Cyclists Tips and Education

June 6th, 2019|Comments Off on Cyclists Tips and Education

Seven simple stretches for cyclists There are many types of stretches and most are good, if done correctly. The main cycling stretches focus on the lower body. Reading a stretching manual or following an experienced [...]

10 Myths about Weight Loss, Busted

June 2nd, 2019|Comments Off on 10 Myths about Weight Loss, Busted

Losing weight can be difficult. But these 10 widespread myths about weight loss make it even harder. BY RYAN PARSONS AND CHAEL SONNEN DEC 14, 2017 MATTHEW BRUSH The sheer volume of misinformation regarding weight loss makes this [...]

Eating Right for Exercise

June 2nd, 2019|Comments Off on Eating Right for Exercise

Using a simple, well-balanced diet formula, you can figure out what to eat and when so you have the energy you need to exercise. By Barbara Robb Medically Reviewed by Pat F. Bass III, MD, MPH You [...]

Avoiding Winter Sports Injuries

November 29th, 2018|Comments Off on Avoiding Winter Sports Injuries

Avoiding Winter Sports Injuries It’s important to stay active in the winter months and winter sports are a great and fun way to do that, but before heading out on your next ski vacation, take [...]

Want to Gain Muscle Fast? Try Slowing Down

April 24th, 2018|Comments Off on Want to Gain Muscle Fast? Try Slowing Down

Research shows that tempo training, or slowing down certain parts of your workout, can yield tremendous benefits — fast.  BY MICHAEL EASTER APR 4, 2018 What is a rep? Exercise science is finding new answers for [...]

LEARN WHAT YOU CAN DO to PREVENT INJURY THIS SPRING

March 14th, 2018|Comments Off on LEARN WHAT YOU CAN DO to PREVENT INJURY THIS SPRING

It’s Spring time! That Means it is the time of year when people like to clean out their closets, garages and other areas of their house. Here are a few tips you can use to [...]

Save Your BACK!

March 14th, 2018|Comments Off on Save Your BACK!

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October Is National Physical Therapy Month!

September 20th, 2017|Comments Off on October Is National Physical Therapy Month!

Recognizing Concussions in Student-Athletes   A concussion is a mild traumatic brain injury caused by a direct blow to the head, face, or neck. In the United States, an estimated 300,000 sports-related concussions occur annually. [...]

Spring Sports… Get Current Info On Common Injuries!

March 28th, 2017|Comments Off on Spring Sports… Get Current Info On Common Injuries!

As the weather begins to warm up in the spring, many of us awake from our “winter hibernation” and look forward to getting outside and being active again. A great and fun way to be [...]

Back to the Basics

November 14th, 2015|Comments Off on Back to the Basics

Back to the Basics Here are some gentle back exercises to help keep your core strong and flexible. Remember, if any exercise produces pain, stop immediately and consult a medical professional. Marching in Place This [...]

Understanding Arthritis

November 5th, 2015|Comments Off on Understanding Arthritis

Understanding Arthritis The word Arthritis literally means joint inflammation ( arth=joint; itis = inflammation). It refers to more than 100 different diseases or conditions that affect the joints and the tissues around the joints, such [...]

Astym

November 5th, 2015|Comments Off on Astym

The ASTYM System rejuvenates muscles, tendons and ligaments. It gets rid of scar tissue problems from old injuries in a fashion previously unimaginable. The ASTYM System is a therapy approach that addresses problems such as [...]

Fall Prevention

November 5th, 2015|Comments Off on Fall Prevention

As we get older there is much concern about "falling"; protecting our loved ones from unnecessary pain and injury. Falls can often lead to deep bruising, hip fractures which in turn can lead to other [...]

What is Physical Therapy?

November 5th, 2015|Comments Off on What is Physical Therapy?

Physical therapy is a type of treatment you may need when health problems make it hard to move around and do everyday tasks. It helps you move better and may relieve pain. It also helps [...]

Top 12 Exercise Tips for 2015/2016

November 5th, 2015|Comments Off on Top 12 Exercise Tips for 2015/2016

The new year is upon us and so again are our "New Year's resolutions" of getting into shape. The difference between successfully obtaining the "resolution" and not is habit- being able to stick to your [...]

Cycling Ergonomics

November 5th, 2015|Comments Off on Cycling Ergonomics

Bicycles are one of the most popular vehicles used. They are used for transport as well as for recreation or fitness. Cycling is a very popular activity, but can cause injury if people do not [...]

Gardening Injuries

November 5th, 2015|Comments Off on Gardening Injuries

Gardening is an extremely satisfying and healthy activity that a large percentage of the population enjoys. As any person who gardens can attest, it can be a strenuous activity. Gardening typically yields two types of [...]

Is Your Body Ready For Winter?

November 5th, 2015|Comments Off on Is Your Body Ready For Winter?

Don't let back and knee pain keep you down! Winter brings on a lot of activity, and while most of it is enjoyable; some of it causes pain. Back and knee pain cases rise dramatically [...]

Pain Locator Tool

October 13th, 2015|Comments Off on Pain Locator Tool

Try our Interactive Pain Locator! Hover over the area you are having trouble with. Once you see your pain area highlighted; click and it will take you to our online education resources that are directly [...]

October is National Physical Therapy Month!

October 3rd, 2015|Comments Off on October is National Physical Therapy Month!

This year, the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) is focusing on health aging. As we age, our bodies begin to break down. We experience aches and pains that weren't there before. Physical therapy can help [...]

Posture

September 14th, 2015|Comments Off on Posture

Posture We have all heard it a thousand times... "Stand up tall, don't slouch". Our parents have been preaching it to us all of our lives. Although it is tough to acknowledge... that was good [...]

Aquatic Back Pain Therapy

September 14th, 2015|Comments Off on Aquatic Back Pain Therapy

Aquatic Back Pain Therapy We all have 3 major curves in our spine. A lordotic curve is a forward curve of the spine, as found in the low back and also in your neck. The [...]

Lumbar Disk Herniation

September 14th, 2015|Comments Off on Lumbar Disk Herniation

Lumbar Disk Herniation Your spine is made up of 24 vertebrae that are each separated by a jelly-like cushion called your Intervertebral Disc. There are 7 vertebrae in your neck (cervical spine), 12 vertebrae in [...]

Back Posture in Relation to Shoulder Pain

September 14th, 2015|Comments Off on Back Posture in Relation to Shoulder Pain

Back Posture in Relation to Shoulder Pain The scapula, or shoulder blade, rests on the rib cage and creates the socket for your shoulder. When you slouch your back, your shoulder blade tilts and rounds [...]

Back Pain Exercise Routine

September 14th, 2015|Comments Off on Back Pain Exercise Routine

Back Pain Exercise Routine If you are suffering from back pain, exercise is a great way to help alleviate some of that pain. Please use these helpful exercises below. You can do these exercises in [...]

Pregnancy Back Pain

September 14th, 2015|Comments Off on Pregnancy Back Pain

Pregnancy Back Pain Research shows that 50-70% of women experience back pain during or after pregnancy. The last few months of pregnancy when the baby's weight begins to increase dramatically are usually the most common [...]

Sciatica

September 14th, 2015|Comments Off on Sciatica

Sciatica Sciatica ( Radiating leg pain ) is the term given to back pain that radiates down the leg and sometimes into the foot. This common pain follows the path of the sciatic nerve, the [...]

Biceps Tendonitis

September 14th, 2015|Comments Off on Biceps Tendonitis

Biceps Tendonitis Signs and Symptoms The biceps muscle is located in the front of the upper arm. Tendons connect one end of the biceps muscle to the shoulder in two places. The other end of [...]

Shoulder Pain Education

September 14th, 2015|Comments Off on Shoulder Pain Education

Shoulder Pain Education Shoulder Pain When the tendons of your "Rotator Cuff" get pinched or squeezed between the head of the humerus (arm bone) and the acromion (end of your collar bone). Symptoms: Possible "catching" [...]

Shoulder Impingement

September 14th, 2015|Comments Off on Shoulder Impingement

Shoulder Impingement When the tendons of your "Rotator Cuff" get pinched or squeezed between the head of the humerus (arm bone) and the acromion (end of your collar bone). Symptoms: Possible "catching" sensation when the [...]

Rotator Cuff Injuries

September 14th, 2015|Comments Off on Rotator Cuff Injuries

Rotator Cuff Injuries Rotator Cuff injuries are very common injuries and they can persist for years unless treatment is properly addressed. Anyone can experience a rotator cuff tear, not just professional baseball and football athletes. [...]

Shoulder Exercises

September 14th, 2015|Comments Off on Shoulder Exercises

Shoulder Exercises Here are some great exercises to do at home to help relieve your shoulder pain. The most effective is the side-lying external rotation, which activates the supraspinatus, subscapularis, infraspinatus and teres minor. Lie [...]

Knee Bursitis

September 14th, 2015|Comments Off on Knee Bursitis

Did you know that you have 11 fluid-filled sacs in your knees called bursa? These sacs are present to decrease friction and add extra cushioning to the knee. When those bursa are irritated they can [...]

Mensical Injuries

September 14th, 2015|Comments Off on Mensical Injuries

Mensical Injuries The purpose of this article is to give the reader a better understanding of an injury to a structure in the knee called the meniscus. It will include a description of what the [...]

Osgood Schlatter Disease

September 14th, 2015|Comments Off on Osgood Schlatter Disease

Osgood Schlatter Disease Osgood-Schlatter disease (OSD) is a condition affecting adolescents in which there is partial separation of bone fragments from the tibial tuberosity at the site of insertion of the patellar ligament to the [...]

Patellar Tendonitis

September 14th, 2015|Comments Off on Patellar Tendonitis

Also referred to as "jumpers' knee", patellar tendonitis is an inflammation of the patellar tendon. This tendon is a continuation of your quadriceps muscles from the front of your thigh, attaching to your tibial tuberosity [...]

Patellofemoral Syndrome

September 14th, 2015|Comments Off on Patellofemoral Syndrome

Patellofemoral Syndrome Patellofemoral Syndrome (PFS) is a group of conditions in which the main indicator is pain under or surrounding the patella. The syndrome can be caused by many different problems that arise at the [...]

Are You Suffering from Knee Pain?

September 14th, 2015|Comments Off on Are You Suffering from Knee Pain?

Are you suffering from knee pain? The location of knee pain can help identify the problem. Pain on the front of the knee can be due to bursitis, arthritis, or softening of the patella cartilage [...]

Knee Arthroplasty

September 14th, 2015|Comments Off on Knee Arthroplasty

Total Knee Arthroplasty We have all heard of or know someone who has had a "Total Knee"; meaning that they have had their entire knee joint replaced with a prosthetic device (metal or plastic). Many [...]

Knee Arthritis

September 14th, 2015|Comments Off on Knee Arthritis

Knee Arthritis The question is not "if" but "when" we will be subject to knee arthritis. Our knee is made up of our upper thigh bone, the femur and the lower leg bone, the tibia. [...]

Ankle Pain Education

September 14th, 2015|Comments Off on Ankle Pain Education

Ankle Pain Education Ankle Pain All of our lives begin from the ground up! When speaking in terms of the human body, this means that we have a functional dependency on the ankle, it is [...]

Proper Foot Care

September 14th, 2015|Comments Off on Proper Foot Care

Proper Foot Care Did you know that the average person walks nearly 10,000 steps per day ? In a whole lifetime, that equates to roughly 115,000 miles on your feet. Not everyone takes the time [...]

Plantar Fasciitis

September 14th, 2015|Comments Off on Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar Fasciitis What Is It? Plantar Fasciitis is the pathology that relates to pain and strain in the sole of the foot caused by overuse or improper use of the plantar fascia- a strand of [...]

Ankle Sprain Rehabilitation

September 14th, 2015|Comments Off on Ankle Sprain Rehabilitation

Ankle Sprain Rehabilitation The following protocol is designed to strengthen and increase the flexibility of the muscles surrounding the ankle, which should decrease the chances of incurring another ankle sprain. Most ankle sprains involve the [...]

Achilles Tendonitis

September 14th, 2015|Comments Off on Achilles Tendonitis

Are you suffering from Achilles Tendonitis? Achilles tendinitis is a common condition that causes pain along the back of leg near the heel. The Achilles tendon is the largest tendon in the body. It connects [...]

Bursa

August 25th, 2015|Comments Off on Bursa

The bursa are those fluid filled sacs that are located between structures to help prevent friction; however, if the overlying muscles are tight the bursa can become irritated and inflammed causing pain (bursitis). Busitis pain [...]

Muscles

August 25th, 2015|Comments Off on Muscles

Like all other joints, the muscles help provide support in addition to creating motion. If the muscles of the hip and tight/weak it can cause issues to arise at the ankle, knee, back as well [...]

Bones

August 25th, 2015|Comments Off on Bones

Femur The femur is the bone that makes up the hip; however, when assessing the hip medical practitioners will consider the pelvis and low back as well. So the bones considered are the femur, the [...]

General Anatomy

August 25th, 2015|Comments Off on General Anatomy

Bones Provides structural support for the body and serves as an anchor points for ligaments and tendons. Ligaments Ligaments are non-elastic tissues which connect one bone to another bone giving our body structure its stability. [...]

Shoulder Pain

March 14th, 2013|Comments Off on Shoulder Pain

Shoulder Exercises Here are some great exercises to do at home to help relieve your shoulder pain. The most effective is the side-lying external rotation, which activates the supraspinatus, subscapularis, infraspinatus and teres minor. Read [...]

Foot Pain

March 5th, 2013|Comments Off on Foot Pain

 Are you suffering from Achilles Tendonitis? Achilles tendinitis is a common condition that causes pain along the back of leg near the heel. The Achilles tendon is the largest tendon in the body. It connects [...]

Elbow Pain

February 14th, 2013|Comments Off on Elbow Pain

Tennis Elbow Tennis elbow, or lateral epicondylitis, is a painful condition of the elbow caused by overuse. Not surprisingly, playing tennis or other racquet sports can cause this condition. But several other sports and activities [...]

Hand / Wrist Pain

February 14th, 2013|Comments Off on Hand / Wrist Pain

Carpal Tunnel - What is it? Carpal Tunnel is compression on the median nerve. The median nerve is what supplies the hand with feeling and movement. The symptoms include: Numbness or tingling in the thumb [...]

Back Pain

February 2nd, 2013|Comments Off on Back Pain

Mid Back Pain What is Sciatica? Sciatica ( Radiating leg pain ) is the term given to back pain that radiates down the leg and sometimes into the foot. This common pain follows the path [...]

Other Pain

January 15th, 2013|Comments Off on Other Pain

Is your body ready for Winter? Don't let back and knee pain keep you down! Winter brings on a lot of activity, and while most of it is enjoyable; some of it causes pain. Back [...]

Knee Pain

January 14th, 2013|Comments Off on Knee Pain

Knee Arthritis The question is not "if" but "when" we will be subject to knee arthritis. Our knee is made up of our upper thigh bone, the femur and the lower leg bone, the tibia. [...]