Helpful Physical Therapy Articles - Fit Physical Therapy

Is your “Physical Therapist” really doing “Physical Therapy”?

Recently an acquaintance asked if I had heard about the new physical therapy clinic that had just opened up. I replied that I had not and was curious to find out a little more about a new colleague in town....

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DDD

It's estimated that as many as 75% of us will have some form of back or neck pain at some point in our lifetime. The good news is that most of us will recover without the need for surgery—and conservative...

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Runners Knee

 If you are a runner, an athlete, or just fairly active and have developed pain around the front of your knee you may be suffering from Runner’s knee, or what the medical world calls Patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS).Patellofemoral pain syndrome...

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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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