Helpful Physical Therapy Articles - Fit Physical Therapy

Mom Struggles

A friend posted on Facebook a few weeks ago about “#momstruggles.” She was referring to her attempt to jump on the trampoline with her kids. Many women responded in agreement that they weren’t as young as they used to be...

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Stretching

If you want to see good movement, watch kids play. Recently I took my kids to the park to play around on the large playground there. Their motion was free and easy as they climbed stairs, slid down slides and...

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Parkinson’s Disease

What do Michael J. Fox, Muhammad Ali, Pope John Paul II and Johnny Cash all have in common? If you answered Parkinson’s Disease, you are correct. Parkinson's disease (PD) is the second most common degenerative brain disorder, after Alzheimer's disease. PD...

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Cardiovascular Exercise

When people think of exercise, they most commonly think of cardio exercise. Walking, Running, Biking, Swimming are all types of cardiovascular exercise.  This heart healthy exercise is critical for your health because the more active you are, the better your...

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Weekend Warriors: Five Ways to Battle Injury

You used to have game. Now you are a little older, maybe a little slower and those clothes of yesteryear don’t fit so well any longer.  Buy hey, you’re busy, have a job, don’t exercise or run around like you...

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Rotator Cuff

The "rotator cuff" is a group of 4 muscles and their tendons (which attach them to the bone). These muscles connect the upper-arm bone, or humerus, to the scapula or shoulder blade. The rotator cuff functions to move the arm in many directions and...

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Carpal Tunnel

What the heck is the Carpal Tunnel? It’s not something you drive your car through, but a narrow tunnel on the palm side of our wrists, about the width of your thumb. It’s an important part of our anatomy because...

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A Real Pain In The Neck

It seems logical that when we feel pain somewhere in our body, it is because something is not right in that same area. For example, you smash your finger with a hammer, it is your finger that hurts, not your...

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7 Reasons To See A PT

One of the main reasons a person goes to their doctor is because of pain.  Here’s a common example: Your low back is hurting and you’ve tried some things on your own but nothing seems to significantly reduce the pain....

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Alter G Anti-Gravity Treadmill

  One of the things I try to do to make sure we are practicing cutting edge physical therapy in our clinics is to look at what the top Universities and Professional sports teams across the country are using to rehab...

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