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Running with Knee Pain

Running with Knee Pain

Do you feel horrible pain when you straighten your knee under load? Hitting the gym after the pandemic and returning to a regular routine has been quite a dreadful transition for many people. They were used to sitting and lying down for long hours, very few maintained their mobility routine. All of this put individuals onContinue Reading »

Scoliosis Physical Therapy vs Chiropractic

Nature has designed man in a way to boast of an erect posture. Any deviation in the physiologic curvatures of the spine throws the well adjusted spinal mechanism out of gear.Scoliosis is a deformity of the spine. It is a lateral deviation from the normal curvature of the spine. The abnormal lateral curvature is oftenContinue Reading »

Low Back Pain Stretches

Low Back Pain Stretches

Low back pain is one of the most common causes of musculoskeletal pain in the U.S and also worldwide. In a given lifetime, the prevalence of low back pain ranges anywhere from 49% to 90%.1 It accounts for roughly 5% of all ER visits in the country and classified as one of the top 10Continue Reading »

Tennis Elbow

Tennis Elbow

Do you feel a sharp painful flare up on the outer side of your elbow? At first, you thought that its regular pain and would go away on its own, but it has worsened over time. Whether playing evening tennis or badminton game with your friends and family, doing yard work or driving, you areContinue Reading »

Are You Suffering from Sciatica?

Are You Suffering from Sciatica?

Pandemic has entirely shifted workforce to online at home service. In these times, sitting prolonged on a chair working with your back rounded. Slouched posture/C curve puts a lot of stretch on discs, ligaments stretched out beyond their limit.Even after work, you just casually binge over Netflix, still in a twisted posture. You call itContinue Reading »

DEADLIFT VARIATIONS Part 2

DEADLIFT VARIATIONS Part 2

Romanian Deadlift (RDL)RDLs require more hamstring flexibility than the conventional deadlift, and due to its eccentric focus also places greater demands on the hamstrings and erector spinae. RDLs begin in an upright standing position, either by un-racking it or lifting it off the ground, and require a strong hip hinge pattern until the bar reachesContinue Reading »

Daily Stretch- Lower Back: Quadratus Lumborum

Daily Stretch- Lower Back: Quadratus Lumborum

Stretching: Did you know that daily stretching can have more benefits besides that relaxing way to start your day?  Daily stretching can help increase blood flow, promote a healthier lifestyle, decrease muscle tightness & pain, and lower the risk of injury from basic daily task. Quadratus Lumborum: This is the lowest abdomen muscle in yourContinue Reading »

What is Cryotherapy?

What is Cryotherapy?

Whole Body Cryotherapy…what is it? How would I benefit from it? Alright let’s start off by translating what Cryotherapy means. Cryotherapy translates to “cold treatment.” Cryotherapy is a procedure that exposes the body to temperatures colder than -200 degrees Fahrenheit for three minutes. The smoke you see is liquid nitrogen (no it will not freezeContinue Reading »

Knee in Motion

Knee in Motion

IMPORTANCE OF FULL KNEE MOTIONTo help lower your risk of knee injuries, it’s important to make sure that you maintain full knee range of motion. Full knee motion will allow you to move about more comfortably, and is one of many pieces to help minimize lower body and knee pain. Here are a few reasonsContinue Reading »

What To Do When You Have a Bulged Disc

What To Do When You Have a Bulged Disc

A bulging or herniated disc occurs when an intervertebral disc, which serves as a cushion between the vertebrae, loses its typical shape and compresses a spinal nerve. To understand what a bulging or herniated disc is, let’s dive into what a intervertebral disc is. An intervertebral disc has two main parts: an outer shell ofContinue Reading »

Plyometrics After Surgery

Plyometrics After Surgery

To be specific with when & who should be doing plyometrics. We will be talking about the last rehab phase of ACL Reconstruction. The last phase should be focused on preparing for return to sport. Jumping and hopping should be consecutive and performed in all planes of motion. Running and sprinting should be initiated andContinue Reading »

What Is Scapular Dyskinesis?

What Is Scapular Dyskinesis?

Scapular dyskinesis refers to the abnormal mobility or function of the scapula ( Shoulder blade). The scapula fulfills many roles to facilitate optimal function of the shoulder. Commonly, scapular winging is thought of being the result of muscle weakness or imbalance, as well as poor timing of muscular contraction. It can also develop from poor overheadContinue Reading »

Strengthening Exercises for Golfers

Strengthening Exercises for Golfers

Let’s talk about Golfers. Most of the time coaches forget that Golfers are Power Athletes! Where does the power come from? The Hips! The sequence of power for the Golf swing is very similar to sequences we see in other throwing and rotational events. If you scroll down below we have both Mobility & StrengtheningContinue Reading »

Blood Flow Restriction Training & Physical Therapy

Blood Flow Restriction Training & Physical Therapy

Blood Flow Restriction (BFR) is a training method partially restricting Arterial Flow and fully restricting Venous Outflow in working muscles during exercise. BFR dates back to the 60’s, Dr. Yoshiaki Sato in Japan, where it was known as “Kaatsu Training,” meaning training with added pressure. Now Kaatsu Training is performed all over the world andContinue Reading »

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Healthy Hips for Athletes

Healthy Hips for Athletes

The hips are a power house of the body. Hip strength, development, and mobility are crucial to success in any athlete venture. I treat too many athletes with hip injuries that require them to miss practice time from their sport or even stop working out! The majority of hip injuries I see happen either early inContinue Reading »

ACL Reconstruction Review

ACL Reconstruction Review

What To Watch Out For During TreatmentACL reconstruction is surgery to replace a torn anterior cruciate ligament, a major ligament in your knee. ACL injuries most commonly occur during sports that involve sudden stops and changes in direction (Examples: basketball, soccer, football, and other field/contact sports.) In reconstruction, the torn ligament is removed and replaced withContinue Reading »

Importance Of Performing Home Program

Importance Of Performing Home Program

A home exercise program is often given to a patient after one of their first few sessions. It consists of exercises that the physical therapist believes with help increase recovery and decrease pain, and is often updated every few sessions. Although it may seem unnecessary at first, performing your exercise program can be incredible beneficialContinue Reading »

What you need to Know about Ankle Sprains.

What you need to Know about Ankle Sprains.

Ankle sprains are a common injury that occur in most sports, and unfortunately even in everyday life. They can be painful and make it very hard to move around or play your sport. Here are some tips and advice on what to do to help get back to doing what you love following an ankleContinue Reading »

3 Exercises for Shoulder Pain

3 Exercises for Shoulder Pain

1Side Lying ER of Shoulder: This is a great exercise to help strengthen the posterior rotator cuff muscles that support and stabilize the shoulder joint. 2Standing Horizontal Shoulder Abduction: Here we’re engaging bigger muscles while still activating some of the rotator cuff. The subscapularis, anterior deltoid, pectoralis major, teres major, and lats are engaged toContinue Reading »

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