Category Archives: Fitness

Parkinson’s Relief

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The four primary symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease (PD) are:
1.) Tremor, or trembling in hands, arms, legs, jaw, and face
2.) Rigidity, or stiffness of the limbs and trunk
3.) Bradykinesia, or slowness of movement
4.) Postural instability, or impaired balance and coordination Continue reading

PT News

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This Month in PT News. Featuring articles from PT and Me partnering clinics!

1. Hip vs. Back vs. SI Pain
Written by Becky Hanna – director of ProCare Physical Therapy’s Tyrone, PA Facility

31 million Americans are currently suffering from low back pain and an estimated 80% of us will have an incident of low back pain at some point in our lifetime. However, back pain can be a sign of low back, hip or sacroiliac joint dysfunction so how can you determine the source of your discomfort? Read More

2. Don’t Stress Out About Stress Fractures
Written by the Therapy Team at Cornerstone Physical Therapy

A stress fracture, also known as a fatigue-induced fracture, consists of one or more small cracks in the bone. It is associated with a pattern of overuse, commonly seen in the lower extremity in athletes. Read More

3. What is Jumper’s Knee
Written by Jason C. King, M.D., Sports Medicine Specialist at Orthopedic Physician Associates on IRG’s Sports Medicine Update

Jumper’s knee or patellar tendonitis is pain in the tendon which attaches the kneecap or patella to the top of the shin bone or tibia. It is usually an overuse injury caused by repetitive strain. Read More

February is Heart Healthy Month, Make Blood Pressure Control Your Goal

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This American Heart Month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Million Hearts® – a national effort to prevent one million heart attacks and strokes in the United States by 2017 – are encouraging Americans to know their blood pressure, and if it’s high, to make control their goal. Continue reading

Common Basketball Injuries

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Whether you are a weekend warrior or involved in youth sports, athletes ages 5-75 can experience injuries from playing the games they love.

One of the most common basketball injuries is an ankle sprain. An Ankle sprain is a partial or complete tear of the ligaments that support the ankle. Continue reading

Spine Rehabilitation and Its Benefits

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31 million Americans experience low-back pain at any given time. Back pain is the most common cause of loss of activity among adults under 45. It’s estimated that over 80% of all American workers suffer back pain at some time during their careers.

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Is Physical Therapy Right for Your Child?

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PHYSICAL THERAPY
is recommended for infants, children, and teens who have a musculoskeletal injury or who have movement problems from an illness, disability or disease. Physical therapy after an injury is required to decrease pain, improve range of motion and strength thus returning the youngster to pre injury status. We will also teach the child and parent strategies to prevent future injury. Continue reading

Baffling Blunders at the Gym

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Sometimes fitness trainers find it difficult to go into a gym and watch others exercise. Why? Because they see mistake after mistake being committed everywhere—some potentially dangerous. Here, are some of the most frequently performed workout blunders and how to correct them. Continue reading

PT News

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This Month in PT News. Featuring articles from PT and Me partnering clinics!

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1. Put Your Shoulder Separation Back Together
Written by the Therapy Team at The Jackson Clinics Physical Therapy

The shoulder, with the greatest range of motion of any joint in the body, is also one of the most complicated structures in the body. (The shoulder actually includes four different joints.) Because of the shoulder’s wide range of motion, complications may arise when it can’t move around freely or when the complex system of ligaments and muscles can’t keep the joints in the correct relationship.
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2. Carbohydrates and You
Written by Jessica Vandenberg MS, AT, ATC, CSCS – The Center for Physical Rehabilitation

Here is a great article on the role of carbohydrates in daily function. It also has a quick and easy calculation to know if you are getting the right amount of carbohydrates in your daily life.  Read More

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3. Pain-Free Travel This Holiday Season
Written by the Therapy Team at Momentum Physical Therapy and Sports Rehab

Busy airports, crazy drivers, everyone rushing to their destination; the holidays are here again and chances are, you’ll be traveling too. Traveling should be an exciting experience but more often than not, traveling can cause aches and pains that you will feel during the trip and when you arrive to your destination.  Read More