312018Aug
Running Injuries: Mechanism and Intervention

Running Injuries: Mechanism and Intervention

Foot and knee injuries are the most commonly seen running injuries. These overuse injuries can almost always be corrected with physical therapy. Many of these overuse injuries occur due to muscular imbalances and poor biomechanics that have developed due to repetitive incorrect motion. Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome This typically presents as anterior knee pain, around the patella….

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172018Aug
What’s New At Symmetry Physical Therapy?

What’s New At Symmetry Physical Therapy?

Symmetry is growing! Finally, we have decided to expand the clinic. Because our patient list is growing, the clinic is following suit! So what does this mean for your current physical therapy sessions? As we remodel the clinic, our physical therapists will continue to provide dedicated one-on-one physical therapy care (just with a little more…

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22018Jul
Is Your Diaphragm Contributing to Your Back Pain?

Is Your Diaphragm Contributing to Your Back Pain?

Low back pain is a very common orthopedic condition that brings people to physical therapy. There are many factors that play into an individual’s back pain, making it one of the hardest areas of body to treat. Recent literature has keyed in on breathing patterns and diaphragm dysfunction as a factor contributing to lower back…

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82018Jun
Flexibility vs. Mobility: What’s the Difference?

Flexibility vs. Mobility: What’s the Difference?

Chances are you’ve seen an Instagram account or two (or ten) promoting mobility challenges.  These include exercises that require motion at many joints to perform correctly. So you’re probably thinking, I can stretch for 5 minutes and then try this exercise again with a better result. By doing this, you might not see the results…

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42017Oct
Core Stability: Why is it Important?

Core Stability: Why is it Important?

Your core is the centerpiece of your body; Your core is a connection point for all limbs of the body. Also, your core is the area where all motion and energy are transmitted to other parts of the body. Core stability is thought of as the trunks ability to move on the pelvis in such…

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192017Sep
Benefits of Unilateral Exercise

Benefits of Unilateral Exercise

What is a Unilateral exercise? Unilateral means “one sided”; an exercise performed on one side of the body, or with one limb. Bilateral means “both sides”; an exercise performed with both sides of the body or with both limbs. For example, A piston would be considered a unilateral exercise, where a squat would be considered…

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122017Sep

How to Challenge your Balance to Train it

How the Body’s Balance System works: Balance relies on three distinct systems to come together: your eyes for sight, your inner ear for vestibular input, and then the bottom of your feet for proprioception. Your brain takes all the sensory input from these three areas of the body, and with that information tells your muscles…

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292017Aug
The Strategies to Maintain Balance

The Strategies to Maintain Balance

What are the Strategies? As humans, we have evolved methods to take in order to preserve our bodies to the best of our abilities. One of these remarkable mechanisms is how we maintain our balance as a bi-pedal (two-legged) species. Its our bodies very own unconscious defense mechanism that helps us prevent against falls when…

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222017Aug
Why is Hip Mobility so important?

Why is Hip Mobility so important?

Why is Hip Mobility Important? Hip mobility is essential to the proper full functioning of the hip joint. While the hip joint is meant to be more stable and less mobile than the shoulder joint, it can still be extremely limiting and even harmful if the hip joint lacks its full mobility.  There are many…

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