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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running

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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As the COVID-19 pandemic creates increasing concerns and restrictions across the globe, many of us have had to make some dramatic changes to our normal routines. School closures, working from home, and social distancing guidelines have many of us spending way more time at home, with fewer opportunities for exercises. This can take a toll…

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virtual physical therapy

What are E-visits? Symmetry Physical Therapy is now offering e-visits! E-visits are one-on-one virtual physical therapy sessions with a Doctor of Physical Therapy. Each visit will be a full 1 hour session consisting of various treatment techniques tailored to your individualized plan of care. If you are already our patient, the visit will be online…

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ACL rehab

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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plantar fsciitis

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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What is a Unilateral exercise? Unilateral means “one sided”; an exercise performed on one side of the body, or with one limb. Bilateral means “both sides”; an exercise performed with both sides of the body or with both limbs. For example, A piston would be considered a unilateral exercise, where a squat would be considered…

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glutes, glute maximus, glute minimus, glute medius, glutes, strong, strength, muscle, physical therapy, rehabilitation

What do your glutes do? There are different glutes; three to be exact: gluteus maximus, gluteus medius, and gluteus minimus. Together, these muscles are responsible for hip extension, internal rotation, and abduction of the hip. The glute medius and minimus work together to promote hip abduction and prevent hip adduction. These muscle come in most handy when…

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