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5 Foods (You Love) that Cause Inflammation

Inflammation is what happens when your body perceives a threat. Your body protects itself by sending white blood cells into tissue. That causes swelling, and that swelling causes pain. Diet is one of the most common causes of inflammation. Choosing your foods carefully can save you from the side effects of inflammation Here are a …

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Common Skiing Injuries (And How to Avoid Them)

While it’s an exhilarating sport, skiing can lead to a wide variety of aches, pains and serious injuries. In this post, we’re going to point out some of the common skiing injuries that our therapists treat patients for.   How popular is skiing in Michigan? The state is ranked second in the nation for the …

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Motus CHT Receives Recognition for Novel Contributions

Warren based Occupational Therapist and Certified Hand Therapist, Kay Macconnachie, provides insight on hand injuries and recovery for famous author.   In his most recent book, The Next Person You Meet in Heaven, Mitch Albom gives recognition to Warren Certified Hand Therapist, Kay MacConnachie. His acknowledgement reads “…many thanks to the following people for help …

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Top 10 Football Injury Comebacks

With a will to win, some of these NFL stars have come back from significant injuries to once again dominate their sport. Their tenacious outlook is one that any person, in any walk of life, can use when going through surgery or physical therapy. For inspiring comeback tales, see how these 10 NFL stars returned …

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Why Physical Therapy is Important

Almost everyone, at some point in their life, can benefit from physical therapy and the skilled workers who oversee it. Physical therapists are well educated to work with people of all ages and abilities, whether they are recovering from surgery, or trying to recover from a condition that causes pain and limits your ability to …

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Kids can get gamers thumb from playing video games for an extended period.

Gamer’s Thumb and Other Gaming Hand Injuries

Have you ever had a sore thumb after playing video games for 4 or 5 hours? You could be suffering from a repetitive stress injury nicknamed “gamer’s thumb.” In this post, we’ll answer a few common questions about gamer’s thumb. We’ll tell you how this condition can be treated, and how you can prevent it. …

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Why you should see a Certified Hand Therapist

At Motus Rehabilitation, we like to boast that each of our offices has a Certified Hand Therapist on staff. But what is a Certified Hand Therapist, and why should you ask to be referred to one?   What is a Certified Hand Therapist? A Certified Hand Therapist is an Occupational Therapist who has at least …

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Learn about the different types of pitching arm injuries.

Common Pitching Injuries in the Elbow and Shoulder

Pitchers from the pros on down to Little League are at risk of injury from repetitive use. In fact, 64% of parents recalled their children having arm pain as a result of pitching. Learn more about the common injuries caused by pitching. And learn how they can be prevented.   There are few feelings as …

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Typing on a computer all day may increase your chances of getting carpal tunnel.

How to Prevent Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a debilitating condition. It causes pain and limits both range of motion and strength in the hands, wrists, fingers, and forearms. The condition is largely related to work in which repetitive hand motions are the norm. Some occupations may increase your risk for carpal tunnel syndrome. Those who type or …

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Physical Therapy vs. Occupational Therapy

People often confuse physical therapy and occupational therapy. The difference between the two is their goal. Physical therapy focuses on improving mobility. Occupational therapy focuses on enabling patients to complete daily activities. This post highlights the similarities and differences of PT and OT.   It can be easy to confuse occupational and physical therapy. Each …

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