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Best Time of Day to Perform Stretching Routine

 June 11, 2022

Have you recently been given a stretching routine and do not know how to get started? Perhaps you are feeling “tight” and want to start doing some stretches at home. We all know that stretching is good for our overall health and to relieve tension throughout our muscles, however how do we find time throughout […]

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Youth Injuries

 June 11, 2022

Today we see more musculoskeletal injuries in our youth athletes than we desire but what is the cause(s). Now with athletic competition comes an inherent risk for injury just as driving a vehicle places you at a greater risk for being involved in a MVA, but these are adult injuries that we see occurring in […]

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Creating the Perfect Warm-Up Routine

 May 19, 2022

Whether you are an avid gym-goer, new to fitness, or getting back into exercising after surgery, a solid warm-up routine is essential for success. Evidence shows that warming up prior to exercise prevents injury and prepares your cardiovascular system. Most tissue injuries, specifically muscle strains and tears, occur when a muscle is placed under tension […]

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Shoulder Impingement Syndrome

 May 6, 2022

Typically with shoulder impingement, your biggest aggravating movements are going to be reaching overhead, behind your back and behind your head/ear. This is because these positions compress and close down the space in your shoulder joint the most. In order to improve this, you need to stretch the surrounding muscles around your shoulders/neck and strengthen […]

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Do I Need Surgery For a Rotator Cuff Tear?

 April 15, 2022

Do I need surgery for a Rotator Cuff Tear? Not always. Depending on the type/size of the tear and the person’s activity level, rotator cuff tears may be rehabilitated with conservative care. The Journal of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery reported one study published in 2013 of 600 people of all ages and found that 22% […]

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Why Do My Knees Hurt While Running?

 April 15, 2022

Why do my knees hurt while running? Do you love to run? But your knees keep hurting you? Did you know that at least 50 percent of regular runners get hurt each year—some estimates put the percentage even higher—sometimes from trauma, such as a fall, but more often from overuse (Yale medicine). If you have […]

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Is Swimming Good For My Arthritis?

 April 7, 2022

We get asked that question often in the clinic. As summertime and warm weather approach, let’s take a moment to answer! The short answer is YES! Swimming and water aerobics are great activities for those with arthritic joints, especially the knees, hips, and back.Buoyancy or the force water exerts upward on the body, decreases the […]

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Best Position for Back Pain

 April 5, 2022

Depending on what is causing your back pain, there are specific ways you can position yourself to decrease your pain levels! For instance, if you feel better in a slightly forward position (ie, leaning forward when standing upright or leaning forward on a buggy in a grocery store), you might feel better using a pillow […]

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What To Expect When You’re Expecting…To See A Doctor Of Physical Therapy.

 March 24, 2022

You should never have to wait weeks or months to see a Physical Therapist. From same-day appointments to email and phone access, First Choice Physical Therapy is here for you.  With Florida’s direct access you don’t even need a physician’s referral in most cases. Our talented and trusted Doctors of Physical Therapy are here for […]

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Let’s Talk Our Walk: Ankle Sprains

 March 24, 2022

Have you ever “rolled” your ankle? This is called an ankle sprain. Approximately 26,000 people sprain their ankle a day in the United States. A day! Despite the prevalence of ankle sprains, many people do not seek medical attention for their injury and the repercussions of not doing so can have long lasting effects on […]

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No Pills? No Surgery? No Problem.

 March 24, 2022

Eliminate Pain Without MedicationPhysical therapists can help reduce and manage many types of pain, including low back pain, which affects up to 80 percent of Americans during their lifetime. Allowing a Physical Therapist to mobilizes the spine along with specifically prescribed exercises can help alleviate the pain and can have long-lasting effects. 1 If you […]

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Balance Is Best

 March 17, 2022

It may be difficult to choose the right exercises to do based on an ailment or for a general exercise regimen. Many times individuals have the right intention of exercising and being healthier, but just need a little guidance in selecting the most appropriate activities to engage in. Just as it is important to eat […]