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June 9, 2020
Elite Running Assessment

How’s Your Running Technique?

As a runner, have you ever wanted see what your form looks like? Do you have a gut feeling that something is different on one side compared to another?
September 24, 2019

InBody 770 MEDICAL GRADE Body Composition + Body Water Analysis

The Inbody 770 is a premier body composition and body water analyzer...You’ve heard about it, but have you tried it?!
August 30, 2020

Elite Rx: Chin Tuck w/Strap

Video demo - Place a small belt, tubing or towel across the back of your neck at the unstable segment (the therapist will identify the level for you).⁣
August 30, 2020
Pilates for All: Remote Small Group Mat Class

Pilates for All: Remote Small Group Mat Class

This introductory Pilates Mat Class is led by Elite Pilates Director, Corey Radtke, and delivered via Zoom Tuesdays at 9:00AM.
August 25, 2020
EliteRX: Lower Trunk Rotation

EliteRX: Lower Trunk Rotation

Video demo to show how to give your back a little more rotational love during the week to even out the scales.
August 18, 2020
Sleep - The Secret to Improving Your Immune Health, Athletic Performance, Cognition & More

The Secret to Improving Your Immune Health, Athletic Performance, Cognition & More

There is a direct correlation between sleep and human performance.
August 13, 2020
Pilates Chair Workout for Strength + Stability

Pilates Chair Workout for Strength + Stability

Corey Anne Radtke demonstrates how to strengthen your hips + legs while building better stability during a workout on the Pilates chair
August 12, 2020
EliteRx: Latissimus Dorsi Stretch

EliteRx: Latissimus Dorsi Stretch

This video demo shows how to stretch the large "V" shaped flat muscles in your back, sometimes called your lats.
August 11, 2020
EliteRx: Upper Trap Self Soft Tissue Mobilization w/ Lacrosse Ball

EliteRx: Upper Trap Self Soft Tissue Mobilization

Video demo of how to use a lacrosse ball to release your Upper Trap muscle, in your upper back.
August 3, 2020
Shoulder Warm-up Exercises: 15-Minute Guided Movement Session

Shoulder Warm-up Exercises

15-Minute Guided Movement Session - Join Caitlyn Hauswirth, PT, DPT, CFMT for a quick & easy shoulder warm-up that you can do before any upper body workout.
July 25, 2020

Golf Fitness, Training Male Golfers & Exercise Myths

Get answers to frequently asked questions and more as Elite Health Services Partner, Steve Kurczewski, interviews Performance Specialist, Joe Bonyai,
July 22, 2020
EliteRx: Pectoralis Self Soft Tissue Mobilization

EliteRx: Pectoralis Self Soft Tissue Mobilization

Video demo of how to use a lacrosse ball to release the muscles of the front walls of the chest.
July 19, 2020
Doorway Pectoralis Stretch

EliteRx: Doorway Pectoralis Stretch

Video demo to show how to release your Pectoralis, aka "pecs"— large chest muscles that help you move your shoulders. 
July 13, 2020
EliteRx: Scapular Setting

EliteRx: Scapular Setting

Video demo with Joseph Vella, PT, DPT.
July 10, 2020
Personal Training - Elite Health Services

Here’s How Lifting Weights Helps Runners Reduce Injury & Increase Performance

Running Specialist, Joe Bonyai, put together a quick visual lesson in the injury reduction and performance benefits of strength training – specifically for runners in a brand new video!
June 22, 2020
Functional Manual Therapy

TMJ: How a Manual Physical Therapist Can Help

The temporomandibular joints (TMJs) are very complex and are made up of muscles, tendons, a disc and bones.
June 3, 2020
Introduction to Running Mobility

Introduction to Running Mobility

15-Minute Guided Movement Session - Elite physical therapist, Alex Blank presents an Introduction to Running Mobility to celebrate Global Running Day.
May 23, 2020
Elite Running Services

Attention Runners: What you need to know about Exertional Compartment Syndrome

Do you experience pain in the front or back of your lower leg(s) when running?
May 22, 2020
Pilates Footwork for Ankle Strengthening

Pilates Footwork for Ankle Strengthening

Elite Health Services Pilates Director, Corey Anne Radtke takes you through footwork for ankle strengthening.
May 22, 2020
Pilates Shoulder Work Routine

Pilates Shoulder Work Routine

Elite Health Services Director of Pilates, Corey Anne Radtke with a quick look at shoulder work routine.
May 19, 2020
Manual Therapy for Upper Airway Management

Manual Therapy for Upper Airway Management

Physical therapists at Elite have extensive education and training to evaluate and treat patients that have been exposed to the deleterious effects of viruses like COVID-19.
May 15, 2020
Golf Fitness - Elite Health Services

Tennis & Golfer’s Elbow: Signs, Symptoms, & Treatment

Tennis Elbow, or Lateral Epicondylitis, is soreness or pain from inflammation or injury to the OUTSIDE elbow. Golfer's Elbow, or Medial Epicondylitis impacts the INSIDE elbow.
April 2, 2020
Elite Health Services Sleep Solutions

3 Reasons to Get a Good Night’s Sleep

When was the last time that you got a good night's sleep? I'm talking about falling asleep quickly and STAYING asleep all night.  If it has been a while, then you are in very good company.
March 30, 2020
Elite Functional Manual Therapy

How to Identify Plantar Fasciitis

Plantar fasciits is typically an overuse injury, an inflammation (-itis) of the connective tissue (fascia) on the bottom (plantar) surface of the foot.
March 11, 2020
Elite Pilates

3 Reasons to Strengthen Your Core

Strengthening your core, which consists of the muscles from your pelvis to your shoulders, is one of the most effective ways to help you look younger and feel better about yourself every day.
February 1, 2020

Gait Analysis: What it is…and the benefits behind it.

A physical therapist performs a gait analysis to evaluate the way in which you walk and/or run.
January 10, 2020

Top Ten Reasons to Try Pilates

An amazing quality of this wonderful fitness technique is the ability to adapt to ANY BODY and meets each participant wherever they are with their current fitness level and strength.
November 18, 2019
Elite Functional Manual Therapy

Preventing Shoulder Injuries: A Physical Therapist’s Perspective

Shoulder injuries are not discriminatory to a specific sport or action. They affect both male and females athletes and non-athletes alike.
October 21, 2019
Elite Personal Training

What is Therapeutic Training?

Therapeutic training integrates the corrective exercises that were prescribed by your EHS Physical Therapist along with more challenging exercises designed to improve your overall strength and conditioning.
September 27, 2019
Functional Manual Therapy - Elbow

Treating Tennis Elbow with Manual Physical Therapy

It's usually around this time of year when it happens, the change of seasons when players are transitioning from outdoor to indoor tennis, or har-tru to hard court, that's when your elbow starts to hurt.
July 23, 2019
Exercise Should Make You Feel Powerful

Fact vs. Myth: The Truth About Post Workout Soreness

If you're a fitness enthusiast, or occasionally work with a trainer, you probably know what it feels like to be REALLY sore (and it's always that second day, right?).
June 7, 2019
Functional Manual Therapy

How a Manual Physical Therapist Treats Tension Headaches

The majority of headaches are tension-type (up to 90%) caused by trigger points in the muscles of the neck and head.
May 17, 2019

Triathlon: Do you think I can do it?

I'm often asked this exact question by eager triathletes who have just completed their first or second race and feeling like they can tackle the next distance.
April 26, 2019
Proper posture while sitting

Poor Posture and Pain; How They’re Limiting Your Performance

Posture is the position of the body for a purpose. This means your body alignment during activities like sitting, standing, walking or running.
April 12, 2019

7 Fundamental Movement Patterns of the Functional Movement Screen (FMS)

The Functional Movement Screen is a system used by Elite Health Services fitness and performance professionals to evaluate movement pattern quality in clients and athletes.
April 5, 2019
Elite Functional Manual Therapy

How to Determine if Your Knee Pain is Coming From Your Foot

When a patient comes into Elite complaining of knee pain they're often surprised to learn that one of the first things our Certified Functional Manual Physical Therapists will do is examine their feet.
March 23, 2019
Elite Health Services - A Walk Through the Elite Health Services Custom Orthotic Process

A Walk Through the Elite Health Services Custom Orthotic Process

The Custom Orthotic process begins with an initial intake between you and your EHS Physical Therapist.
February 22, 2019
Elite Functional Manual Therapy

Treating Your Scoliosis with Manual Physical Therapy

With an estimated 6 million Americans being affected by scoliosis, it is a condition that affects the physical and emotional lives of many individuals.
January 29, 2019
Elite Personal Training

5 Easy Exercises to Help Fire Up Your Core!

Here are 5 fast and easy ways to help you achieve and maintain a strong core!
January 26, 2019
Elite Personal Training

High-Intensity Interval Training: Pros and Cons

High-Intensity Interval Training, HIIT, is a great way to work out, as well, an easy way to get hurt.
December 8, 2018
How to Avoid Injury While Shoveling Snow this Winter

How to Avoid Injury While Shoveling Snow this Winter

Use the "S.H.O.V.E.L." method with these tips to avoid injury.
November 15, 2018
Ski Crouch with Theraband Press

Pre-Ski Exercises: Improve Strength, Endurance, Balance & Coordination

Performing these simple, easy-to-do exercises regularly a few weeks prior to hitting the slopes will not only help you to avoid fatigue, they will also go along way toward reducing your risk of injury while skiing.
October 10, 2018

Meet Physical Therapist Liz Arnold

Liz Arnold, PT, DPT, CFMT, CSCS has a conversation with Steve Kurczewski about why she became a physical therapist, the type of patients she likes to treat, AND her favorite thing about working at Elite!
August 9, 2018
Elite Personal Training

How to Avoid Getting Muscle Cramps

A muscle cramp is an involuntarily and forcibly contracted muscle that does not relax. The most common cause is overactive nerves caused by a variety of factors.
July 11, 2018
Joe Bonyai Running Stretches

3 NEW Running Stretches You’ve Probably Never Tried

When you warm-up before a run are you teaching your muscles, or are you punishing them into submission?
May 24, 2018
Elite Functional Manual Therapy

How to Treat & Prevent Achilles Tendinitis

Achilles tendinitis is an overuse injury of the tendon that connects the back of your leg to your heel.
May 8, 2018
Elite Functional Manual Therapy

Treatments for Low Back Pain Due to Leg Length Discrepancy

Question: "I have had chronic low back pain for about 10 years and was once told it was due to a leg length discrepancy. How might a physical therapist help this?"
April 19, 2018
Elite Functional Manual Therapy

ACL Reconstruction & Rehabilitation

It is crucial to understand that ACL rehabilitation is a long process, but is not solely an issue of time.
March 22, 2018
Kids, Sports & Concussions

Kids, Sports & Concussions

My child has had a concussion and is complaining about continued symptoms. Can a physical therapist help?
March 15, 2018

Preparing the Body for Exertion & Sports Performance with the Dynamic Warm-Up

Properly prepare the body for physical exertion & sports performance with this simple routine.
March 9, 2018
When to Use ICE and HEAT on Injuries

When to Use ICE and HEAT on Injuries

Cryotherapy (Ice) and Thermotherapy (Heat) are two simple and effective self-care treatments; however, there is often a lot of confusion about when to choose one over the other.
January 19, 2018
Elite Functional Manual Therapy

How to Avoid Waking Up with a Stiff Neck

Ouch! It happened again. You've just opened your eyes and tried to move your neck only to find it stiff and painful when you attempt to tilt or turn your head toward one side.
January 10, 2018

Understanding Ankle Sprains

Many times sprained ankles are taped up & rushed back to the field without proper rehabilitation. More often than not, the ankle gets re-injured or worse, they end up with a knee, hip, or low back injury.
September 13, 2017
Elite Functional Manual Therapy

What to Do When Your Child Tears an ACL

Tearing your ACL as a young boy or girl is always a life-changing event, especially because it happens in the blink of an eye.
November 11, 2016
with Stephen Kurczewski, CSCS, USAT Level 2, IRONMAN Certified Coach

Coach Steve’s TOP 5 OFF-SEASON Priorities for Endurance Athletes

The off-season is characterized by a break from the structured, high intensity or long duration workouts and no scheduled races of any significance.
September 11, 2016
Sciatica Related Pain

Understanding and Preventing Sciatica Related Pain

Sciatica is a very popular term used by patients to label the pain or symptoms that they are experiencing in their buttock region and into their leg.
May 2, 2016
Corey Anne Radtke, PMA®-CPT

It’s About Progress, Not Perfection

Several members of the Elite Health Services team committed to transforming their bodies in 90 days by utilizing all of the services we provide.
June 5, 2015
Joe Bonyai, M.Ed. CSCS USAW FMS

Personal Fitness Trainer, Joe Bonyai, M. Ed., CSCS USAW Joins the Elite Team

Joe Bonyai, M. Ed., CSCS, USAW has joined the Elite Health Services's team of Personal Fitness Trainers to provide studio-based fitness and in-home personal training sessions.
January 14, 2015
One Way to Deal With Water Weight

One Way to Deal With Water Weight

Have you ever been really good about exercise and eating only to get on the scale the next day to the humbling reality that you actually gained weight?
January 12, 2015

Fish Oil: Did You Know?

Did you know that fish oil can reduce morning stiffness and joint pain associated with arthritis? 
September 26, 2014
Understanding Vertigo

Understanding Vertigo

Vertigo is a type of dizziness in which a person experiences the perception of motion (usually spinning) due to the dysfunction of the vestibular system.
April 17, 2014
3 Ways to Get More out of Your Day

3 Ways to Get More out of Your Day

The simple truth is that most of us don’t have a good strategy for getting things done. We just do whatever is in front of us at the moment.
December 17, 2013
Elite Functional Manual Therapy

5 Postural Tips to Help Prevent Holiday Headaches

As you navigate your way through the holiday season, you will more than likely find yourself sitting in heavy traffic, enduring uncomfortable airplane travel, or carrying heavy bags and boxes that are large and awkward.
August 23, 2013
How Muscle Activation Techniques (MAT) Can Improve Your Performance

How Muscle Activation Techniques (MAT) Can Improve Your Performance

Muscle Activation Techniques (MAT) is a specific unique process for evaluating an individual’s ability to produce efficient muscle contraction(s).
July 12, 2013
How a Functional Manual Therapist Helps with Concussions

How a Functional Manual Therapist Helps with Concussions

Every evaluation starts with subjective information to find out your main complaints and how the injury occurred.
June 17, 2013

How Physical Therapy Helps During Pregnancy & After Delivery

What physiological and musculoskeletal changes occur in a women’s body during pregnancy? How can a physical therapist help?
April 12, 2012
Can Physical Therapy Help Pain Caused by Rickets?

Can Physical Therapy Help Pain Caused by Rickets?

The role of the physical therapist will be to assist with improving posture, strength, and coordination of the body following the disruption of the normal musculoskeletal development.
February 14, 2012
Infertility: How a Manual Physical Therapist Can Help?

Infertility: How a Manual Physical Therapist Can Help?

FMT can help to remove soft tissue restrictions and get the reproductive organs properly aligned. We can assess the positioning of the ovaries, fallopian tubes, and uterus and alter them accordingly to improve the path of the egg.
January 24, 2012

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Urinary Incontinence But Were Afraid to Ask

Urinary incontinence is when there is an undesired leakage of urine. It can be anywhere from a couple of drops of urine to close to a regular flow.
January 17, 2012
The Solution to Postpartum Abdominal Weakness

The Solution to Postpartum Abdominal Weakness

Functional Manual Therapists have specific training in identifying and treating problems with the organs, muscles, and soft tissues in the abdominal region.
December 13, 2011
Workstation Set-up Dos & Don'ts

Workstation Set-up Dos & Don’ts

Poorly designed workstations can lead to debilitating neck, back, and shoulder pain. Learn tips that do not require a large investment in time or finances
March 13, 2011
Crawling - Elite Physical Therapy

How’s Your Crawling?

In as little as 20 seconds, crawling will leave you wondering how such a simple-looking exercise can leave you so physically exhausted.