Dry Needling for Knee Pain, Jumper’s Knee, Patellar Tendonitis

Dry needling for knee pain, jumper's knee, and patellar tendonitis

Knee pain is a very common cause within a large majority of the athletic and active population. It can be caused by a variety of reasons and can prevent us from doing the things we love, such as sports or higher level physical activity. One of the most common causes of knee pain is patellar tendonitis especially among individuals who play sports with repetitive jumping or landing including volleyball, basketball, cross-fit, long distance running, sprinting or biking.

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Make Time for Mobility in Your Workout

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It’s half past noon and you have exactly 60 minutes to get to the gym, workout, grab a smoothie, and get back to your desk. That’s barely enough time to get a solid sweat in, so you decide to simply “warmup” on the treadmill for five minutes and make time to stretch later in the week. That should be fine right? Well, the truth is skipping a quality warmup once won’t make or break your functional capacity. But this isn’t really about one warmup. It’s about habits.

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Reduce Injury and Stay Active Longer

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Many things about exercise have become common knowledge nowadays. For example, The American Heart Association recommends 30 minutes of “heart-pumping” activity most days of the week for maintaining cardiovascular health. Consistent strength training helps to prevent decline in bone density for those with osteoporosis/osteopenia. Long duration cardiovascular activity is good for memory.

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Treating Myofascial Trigger Points

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You’ve probably heard of trigger points or, as they are commonly called, “knotted muscles.” Trigger points are just adhesions in the connective tissue known as fascia. Fascia has become a hot topic in fitness and healthcare in recent years, inspiring many products such as foam rollers, and using tennis and lacrosse balls for more than just sports.

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Physical Therapy for Shoulder Pain

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Shoulder pain is a common pain that many people experience but it should not be a problem that we settle to live with. The shoulder joint is meant for mobility meaning that it has the most range of motion of all our joints. If we are experiencing shoulder pain, more than likely close to all of our daily activities will aggravate you because of how much we use our upper extremities.

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Lumbar Radiculopathy and Sciatica

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Lumbar radiculopathy and sciatica occur when a nerve in your back is pinched or compressed. This causes pain down the back of your leg and into your foot. It can be caused by a traumatic event or gradually over time. It occurs most commonly in males and females aged 30-50 years. Risk factors such as repeated lifting, participating in weight bearing sports, obesity, smoking, sedentary lifestyles, and poor posture have been identified. The majority of these cases resolve with good physical therapy.

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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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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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Workout Shoes & Your Body

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Why Your Shoes Can Make or Break Your Workout  Our shoes are how we interact with our world. And that means that the wear patterns on our shoes represent our movement patterns as well. As a physical therapist, it’s my job to determine what those patterns are. Shoes can sometimes help us move better, or…

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