I’m told they are excruciating.

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