WIN your body Back!

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The Winback machine provides a non-invasive and painless mechanism to promote cellular exchange, increase microcirculation, and improve lymphatic drainage which in turn leads to a significant speed-up in the healing process. The machine uses non-invasive current to transmit energy at high radio frequencies to the target tissue.

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Physical Therapy for Ankle Pain

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Are you having pain with walking, running or jumping? Do you feel unsteady with walking or single leg activities? Do you roll your ankles often? You’re not alone. Ankle pain and injuries are very common, especially in sports that include running and jumping. Our ankles are first to respond when we have to balance and any strength or mobility deficits here can have a big impact on how we move and stabilize ourselves. At Symmetry Physical Therapy, we are specially trained in assessing the cause of your ankle pain and creating a treatment plan for you so you can get back to doing what you love.

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Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome

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Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome (PFPS) is a common condition that causes pain in the front of the knee, under or around the kneecap (patella). It accounts for 20-25% of all reported knee pain. It occurs in all age ranges, females more often than males. Those who play sports are more commonly affected. Understanding this condition can assist in the recovery process.

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Plyometric Training (Part 1)

Plyometric Training

The Importance of Plyometric Training The goal of plyometric training is to enable a maximal muscle contraction in the shortest time possible. The rate of the contraction is the main factor that makes an exercise plyometric. The rate of the stretch matters more than how much it is actually stretched. For example, if the stretch…

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Strength Training for Youth Athletic Development

strength training for adolescents

Youth Athletic Development There is a common notion that resistance training in youth athletes can cause negative effects on development and maturity in children. Many parents believe that resistance training will stunt the growth of their child if they initiate weight lifting at too young of an age. However, we know that strength training and…

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Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome

Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome

Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome (TTS) occurs when a nerve within your ankle gets compressed. This can cause changes in your sensation, pain, or movement of the foot and ankle. It is commonly referred to as the carpal tunnel syndrome of the foot. Understanding more about this health condition can help you recover faster, get proper treatment,…

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Ankle Mobility: Why is it important?

ankle mobility

Ankle Mobility: Why is it important?  Having full ankle mobility is one of the best things you can do to prevent injury. Lack of ankle dorsiflexion is a contributing factor to many painful diagnoses throughout the body –  and not only at the ankle. The ankle plays a major role in injury prevention due to…

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Adductor Strains

adductor strain

Groin Strains If you played sports, it is likely that you have experienced an adductor groin strain. This injury is most common in sports like soccer, ice hockey, tennis, rugby, baseball, basketball, and football. A groin strain can limit your ability to perform many activities like running, kicking, cutting or changing direction, and can linger…

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Pain: Why do we feel it?

knee pain

What is pain? That is a loaded question with a complex answer! To give a simple explanation, “it is an unpleasant sensory or emotional experience that is unique to the individual.” The key word being “unique” as perceptions of pain and how to it relates to our physiology can be quite complex. We deal in…

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Ankle Sprain Rehab

Ankle Sprain Rehab Ankle sprains are one of the most common musculoskeletal injuries, however most people assume they can recover from them on their own. Unfortunately, one quick roll of the ankle can result in significant instability, decreased range of motion, and loss of strength causing increased risk of re-injury if left untreated. As a…

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