Tensor Fascia Latae Pain

Reference from: http://www.newhealthadvisor.com/Tensor-Fasciae-Latae-Pain.html The Tensor Fasciae Latae is a muscle, which helps in flexing and abducting the thigh. It becomes very vital for a runner due to this function. If the TFL is consciously kept flexible, it will help in keeping the body injury free as well as being fit. Activities like walking, bending and moving… Read More »

The Degenerative Effects of Inactivity

Cardiovascular changes including elevated heart rate, decreased cardiac output, orthostatic and autonomic dysfunction, venous stasis and thrombosis. Respiratory changes include reduced lung capacity. Musculoskeletal problems of reduced strength, endurance, lactose tolerance, risks of contractures and heterotrophic ossification of individuals with CNS or spinal damage. Metabolic risks including negative nitrogen or calcium imbalances, carbohydrate intolerance and… Read More »

The Benefits of Therapeutic Exercise

Increases size and strength in musculotendinous tissue and tensile strength Improves coordination and timing of muscular groups Reduces atrophy Improves reaction, recruitment and endurance Improve cardiovascular fitness Reduces edema Improves connective tissue strength and integrity Promotes circulation to enhance soft tissue healing/metabolism Increases bone density Increases endurance, reduces fatigue Improve range of motion of the… Read More »

Drinking Water – Fun Facts

Proper hydration promotes your healing and requires your attention every day. Muscular and spinal and joint pain, leg cramps and general malaise may be an imbalance of fluids and electrolytes. Drink water as soon as the discomfort begins. Dehydration is a particular problem among the elderly, in part because the thirst mechanism becomes less efficient as we… 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 »

Take Charge of Your Recovery!

As Physical Therapists, we believe that your recovery depends on your involvement in a home program we set up with you. With many conditions and injuries, if you follow your home program as instructed and increase your self treatment, the frequency of physical therapy visits tends to be reduced. Remember, physical therapy is a process.… Read More »

Flip Flops Kill You

Flip Flops cause: Flat feet or falling arches (pes planus) Foot pronation Ankle eversion Elevated Q angles at the knee (valgus) Uneven hips (pelvic obliquity) Lumbar scoliosis. Ask us about how to resolve these issues.  Try this page for your independent consideration: http://acceleratept.com/wear-arch-supports/ Infographic by Jan Diehm for The Huffington Post. Click on the picture or… 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 »