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New Year, New Health Insurance Benefits!

With the New Year, most insurance plans start over. This means that there could be changes associated with your health benefits, so the New Year is the perfect time to review your insurance coverage. At Agility Physical Therapy, we want to make sure patients have a full understanding of the costs associated with their visits. […]

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Exercise is a Miracle Drug.

“Exercise is a miracle drug. I’m such a believer that it’s the key to health, wellness and longevity that I prescribe it to every patient I see. It’s the most powerful, readily available drug in the world, and it’s free.” Sports Medicine Physician Jordan Metzl expresses his support for physical activity as an intervention to […]

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What You May Not Know About Cigarette Smoking and Your Health

Cigarette smoking negatively affects every organ of the body and is widely recognized as one the major causes of preventable disease. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), smoking causes more deaths each year than the following causes combined: HIV, illegal drug use, alcohol use, motor vehicle injuries, and firearm-related incidents. Most people know […]

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18 Ways Physical Therapy Can Make a Difference

If you are reading this post, chances are that you have heard of physical therapy (PT). Perhaps you have attended PT as a patient or know a friend who has had PT in the past. But if asked, you might not be able to define physical therapy or describe all the ways it can benefit […]

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8 Tips to Get a Better Night of Sleep

If you are not sure how to get a good night of rest, look no further. To optimize sleep and wake up feeling refreshed, start by tackling some of the following tips. 1. Exercise! Experimental evidence has suggested that exercise may be associated with better sleep quality. One study that evaluated exercise in patients with […]

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You should be getting at least 7 hours of sleep. Here’s why.

We all know sleep is important, but it is often under-appreciated. Sleep is a low hanging fruit to make progress in almost any goal, no matter what it may be. By tending to our sleep-related needs, we can maximize our productivity throughout the day, enhance immune system function, balance hormones, improve recovery, and overall cultivate […]

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Core Strength Reduces Low Back Pain and Prevents Injuries in Sport

Core strength is the number one therapy to reduce low back pain and prevent injuries in sport. Low back pain is a prevalent disorder in modern society, with 80% of the population suffering from this condition at least once in their lifetime. This condition is increasingly seen in patients due to the economic development of […]

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The Most Important Part of a Workout

Warm up exercises are crucial to any sport or fitness program and should precede every exercise session. This component of the work out is the most important part and, if done correctly, will reduce risk of injury and improve overall movement quality. A proactive approach should be used in the warm up to improve strength, […]

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Are you Drinking Enough Water?

Drinking water is crucial to staying healthy and maintaining the function of every system in your body, including your heart, brain, digestion and muscles. Water acts a lubricant, shock absorber, building material and solvent. Water is essential for body temperature regulation through sweat, nutrient transport, waste product removal, and maintaining fluid balance. In the summer […]

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Mobile Devices Aging the Spine, Causing Headaches

Your Smart Phone Could Be Rapidly Aging Your Spine Chances are that you probably haven’t given much thought to how your neck and back are faring in the era of the smart phone, but studies show that you most certainly should. It’s practically a reflex these days to pull out our smart phones when we’re […]

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