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Piriformis Syndrome vs. Sciatica – What’s The Difference?

Few things are more frustrating than wasting time on treatments that don’t work.  Piriformis syndrome and sciatica can present with similar symptoms, however, their underlying causes are different and therefore respond to different treatments.   Let’s dive into the differences and what you can do next to start feeling better.  What is piriformis syndrome? Let’s take …

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12 In-Flight Stretches For Long Plane Rides

Between crossing multiple time zones, minimal sleep, questionable food choices, and being packed into your plane seat like a sardine, long-haul flights take a toll on you both physically and mentally.  The human body hates being still for hours on end. After your second full-length feature film, chances are you’re feeling a little achy. Just like …

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Orthotics vs. Insoles – What’s The Difference?

Orthotics and insoles are often used interchangeably, but they have some key differences that could make or break your success with each.  Never fear, this article will easily break down the differences between orthotics vs. insoles so you can make sure to get the features you’re looking for. What are orthotics? Orthotics are custom shoe …

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Easy Breathing Exercises For Low Back Pain

Pain is a complex issue. While we’d all love a few magic stretches, the truth is, the puzzle is much more complicated.   Did you know that deep breathing can be a crucial piece to tackling back pain? That’s right; these simple and accessible techniques can help to rebalance your system and decrease pain.  Stick around …

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How Do TENS Units Work? (Benefits, Risks, & Myths)

TENS units (transcutaneous electrical nerve stimulation) are marketed as a convenient non-drug way to decrease pain. TENS was all the rage in physical therapy in the ’80s and ’90s. People could be seen lined up on tables in PT clinics receiving this seemingly magic modality.  Since then, there’s been a lot of research on the …

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Vibration Foam Roller vs. Massage Gun – Which Is Better?

Wouldn’t it be great to get a massage every day and melt away your aches and pains?  Here on planet earth, that isn’t possible for most of us. But there are plenty of fitness gadgets to get some workout recovery and pain relief at home.  Both foam rollers and massage guns aim to improve blood …

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