Category Archives: Physical Therapy

Benefits of Isometric Strengthening

Benefits of Isometric Strengthening Often times, when we think of strengthening we think about someone doing an exercise in which one or more parts of their body are moving.  Squats, rows, and bicep curls are all examples of what we call a concentric or eccentric exercise, meaning there is joint motion occurring, and the muscle


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I have fallen. What now?

No matter how much we prepare, falls are something that can happen at any time and at any age. Falls do tend to occur as we get older. Balance, strength, and reaction time begin to fade as we age. Prevention is the best course of action but the question is, what do we do after


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Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis

Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis is a condition in children under the age of 16 which causes inflammation and stiffness in various joints throughout the body.  Inflammation causes redness, swelling, warmth, and soreness in the joints.  Any joint can be affected, and inflammation may limit the mobility of affected joints making everyday activities difficult, such as walking,


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Stability & Mobility

Stability and Mobility: A Recipe for Happy Shoulders   “Shoulder pain” is one of the most commonly treated orthopedic injuries in the United States. When referring to the shoulder, it is important to remember that “the shoulder” is actually made up of three joints. This structure of three joints, along with tendons and ligaments, allows


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Tai Chi Quan and Falls Prevention

Contrary to its appearance, Tai Chi Quan has been proven to be a useful component in falls prevention for elderly patients as well as patients who have neurological problems.  Tai Chi Quan is a form of martial art originating from China originally developed as a means of exercise, self-defense, and sport. However, more recently studies


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Fall Prevention

Contrary to its appearance, Tai Chi Quan has been proven to be a useful component in falls prevention for elderly patients as well as patients who have neurological problems.  Tai Chi Quan is a form of martial art originating from China originally developed as a means of exercise, self-defense, and sport. However, more recently studies


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Physical Therapy During Pregnancy

Having a baby is one of the most exciting yet stressful times in a woman’s life. Lower back pain is almost inevitable for any expecting mother as her pregnancy progresses, due to added weight, poor posture, and change in the body’s center of gravity which causes muscles in the back to work harder, therefore becoming


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How Physical Therapy Can Help with Shortness of Breath Associated with COPD and Congestive Heart Failure

The average number of breaths taken per minute in a healthy individual is 12 to 20 breaths per minute. It is calculated by watching the number of times the chest rises and falls within a one-minute time interval.  Illnesses such as congestive heart failure, pneumonia, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and/or asthma can negatively impact


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