Debunking the myths One would think that running, especially long-distance running, would cause an increase in risk for osteoarthritis (OA) later in life. This notion alone is enough to scare a lot of runners from continuing on with their running career. Research shows this is a myth. MYTH #1: Running causes OA Research shows that OA frequency in the running population and non-running population are equal. There is also no difference between READ MORE [...]
01 Apr 2013

Healing Mindset

I have had the pleasure and honor to be physical therapist to many folks, athletes and non-athletes alike.  Through my years of experience helping patients from different levels of injury (from strokes to acute ankle sprains), the most ever-present and the most difficult hurdle for my patients - and ironically, the BIGGEST AND MOST IMPORTANT ingredient needed in their recovery - is to find positivity after injury. Getting hurt is not fun. Not READ MORE [...]
01 Mar 2013

Muscle Spasms

What causes muscle spasms and knots? There are many causes for muscle spasms - the ones most often seen in physical therapy are those that arise from trauma, guarding, poor blood circulation in physical exertion, overuse and overloading. Other causes can be electrolyte imbalances and drug side effects.   Muscle spasms from Trauma and Guarding When a body or an extremity gets hit with a noxious stimulus - either a fall, a hit, or sometimes READ MORE [...]
Stride Strong PT’s Formula • Delineate offending structure and determine whether pain is truly plantar fasciitis, or neurodynamic dysfunction originating from the spine. • Manual therapy, stretching and ASTYM to improve soft tissue pliability and decrease pain. • Strengthen gluteal muscles for better loading mechanics during weight-bearing to offset pressure into the foot. • Taping, orthotics guidance with concurrent modalities to decrease READ MORE [...]
What is knee pain? Knee pain is either caused by disease or injury. The resultant pain can restrict range of motion and can quickly degrade strength in the knee and leg by non-use. The most common disease to affect the knee is osteoarthritis - which is a wearing down of cartilage in the knee. Osteoarthritis commonly results in pain and swelling in the joint. Knee injuries can occur by way of direct or sudden forces at the knee that strains the READ MORE [...]

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