Symmetry is growing!
Finally, we have decided to expand the clinic. Because our patient list is growing, the clinic is following suit! So what does this mean for your current physical therapy sessions? As we remodel the clinic, our physical therapists will continue to provide dedicated one-on-one physical therapy care (just with a little more dust). We are very excited for this growth as it allows our therapists to get more creative with your individualized physical therapy!
What’s being added?
By growing the clinic, we have a much larger area for therapeutic exercise. This area will include a turf floor for agility work, running drills and other sport specific activities. We plan to purchase agility ladders, a power sled and much more to enhance your physical therapy experience. These additions are just what we needed to further rehabilitation for our active patient population.
Along with the addition of space, we’ve added two more staff members!
First, we welcome Jennifer Hopkins is our new office coordinator! She will be the first friendly face you see when you come into the new and improved Symmetry clinic!
Next, we have Dr. Timothy Alemi. Dr. Tim graduated from University of Miami with his Doctorate of Physical Therapy in 2016 and just completed a Sports Physical Therapy Residency. We are stoked to add another great therapist to our team. Dr. Tim’s values align perfectly with the current clinic culture to give the best one-on-one physical therapy care to our patients.
As we continue to update the clinic, we hope you will pardon our dust! Most importantly, our focus will always be to give you the best personalized one-on-one physical therapy care. With these additions we are able to take your care to the next level!
You can check out a video of the clinic demolition on our YouTube channel.
And as always, check us out on Instagram for daily physical therapy exercise videos! This week’s series is “Lacrosse Ball Self-Mobilizations” to help with areas of tightness and restriction.
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🎾This week we will be demonstrating self range of motion assessments and ways to address limitations by performing self-mobilizations with a lacrosse ball. • • • 🏋🏽♀️Today we are addressing the posterior cuff. There are a handful of muscles that span the posterior aspect of the shoulder and insert onto the humerus. These include the rotator cuff muscles and the lats. With overuse, these muscle can tighten up and cause range of motion restrictions. This drill is a mobilization using a lacrosse ball to loosen up those tight spots in the posterior cuff. • • • 📝To perform the self assessment: 1️⃣Raise your R arm up and reach across your body 2️⃣Assess where you feel any restrictions in the posterior aspect of the shoulder 3️⃣Make sure to assess both sides! • • • 💪🏽Say you feel some restrictions on your right side. To perform the mobilization: 1️⃣Start by lying on your RIGHT side 2️⃣Place the lacrosse ball under the areas that your felt the restrictions 3️⃣Using the left arm, pull the right arm slightly to create traction 4️⃣Gently push on your RIGHT forearm, giving the shoulder an internal rotation stretch 5️⃣Take a few deep breaths in this position and then give it a try on the opposite side!