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Plantar Fascia Pain Relief

Does your heel hurt so much that the pain interferes with your daily activities? This debilitating heel pain might occur due to inflammation of the flexible band of tissue located under the foot’s sole called plantar fasciitis – a condition characterized by pain, stiffness, or burning sensation at the bottom of your foot. This tissue… Read More »

Physical Therapy Can Help

You have chronic back pain. You think medication will help, but your doctor recommends physical therapy. What is it, and can it really help you? Yes, it’s a high-benefit, low-risk solution to diagnose and treat many different conditions. Physical therapy helps people of all ages who have medical conditions, illnesses or injuries that limit their regular ability… Read More »

Youth in Sports

The participation of children in organized athletic activities raises many concerns in parents’ mind: At what age is my child ready to participate in organized athletics? What is the risk of significant injury? What sports carry the highest likelihood of injury? Are there specific injuries related to specific sports? In 2001, American Orthopaedic Society for Sports… Read More »

Contrast Baths – DO Try This at Home!

Contrast baths reduce swelling and aids recovery from painful lactic acid buildup caused by excessive exercise.  At Accelerate Physical Therapy, we have developed an application of this technique that is easy to apply at home, and surprisingly effective in comparison to (an in addition to) every other modality we use clinically.  We use it extensively… Read More »

Activating Muscles

By definition, strengthening of muscles takes 6 weeks or longer. Strength is defined by the extent to which muscles can exert force by contracting against resistance. Quick changes in strength can often be attributed to changes in neurological activation. Few physical therapist and patients have 6 weeks or more to reach strength goals. We have… Read More »

Target Tissue Training – Part One: Articular Cartilage

When treating cartilage injuries, stress-loading techniques are valuable as Physical Therapists encourage tissue healing. Lack of stress leads to poorly organized tissue growth. Progressing too fast, or too heavy can slow healing. Only when articular tissues begin the proliferative phase of healing should stress-loading techniques begin. Cartilage distributes body weight in the joint. In joint… Read More »

Tennis Elbow

Tennis elbow is pain at the outside of the elbow (also called lateral epicondylitis), caused by stress on the tendons attaching muscles that extend the wrist and fingers. When tears occur, they inflame.  Pain can radiate down the forearm.  Pain increases with contraction of muscles used when shaking hands, turning doorknobs, picking up objects with… Read More »