01 Aug 2016

PRP Injections

As physical therapists, we try our best to rehabilitate our patients by working on our patients' strength, range of motion and posture. However, there are times when the patients' tissue damage is extensive that physical therapy progress plateaus. At this point, we have to consider other options and refer our patients to specialists or back to their orthopedic surgeon.   If surgery is not deemed an option, or if our patient is very adverse READ MORE [...]
Some physical therapists have long considered knee braces as detrimental to future knee health.  After all, why do we want to teach our patients to be dependent on knee braces when we can solve their knee pain through knee strengthening and teaching proper biomechanics? Some physical therapists may also purport knee braces causing perpetual weakness in surrounding knee muscles through dependency on external support. If there's one thing runners READ MORE [...]
19 Dec 2015

Knee Braces

Some physical therapists have long considered knee braces as detrimental to future knee health. Afterall, why do we want to teach our patients to be dependent on knee braces when we can solve their knee pain through knee strengthening and teaching proper biomechanics? Some physical therapists may also purport knee braces causing perpetual weakness in surrounding knee mucles through dependency on external support, which could lead to knee injuries. However, READ MORE [...]
We at Stride Strong Physical Therapy strive to make our patients stronger. Usually deficits and impairments lie with patients having weak or damaged muscles that need to be strengthened for return to walking and running. Your physical therapist will draw upon his/her knowledge of your weaknesses and use a combination of functional and isolated exercises to progress you. But what exactly is the evidence of efficacy between these different types READ MORE [...]
A recent article published in Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy outlined the work of researchers in gathering 974 studies on running gait retraining and found 10 quality studies that support Running Gait Analyses, which are real-time feedback sessions between runner and physical therapist in changing gait and running mechanics: click here for article. Feedback tools used for gait retraining in the articles are identical to what READ MORE [...]

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