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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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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92017Mar
What is prehab?

What is prehab?

What is “prehab”? What do you think of when you hear “physical therapy”? Probably a place you go after you get an injury, right? The term “rehab” probably comes to mind. Well, that’s certainly part of it, but it isn’t the whole picture. A major movement in the physical therapy world right now – and…

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12017Mar
A muscular imbalance you might have

A muscular imbalance you might have

Lower Crossed Syndrome We talked about upper crossed syndrome (UCS) last week, so you probably have somewhat of an idea as to what lower crossed syndrome (LCS) might entail. Remember in UCS how there were muscles that were either tight or over-stretched on the front and back of the body? The same holds true for…

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222017Feb
Have you ever heard of Upper Crossed Syndrome?

Have you ever heard of Upper Crossed Syndrome?

Humans are supposed to move – we aren’t meant to be sedentary and motionless, but most of our jobs keep us sitting all day long. And to top it off, we’re typically commuting sitting down in our cars for an extended period of time. And, we’re so tired when we get home from work, we…

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162017Feb
Personalized Treatment, Just For You

Personalized Treatment, Just For You

Symmetry Physical Therapy Miami operates on the motto of personalized treatment and does so to the fullest extent. Rehab after an injury can be an intimidating and seemingly arduous process for most. It can even make you feel pretty defeated when you can’t do the things you’re used to being able to do, and even…

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