Tag Archives: Muscle Movement

Physical Therapy for Back Pain

Back pain, specifically in the lower region, is extremely common in adults. According to the University of Maryland Medical Center, 60-80 percent of adults have lower back pain, which is the leading cause of disability in Americans under age 45. It’s the second most common reason people visit the doctor. Pain in the lower...
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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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Common Reasons to Seek Physical Therapy Treatment

A few years ago, the Institute of Medicine researched & reported that an estimated 116 million Americans live with chronic pain. Other studies show that around 60 million of those people suffer specifically from lower back pain. Statistically speaking, that means about 38%, or around 2/5, of you are dealing with pain that has lasted...
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Patient Education for Better Physical Therapy

By George Barlow One of the biggest roles of a physical therapist is patient education. A very common question that patients ask is, “what can I do at home?” Oftentimes, simple exercises are prescribed at home, and performing them consistently and correctly can have a positive affect on patient outcomes. But a concept that is greater...
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Mobility vs. Stability: How not to get them confused

By George Barlow Most people have heard the phrase, “lift with your legs and not your back”. The warning makes sense, but a deeper explanation is required. The buzz term “core” is often overused and incorrectly used. Think about the core of something: it is the equidistant center. The core is essentially the spine and...
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Seasonal Sports Warriors Beware! Avoid Sports Injury with Strength Preparation

By Diane Mullen Many of you know the feeling… Oh, it’s winter, I shall ski now! Or, oh, it’s spring, I shall play soccer (or for some, run as far as possible from those playing soccer). Whatever your seasonal interests when it comes to sports, it is important to remind yourself that your body may not...
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