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backpack safety

Three factors that impact backpack safety

August 21st, 2019

It’s that time of year again. You’re counting the days until your child heads back to school. However, before you put them on the bus, you’ll need to make sure they have everything they need for school, and this may include making sure they have the safest possible backpack. Here are three factors you should

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Should You Continue Normal Activity If You’re in Pain?

Should you continue exercising, playing sports or performing work-related tasks when dealing with pain?

August 20th, 2019

Gerry Catapang, PT, DPT, MGS Pain affects millions of people every day, including people injured at work, from playing sports and due to motor vehicle accidents. If you’re dealing with pain, it can be difficult to know what a safe level of activity should be.  Have you ever wondered whether it’s beneficial or harmful to

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Arthritis in Hip and Lower Back

Four issues caused by hip and lower back arthritis in O’Fallon, MO

August 16th, 2019

According to the Missouri Regional Arthritis Centers (MRAC), about 1.4 million people in Missouri are living with some form of arthritis. They also report that these numbers are projected to increase by more than 300,000 people by 2030. If you live in O’Fallon, Missouri, and you’re living with hip and lower back arthritis, there are

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