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How Do I Heal My Diastasis Recti AKA “Mommy Tummy”

In Part 2 of our 3 part series on Diastasis Recti (Mommy Tummy) we are discussing the topic – How do I start to heal my Diastasis Recti Abdominis?  There are a number of things that need to be functioning properly to help heal diastasis recti (low back, pelvic floor, abdominals, and diaphragm), however there is not...
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Dealing with Running Injuries

We run to get into shape.  But do we get into shape so we can run?  Running can be a great activity for conditioning, weight loss or stress relief. But there are very few activities we do as human beings that have such a repetitive nature and can take a little problem and turn it...
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Diastasis Recti AKA “Mommy Tummy”

Do you have that bloated, achy, and weak feeling in your core since delivery of your baby? Do you feel like you have a “pooch” and still get asked when you are due at several months or years post-partum? Some may have heard the phrase “mommy tummy”, whereas others may have heard its more medical...
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Hip Surgery Excercises

Hip surgeries come in all different shapes and sizes: from total hip replacements to removal of spurs and repairs of labral tears or fractures.  They can all be scary, but are nowadays some of the easiest to recover from.  The hip joint is the deepest and most stable of the ball and socket joints, and...
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As We Head Back to the Courts

Dr. Kristal Nelson PT, Sports Physio We are all looking forward to getting back on the court. Ideally you have all taking this opportunity to improve your mobility, strength, and agility so when you head out on court you are prepared for the demands of tennis. There are probably a few of you who have...
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COVID 19 Mitigation Measures at Back in Action Physical Therapy

Updated for Phase II – May 2020 As NC enters Phase II of reopening, Back in Action is continuing its measures to keep people safe while they receive top-notch rehabilitation. Along with our regular meticulous cleaning of clinic surfaces with virucidal and bactericidal disinfectant, hand-washing and hand sanitizing between patients, patients are required to use...
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What Happens When COVID-19 Patients Leave The Hospital?

There is a lot of talk about the acute care of COVID-19 patients while hospitalized, but what happens once the patient is discharged? How does the patient recover and regain cardio-pulmonary health and strength? The primary problem with COVID-19 patients is they compromised lung function. The lungs are where gas exchange occurs to get oxygen...
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Back in Action Founder Featured on ABC11

Back in Action Physical Therapy co-founder, owner and physical therapist Dr. Kristal Nelson PT, DPT, SCS, was featured in a recent news story from ABC11 on how physical therapy comes into play for survivors of COVID-19. Click the play button below to watch the video.
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Work From Home Ergonomics

The COVID-19 pandemic has altered the way the world is working and learning. Working from home comes with its challenges, both mentally and physically. Spending hours each day at a work station that doesn’t promote good posture and body mechanics can leave you with back and neck pain, eye strain, and can limit your productivity....
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