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Eccentrics for Achilles Tendonosis

Eccentrics are a common exercise we use in physical therapy to strengthen a muscle while its lengthening.   It’s very useful in rehabbing chronic tendonosis injuries such as tennis elbow or achilies tendonitis/osis.  However, it can be tough to learn how to strengthen a muscle while lengthening it. So in this blog I would like […]

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Supervised Exercise: Your Treatment For Dizziness

Exercise might not be the first thing you think about when it comes to treating dizziness or vertigo, but it plays a crucial role. Call our office and we’ll help you get the right diagnosis by evaluating you or referring you to the appropriate doctor. If problems with the inner ear are due to a […]

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Five KEY Factors For Identifying an Ergonomic Office Chair

Five key factors to consider while choosing an ergonomic chair(according to your physical therapist): Seat height: This should be adjustable. Depending on your height, this should be between 16 to 21 inches from the floor. When sitting, your feet should be flat on the floor and your thighs horizontal (or parallel) to the floor. Seat […]

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Leaving You Dizzy

The feeling of spinning / rocking and constant nausea can literally turn your life upside down. Frequent episodes of dizziness (especially with certain head movements) are a sign of dysfunction in your inner ear. This dizziness can last a few seconds, minutes or even days. Symptoms of inner ear disorders may be mild (lasting only […]

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How Can a CHAIR Save Your Spine?

In a 21st century office, work typically involves a lot of sitting in an office chair (usually in front of a computer). Did you know that sitting actually puts more stress on your spine than standing? To avoid developing lower back problems, it’s critical to use an office chair that’s ergonomically designed. What does ergonomics […]

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Kegels For Pelvic Pain

Continuing along with our theme of pelvic floor strengthening, this blog is going to be about kegels…. Anyone who’s ever experienced pelvic pain or pelvic organ prolapse will tell you it’s a frustrating and painful ordeal.  If you or a loved one suspect pelvic floor dysfunction, call your doctor for an immediate check-up.  If your doctor recommends […]

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Pelvic Floor Strengthening 101

Have you heard of the pelvic floor? The pelvic floor includes a group of muscles and ligaments that form a “floor like” structure that supports key organs. These include the bladder and bowels (and uterus for women). A strong pelvic floor is important for preventing issues like urinary incontinence for men and women (the involuntary […]

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It’s Summertime! Should You Exercise Indoors Or Outdoors?

Whether you exercise in the comfort of your own home, a gym or prefer to be outdoors, there are important considerations between indoor and outdoor workouts that you should be aware of. Your physical therapist will be able to design an exercise or physical therapy program with enough variation to keep you healthy and motivated throughout […]

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Your Primary Motivation

Your primary motivation to exercise is unique to you. Perhaps your goal is to be able to play with your kids again, decrease the risk of falls, be able to lift things without difficulty, sit through a movie with your family / friends without pain, or return to playing sports. Identify your primary motivation, write […]

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