Chronic Illness

Millions of people worldwide suffer from a chronic illness. Some of these conditions include Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, Multiple Sclerosis, chronic fatigue, and many other conditions. These conditions will affect not only the person, but the family as a whole. Symptoms include chronic pain, weakness, and balance deficits. Due to its long-term effects, it requires specialized physical therapy services to reduce risk of further health risks. A physical therapist can identify the root causes and initiate a program specific to your needs. Physical therapy also provides pain relief through progressive low intensity exercises, electrical stimulation, and light manual techniques. Using a combination of these methods will ultimately lead to longer lasting results.

A Chronic Illness Diagnosis is NOT Your Label: Your 3-Systems to Recovery

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Are you feeling discouraged because of a chronic illness diagnosis? Moving towards your journey of healing is a major stepping stone in the mind, body, and spirit connection. In Rewire The Podcast, we discuss how you can holistically reframe the way you look at your diagnosis and begin addressing the nervous system. This will help …

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Core Strengthening 101: How to Reduce Chronic Back and Hip Pain

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The core or “corset muscle group” consists of our abdominal muscles and lower back. These muscles collectively provide stability, balance, and posture to the torso. No matter our age, weight, or physique, almost all of us have experienced back pain or hip pain at one point. Luckily, we can often reduce or completely avoid this …

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Information and Exercises to Combat Your Chronic Ankle Pain

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Suffering from Chronic Ankle Pain? Chronic ankle pain runs rampant among athletes and former athletes. Our awareness begins at our feet and ankles so it’s important that this joint functions properly. You do not have to be a former athlete to experience chronic ankle pain. It is even more common among everyday people and worse …

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Dealing with Brain Fog

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Are you dealing with brain fog? Have you ever wondered why you’re feeling so tired for no apparent reason, or why you can’t seem to concentrate on what’s right in front of you? We all experience a little brain fog on occasion, but real brain fog is something that varies in intensity. It comes and …

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Why Am I So Tired? Common Causes of Fatigue with POTS and What You Can Do | PARR PT and Vital-Side Mind Body Series

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Fatigue with POTS and general tiredness is very common today. In fact, it is becoming a way of life for many. I’m guessing that you experience burn-out or fatigue every once in a while. Perhaps you feel this way on a daily basis. Tiredness is a natural human reaction to a variety of circumstances. It …

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Enteric Nervous System | PARR PT and Vital-Side Mind Body Series

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The Enteric Nervous System is an underrated cause of chronic gut issues. We often experience symptoms like bloating, food sensitivities, or constipation and wonder what the root cause is. Contrary to popular belief, it isn’t always a structural issue in the gut or because of the food you’re eating. Sometimes it comes down to dysregulation …

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Pain and the Nervous System | PARR PT and Vital-Side Mind-Body Series

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Pain is a Warning Signal from the Brain Pain isn’t always a sign of acute tissue injury. Often times it’s a result of the sympathetic nervous system turning on and saying “help” to that spot. Does this mean that your pain is all in your head? Absolutely not! But your nervous system may be sending …

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Breathing Exercise for Anxiety | PARR PT and Vital-Side Mind-Body Series

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We want to share with you a simple breathing exercise for anxiety that can help activate the Parasympathetic Nervous System. In this video, our friend Lindsay Mitchell PA-C of Vital-Side joins Jonathan to discuss the effects of chronic stress on the body’s many systems. Thank you for sharing your time and expertise, Lindsay! What are …

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Chronic Back Pain | Low, Mid, or Upper Back Pain that Won’t Go Away

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Chronic back pain is now the leading cause of disability nationwide! It is also one of the main reasons people seek out Physical Therapy. Sometimes back pain comes from an acute injury. However, often we just stand up from our desks and feel a deep ache or a sharp twinge and wonder where it came …

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Gait Training with the MATRIX Gait Trainer for Parkinson’s, MS, and TBI

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Regain mobility with Parkinson’s, Multiple Sclerosis, Traumatic Brain Injury, and more. Our patented MATRIX Gait Trainer is the key to safe, effective, and efficient gait training. Over years of treating hundreds of patients as a Physical Therapist and Traumatic Brain Injury Specialist, I experienced the pros and cons of many gait training devices. Too often, …

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