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Exercise of the Week: Mobility Series- Cervical

Cervical extension is an important movement that allows us to look up without putting stress through the upper and lower back. If you do not have adequate cervical extension, you may be compensating by using your available thoracic and lumbar … Continue reading

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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: https://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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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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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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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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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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Good Reasons To Like The Treadmill

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 about the benefits of using a treadmill and a few different activities … Continue reading

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