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Primacare Physical Therapy and Wellness is a 100% therapist owned practice. We treat a variety of musculo-skeletal and Post-surgical Orthopedic conditions as in low back pain, neck and shoulder problems, fractures, joint replacements, arthritis, knee and ankle injuries, tendinitis, sprains and strains. We have 6 locations serving Gwinnett and Forsyth County for all your Physical Therapy needs- Suwanee, Johns Creek, Buford, Duluth, Norcross, Lilburn and Lawrenceville, GA. We have extended hours including Saturdays. We are in most insurance plans including BCBS, Medicare, Humana, United, Ambetter, Peachstate, Amerigroup, Cigna, CareSource, Allwell, Aetna and others including Auto accidents and workers compensation.

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Tired? 4 simple ways to boost energy

When I’m dragging and feeling tired during the occasional low-energy day, my go-to elixir is an extra cup (or two or three) of black French press coffee. It gives my body and brain a needed jolt, but it may not help where I need it the most: my cells.

The cellular basis of being tired

What we call “energy” is actually a molecule called adenosine triphosphate (ATP), produced by tiny cellular structures called mitochondria. ATP’s job is to store energy and then deliver that energy to cells in other parts of the body. However, as you grow older, your body has fewer mitochondria. “If you feel you don’t have enough energy, it can be because your body has problems...

The 7 faces of neck pain

If you're bothered by neck pain, you have plenty of company. Doctors estimate that seven out of 10 people will be troubled by such pain at some point in their lives. But if you were to ask each of these people to describe their neck pain, you would probably get seven different stories.

By clearly describing your specific neck symptom, or combination of symptoms, you can help your doctor determine what's wrong and how to help.

Here are the most common types of neck pain.

Muscle pain. Aching or sore neck and shoulder muscles may occur in response to overexertion or prolonged physical or emotional stress. The neck muscles may develop hard knots that are tender to the...

How Physical Therapy Helps Retirees Keep Dreams Alive During the Golden Years

Are you among the millions of Americans who have high aspirations for how you’ll spend the extra time during your post-retirement years? Whether you plan to travel the world, pick up fly fishing, spend more time woodworking or sign up for a golf league, your physical fitness level will be a factor.

A 2010 study* suggests that the fitness declines we typically attribute to advancing age are largely caused by living sedentary lifestyles—which are on the rise due to the prominence of desk jobs in the workplace and activity-limiting personal technologies including smart phones and voice-activated remote controls in the home. Still, this runs contrary to the widely held belief that any...

5-6-7 Ways to Prevent Foot Pain

Did you think that you’re likely to walk more than 100,000 miles over the course of your lifetime?

That’s like circling the earth four times at the equator. But as important as your feet are, it’s all too easy to neglect them -- until they start to hurt.
You can take some steps to avoid getting foot pain, though. Here are seven ways to support your feet, so they will continue to support you.

1. Stay at a Healthy Weight
Your feet bear the weight of your entire body, and the more weight they support, the harder they need to work.
“The best way to prevent foot pain is to keep your weight down,” says Paul Talusan, MD, clinical assistant professor of orthopedic...

Don’t let pain rob you of a good night’s rest

Chronic pain and insomnia are an unhealthy combination. According to the National Sleep Foundation, chronic pain disturbs the slumber of one in five Americans at least a few nights a week. But you can start to break the vicious cycle of pain and insomnia by maintaining sleep-friendly behaviors, known as sleep hygiene.

Whether from a bad back, arthritis, or headaches, chronic pain puts you in double jeopardy. “When you lose the restorative sleep, it enhances your subjective perception of pain,” says Dr. Padma Gulur, a pain medicine specialist at Harvard-affiliated Massachusetts General Hospital.

Relaxation distraction
During the day, people can manage their chronic...