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Family Physical Therapy Services, Inc.
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Does this look familiar to you? Does your belly bulge like this after your pregnancies? If so, then you can't miss Effie Koustas, MSPT present her seminar on how Physical Therapy can help this condition.
If you'd like to learn how, then join us this Thursday at noon! It's FREE and jam packed full of great information. http://ow.ly/coyC30fM3LE
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Are you or a loved one hurt or injured? Do you hate waiting weeks or months to be scheduled with a specialist? Do you hate waiting for appointments? Do you have high out-of pocket medical expenses?

If you answered YES to any of these questions, please know that our rates are ¼ of those at hospital outpatient services, we provide at least 30 mins of one-on-one care with physical therapists for a better value for your out of pocket responsibility, and our staff has over 90 years of combined experience and counting for improved results.

If you or someone you know hates waiting for appointments, demands value for services, and wants exceptional results, then send then to Family Physical Therapy Services where you receive one-on one personalized care to get you back to living and back in the game sooner and with less cost to you.
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Our FREE Health & Wellness Educational Seminars are continuing! Next week, come and listen to our in-house Pre & Postnatal Physical Therapy expert, Effie Koustas, MSPT, speak about Diastasis Recti (DR), a separation of the abdominal muscles that is common during and after pregnancy.

If you or someone you know has DR, and would like to learn how you can treat ad correct this, then please join us at our Bedford clinic at 207 Meetinghouse Rd, Bedford from 12-1 PM on Oct 12th. http://ow.ly/1ZIX30fHjuI
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Why Family Physical Therapy Services and Hero Healers? Because WE CARE!
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Family Physical Therapy Services and Hero Healers can help you become that "healthy you". Let us help you give your family the greatest gift of all...
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This Headache Is A Pain In The Neck!

By Tom Fontana, MSPT

Headaches are very common and there are many causes—dehydration, migraines, stroke—many of which can be quite serious. One type that we here at FPTS can help you with are those whose cause is from your neck, called cervicogenic headache. These are associated with problems involving the 1st three bones of your neck, the junction between your neck and head and the associated soft tissues in the area.

But how would you know if your headache is coming from your neck? There are several common features of this type of headache that can help you distinguish it from others. Classic signs include that it is a headache on one side of your head that feels like it comes from the back of the head or neck where there is also local pain or stiffness. The headache is produced by the neck either being touched or with movement, which is limited. These types of headache rarely are accompanied by nausea or sensitivity to light/sound. They are not usually described as “throbbing” and do not increase with forward bending.

Research has shown that these respond well both to manual therapy as well as exercise therapy, though the largest benefit is with a combination of the two. If the condition is related to underlying stiffness, joint mobilization is in order. If there is soft tissue inflexibility that is contributing, or tender points, manual soft tissue techniques and/or stretching is employed. Modalities (such as moist heat, ultrasound, or electrical stimulation) may be used in instances where it is acutely painful to move. Exercises, particularly for the muscles controlling the shoulder blades and upper back along with the deep neck flexors (at the front of the neck) change the position of the upper spine and shoulders and the forces on the bones and soft tissues of the neck, which decreases both local complaints and the associated headache.

If the classic presentation above sounds like you, you may not have to continue suffering with your headache. Talk with your doctor to rule out more serious headache conditions and then ask to see us if it turns out you have a cervicogenic headache.
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Thomas Fontana, MSPT is the Clinical Staff Manager at Family Physical Therapy Services, Inc. located in southern New Hampshire. He has been practicing physical therapy since 1999. http://ow.ly/rwa230fuMSJ
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