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Physical Therapists are Trained to Treat a Wide Range of Illnesses and Injuries

When most people hear the words “physical therapy,” they immediately think of rehabilitation for someone with a sports injury. And while that’s accurate, physical therapists work with many types of patients, presenting with a wide variety of injuries, conditions and diseases. In fact, the profession of physical therapy can be divided into many distinct practice [...]

By | December 12th, 2017|Fitness, Health|Comments Off on Physical Therapists are Trained to Treat a Wide Range of Illnesses and Injuries

See Your Physical Therapist to Nip Potential Injuries in the Bud

You probably already know to make an appointment with a physical therapist when you sprain your ankle or develop tennis elbow. But what if you’ve felt a slight twinge in your knee during your daily walk or noticed that your posture has changed since you accepted a job that requires sitting for eight hours a [...]

By | December 8th, 2017|Fitness, Health|Comments Off on See Your Physical Therapist to Nip Potential Injuries in the Bud

ACL Prevention Program

Although significant and meaningful headway has been made, researchers have yet to establish a gold standard regarding the most effective dose and specific parameters administrating an ACL prevention program.  Six published papers targeting ACL prevention in female athletes found significant effects implementing a supervised, structured neuromuscular training program. There were 29 total ACL injuries in [...]

By | December 3rd, 2017|Fitness, Health|Comments Off on ACL Prevention Program

Total Body Holiday Home Work Out

With the holidays approaching, your schedule will likely be filled with many opportunities to overindulge. It is no surprise that most of us gain some unwanted weight during this time of year and it is a perfect time for a home work out. Here are some tips as well as a safe home workout to [...]

By | November 28th, 2017|Cardio, Fitness, Health|Comments Off on Total Body Holiday Home Work Out

Focus on Your Pregnancy, Not the Pain

PART II: PRENATAL EXERCISE Early into your pregnancy, the placenta produces a hormone that helps your whole body physically become a bit looser. The release of relaxin accommodates the growth of your baby and helps in easier delivery. By doing so, it is also the culprit of ligamentous laxity, reducing tendon stiffness and softening joints; [...]

By | November 2nd, 2017|Health|Comments Off on Focus on Your Pregnancy, Not the Pain

Top 12 Exercise Recommendations During Pregnancy

PART I: Exercise One of the most rewarding yet challenging times in a woman’s life is when she carries and gives birth to a newborn baby. While pregnancy brings so much excitement, it can also cause a few hiccups (no pun intended). Luckily, physical therapy can safely treat injuries related to pregnancy during and/or after [...]

By | October 22nd, 2017|Fitness, Health|Comments Off on Top 12 Exercise Recommendations During Pregnancy

Growing Pains in Kids

Growing Pains in Kids Approximately 40% of today's adolescent population are active daily and participating in sports and recreational activities. Being active often means being healthy, so why are growing pains so often experienced? The term "growing pains" (GP) is used often to describe persistent discomfort in children with an unexplained origin. Research has shown no link between [...]

By | May 23rd, 2017|Health|Comments Off on Growing Pains in Kids