Strength and Conditioning/Personal Training at Advantage Rehab Are you feeling weak? Slow? Fragile?Do you have fitness goals? Are you finishing up physical therapy and don’t want to lose what you’ve gained?Do you play a sport or participate in an activity that you want to be stronger, faster, and have more endurance in?Do you want to […]
Concussions can impact individuals in a variety of ways, and physical therapists are trained to assess individual function and determine the best course of action for recovery. Physical therapy can outline a functional plan of care with appropriate assessment and progression of activities to safely minimize the time to recovery.
Corporate Wellness programs are designed to support and encourage a holistic approach to employee wellbeing by creating an organizational culture of health. Offering a corporate wellness solution cultivates healthy habits among employee populations and improves health outcomes, all while increasing productivity, optimizing human resource investments and boosting employee engagement.
Physical therapy interventions and education can significantly improve quality of life for individuals of all ages impacted by pelvic pain, pelvic organ prolapse, sexual dysfunction and/or urinary or fecal incontinence or other voiding dysfunctions. Pelvic floor therapy uses external and internal examination techniques to identify deficits contributing to pelvic pain, pelvic organ prolapse, sexual dysfunction […]
Movement Pattern Education and Correction is the art and science of guiding or facilitating human movement through safe and effective patterns. It is often prefaced with isolated movements that will, in turn, be used with more compound or functional movements. Your ability to intentionally control, activate and isolate a muscle opens the door for you […]
Running technique, as well as running biomechanics, have been shown to affect a runners’ performance. Evaluating running biomechanics and kinematic patterns can help to identify the forces placed on a runner, as well as identify if these forces are potentially causing or aggravating their symptoms. A thorough biomechanical evaluation will enable the identify their problem […]
Spinal manipulation, also known as “High-Velocity Low-Amplitude Thrust” or “Spinal Manipulative Therapy,” is an ancient art and science tracing its origins to the earliest of medical practitioners. Spinal manipulation is unique compared with other manual therapy techniques in that the clinician applies a rapid impulse, or thrust, in order to achieve a gapping and subsequent […]
Manual therapy techniques are skilled hand movements and skilled passive movements of joints and soft tissue and are intended to improve tissue extensibility; increase range of motion; induce relaxation; mobilize or manipulate soft tissue and joints; modulate pain; and reduce soft tissue swelling, inflammation, or restriction. Techniques may include manual lymphatic drainage, manual traction, massage, mobilization/manipulation, […]
At last, we come to the final pillar of well-being in this stretched-out blog series: Endure. Arguably one of the most difficult items to conceptualize and conquer. Perhaps a more common word used is Resilience, meaning “the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties.” Much like a physical object having resiliency – being able to spring […]
TMD, or temporomandibular joint disorder, is a name for a number of problems that involve the temporomandibular (jaw) joints, muscles, or associated structures. TMD can show as pain or tenderness in your jaw, aching pain in or around your ear, facial symptoms, difficulty or pain while chewing, or locking of the jaw. Effective treatment of […]
Physical therapists (as part of a whole healthcare team) can be some of the best medical professions to treat concussions because of our knowledge, frequency and time we get to spend with our patients. Also, many factors that are important to consider when working with concussion symptoms are ones that we already use to inform […]
As a physical therapist, I’ve noticed that elite runners look very different today than in the 80’s when I ran competitively. They have more muscles and more efficient strides. Strength training is now recognized as essential for injury prevention, muscle recruitment, and running economy. Strength Training’s Role Injury Prevention: A strong core and improved muscle […]