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Functional Manual Therapy™ is the key to faster healing. It is why many clients tell us they received the same benefit after one FMT session as five traditional physical therapy sessions they had tried before. FMT is not traditional physical therapy.

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 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 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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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!
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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