Blood Flow Restriction Training

Introduction   Have you heard of blood flow restriction training (BFRT)? A technique becoming more well-known in the strength training world, BFRT combines low intensity training with blood flow occlusion to produce physiological strength gains similar to that of higher intensity resistance training. Our team recently was certified in BFRT and are now implementing it… Continue reading Blood Flow Restriction Training

Shoulder Instability: The In’s and Out’s

The shoulder is one of the most fascinating joints in the human body. It is the most mobile joint that we have and gives us so much freedom of movement. However, with this freedom comes at the cost of some potential instability. Shoulder instability can have many causes ranging from congenital factors leading to overall… Continue reading Shoulder Instability: The In’s and Out’s

Foot Strengthening & Running Mechanics

The foot (plural feet) is an anatomical structure found in many vertebrates. It is the terminal portion of a limb which bears weight and allows locomotion. In many animals with feet, the foot is a separate organ at the terminal part of the leg made up of one or more segments or bones, generally including claws or nails.

Foot Strengthening & Effect on Running Mechanics: Study Review   With our clients, we emphasize foot control and endurance as a foundation for healthy running. The way your foot impacts the ground and propels you forwards is indisputably key to your overall form and efficiency. In this post, we dive into a recent study about… Continue reading Foot Strengthening & Running Mechanics

Nutrition and Pain: Is there a link?

Nutrition and Pain: Is there a link? When considering pain, it is imperative to understand that there are a number of factors that influence it. Many times, patients’ will discuss the biomechanical findings that are on imaging (X-Rays, MRIs, etc.). While this is an important aspect to look at, and could be a major driver… Continue reading Nutrition and Pain: Is there a link?

Running with Scoliosis

Is it safe to run with scoliosis? Individuals with scoliosis are often confused as to which activities are appropriate with their condition. Heavy lifting, impact sports, and specific sleeping positions may or may not be advised against. Many also wonder if it is safe to run with scoliosis.     Scoliosis is defined as a… Continue reading Running with Scoliosis

Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization

We recently hosted Clinical Course A of Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization (DNS) at Perfect Stride. In this blog we break down the key takeaways from this methodology and why coordinating specific muscle contractions (especially core stabilization and utilization of our diaphragms) can improve your movement patterns. We can also use these exercise principles to enhance athletic… Continue reading Dynamic Neuromuscular Stabilization

Benefits of Mindfulness Physical Therapy

Everywhere that we look, it seems that there is a new solution to managing pain, helping to curb anxiety and depression, fall asleep faster, and just overall improve quality of life. These can range from supplements, experimental treatments, doctor visits, and even more. If you are someone who has been searching for these solutions, you… Continue reading Benefits of Mindfulness Physical Therapy

LUMBAR MICRODISCECTOMY CASE STUDY

Introduction The leading cause of disability in the world, lower back pain, is a frequently seen condition in physical therapy. Many individuals opt to undergo a lumbar microdiscectomy, the most commonly performed spinal procedure with over 300,000 performed each year in the United States alone. Low back pain alone affects over 80% of adults at… Continue reading LUMBAR MICRODISCECTOMY CASE STUDY

5 THINGS TO CONSIDER WHEN CHOOSING YOUR NEXT PAIR OF RUNNING SHOES

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In the endless sea of running shoes out there, how do you know what shoe is best for your feet? Here are some general guidelines to consider when picking out your next pair. Also, remember that if you are changing your shoes, make sure that you allow for a slow transition from one pair to the… Continue reading 5 THINGS TO CONSIDER WHEN CHOOSING YOUR NEXT PAIR OF RUNNING SHOES

THE MCKENZIE METHOD

Although there is no simple cure for lower back pain, there are many treatment philosophies out there that claim to be. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), lower back pain is the leading cause of activity limitation and work absence in the majority part of the world. If the cure for lower back pain… Continue reading THE MCKENZIE METHOD

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