Monthly Archives: February 2014

Exercise of the Week: Mobility Series- Cervical

We are now showing a series of ways to improve or maintain cervical mobility. To learn how to assess your own neck mobility, check out our post from last week: http://ascentpt.wordpress.com/2014/02/13/how-is-your-neck-moving/ If you are limited in rotation, one way to … Continue reading

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Ask a PT: If I have a torn meniscus, do I need surgery?

A meniscus tear can be degenerative and occur with microtrauma over time, or it can be the result of an acute trauma. In neither case is surgery an absolute indication. The majority of meniscus surgeries these days are performed arthroscopically … Continue reading

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Exercise of the Week: Mobility Series- Lumbar

A third way to improve or maintain your lumbar mobility is the prone press-up.  You perform this exercise by lying on your stomach.  Start by placing your hands with palms down under your shoulders with your forearms in contact with … Continue reading

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5 Ways Swimming and Water Therapy Can Help.

Our clinic is located in a recreation center with a swimming facility.  Many of our clients ask if they should swim to help their condition.  Or, they have been told to swim for their back pain, or do water therapy … Continue reading

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How is your neck moving?

Proper movement patterns in our neck are one of the primary movement patterns in our body.  Because many of our movements follow our eyes and head, if our neck is not moving correctly many other movement patterns can be affected.  … Continue reading

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Exercise of the Week: Mobility Series- Lumbar

Another way to improve or maintain your lumbar mobility is the sidelying lumbar rotation stretch.  Lie on your back and bring one knee across your body so that your feel a gentle twist in your lower back and a slight … Continue reading

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Posture

  Do You have Neck Pain? Headaches? Back Pain? Shoulder Pain? IT COULD BE CAUSED BY YOUR POSTURE! A normal thoracic (mid/upper-back) spine has a naturally occurring curve. However, abnormal excessive curvature of the thoracic spine does occur. There are … Continue reading

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Ask a PT: I have back pain that is not going away, should I get imaging?

If you have had a trauma or been in an accident, and have back pain as a result, you will want to get into a provider to have an x-ray done just to rule out a fracture. Otherwise, if you … Continue reading

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Exercise of the Week: Mobility Series- Lumbar

The next body part in the mobility series that we will focus on is the lumbar spine.  More often it is thoracic mobility that people need, but lumbar mobility is important as well.  Often when you have a sensation of … Continue reading

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4 Things That Can Cause Tennis Elbow.

Tennis elbow is a common complaint, not only in tennis players, but golfers and and anyone who does physical work with the arms.  Symptoms are generally pain in the outside of the elbow made worse by gripping, pinching, and lifting … Continue reading

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