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Fibromyalgia and Me

November 12th, 2019

Do I have fibromyalgia? Fibromyalgia can affect anyone; however, it is much more common for women to develop this condition than men. In fact, the National Institutes of Health states that between 80-90% of people diagnosed with fibromyalgia are women.   The average age of people diagnosed with fibromyalgia is 35-45, but it is possible

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How Physical Therapy Can Help Patients With ALS (Lou Gehrig’s Disease)

September 18th, 2019

Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) is a progressive neurological disease that typically begins in the hands, feet, and extremities, then progress centrally. People may first discover that they have difficulty walking, and may trip or experience poor balance.  In addition, people may notice that they have weakness in their hands or legs, along with occasional muscle

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Caring for a Family Member That’s Been Diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis

September 5th, 2019

Multiple Sclerosis (MS) is a neurological disease that causes the body’s immune system to abnormally attack the covering of the nerve cells, called myelin. This causes scarring and decreases the nerves’ ability to transmit signals properly. The progression of Multiple Sclerosis is based on 4 different types of aggressiveness.  Multiple Sclerosis is categorized by bouts

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