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Need Cracking?

Cracking our joints is a habit – we crack our fingers, our knuckles, toes, backs, and necks. And let’s be honest – it feels really good, doesn’t it? We have all experienced stiffness or pressure in the neck at some point. In order to alleviate that tension, we may tilt our neck or roll our […]

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Body Awareness

Having body awareness is one of the best ways that we can stay healthy. Having “awareness” refers to knowing what your body feels like at your “normal” (hopefully good) state, so you know the difference when something isn’t right. At the end of the day, no matter how many years someone goes to Med School, […]

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How long does it take to recover from rotator cuff surgery?

The rotator cuff is a set of four small muscles in the shoulder that allow the upper arm to rotate. Injuries to the rotator cuff are found if a person has an accident or does heavy lifting, or can be from normal wear-and-tear and repetitive activities over many years. When the muscles completely tear, it’s […]

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When you think of physical therapy, what are the first few things that pop in your head?

You might think of stretching, exercising, massage therapy? You might think of areas of the body like your neck, or your knee… But did you know that physical therapy can also treat digestive conditions? This may surprise you, but physical therapy can also be used to treat certain digestive issues. The first stop should be […]

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Injured in a Car Accident? Watch for Hidden Injury Symptoms

Florida is a desirable place to be – it is “the Sunshine State”, after all. Whether it be snow birds flocking down to escape the cold, tourists, or the approximate 1,218 people moving to Florida every day, more people = more cars. With roadways more congested, we have consequently seen an increase in accidents as […]

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What you don’t know physical therapy can treat

You might think of stretching, exercising, massage therapy? You might think of areas of the body like your neck, or your knee… But did you know that physical therapy can also treat digestive conditions? This may surprise you, but physical therapy can also be used to treat certain digestive issues. The first stop should be […]

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What is the process of chiropractic care?

So you’ve been in an accident, or had a fall. Maybe there was no incident and you have been experiencing chronic pain for years; what next? Let’s take a look at the timeline of care when going to see a professional, licensed chiropractor… At MedAmerica Chiropractic and Physical Therapy of Deerfield Beach, you start off […]

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Is there a difference between a chiropractor and a physical therapist?

While their philosophies are similar (we manually work on the body to make it heal), physical therapists help you perform stretches and exercises to improve your mobility. Exercises may include squats, lunges, rotations, depending on what your injury or point of focus is. Chiropractors perform manipulations and adjustments on the spine (crack!) to help your […]

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What is a chiropractor?

The specific definition of a chiropractor is a licensed healthcare professional who treats disorders of the musculoskeletal system through manual adjustment or manipulation of the spinal vertebrae to correct nervous system dysfunction. When we think of a chiropractor, we often associate them with neck injuries, spine injuries, anything along the vertical plane of the body. […]

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Here are easy exercises you can do at home to improve your posture

Sitting at a desk all day, or repetitive motions can cause poor posture. So here are some exercises that will, if completed regularly and over time, improve your posture! Child’s Pose: For a postural stretch begin with a simple child’s pose. Sit in a kneeling position on a carpet or yoga mat to protect your […]

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