massage therapy miami fl

The Brain’s Response First, massage can be and beneficial for your overall health. A massage can improve the body’s physical state. Massage has not always been considered as an actual form of therapy. It has to gain medical legitimacy. This can be achieved through evidence-based practice. Also, it’s crucial to educate others about how massage therapy…

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  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 a bilateral exercise. Unilateral…

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What is tendinopathy? “Tendinopathy” is an umbrella term for any painful condition going on within a tendon. And remember, tendons are what connect muscles to their origins and insertions on bones. These types of conditions come about from things like overuse injuries – like “runner’s knee”, which stems from overuse of the patellar tendon from…

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We’re diving into the importance of thoracic mobility. The thoracic spine is a region that commonly becomes less mobile and stiffer. If we take a joint-by-joint approach, we can see that each joint in the body has a primary need based on the way it’s designed and how it functions. Notice that each joint alternates…

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“Proximal stability for distal mobility.” You might be wondering what on earth that means. Well, it’s a pretty important concept and one that we are huge proponents of at Symmetry Physical Therapy in Downtown Miami. This phrase basically means that in order to have proper functioning and mobility in distal structures – like our legs…

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What is “prehab”? What do you think of when you hear “physical therapy”? Probably a place The term “rehab” probably comes to mind. Well, that’s certainly part of it, but it isn’t the whole picture. A major movement in the physical therapy world right now – and a huge goal of Symmetry Physical Therapy –…

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What’s the deal with sitting? We all sit too much, plain and simple. Whether you’re a student in lectures all day or in the workforce at a desk job, chances are, you’re sitting the majority of the day. It may seem silly, but how you sit can have a lot to do with pesky muscle…

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What is the first rib? Have you ever heard of the acefirst ribae? Mysterious and sometimes mistaken for other injuries, oftentimes limitation in the end ranges of shoulder flexion and neck pain have much to do with this small, but complex bone. The first rib is often mistakenly attributed to a knot in the lower…

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