Why Weight Management is a Top Preventive Medicine Priority

Here at Family Practice Center, we are passionate about the power and importance of preventive medicine. Being proactive and living a healthy lifestyle can do wonders for helping a person maintain long-term health and wellness. Although the number on your scale is not the only measure of health, establishing and maintaining a healthy body weight is one important factor to preventing and treating health concerns. Today we wanted to discuss why lifestyle management...

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Understanding & Avoiding Common Upper Body Injuries

The summer season is a great time to be outside and active. Whether you’re playing organized sports, enjoying a neighborhood pick-up game, or simply getting your normal daily exercise, it’s important to make safety a priority. Upper body injuries that affect the arms, shoulders, and neck are more common than many people realize. While some mishaps may be unavoidable, the healthcare providers here at Family Practice Center wanted to take some time to detail some of...

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How to Safely Cool Down After Working Out

How to Safely Cool Down After Working Out

We have all heard of warming up before working out or participating in any kind of physical exercise, but did you know that cooling down is actually just as important? It’s true. Whether you are playing a sport, hitting the gym, or simply going for a jog around the neighborhood, your workout isn’t truly over until you have taken the time to cool down. The time immediately after a workout (known as the cool down period) is essential for muscle repair, as well as...

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How to Prevent Exercise-Related Injuries

Exercise is a critical part of achieving and maintaining the best-possible long-term health and wellness. This is true for people of all ages, from kids to seniors and everyone in-between. Playing a sport can be an excellent way to get the exercise you need while having fun doing it. Unfortunately, playing sports and taking part in other athletic activities can open you up to the possibility of injury. This is a natural part of being active and sometimes they are...

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Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy

Platelet-Rich Plasma (PRP) Therapy

Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy (PRP) is a cutting edge therapy used by many elite level athletes to assist in recovery from chronic injuries in tendons, ligaments and joints. It has shown to help improve pain and functioning in patients with a variety of orthopedic injuries including the Achilles tendon, elbow (tennis elbow), shoulder (rotator cuff).

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