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Dry Needling Therapy  (DNT) Frequently Asked Questions

Dry Needling Therapy “Dry Needling Therapy (DNT) is a technique used to treat dysfunctions in skeletal muscle, fascia, and connective tissue, and, diminish persistent peripheral nociceptive input, and reduce or restore impairments of body structure and function leading to improved activity and participation.” American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) 2013 Dry Needling Therapy (DNT) [...]

By | February 23rd, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Dry Needling Therapy  (DNT) Frequently Asked Questions

Top 10 Off Ice Exercises for a Figure Skater

ARSI Movement Systems Using out ARSI Movement System, we suggest these 10 exercises for performance training and injury prevention for a figure skater. We will give you a few more, but these are our favorite and a few reasons why! Check out our video… https://youtu.be/rqQaHlcIkEs A- Activation R- Recruitment S- Stabilization I- Integration   [...]

By | February 15th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Top 10 Off Ice Exercises for a Figure Skater

Is dry needling therapy right for you?

Dry Needling Part I: Dry Needling Therapy Dry Needling is a therapeutic technique in which a small filament needle is used to mechanically disrupt dysfunctional muscle, fascia and connective tissue. The most supported approach targets myofascial active and / or latent trigger points. Active trigger points can cause spontaneous pain, whereas latent trigger [...]

By | February 15th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Is dry needling therapy right for you?

How do football players prepare for the Super Bowl?

Let’s face it, the NFL is one of the most injury prone sports. It makes sense that the NFL, college, and youth levels can only play once a week during a season. They need six days between just to allow their bodies to recover. In regards to exercises, most people think NFL players mainly focus [...]

By | January 31st, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on How do football players prepare for the Super Bowl?

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|Uncategorized|Comments Off on See Your Physical Therapist to Nip Potential Injuries in the Bud

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. Here are some tips as well as a safe home workout to help avoid those unwanted extra pounds. Tips from TFI on how [...]

By | November 28th, 2017|Uncategorized|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|Uncategorized|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|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Top 12 Exercise Recommendations During Pregnancy

Sports-related Overuse Injuries In Your Child

As sports participation increases so too does the incidence of injuries.  The immature skeleton is particularly at risk for injury due to the presence of growth cartilage (epiphyseal plate, joint surface and apophysis).  For example, apophyseal injuries occurs when growth cartilage is unable to meet the activity demands under conditions of inadequate rest and recovery. [...]

By | October 10th, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Sports-related Overuse Injuries In Your Child

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