running analysis

Intro to Running Analysis Distance running as a competitive and recreational sport has exponentially increased in popularity over the years. We have more people running than ever before. But, many runners have not received any specific coaching on how to run. It is very easy to simply put on your shoes and start running without…

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physical therapy

You should see a Physical Therapist for pain first! As soon as you begin to experience pain or discomfort in your body you should receive physical therapy. Imagine one day you are reaching into your cupboard and notice some pain in your shoulder, but no big deal! This achy pain should go away on its…

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lateral lunge

I would choose lunges if I could only choose one exercise to do while I am stuck in my house. Most people view lunges as a torturous group fitness exercise that has you parade around the gym in a conga-line while burning out your quads and hurting your knees. Walking lunges are a staple of…

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injury healing

Healing Time for Musculoskeletal Injuries Tissue healing times vary from person to person and from injury to injury. However, the biological process of tissue healing remains the same. The body does an amazing job of healing throughout several phases of tissue repair. Have you ever heard someone blame their low back pain on a herniated…

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pelvic floor therapy

Pelvic health physical therapy is a hot topic right now. How do I know if I need it? Does it actually work? Read on to find out more! The pelvic floor (or pelvic diaphragm) is a group of muscles that form a sling from the tailbone to the pubic bone. These muscles provide support to…

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muscle tightness

Chronic tightness may be because your muscles are weak. Have you ever complained of tight hamstrings, tight hip flexors, tight calves, or tight muscles anywhere along the chain? Have you spent multiple sessions working on stretching and mobility without any relief? Check out our Youtube channel for exercises that can help you strengthen your muscles! …

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hamstring pain

Written By: Dr. Nicole Willis, PT, DPT, SFMA-C Low back pain is one of the most common ailments among adults. In fact, 8 out of 10 American adults will experience low back pain at some point in their lives. The high prevalence of low back pain is largely due to the vast array of possible…

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physical therapy for athletes miami fl

Fact vs. Myth Written By: Dr. Nicole Willis, PT, DPT, SFMA-C Have you ever heard anyone say running is bad for your knees? Have you ever been told not to run in order to “save” or “protect” your knees from impact? Running is a sport that has gained a very poor reputation throughout the years…

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neck pain

Working from Home Are you experiencing neck pain, slouching, or excessively leaning forward while you work from home? The first and likely most important factor when working from home is to ensure an ergonomic workstation. Proper workstation set up provides optimal posture and body alignment.  When sitting at your workstation check the following: Are you…

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ergonomic assessment

How and why to set up an Ergonomic Workstation You may have heard the buzz about having a ‘body-friendly’ ergonomic workstation and wondered “What does that even mean?” It’s no surprise that as we continue to have more time at our desks, our bodies are suffering. Whether you are having tension headaches, low back pain, knee…

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