We Are Much Better Mommas When We Are Taken Care of and Are Feeling Our Best

After sailing through my first pregnancy 3 years ago, I thought that my second one would go pretty much the same way. 39 weeks into pregnancy Number 2 I can say I was wrong. There could be a lot of reasons that this time my experience has been completely different than the first, but one…

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Could Your Headache Really Be Coming From Your Jaw?

The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) is the root of many symptoms often attributed to other medical conditions. Grinding or clenching of the jaw as well as locking or popping of the temporomandibular joint is often a sign of dysfunction, which could be causing seemingly unrelated symptoms. If you have been treated for these conditions in the…

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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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