Five Ways to Feel Better at Work

Are you tired and achy by the end of your workday? Do you frequently get headaches, neck, or back pain after sitting at your desk? If you answered yes, then here are a few tips to improve your work place ergonomics. We spend a significant amount of our day at work and sitting at hour…

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Neck Pain: 3 Things That Can Help You Manage Your Symptoms

Every day, we get to see people in our office that have been suffering from neck pain and stiffness for months or even years! Many people believe they have to live with their symptoms because they have tried things in the past that didn’t work or were told there was nothing that could be done.…

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3 Things That Could Be Causing Your Headache

Do you have mild, nagging headaches or debilitating migraines that limit your ability to perform your daily life duties? Headaches can be problematic when it comes to work duties, child care or hobbies, making concentration difficult. It can also impair your sleep pattern, leading to dangers performing everyday activities such as driving. Medication is normally…

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Our Top 3 Tips for a Happier, Healthier Christmas

Hi everyone! We are here from Thrive Physical Therapy to help make your holidays a little more enjoyable. We are bringing you 3 Tips to a Happier, Healthier Christmas. Each year we have people that come into the office with ailments ranging from back pain from spending the day wrapping gifts all the way to…

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Four Simple Ideas to Help Decrease or Eliminate Your Knee Pain

How many of you experience knee pain? You know, the kind that stops you from going up and down the stairs, keeps you from doing the things you love, hurts every time you bend over, and the kind that just leaves you frustrated, just hoping that today it will be gone. If this sounds like…

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Selective Functional Movement Assessment

Our therapists at Thrive Physical Therapy recently returned from a weekend course in New Orleans, Louisiana called Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA). The SFMA is “a comprehensive assessment used to classify movement patterns and direct manual therapy and therapeutic exercise interventions.”  During the course, our therapists learned how to bring a patient through a movement…

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3 Things that Cause Back Pain That You Didn’t Know Until Now!

Quick question: How many of you have Googled ‘preventing back pain?’ Yes, we thought so. We’ve all heard and read about what can cause back pain; incorrect lifting, bad posture, sports injury… but did you know that you may be making a common mistake in your daily routine that might be encouraging back pain? What…

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7 Things To Do In Southwest Louisiana If You Didn’t Have Back Pain

Southwest Louisiana is a great place to live, with amazing attractions that people from all over the world come to see. Unfortunately, many people right here in the Lake Charles area are unable to fully enjoy these attractions due to suffering from back pain. Not only are they not taking advantage of all our area…

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3 Ways to Put an End to Your Back Pain

Do you have pain after sitting or standing too long? Do you feel stiff and achy in the mornings or have trouble straightening up after getting out of bed? You aren’t alone. Studies show that 80% of Americans will have an episode of back pain in their lifetime.1 In fact, back pain is one of…

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What’s the Best Exercise Program For Me?

Many people want to get healthy and get in shape, but they don’t know where to even start. With summer here and a lot of us getting ready for “Swimsuit Season”, it seems that we have found a little extra motivation to shed a few pounds and look our best. Several times a week I…

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