Early ACL Rehab Goals Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) injuries are one of the most common knee injuries among athletes. It is estimated by the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine that 150,000 ACL injuries occur each year. The majority of these injuries require surgical intervention to repair the ACL. A thorough rehabilitation plan of care following surgery…

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Bilateral Limb Deficit Blog Conventional training during the off-season typically consists of tracking progress through 1RM during exercises such as squats, bench press, and deadlift. These are all considered double limb exercises for stability. However, conventional double limb training methods fail to express the specific movement patterns required of most field sports. Most movements associated…

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The name “plantar fasciitis” implies inflammation of the plantar fascia. However, most cases are not necessarily inflammatory conditions. Plantar fasciitis can also be commonly misdiagnosed. It takes a licensed physical therapist  to examine the differential diagnoses and determine the root cause of the dysfunction.  What is the Plantar Fascia?  The plantar fascia is a long…

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Running Injuries Runners will often experience injuries due to overuse because of high amounts of miles over the course of their training. Poor movement is a primary cause for injuries. It is important to understand proper running form. Improper running form may be caused by problems in strength, flexibility, or coordination. These problems will place…

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What is the “CORE”?    The “core” receives a lot of publicity in today’s society and fitness world. However, there is a lot of confusion about what the term “core” really means. Despite popular belief, having strong and stable core muscles goes beyond having six pack abs. It is possible to have a visible six…

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What is Pilates?   Pilates is a form of low-impact exercise designed to connect the body and mind while improving strength, flexibility, mobility, stability and core control.   Meet Joseph Pilates   Joseph Hubertus Pilates was born in Germany in 1883. As a child, Joseph suffered from many illnesses that left him weak and sickly.…

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  Your Brain’s Response to a Massage Massage is not just for pleasure but can be and beneficial for your overall health as well. It is widely accepted that a skilled massage can improve the body’s physical state. Beyond that, very few consider massage therapy as a viable treatment for anything other than the occasional…

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Text Neck- What is it and 5 exercises to help combat chronic neck pain   What is Text Neck?   Text neck is a modern age term used to describe chronic neck pain caused by excessive texting on mobile devices. The term has been broadened to include tablets and computers, and can also be related…

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Assessment for Pain with Functional Movements What is the Selective Functional Movement Assessment? The Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) is a clinical assessment tool used to determine a movement diagnosis for those who experience pain. A movement diagnosis is different from a typical medical diagnosis (like a herniated disc or fractured bone) because it takes…

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The rundown on how to get to the finish line One of the most popular events in Miami is taking place this month- the Miami Corporate Run! We here at Symmetry are passionate about exercise and sports performance, so we are going to give you a rundown (pun intended) on how to maximize your results…

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