1. Strength Training, Exercise, and Pain Management – Exercising Safely After An Injury

    Any injury, no matter how small, calls for change to your usual habits. Dealing with carpal tunnel syndrome may mean adjusting your desk’s ergonomic setup. Recovering from a sprained ankle means staying off that limb for a time. As you heal and your pain diminishes, it’s understandable that you …Read More

  2. Exercising While Healing: Can You?

    Here at Senara Health and Healing Center & Spa in Peoria, we have countless patients who utilize our physical therapy services to aid in the healing process. Whether you were injured in an auto accident or experience chronic pain (like headaches or sciatica), physical therapy can quicken your re…Read More

  3. Quick And Easy Tips For Fighting Back Pain

    When back pain flares up, it can make it hard to think about or do much of anything. In all likelihood, you want to grab your pain medication and lie down with a hot pad until the pain subsides. Unfortunately, that’s not always an option, especially if you have a full day of work or a long to-do l…Read More

  4. Feeling Good? Why Good Health Is Different Than Feeling Fine

    Do you wake up each morning, stretch, and bask in the lack of pops or pain? Wonderful! But we’ve got news that may come as a surprise to you. Just because you’re pain free, that doesn’t automatically mean you’re in good health. If you’re among the many Americans that wait until acute pain …Read More

  5. Big Benefits: Massage’s Positive Effect On The Brain

    Have you ever been told, “It’s all in your head”? No, we’re not out to tell you that your health concern is all just paranoia. Actually, quite the opposite. The brain is a powerful organ and can have some impressive effects on your overall health and well-being. So what happens when you expe…Read More

  6. Exercise And Memory: Can Fitness Help Cognitive Function?

    Most of us have likely been encouraged by a doctor to exercise more or start a regular fitness routine. Yes, even if it’s as simple as taking a walk after dinner each night. Whether the encouragement comes from a cardiologist or a chiropractor, it’s fair to say that doctors across disciplines en…Read More

  7. What Is Trigger Point Therapy And How Does It Help?

    Are you experiencing pain or discomfort in a specific muscle? What about knots in certain muscles? When the pain in specific muscle areas radiate outwards, causing a general discomfort that cannot be ignored, it’s deemed a trigger point. Most patients call the pain annoying and, in some cases, deb…Read More

  8. How Stretching Affects The Body

    If you’ve been told that pain is simply a part of life, you don’t need to suffer anymore. Yes, pain is inconvenient and uncomfortable, but what if you had a way to relieve it naturally? Would you do it? Whether you have pain in your lower back, between your shoulder blades, or anywhere else in y…Read More

  9. Will Physical Therapy Help Back Pain?

    After spending a busy weekend out weeding, mowing, planting, and generally making your yard look amazing, it’s understandable that your back and shoulder muscles might be sore. That is a normal enough effect after some physical exertion. However, if your back keeps hurting for weeks or months, tha…Read More

  10. 8 Unexpected Benefits Of Massage Therapy

    Even just thinking about getting a massage makes most of us relax, and for good reason. Massage therapy is a great way to soothe tense muscles and let go of life’s stressors, at least for a time. But what many do not realize is that massage therapy offers even more benefits than just relaxation. H…Read More