Why Do My Joints Pop?

One question we get all the time at Back in Action is “why do my joints pop and crack.” Well, it’s a question that has bugged us humans for a very very long time. In fact, there is evidence that we’ve been trying to figure it out since 3,000 BC when the surgeon of the...
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Do Not Ignore Your Calves Feeling Tight!

Written by Dr. Kristal Nelson PT You go for every ball on the court, you play hard. When sore/tight calves are the result that’s ok, but when it begins to linger this is a warning. Never take it lightly. It’s time to take a look at some things to make sure you are not setting...
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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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