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Exercises for the Pool

2017-07-14T14:34:49+00:00 June 20th, 2016|Exercises, Healthy Living|

Improve balance, agility and cardiovascular fitness  Pool (aquatic) exercise provides many benefits, including an ideal environment to exercise throughout the year. The buoyancy of the water supports a portion of your body weight making it easier to move in the water and improve your flexibility. The water also provides resistance to movements, which helps to [...]

Study: Treadmill Running Places More Stress on Achilles Tendon

2017-07-14T16:33:59+00:00 June 10th, 2016|Exercises, Injuries, Orthopedics|

Try running on a softer surface or track A recent study in the Journal of Orthopaedic & Sports Physical Therapy found that more stress is being placed on the Achilles Tendon when running on a treadmill compared to running overground. This is especially important for those with Achilles pain or injuries. At Progressive Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation we [...]

Learn to Walk or Run Properly

2017-07-19T15:18:28+00:00 May 10th, 2016|Exercises, Healthy Living|

Whatever your reason there are a variety of benefits to walking or running  People enjoy walking or running for a number of reasons. For many, it’s a simple form of exercise. For some, it’s about ‘the freedom of the road’ and ‘being one with nature’, while others find it an effective way to decrease stress. [...]

RICE and MEAT: Physical Therapy Terms You Need to Know for Sports Injuries

2017-07-21T09:46:00+00:00 February 10th, 2016|Exercises, Injuries|

It's not just about food When you hear the words rice and meat, we won’t blame you for thinking about food! In the physical therapy world, the RICE method (rest, ice, compression, and elevation) has long been the recommended treatment for sports injuries. It is a recognized way to handle injuries, but recent reports suggest that [...]

5 Band Exercises for Rotator Cuff and Shoulder Strengthening

2017-07-21T13:16:53+00:00 February 20th, 2015|Exercises, Orthopedics|

The shoulder is one of the most complex joints in the body. A ball and socket joint, it allows the shoulder to move in a wide range of motions. And, injuries can be difficult to pinpoint as discussed in a previous post.  Injuries are generally the result of overuse and repetitive motion tending to affect the muscles, [...]

5 Office Stretches To Reduce Stress & Tension and Keep Your Functioning at Your Best

2017-07-21T13:45:20+00:00 January 16th, 2015|Exercises, Healthy Living|

Research is showing that a sedentary lifestyle carries significant health risks.  Anyone who works in an office or is tied to their desk all day will often complain about stiffness and pain.  It is not always possible for workers to take time out for a brisk walk during the day to stretch their muscles and [...]

5 Tips for Lower Body Stretching Before and After You Workout or Exercise

2017-07-21T13:55:24+00:00 January 16th, 2015|Exercises, Orthopedics|

Kudos to you for working out and exercising.  Whether you are out for a brisk walk, jog, bike ride or participating in strenuous activities or strength training, stretching before and after is very important. Our bodies and muscles work better when they are flexible and help promote a better range of motion.  It also helps [...]

5 Exercises for Strengthening Your Core and No Crunches are Involved

2017-07-21T14:08:56+00:00 January 16th, 2015|Exercises, Orthopedics|

As part of our “5 for 2015″ series, we wanted to focus on one of the most popular questions we always get, “How do I strengthen my core?”  Before we delve into the exercises it is important to point out that just because you have great abs and are comparing your six-pack, doesn’t mean you [...]

Physical Therapy Can Aid in the Struggle with Obesity

2017-07-21T16:53:51+00:00 August 22nd, 2013|Exercises, Healthy Living, Research|

Physical therapists can help obesity patients with weight loss and conditioning  A new study shows that the estimated death toll from obesity is greater than was originally thought. An article in the LA Times says “some 18.2% of premature deaths in the United States between 1986 and 2006 were associated with excess body mass, according to a [...]