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Tips for Improving Your Ankle Mobility

It’s important for a physically active body to achieve a stable balance between each active joint for maximum performance. In order for all of this to happen, ankle mobility is essential and is the root for several exercises or workouts. Building strength and creating an awareness about ankle mobility will help prevent injury and improve your [...]

Tips for Beginner Runners

If you think running is not for you- think again. If you’re reading this, then there’s a small part inside you that says, “I think I can do this. I want to do this.” No matter your age or fitness level there’s a place to start for everyone. The tips we share today are general tips [...]

Overtraining Doesn’t Help, It Hurts

Working to achieve a sports or fitness goal can drive many people to overtrain in an effort to get stronger, better, faster. Our PT’s have seen many injuries related to overtraining. While the dedication and drive is admirable, overtraining can lead to long lasting effects, which may include required rest, delaying any further training causing setbacks, [...]

4 Ways to Make Holiday Travel Pain Free

'Tis the season for holiday travel. The hustle and bustle is unavoidable with people moving through airports, piling into traffic, and some even traveling by bus to reach their destination. Travel is a multi-billion dollar industry, but let's be honest, it's not always the most comfortable. Airlines are making their seats tighter, sitting in a car [...]

The Importance of Sleep For A Healthy Life

Do you love hitting the snooze button? I think it’s safe to say that many of us do! Do you do it so often it causes you to be late for work, meetings, or school? If so, it may be time to look at your sleep routine. Our body loves sleep- think about being comfortable, relaxed, [...]

What is Bursitis?

What is a Bursa? A Bursa is a fluid filled sac that is near a particular type of joint. These bursae function to decrease the friction for tendons and provide a cushion around many joints. The knee, shoulder, elbow, and hip joints all have bursae. What is Bursitis? Bursitis is a term used to describe an inflammation of [...]

How Can Physical Therapy Help You?

In our post titled, "What is Physical Therapy?" we discussed the field itself, as well as some of the common ailments it can help with. This week, we wanted to answer a question we frequently hear in the community which is, "How can Physical Therapy help you?" . If you've ever wondered how physical therapy can help you, this post is [...]

What is an ACL Tear? Part II

We often hear about professional athletes tearing or straining their knee or “blowing out their knee.” During those sideline or post-game reports, we often hear the announcer use three letters to describe the knee injury. This leaves most of us knowing the athlete hurt their knee and they will be out for a long while. Anterior [...]

Elbow Pain From Little League Elbow

Unfortunately, elbow pain caused from Little League Elbow is something we see all too frequently in physical therapy. With the start of the Little League World Series, we felt it was the perfect time to shed some light on what causes Little League Elbow, as well as to discuss some ways to prevent it. Below are some [...]

Chad Elms Interviewed About Rock ‘n’ Roll Marathon Preparation Tips

Momentum Physical Therapy was proud and excited to be featured on Fox News last week.  They did a piece on prepping for the Rock 'n' Roll Marathon coming up in November. Below is more information about the stretches discussed on the interview above. Racing with Momentum Special to NSIDE Making a decision to run a marathon [...]

What is an ACL Tear? Part I

As you read the daily sports headlines, you see many players out with an ACL tear-then you begin to ask yourself, 'what is an ACL tear and how can I avoid one'. ACL tears are common in professional and recreational sports, here are a few articles about how these injuries can impact a player: Baltimore Ravens lose [...]

Pain with sitting

Have you ever had pain that seemed to be caused by sitting? Have you ever thought that the chair or the position of the chair may have caused your pain? People are very different, chairs are very different, but the way we set up our chairs should be focused on placing our bodies in the best [...]

Tylenol – Slightly too much can be fatal

There are many benefits and risks when taking medication. It seems like every commercial that we see on television has a huge list of side effects and risks that include some serious and horrible sounding health risks. Many times, the benefits can outweigh the risks or side-effects. Usually, we think about these side effects when we [...]

Back Pain – Lifting Rules Basic Summary

When you bend at the low back, you increase the muscular demands, the tension on the ligaments, and the pressure in the discs of the low back. In this picture, a flexed spine contributes to abnormal stresses. The pressure and stress increases when you lift heavier objects and if this is done repetitively, the cumulative effect [...]

What is Physical Therapy?

If you asked a therapist what Physical Therapy is, they would tell you it is the art and science of helping people get out of pain, get moving again, and get back to their lives. Physical therapists find the root source of your pain or symptoms and work on those symptoms with specifically targeted exercises, a [...]

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