Knee pain can be helped by targeted muscle strengthening for the gluteals, quadriceps and core. Following are some of our favorite exercises we give our more advanced patients. Disclaimer: if any of these exercises irritate your knee pain, you should stop and seek help from a PT to further guide you on what the best home exercise you can do at your current state in pain and progress.    PT favorite exercise #1: The Power of Penguins Sidesteps READ MORE [...]
Dealing with the pain and limited mobility associated with an injury or illness can be stressful for so many reasons. You might wonder how long you would be sidelined for and how long it would be until you get better. You may worry about functional demands of life such as walking, getting groceries, household chores or your ability to function at work. You may be an athlete and be worried about how long you would have to sit out for until you can READ MORE [...]
“The Row” exercise for shoulder and neck pain and how many people do it wrong! The Row is an exercise typically prescribed to people who have weak scapular stability. This is typically for people who have neck pain, shoulder pain, postural problems. Strengthening the muscles of the scapula – the middle trapezius and lower trapezius helps with improving posture, pulling back the shoulders for a more upright stance, improves neck alignment, READ MORE [...]
What Brings You to Physical Therapy Today? When you kick off a new project at work, chances are you spend a fair amount of time setting and reviewing goals. These goals help you—and those you’ll be working with—get a clear sense of what you’re looking to achieve and begin to map out a plan of attack. Along with specific goals, you also probably find it helpful to set some key milestones to ensure that you stay on task and to prevent your READ MORE [...]
The New Year is always a chance to wipe the slate clean and adopt habits that improve our lives and wellbeing - so we can be better versions of ourselves. Did you know that three of the top four resolutions in a 2018 YouGov poll were health-related? The most popular answers were: eat healthier (1), get more exercise (2) and focus on selfcare, e.g., get more sleep (4). But what is your typical success rate when you try to commit to a new habit? When READ MORE [...]

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