Why You Should Try Conservative Treatment Before Back Surgery

Low Back Pain Treatment

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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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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3 Reasons You Should Just Rest!

Female doing yoga in the mountains

That’s right! Take a load off, ease up, because we here at Align Therapy, your home for PT (or physical torture, physical terrorism, or pain and torture as some of our patients have come to call it) want you to rest! We bet you never thought we’d say that, huh? Yes, we preach from the…

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Top 5 Posture Questions Answered!

What is meant by good or bad posture? It is very common for Physical Therapists to get a lot of questions about posture. When most people think of posture, they think it means to sit up straight or not to slouch. But what is posture really? Posture simply refers to the position of your body…

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My First Half-Marathon Experience and Lessons Learned

Charlene Nordhoff at end of half marathon

I have never been a runner, especially a distance runner. Before training for a half marathon the furthest I have ever ran was around 4 miles.   Training for the American fork half seemed very daunting and definitely out of my comfort zone, but it has always been a goal of mine.   I am…

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Newest Member to the Align Therapy Team

Korey Derocher

Very frequently, whenever the stars and planets align, I will do a quick introduction about myself to be published on the World Wide Web. But really, I am very excited to be a part of such a dedicated and impassioned team of health professionals who share in my commitment to provide the best experience for…

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3 Tips to fix your low back pain

Graphic indicating back pain

Many people suffer from low back pain whether it was a short period of time, long term, or later in life. Worldwide, back pain is the single leading cause of disability, preventing many people from engaging in work as well as other everyday activities. Low back pain can be a result of many different things…

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Benefits of Aquatic Therapy

Two women in a pool doing exercise

I am really excited to write about aquatic therapy. Aquatic therapy is a type of therapy most people don’t know about and is not used or offered enough. From my experience with therapy there are so many people have a hard time performing exercises on land due to weakness, significant pain, or on weight bearing…

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6 Great Exercises to do With an Exercise Ball

Woman doing exercise on a yoga ball

Exercises is one of the most underutilized medicine to prevent and eliminate diseases, injuries, or chronic pain. Exercise can improve your health by strengthening the muscles around your joints, maintain bone strength, increase your energy levels, help control your weight, decrease blood cholesterol levels, lower your risk of falls, and the list goes on and…

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Nutrition Golden Rules Training for That Race Day

Person lacing up their shoe with a smoothie in front of them

When training for a race whether it is a 5K or a marathon everyone has an opinion on what makes a good diet. With so many fad diets and different sales pitches on vitamins or diet plans- choosing the right foods can seem very daunting. So where on earth do you start? I think when…

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