Monthly Archives: December 2013

Constraint-Induced Therapy (CIT)

This is part of our on-going series of exploring neurological and degenerative conditions that can affect a number of individuals and specifically how Physical Therapy can help” Today’s topic is Constraint Induced Therapy (CIT) which is an excellent topic for the last … Continue reading

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Exercise of the Week: Lateral Jump

This week’s exercise is a variation on last weeks exercise.  Like the tuck jump, it requires control of the knee in the frontal plane and deep knee flexion control.  The focus for this exercise is not on height, but rather … Continue reading

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Motor Re-Learning – What to do?

This is part of our on-going series of exploring neurological and degenerative conditions that can affect a number of individuals and specifically how Physical Therapy can help” Today’s topic is what are certain activities that one can do to help my neural … Continue reading

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Exercise of the week: Ski Conditioning Series: Tuck Jump Progression

Being able to performing a proper tuck jump is a good indicator of knee stability and a way to assess risk for ACL injury. Before you begin a tuck jump progression, it is important that you are able to perform … Continue reading

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6 Reasons To See a PT.

When we get injured or have pain it can be hard to determine if we need to seek help, or if just a little rest and ice is enough to get us back to our activities.  Sometimes things are obviously … Continue reading

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Aerobic Exercise the “Primer” to improved motor learning and cognition

Today’s  Topic is a continuation of last weeks topic of neuroplasticity.  I got my latest journal of Physical Therapy and the very last article in this month’s addition was titled “Promoting Neuroplasticity for Motor Rehabilitation After Stroke: Considering the Effects … Continue reading

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Ask a PT: Can I run when I’m pregnant?

“Ask a PT” will be a weekly feature on Fridays in our blog, where we answer questions we get from our clients or posters on this site or our Facebook page.  So if you have a question about some sort … Continue reading

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Safe Snowshoeing

  Snowshoeing is an excellent way to exercise and enjoy the outdoors at the same time during the winter months. At intense levels, snowshoe training can improve your fitness even more than running. Even snowshoeing slowly, at about 2 miles … Continue reading

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Exercise of the Week: Chair Squat

The chair squat is a very basic exercise that is useful for almost anyone. It is also important that you are able to do a proper chair squat before progressing to any of the more advanced ski conditioning exercises that … Continue reading

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Neuroplasticity and Making new connections

This is part of our on-going series of exploring neurological and degenerative conditions that can affect a number of individuals and specifically how Physical Therapy can help” Today’s topic is Neuroplasticity.  This week we explore this concept and next week we will … Continue reading

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