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Physical Therapist

Physical Therapist

Nancy Whelan,PT is the owner and director of the West Palm Beach Physical Therapy Center. She has 31 years of experience in the practice of Physical Therapy.

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exercising creaky knees
Do you notice when you squat to pick something up or get up from a low chair your knees creak or grind?  Or maybe when you go down stairs, one of your knees feels like buckling? Our knees take a lot of abuse from years of carrying our weight. For every 1 pound, we're putting 4 pounds of pressure on our knees. For example, 20 pounds of excess weight is equal to 80 pounds of pressure on our knees. Inversely, for every pound lost, we ease 4 pounds of pressure on our knees.  There are many factors that affect the weight bearing forces on the...

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"Every day, each of us makes a multitude of choices that will impact the quality of our lives. Some of these choices are minor and will only affect the next few minutes, hours or days, while others will completely change the direction of our lives. Some choices are easy to make, some are more difficult. Some will lead us straight to success, while others will bring us face-to–face with failure. …But what’s imperative for each of us to know is that, no matter how large or small, easy or difficult, each choice that we make, individually or collectively, alters the direction of our lives.”...
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treatments for tennis elbow
Elbow pain keeping you from participating in your everyday routine or even leisure activities? Research has shown that over 3% of the general population suffers from some type of elbow pain. The most common elbow pathology is tennis elbow or lateral epicondylitis, which is an inflammation of the extensor tendons of the wrist and fingers. Tennis elbow is considered to be an over use syndrome that causes pain on the lateral (outside) part of the elbow.  More often than not, patients suffering from this syndrome are not tennis players, but are over using their arm with some kind of continuous activity....
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A recent study published in the European Heart Journal cited 8.5 hours as the average time most working Americans sit each day!  Over that period of time, we start to slouch. This affects the low back because we are sitting in the reverse of the natural curve of our back. It affects our neck because we are encouraging the dreaded dowager's hump.  Most back pain issues come from ligament and muscle strain or weakness.  Sitting properly at a desk or when we are driving, stretching to break up prolonged sitting in one position and strengthening of core and back muscles...

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Did you know garlic is one of the most powerful antibiotics on the planet? Today, researchers are finding that garlic is the strongest health enhancing food we can consume on a daily basis, without other side effects, other than smelling like garlic. One of garlic's most potent healthy benefits includes its ability to improve the body's immune cell activity. In other words, the antioxidants produced from eating garlic will help strengthen the immune system, which helps fight off colds, viruses, and even CANCER. Yes, the big ?C?!!! Research has shown that this wonderfully tasty bulb can retard cancer cells as...

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