Category Exercise

Move Well to Live Well: The Benefits of Physical Therapy

Are you recovering from and injury, looking to enhance performance, or simply wanting to move pain free? Enter the world of Orthopedic and Sports Physical Therapy - a powerhouse duo designed not only to address injuries but to optimize your body's movement and unleash your athletic potential. In this article, we'll cover the benefits of physical therapy and how it can be a game-changer for your overall physical well-being.

Your Body In Motion: The 7 Primal Movement Patterns

7 Primal Movement Patterns
We know your body was designed to move! Muscles, bones and joints, work together to produce movement and perform a wide range of tasks and athletic feats. But what happens when you stop moving? In the article we cover the 7 primal movement patterns your body was designed to perform. By implementing these movement patterns into your exercise routines, the chances of pain or injury can be reduced.

Pain Free for The Holidays: 7 Tips to Avoid Flare-ups

Christmas Flare-ups
It’s that wonderful time of year! Spending time with family, friends, and loved ones as the holidays draw near. A time to pull out those lawn ornaments, put up a tree, and travel to your next destination. Unfortunately, this is also a time when you’re likely doing tasks that your body hasn’t seen since last December. These activities can carry risk when your body is underprepared.

Understanding Neck Pain: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Neck pain
Neck pain is a common condition that can stem from various causes, leading to discomfort and limited mobility in the neck and upper shoulders. It's estimated that 22-70% of the population will have neck pain at one point in their lives. In addition, it has been suggested that the incidence of neck pain is increasing. Physical therapy is often an effective approach to alleviate neck pain, focusing on enhancing spine mobility, strengthening muscles, improving postural awareness, and providing education on proper work stations ergonomics.

Understanding Osteoarthritis: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

elderly women dealing with osteoarthritis
According to the CDC, osteoarthritis is a degenerative disease that affects more than 32.5 million adults in the US alone. Osteoarthritis can affect any joint but typically targets the hands, knees, neck and lower back. Once considered a “wear and tear” condition, we now know that this is a disease of the entire joint, including bone, cartilage, ligaments, fat, and the tissues lining the joint.