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. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. Physical Therapy Versus Chiropractic: Who Should I See?

    When pain happens, the immediate instinct is to do as much as possible to alleviate it. After all, who really wants to be in pain if they can help it? Whether it is pain as small as a low-grade headache or something bigger, like chronic back pain, soothing the pain is step one and helping the issue …Read More

  9. Physical Therapy & Beyond: 6 Ways To Prevent Muscle Injuries

    Whether you’re a hardcore athlete training for an Ironman race or you have lingering pain from a months (or years) old problem, muscle injuries can be some of the worst health issues. Not only can they take awhile to heal, but you’ll feel that injury every time you move — and that means shifti…Read More

  10. Ways to Treat Sciatica Pain Naturally

    If you get the occasional headache, over the counter pain medication can temporarily soothe the symptoms. But, if you experience regular, ongoing back pain, a couple of Motrin aren’t exactly going to cut it. Even more importantly, over the counter pain medication isn’t going to help your injurie…Read More