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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82017Aug
What is Contract-Relax Stretching?

What is Contract-Relax Stretching?

What is Contract-Relax Stretching? Contract-relax stretching is a form of PNF stretching. PNF stands for proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation. What does that mean? It means that it uses natural reflexes to further the stretching response. In contract-relax stretching, you must first isometrically contract the opposite muscle. Then after contracting, try to further stretch the intended target. For…

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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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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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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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