312017May
Eccentrics for tendinopathy?

Eccentrics for tendinopathy?

What is tendinopathy? “Tendinopathy” is an umbrella term for any painful condition going on within a tendon. And remember, tendons are what connect muscles to their origins and insertions on bones. These types of conditions come about from things like overuse injuries – like “runner’s knee”, which stems from overuse of the patellar tendon from…

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242017May
What’s the deal with foam rolling?

What’s the deal with foam rolling?

Perhaps one of the biggest buzzwords in the fitness and physical therapy communities is “foam rolling.” Isn’t that what everyone recommends doing these days? Walk into any gym and you’ll see foam rollers of all shapes and sizes – chances are, you probably even have one tucked away in your closet or the corner of…

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172017May
Cryotherapy: The ‘Cool’ New Way to Recover

Cryotherapy: The ‘Cool’ New Way to Recover

The Symmetry Physical Therapy Team took a trip to CryoXtreme in Brickell to give whole body cryotherapy a shot. It sounds a bit like sci-fi movie, but cryotherapy is actually used to boost recovery and help with a ton of diseases* that we see a lot in the physical therapy world: Ankylosing spondylitis: Pain inhibits patients…

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102017May
What You Need to Know About Thoracic Mobility

What You Need to Know About Thoracic Mobility

This week we’re diving into the importance of mobility in the thoracic spine, a region that commonly becomes less mobile and more stiff, resulting in pain and faulty movement patterns. If we take a joint-by-joint approach, we can see that each joint in the body has a primary need based on the way it’s designed and…

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32017May

What type of squat works for you?

We’ve discussed briefly about high bar vs. low bar squats, so let’s take a deeper look at the biomechanics behind each type and who would be best suited to perform each variation. High Bar Squat You’ll probably see this variation more often in the gym – it’s when the bar is situated right on top…

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122017Apr
Do you have weak glutes?

Do you have weak glutes?

Remember when we talked about standing on one leg to see if your hip on the opposite side of your stance leg dropped? When we do that, we’re actually looking at the strength of your gluteus medius- one of the three gluteus muscles (maximus, minimus and medius). As “gluteus medius” kind of sounds like a…

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292017Mar
Proximal Stability for Distal Mobility

Proximal Stability for Distal Mobility

“Proximal stability for distal mobility.” You might be wondering what on earth that means. Well, it’s a pretty important concept and one that we are huge proponents of at Symmetry Physical Therapy in Downtown Miami. This phrase basically means that in order to have proper functioning and mobility in distal structures – like our legs…

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232017Mar
How does TENS work?

How does TENS work?

Chances are you’ve heard of TENS before – that’s transcutaneous electrical neuromuscular stimulation. It’s what looks super high-tech in PT clinics with electrodes, wires, and fancy equipment. Aside from giving you that tingling sensation and maybe some muscle twitches, are you familiar with how it works in giving you pain relief? There are some different…

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162017Mar
Do you believe these physical therapy myths?

Do you believe these physical therapy myths?

Physical therapy is a well-known and popular profession, but a lot of people don’t fully understand what these healthcare professionals do – and don’t do. We want to dispel some common months about the field of physical therapy to help paint a better picture of what this amazing profession is all about. Anyone can do…

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