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July 1st, 2019

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal tunnel syndrome is a common condition in which the wrist experiences numbness, tingling and/or pain. The causes of carpal tunnel syndrome can include many factors such as disease and hereditary pre-disposition, but can also be triggered by stress on the wrist from repetitive motion. What is carpal tunnel? Carpal bones are small bones in Read More…

June 25th, 2019

Foam Rolling for Thoracic Extension: Video

If you’re like most working Americans, you spend all day hunched over a computer screen before slouching during your busy commute home. This can lead to back and neck pain from improper posture and can wreck havoc on your body. Thoracic extension is important not only for proper posture, it also is tied to alleviating Read More…

June 20th, 2019

Avoiding Common Swimming Injuries

Swimming is an excellent form of exercise because it’s low-impact, but even overuse of muscles in swimming can result in injuries. Don’t let this deter you from getting in the pool for a workout! With proper form, strength training, warm-up and rest, swimming injuries can be easily prevented. Types of swimming injuries Shoulder pain. This Read More…

June 13th, 2019

New Ways to Use a Foam Roller: Video

Lots of people incorporate foam rollers into their exercise and recovery routines. Foam rollers are used for self myofascial release and give your muscles a deep-tissue massage without the price of a masseuse. By slowly rolling over parts of your body, you release painful knots and break up adhesions, which helps with muscle recovery. But Read More…

May 12th, 2019

Treating Parkinson’s Disease with Physical Therapy

Did you know that Parkinson’s Disease can be treated with physical therapy? Parkinson’s Disease is a neurodegenerative disorder affecting dopamine producing neurons in specific regions in the brain. According to the Parkinson’s Foundation, about 60,000 Americans are diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease each year. People with Parkinson’s can show the following motor symptoms: Tremors Slowness of movement Read More…

May 8th, 2019

Treating Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) with Physical Therapy: Video

Did you know that you can treat benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV) with physical therapy? In this video, Lealah Fremuth, DPT, explains what BPPV is and how it can treated by a physical therapist. BPPV is a condition in which the otoconia (calcium carbonate crystals) in the inner ear become dislodged from the utricle (where Read More…