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Balance and Core Stabilization on a Stability Ball

Oh the stability ball....soooo many uses. One of our favorites is using it for engaging our core musculature. In this exercise we are reducing our bodies contact points with the solid surface of the ground to increase the strain on the #core. Take your arms and one leg out of the equation and watch your […]

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What is Dry Needling and How Can it Help?

Dry Needling (DN) is a skilled intervention performed by physical therapists at our clinic which uses a thin needle to penetrate the skin and stimulate underlying myofascial trigger points, muscular spasms, connective tissues for the management of nerve/skeletal pain and restricted movement. Trigger points are defined as palpable, tense bands of skeletal muscle fibers that […]

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ANKLE SPRAINS: THE IMPORTANCE OF ACUTE TREATMENT

Lets talk about that painful, swollen, stiff, acute ankle sprain.  We have all been there at one time or another. Whether walking, running, going down the stairs, or awkwardly stepping over the curb that was higher than we thought….we step down and BOOM…..our ankle is turned the wrong direction and laying on the ground flatter than […]

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TOP 6 NUTS AND SEEDS FOR HEALTHY LIVING

Nut and seeds are packed with healthy nutrients. They are calorie dense and provide healthy fats, vitamins, minerals, and fiber. According to North America Vegetarian Society nuts and seeds are a reliable and delicious source of trace minerals like magnesium, zinc, selenium and copper. The phytochemicals in nuts and seeds help to fight disease and […]

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TREATING THE INJURED RUNNER

Running is one of the most popular fitness activities in the US. Millions of people run for fun, for exercise and run races competitively. Whatever reasons people have for running, and no matter what distance they run, people often end up with hurting themselves. Injuries in new runners can turn them off to the sport. […]

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Golf Preparation and TPI (Titleist Performance Institute)

It is almost time to put the clubs away as winter is approaching, so now is the perfect opportunity to work on your body to prepare for next year’s golf season or golf in Florida. When looking back on your golf season, there may be aspects of your game that you wanted to improve upon or […]

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Medius and Minimus: The Unsung Glutes

As many people begin or continue to train their body for competition, fitness, or just to look and feel better, it is common that we lose track of the truly integral structures within our body. This fixation on betterment of our body tends to cause an over-emphasis on developing muscle groups that evoke a traditional […]

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DIRECT ACCESS: The Quick and Easy Way to See Your PT Fast

When discussing how effective a health care system is, two factors are frequently brought up. Ease of access and cost of access to health care services. These two factors play an important role in if/when people get treatment for their health-related issues. Previously, if an individual required physical therapy services, they would need a referral from […]

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PREHAB: OPTIMIZING YOUR POST-OP RESULTS

There is a term kicked around in the physical therapy world that many on the outside still haven’t heard of: Prehab. Prehab refers to the pre-operative rehabilitation of an injured area which will be undergoing surgery in the near future. I was speaking with a family member just yesterday about their upcoming total hip replacement and this was […]

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KEYS TO SWINGING FIT AND EFFICIENTLY – DO I NEED NEW CLUBS, A GOLF PRO INSTRUCTOR, MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL OR FITNESS INSTRUCTOR?

As the golf industry continues to evolve in advancements in 3D swing analysis and training aides, as well as club and golf balls technology, amateur and professional players alike are looking to achieve the most effective, efficient and safely repeatable swing they can. Players all want more distance and to play well, without hurting themselves and sacrificing […]

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