Monthly Archives: January 2014

Exercise of the Week: Mobility Series- Thoracic

This week’s activity to increase thoracic mobility is using a foam roller.  You can use a foam roller in a couple different ways in order to stretch and mobilize your thoracic spine. The first is positioning it perpendicularly to your … Continue reading

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Mirror Therapy

  “This is part of our on-going series of how neurological rehabilitation can help with one’s recovery” Mirror Therapy – what is this? Mirror therapy is a strategy used to help individuals improve the use of their affected hemiparetic limb … Continue reading

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Exercise of the Week: Mobility Series- Thoracic

This week we are featuring the sidelying thoracic rotation self-mobilization.  This is the second thoracic mobility exercise in the series. To perform this exercise, lie on one side. For increased comfort, you can put a pillow under your head and/or … Continue reading

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Shoulder Pain and Impingement

Shoulder impingement syndrome is a common cause of shoulder pain. The symptoms can be pain with overhead activities, such as reaching, throwing, tennis serves, or putting clothes on. There may also be painful popping or clicking when you reach your … Continue reading

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Exercise and Move for Back Pain

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Fake Knee Surgery as Good as Real Procedure, Study Finds

An interesting new study…Talk to your PT before asking for the knife.

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Exercise of the Week: Mobility Series- Thoracic

Over the previous several weeks we have focused on exercises to improve your overall stability. For this next series, we will focus on exercises to help you increase your mobility.  Mobility is a critical component of movement, and complements stability … Continue reading

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Video Games for Rehabilitation

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” Continuing with the theme of neuroplasticity and making new connections today we look at the … Continue reading

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The 5 Best Physical Therapy Treatments

As a physical therapist people are rightfully asking us questions about what is the best treatment for their issue.  Even after evaluating and explaining what our course of action will be, people will frequently say “my friend had this problem … Continue reading

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Exercise of the Week: Last of the Ski Conditioning Series- Single Leg Deadlift

The single leg deadlift is an exercise that incorporates core and glut activation as well as balance, both of which are critical to good, safe skiing. It is important that you are able to perform a hip hinge properly before … Continue reading

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