Category Archives: Physical Therapy Concepts

Physical Therapy for Meniscal Tears

Your knees work hard. All the wear and tear on the muscles and joints that support knees can lead to injuries that are common but serious. One of the most common knee injuries is a meniscal tear, which is harmful, painful, and most often leads to an operation. According to a study by the Read more

Improve your Workplace Ergonomics

The workweek can be stressful, mentally draining, and mundane. It’s important to remember, though, that this daily routine affects your physical health just as much as mental. There are ways you can, and should, change up office ergonomics in order to reduce physical stress. Ergonomics refers to the study of how people interact with their environment....
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Home Health Physical Therapy

Good news for physical therapy patients: Action Reaction is starting home health physical therapy! This type of care is crucial for patients, especially for those right out of an orthopedic operation. We can now act as a direct bridge between home health and outpatient orthopedic physical therapy.

What is home health PT?

Home health care provides medical...
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Balancing Your Muscle Groups

A balanced body works better. It is no coincidence that the two sides of the body are symmetrical, with corresponding ligaments and tendons. Our bodies function best when our muscles and bones are equally strong and healthy. Your opposing muscle groups are meant to work together in harmony, and when one group is worked more...
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Muscle Recruitment as it pertains to function

By George Barlow What would you think if I said you are much stronger than realize? Muscle recruitment is an interesting concept. Essentially, the nervous system (specifically, motor nerves) sends signals to a muscle to cause the muscle to contract. The only thing a muscle does is contract; everything else is a function of the nervous...
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The Planes of Motion and How the Body Moves in Them

By George Barlow The human body moves in three dimensions (or planes): the frontal, sagittal, and transverse planes. To describe these planes of motion, it is more effective to provide specific examples of planes as opposed to the definitions. • The Frontal Plane: While standing upright and looking into a mirror, bend side to side and/or...
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