What Is Dry Needling and What Does It Actually Do?

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If you are looking for immediate results, faster progress, controlling your pain without relying on pain medication, and enhancing your performance, you might be a candidate for dry needling! Keep reading to find out what dry needling is and what you can treat with dry needling!

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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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Physical Therapy for Low Back Pain

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Having low back pain? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. Low back pain is the most common diagnosis treated by physical therapists and more than 70% of people experience low back pain at some point in their lives. Although low back pain can feel debilitating, it is rarely serious or life threatening. Physical therapy can help improve and restore your strength and mobility as well as reduce pain. At Symmetry Physical Therapy, we are specially trained in assessing the cause of your low back pain and creating a treatment plan for you so you can get back to doing what you love. Click here to schedule an appointment with us at our clinic located in Downtown Miami/Brickell! Keep reading below to find out what your experience will be with us.

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Physical Therapy for Knee Pain

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Knee pain is a common condition affecting 1 in 4 adults. It can be caused by disease, overuse, or trauma. It occurs in all age ranges and with varying levels of activity. Thousands of steps, stairs, and twists to the knee over time can cause changes to cartilage and other parts of the knee. There are a few diagnoses that are more commonly seen. At Symmetry Physical Therapy our goal is to provide an exceptional patient experience at each visit! We recognize that recovery is a multifactorial process. Here is a little insight into how we rehab our knee patients in Miami!

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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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Physical Therapy for Ankle Pain

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Are you having pain with walking, running or jumping? Do you feel unsteady with walking or single leg activities? Do you roll your ankles often? You’re not alone. Ankle pain and injuries are very common, especially in sports that include running and jumping. Our ankles are first to respond when we have to balance and any strength or mobility deficits here can have a big impact on how we move and stabilize ourselves. At Symmetry Physical Therapy, we are specially trained in assessing the cause of your ankle pain and creating a treatment plan for you so you can get back to doing what you love.

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