exercise shoe

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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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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bilateral limb

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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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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core

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 pack,…

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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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Selective Functional Movement Assessment

What is the Selective Functional Movement Assessment? The Selective Functional Movement Assessment (SFMA) is a clinical assessment tool. It is used to determine a movement diagnosis for those who experience pain. A movement diagnosis is different from a typical medical diagnosis because it focuses on movement.  Here at Symmetry Physical Therapy, we are able to…

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running

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. We will briefly discuss how to address the run from your running form, injury prevention, and general nutrition. Here are…

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massage therapy

How Massage Therapy Can Benefit Your Mental and Physical Health The benefits of massage can be an integral component in your self-care. When was the last time you had a massage? A massage is usually reserved for special occasions. Despite how great we feel, most of us don’t think about getting another massage until our…

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