Physical Therapy For Foot Pain

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Are you having pain with walking, running or jumping? Aching or sharp pain in your arch? Pain in your heel with your first few steps in the morning? Foot pain and injuries are common, especially in sports that include running and jumping. Our feet take a lot of impact during these types of activities and it’s important to have healthy joints to stay active. At Symmetry Physical Therapy, we are specially trained in assessing the cause of your foot pain and creating a treatment plan for you so you can get back to doing what you love.

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One of the Coolest Questions Asked: “Should I be using ice?”

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One of the most frequently asked questions by our patients being treated here at Symmetry Physical Therapy in Miami is “should I be applying ice to my injury?” It is indeed one that merits a detailed explanation, as the research on this modality has changed over the span of several years with new evidence based research.

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Physical Therapy for Groin Strains

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If you played sports, it is likely that you have experienced a “pulled groin” or “groin strain” at one time or another. This injury is most common in soccer and ice hockey, but also will frequently occur in other sports such as tennis, rugby, baseball, basketball, and football. A groin strain can limit your ability to perform many activities like running, kicking, cutting or changing direction, and can linger for months if left untreated.

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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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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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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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Adductor Strains

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Groin Strains If you played sports, it is likely that you have experienced an adductor groin strain. This injury is most common in sports like soccer, ice hockey, tennis, rugby, baseball, basketball, and football. A groin strain can limit your ability to perform many activities like running, kicking, cutting or changing direction, and can linger…

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Flexibility vs. Mobility: What’s the Difference?

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Chances are you’ve seen an Instagram account or two (or ten) promoting mobility challenges.  These include exercises that require motion at many joints to perform correctly. So you’re probably thinking, I can stretch for 5 minutes and then try this exercise again with a better result. By doing this, you might not see the results…

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Benefits of 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 a bilateral exercise. Unilateral…

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How to Challenge your Balance to Train it

How the Body’s Balance System works: Balance relies on three distinct systems to come together: your eyes for sight, your inner ear for vestibular input, and then the bottom of your feet for proprioception. Your brain takes all the sensory input from these three areas of the body, and with that information tells your muscles…

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