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Tendinitis / Tendinopathy

When one starts experiencing the effects of Tendinitis, it can be evident that discomfort and pain is right around the corner. Many people ignore the slight pain and put it aside thus causing large amounts of inflammation in the tendons, causing future chronic pain and Tendonitis or Tendinopathy. Tendonitis or Tendinopathy, when causing pain, is not located in one specific area of the body but can be in many places where there is strain on your tendons.

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Get Relief from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome in Cincinnati

Are you losing Mobility in your wrist? Experiencing numbness and severe pain when doing simple motions with your hand? Or have you been noticing that your grip strength is weakening and that you are having a dull pain throughout your wrist and hand? All of these symptoms all common to Carpal Tunnel Syndrome. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome is not to be taken lightly. If you are noticing any of these symptoms you should seek out an orthopedic specialist as soon as possible.

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Piriformis Syndrome – Treatment Options that Relieve Hip Pain

Do you have pain and stiffness in the hip region and lower back? Have you been struggling with pain for weeks, months or years? This could be Piriformis Syndrome. If you are experiencing pain in your hip or lower back, it is important to see a doctor to rule out other potential causes.

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How to get rid of a headache without medicine

Do you suffer from chronic headache pain or neck pain? If so, you're not alone. Headache pain is one of the most common forms of pain in the world and it's something that millions of people around the world suffer from.

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Both Radial and Focused Shock Waves Activate Healing Power

You don’t have to live with pain! With conventional treatments like RICE (rest, ice, compression, elevate), cortisone, and surgery, it often feels like you’re on a repetitive cycle of pain, temporary relief, pain. All the while unable to do the activities you love. There’s a better way.

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Injured While Running? Shock Wave Therapy Can Help

Most runners will experience some type of injury, in fact 4 out of 5 do annually. However, running continues to be one of the most popular methods of exercise worldwide. In the United States alone, over 13 million runners crossed the finish line. With this being said, finding an efficient form of treatment for running injuries is essential. There was an article published in The Journal of Foot & Ankle Surgery that showed recent research of treatment for injuries to runners with Extracorporeal Pulse Activated Technology (EPAT). Injuries such as, plantar fasciitis, lower-extremity tendinopathy (Achilles, posterior tibialis, patellar, hamstring).

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Could your Chronic Muscle Pain be Myofascial Pain Syndrome?

Do you experience Muscle Pain that is persistent or chronic in nature? Does your muscle pain make you less mobile, leaving you unable to participate in physical activities that you used to enjoy? You could be suffering from Myofascial Pain Syndrome.

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Improve Your Shoulder Strength and Mobility

Here's a great article from Boxrox about 7 great exercises for shoulder strength and mobility. 

Every day I work with many individuals who are experiencing pain, discomfort or experiencing a significant restricted range of motion. Integrating manual therapy modalities of Active Release Techniques (ART), NeuroMuscular (NMT), Active Isolated Stretching (AIS), Trigenics (extremely effective for frozen Shoulder and Piriformis Syndrome) and the Neil Asher Technique for Frozen Shoulder but very beneficial for all types of shoulder pain and dysfunction. 

Exercise is a cornerstone of our health but we must take care of our physical health, preventing future injury pain and holistic yet focused manual therapy treatment, is an important factor in long health. Any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me at 859-802-0448. Andy Shetterly 

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Peak Performance Sports Therapy Featured in Cincy Chic Magazine

Cincy Chic is the only online lifestyle publication for women in the Greater Cincinnati area and we were featured in an article titled Peak Performance Provides Relief by Rachael Rose of CincyChic on Feb. 11, 2013. Rachael interviews Andy and discusses some of issues that he sees in his practice and how much of the pain and discomfort he sees is unnecessary and can be avoided.

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What is Active Release Techniques (ART)?

ART - Active Release TechniqueART is a patented soft tissue manual therapy system, with over 500 specific protocols, which releases pain that is unnecessarily carried by millions of people each and every day, year after year. ART goes right to the source of pain and dysfunction to help normalize muscle, tendons, ligaments, nerves and fascia (Next Blog Post will focus on Fascia), which over time, builds up tough, dense scar tissue. This scar tissue not only restricts normal movement but also causes muscles to become both shorter and weaker, making them susceptible to strains, pulls and other soft tissue injuries.

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Sports Performance for Dancers

Dancers are some of the most highly trained athletes and have their own unique set of likely injuries and ailments. Staying on top of those small ailments so that they do not become full-blown performance limiting injuries is the topic of this linked interview I did for earlier this year.

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