Tag Archives: Using Muscles

How Physical Therapy Helps Treat Rotator Cuff Tears

Shoulder pain is a common physical stress that can cause serious immobility. Our arms are used so often that shoulder function is essential for necessary movements. At Action Reaction Physical Therapy, our therapists work with you to get you on track to be your healthiest, happiest self. Physical therapy can help treat shoulder injuries, one...
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Action Reaction Custom Made Foot Orthotics

We are meant to walk. In fact, scientists and research state that we are meant to walk greater and faster than any other animal on earth, at least back in the day when we would hunt and chase animals for our meals. We are made bipedal (two legged) versus quadruped (four legged) in order to...
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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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