Pilates

Pilates Low impact mind body exercise Pilates is a type of mind body exercise that is low impact and has been around since the 1920s. It focuses on strengthening muscles while improving postural alignment and flexibility. Pilates exercises focus on core strength and muscle balance. It promotes whole body health and mental awareness to enhance […]

IASTM and Cupping 

IASTM and Cupping Instrument-assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization Instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization is a skilled intervention in which the physical therapy practitioner uses instruments with beveled edges and contours to manipulate the skin,  fascia, muscles and tendons using various direct techniques.   Research shows that  these techniques make changes  in the cells that allow soft tissues […]

Headaches

Headaches Physical therapy can treat headaches Approximately 50% of people experience headaches at some time in their lives, and, for many, headaches can be debilitating.  Physical therapists most commonly treat migraine, tension-type headaches and cervicogenic (neck-caused) headaches, although many people suffer with a mix of these headache types.  Physical therapists have specialized training to assess […]

Joint Disorders

Temporomandibular Joint Disorders (TMD) and Facial Pain A common condition that limits the natural functions of the jaw Temporomandibular Joint Disorders (TMDs) are caused by musculoskeletal dysfunction between the temporomandibular joint (TMJ) and the chewing muscles (muscles of mastication).Temporomandibular joint disorder or dysfunction, or TMD, is a common condition that limits the natural functions of […]

Physical Therapy before or after surgery

Physical Therapy Before and After Surgery Beneficial for Patients Preoperative physical therapy (before surgery) and postoperative physical therapy (after surgery) is very beneficial for patients. One scientific study found that physical therapy before total hip and total knee replacements reduced the amount of postoperative care by as much as 29%. Physical therapy before surgery can […]

Neck and Low Back Pain

Neck & Low Back Pain Come see one of our therapists at Advantage Rehab and see how physical therapy can help! Among the most common disability Neck and low back pain are among the most common sources of disability among Americans. Statistics suggest that most people will experience at least one bout of spine-related pain […]

Return to Sport Programming

Return to Sport Programming Integrating back into sports after injury Integrating back into sports participation after an injury or surgery can be a very challenging journey. Physical therapists at Advantage Rehab will help guide you along the way so that you know when specific activities and exercises are appropriate for you. With access to modern […]

Exercise

Exercise Why is exercise used in Physical Therapy? Exercise is a cornerstone intervention utilized in physical therapy to address key functional impairments that are identified during examination. Exercise can be utilized to improve mobility, strength, balance, aerobic capacity, and functional abilities. Your physical therapist will work with you to explore movements that improve resilience, confidence, […]

Move. Fuel. Recover. Connect. ENDURE.

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 […]

Popping In Our Joints

Do you have any joints that regularly crack or pop with movement or positional changes? So do I! The advice that I give my patients with this popping is pretty straight forward. If the popping you’re feeling is not painful than we won’t worry about it too much. But I do find occasionally that the […]

Why is hip mobility important?

Hip mobility is important because…… It allows muscles to function optimally. If the muscles can’t move a joint through a normal range, they’re missing out on opportunities to be stronger and more efficient. Limited joint range of motion also predisposes muscles to get abnormally shortened, which limits their ability to be strong. It encourages optimal […]

Occupational Safety

April 28th is the World Day for Safety & Health at Work, established by the International Labour Organization to promote the prevention of occupational accidents and diseases worldwide. The concept of injury prevention and wellness has always appealed to me, so in 2017 I took some extra training to become certified in Applied Prevention and […]