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Are You Wearing the Proper Footwear During Squats?

Those of us concerned about maintaining a high level of fitness, from weekend warriors to professional athletes, rely on a solid set of core muscles to stabilize the body and allow us to perform at our best. Athletes are attempting to enhance their form to complete this essential activity better. One of the essential workouts for core strength is the squat! According to renowned strength coach Mark Rippetoe, the squat is an exercise that stimulates those core muscles. What happens to the feet is a matter of debate. Some believe the feet should ...

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Are You An Athlete Living With Hip, Knee, and Leg Pain?

Your hips, knees, and lower legs are tough because they have to be for your game! However, we're all still human, and unfortunately, injuries do happen. The hips and knees are your largest joints, supporting your body's weight. They work in close coordination, giving us the mobility we need. Conditions such as arthritis, aging, and sports injuries can all cause problems, and before you know it, pain symptoms can flare up. If you're experiencing hip, knee, or leg pain, call Base Physical Therapy in Brooklyn to schedule a closer look. Before you ...

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Arthritis Pain Relief Brooklyn

You Can Still Live a Comfortable and Active Life with Arthritis! Have you ever awoken with stiff joints that make it difficult to move around in the morning? Even if they become less painful as the day progresses, you could still be living with early-onset arthritis. Arthritis is a common condition that affects many people; however, many people live with painful joints for far too long before seeking professional help. Physical therapy, fortunately, is one treatment option that can be used to treat arthritis pain. At Base Physical Therapy, one ...

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Back Pain and Sciatica Brooklyn

Avail physical treatment for back and sciatica pain relief Back pain and sciatica are the most common complaints that can affect the ability to do everyday activities. While these types of pain are similar, they still have differences. In many cases, It can be difficult to understand whether the pain and discomfort you are experiencing is the result of back pain or sciatica. Back pain can occur in the upper, mid, and lower back. On the other hand, people with sciatica may experience sharp pain in the lower back, buttock, thigh, and leg.  &...

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Elbow Wrist and Hand Pain

Live Life Easier with Elbow, Wrist, and Hand Pain Relief You Use Your Upper Extremities a Lot – They Shouldn’t be Painful! Consider your typical morning routine: get out of bed, brush your teeth, shower, dress, eat breakfast, and begin your commute to work. How many times do you think you’ve used your elbows, wrists, and hands at this point? Hundreds! Now, if you do all of this while in pain, it can make even the most mundane activities difficult. You may even find it difficult to navigate your own home. You use your elbows, w...

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Foot and Ankle Pain Relief Brooklyn

Walk Comfortably Again with Foot and Ankle Pain Relief You Don’t Have to Stumble Through Life! Every day, most of us spend a significant amount of time using our legs. We must stand, walk, and run, right? If you have foot and ankle pain, it can harm your quality of life. Foot and ankle pain can be caused by a variety of factors, but there is some good news! Base Physical Therapy can assist you in locating the source of your pain and getting you back on your feet as soon as possible. When you have pain in your feet or ankles, it can be ner...

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Headaches & Migraines

Headaches Can Be a Real Pain – Physical Therapy Can Help Relieve Your Headaches Once and for All with PT Are you living with recurring headaches or migraines? If so, you may be wondering what is causing your pain. Poor posture, stress, and other factors can all lead to muscle and joint weakness, strain, and injury in the neck. Depending on the area of the body, the pain may radiate through the scalp, the side of the head, or even the forehead. Headaches are the third most commonly recorded cause of pain in the world, so if this is somethi...

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Hip and Knee Pain Relief Brooklyn

Move with Ease Again – Find Relief for Your Hip and Knee Pains Physical Therapy Can Help You Move Comfortably! Do you ever worry that your knees will “give out” from beneath you while standing? Do you have trouble sleeping or getting out of bed in the morning because of hip pain? If so, know that you are not alone; hip and knee pain is very common! Hip and knee pain can seriously disrupt your life, especially if you have both at the same time. You may believe that the only way to relieve your pain is to take over-the-counter m...

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Neck Pain Relief Brooklyn

Living with Neck Pain? Physical Therapy Can Help Finding Relief Doesn’t Have to be a Pain in the Neck! Your neck is an essential part of everyday movement, and severe pain can prevent you from functioning normally. Neck pain can be debilitating and extremely uncomfortable, especially if it extends from your neck to your shoulders. Whether your neck pain is preventing you from sitting up straight in your chair at work or causing you to tilt your head down to tie your shoes, physical therapy can help you get back to normal, pain-free functi...

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Pre/Post-natal Pain Relief Brooklyn

Prepare for the Arrival of Your Little One with Pre- and Post-Natal Rehab! Are you currently expecting a child? For many women, pregnancy is an exciting time, however, the body is going through a lot of changes as it grows into a new little person! These modifications typically include changes in posture, increased pelvic floor loads, and ligament stretching and thickening. These changes in the body can also cause back pain and pelvic floor issues, as well as muscle weakness, which may lead to urinary incontinence and difficulties triggering th...

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Pre-Surgical Physical Therapy

Got a Surgery Coming Up? Book Ahead With Your PT Do you have a surgery planned soon? It’s natural to be concerned about how well the surgery is going or how long the recovery will take. The Pre-Surgical Physical Therapy can be both intimidating and frightening.  Many people participate in post-operative physical therapy exercises as part of their treatment plan, which is undeniably helpful to the healing process. However, completing the pre-surgical recovery plan has several benefits! Fortunately, at Base Physical Therapy we can help...

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Post-Surgical Rehabilitation

Get Back to Your Life Faster with Physical Therapy After Your Surgery We’re sure of one thing without even asking: you want to heal your surgery as soon as possible! Who wouldn’t, after all? Surgeries are pretty intense events and most people who experience them find themselves down for the count for a few weeks afterward. It’s only natural that you may wonder how long you’ll be unable to work, play the sports you love, or function independently. If you have a procedure coming up while you’re preparing for the surg...

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Shoulder Pain Relief Brooklyn

Live Life More Comfortably by Relieving Your Shoulder Pain Raise Your Hand if You’re Looking for Shoulder Pain Relief! We use our shoulders for almost every movement we make, so it’s a big deal if they bother us!  There are numerous causes of shoulder pain, and the severity of the pain can range from the temporary discomfort from a pulled muscle to the anguishing bone-on-bone friction of arthritis. Shoulder pain may appear as a result of an injury, giving you the sensation that your shoulder is immobile. Shoulder pain can also ...

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Sports Injuries

Get Back to Your Life Faster with Physical Therapy After Your Surgery We’re sure of one thing without even asking: you want to heal your surgery as soon as possible! Who wouldn’t, after all? Surgeries are pretty intense events and most people who experience them find themselves down for the count for a few weeks afterward. It’s only natural that you may wonder how long you’ll be unable to work, play the sports you love, or function independently. If you have a procedure coming up while you’re preparing for the surg...

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TMJ Dysfunction Brooklyn

Are You Living With Jaw Dysfunction and Pain? TMJ Can Limit Your Life, But You Don’t Have To Let It. Do you have a hard time chewing or yawning? Do you feel pain in your jaw? When you open or close your mouth, do you hear a click? If so, you may have a TMJ, or “temporomandibular joint dysfunction.” The temporomandibular joint is the joint that connects your jaw to your skull. TMJ is a disorder that induces pain and stiffness in the jaw joint and its associated muscles. TMJ dysfunction may occur if the joint is injured in some ...

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Struggling With Back Pain? A Herniated Disc Might Be The Reason Why!

Strange neck pains, back pains, or extremity symptoms can indicate a variety of potential problems – including one or more herniated discs. A herniated disc can occur anywhere in your spine. You might be wondering, how can you tell for sure whether you have this specific problem? And if you do have a herniated disc, what can you do about it? These questions don’t have to add confusion and frustration to your physical woes. At our physical therapy clinic, we see disc herniations frequently among our patients with back, arm, and/or le...

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3 Ways Post-Surgical Rehab Can Aid In Your Recovery

Every year, our physical therapy team meets thousands of individuals recovering from surgery. Physical therapy is a safe, natural, and healthy way to aid your body in getting better after dealing with the stress that accompanies an operation. Whether you’re undergoing a joint replacement, knee surgery, or some other procedure, we’re confident that working with a physical therapist can help you heal up and get back to your active lifestyle as efficiently and safely as possible. You might be wondering why physical therapy is so import...

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If You’re Living With Chronic Back Pain, You Must Read This Now!

Do you feel as if you’ve been shut out of your own life because of your constant back pain? This nagging, excruciating symptom can be caused by a number of underlying causes and it can get worse with time, to the point that you can hardly move! Along with these horrible movement restrictions, you may be wary of putting your back through the risks of major surgery, or putting your body through the threat of addiction with prescription medications. The good news is that, thanks to physical therapy, you do not need to go to those lengths. A ...

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Got Hip & Knee Pain? PT Can Help You Move With Ease Again

Are you experiencing debilitating hip or knee pain? If the answer is yes, then you know how much it can get in the way of your life. There are so many causes of hip and knee pain, from excess weight to sports injuries, advancing age to repetitive motion injuries. Whatever the cause of your hip and/or knee pain, if you are experiencing it regularly you need to find a way to manage it. Unaware of how harmful medications are, many people use anti-inflammatories to minimize their discomfort. However, these medications do have potentially harmful si...

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6 Things In Your Diet That May Be Causing You Pain

We are what we eat, plain and simple. There’s no argument about it! Some people eat to live, others live to eat – and still others are feeding their chronic aches and pains without even realizing it. If your pain issues have gotten steadily worse, maybe you need to look at your nutritional choices. What are you putting in your grocery cart every week that may be causing you pain? Eating too much and/or eating the wrong things can fire up your inflammatory responses and contribute to muscle, nerve, or joint pain. For some chronic con...

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