Ryan's Running Series

Ryan’s Running Series: Mirror

June 18th, 2020

Be it shin splints, patella-femoral syndrome, IT band syndrome, or hip tendonitis, most running injuries share a common mechanical breakdown. Most of us can recognize it in ourselves, particularly as we get tired. The hips begin to droop to one side and the knee collapses inward. In the PT world, we call this a “valgus

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Stress-Related Headaches

Treat Stress-Related Headaches with Physical Therapy. Find Out How it Works.

June 8th, 2020

There is nothing worse than that feeling of having your head in a clamp. Whether the pain starts in your neck, the back of your head or front and center behind your eyes, stress headaches can derail your entire day. While reducing your stress level can often reduce your stress-related headaches, getting rid of the

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Foam Rolling vs Stretching: What’s the Difference?

May 20th, 2020

Flexibility is a crucial role in daily function and athletic performance, but what’s the best way to improve flexibility? Or a better question – is there a best way to improve flexibility? Between foam rolling, static stretching, and dynamic stretching, there are a multitude of different techniques and approaches to improving flexibility. Understanding the benefits

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Physical Therapy

How Important is Physical Therapy Before and After Surgery?

May 18th, 2020

It’s a wise idea to work with a physical therapist both before and after surgery. Working with a physical therapist prior to your operation — sometimes referred to as “prehab” — can help you to prepare emotionally and physically for the surgery. And when the operation is done, physical therapy can help to ensure a

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Movement Challenge 3: Crawling and How to Improve

May 13th, 2020

This week we are challenging your entire body with a movement that you may have not done since you were a baby. To watch click video below. So why is it important to be able to do this movement? If you can crawl forward and backward for 30 feet keeping your back flat, it tells

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Movement Challenge 2: The Push-Up and How to Improve

May 13th, 2020

I hope you liked last week’s movement challenge. I know I did and I am working on my score. Now onto the second challenge. I had to bring in a guest to demo this one! PUSH UPS!!!! Watch this video where I explain how to do a proper push up and take the test. Ok, so why

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Movement Challenge 1: Sit-Rising Test and How to Improve

May 13th, 2020

The Sit-Rising Test, by Brazilian physician Claudio Gil Araujo. (He actually studied this in a group of over 2000 people ages 51-80.) The test is simple… start from a standing position, lower yourself to the ground and then stand back up without support. It tests an individual’s balance, strength and overall mobility. Here is how

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Joints Pain

Always suffering from aches and pains in your joints? 3 Reasons to consider Physical Therapy

May 4th, 2020

Do you have chronic pain? If so, you’re in the company of at least 20% of the United States population, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). At our physical therapy clinic, we work with people every day who are dealing with the physical and mental effects of chronic pain caused by

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