Neck Pain

Posted December 02, 2014 By
What's the problem? As with low back pain, neck pain can be a result of many different conditions and neck injuries. The good news is that most neck pain is NOT caused by a serious disease. There are a variety of clinical tests and prediction rules to determine the most likely cause of the issue and point us in the right direction. We use the term “mechanical neck pain” to generally describe neck pain coming from a problem with the joints and READ MORE [...]
The knee is one of the most surgically replaced joint in the body. The decision to replace your knee should be made in consultation with your orthopedic surgeon and your physical therapist. It is a pretty involved surgery, that could take a long time to rehab and will cause permanent changes to your body, so the decision should not be made lightly. Usually, indications that you may need a total knee replacement is when: You have extensive READ MORE [...]

Shin Splints

Posted October 07, 2014 By
Stride Strong PT’s Formula • Manual therapy, stretching exercises and ASTYM to calm down tight, inflamed tissue. • Strengthen the ankle complex and improve dynamic balance and strength so running and walking is better tolerated. • Modalities to avoid further re-injury of the offending muscle by ways of taping and/or orthotic and shoewear recommendations. Whether the burst of inspiration comes from officially registering for that marathon READ MORE [...]

Pilates

Posted September 11, 2014 By
Adding Pilates for Chronic Low Back Pain, Injury Prevention, and You Pilates has come up a lot lately in the medical literature with studies suggesting benefits for those suffering from chronic low back pain. My general understanding of the exercises seemed to mesh well with how we try to help patients to activate and use their deep core stabilizing muscles to prevent the recurrence of certain kinds of back pain, but the fancy equipment and movements READ MORE [...]

Gluteal strengthening

Posted August 07, 2014 By
Gluteal strengthening is vital in treating so many leg injuries and physical ailments. Here is why. First Things First: A basic lesson on Gluteal Anatomy Gluteus maximus = In other words, the buttocks. It is a very powerful muscle and it not only extends the hip, but also controls for motions like lunges and squats.  Gluteus medius and minimus = These muscles reside on the side of your hip and their action lifts the leg sideways but also controls READ MORE [...]

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