Manual Physical Therapy

November 18, 2011

Preventing Shoulder Injuries – A Physical Therapists Perspective

Introduction The shoulder is a fascinating joint. It allows us to manipulate objects in an infinite number of directions at various speeds. The shoulder is the […]
January 17, 2012

The Solution to Postpartum Abdominal Weakness

      The Problem: If you are having difficulty getting your pre-pregnancy abdominal tone back, you are not alone. Many women following pregnancy feel hopeless […]
January 24, 2012

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

What is Urinary Incontinence? Urinary incontinence is when there is an undesired leakage of urine. It can be anywhere from a couple of drops of urine […]
February 9, 2012

Relieving Tension Headaches with Physical Therapy

Tension Headaches: What can Physical Therapists do to relieve them? The majority of headaches are tension type (up to 90%). Tension type headaches are caused by […]
May 23, 2012

Attention Runners: What you need to know about EXERTIONAL COMPARTMENT SYNDROME

ATTENTION RUNNERS: Do you experience pain in the front or back of your lower leg(s) when running? Have you been told you have shin splints? Perhaps […]
July 5, 2012

What You Need to Know About Tennis & Golfer’s Elbow

What is Tennis and Golfer’s Elbow? Tennis Elbow, or Lateral Epicondylitis, is soreness or pain from inflammation or injury to the outside elbow. This is the […]
September 11, 2012


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September 26, 2012

Concussions: What should I do if my child hits their head playing sports?

Has your child recently had a head collision while playing sports? Have they been complaining about increased headaches, nausea, fatigue or difficulties concentrating in school? It […]
February 1, 2013

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

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.  […]
February 16, 2013

How to Resolve Persistent Shoulder Pain – Free Workshop – with Brad Gilden, PT, DPT, CSCS, CFMT

Whether you’ve recently experienced pain in your shoulders or you’ve been dealing with chronic shoulder pain for years, you’ll want to make plans to attend this […]
March 9, 2013

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 […]
March 30, 2013

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. This connective tissue […]
April 5, 2013

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

When a patient comes into Elite Health Services complaining of knee pain they’re often surprised to learn that one of the first things our Certified Functional […]
April 19, 2013

ACL Reconstruction & Rehabilitation

What happens if I stop physical therapy earlier than prescribed? When you have an ACL reconstruction, a new ligament is created and fixated in your knee. […]
May 31, 2013

Is Your Diet Causing Inflammation in Your Body?

Q & A with Heather Whiting, PT, DPT, CSCS, CFMT Is there a connection between diet, physical therapy and the healing process? There is a significant […]
June 17, 2013

How Physical Therapy Helps During Pregnancy and After Delivery

What physiological and musculoskeletal changes occur in a women’s body during pregnancy? HORMONES: First of all, due to increased hormonal levels (relaxin and progesterone) the connective […]
June 22, 2013

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. You have a temporomandibular joint on each side of your jaw (right and left side). Each part contributes to the smooth movement of the temporomandibular joint. When the muscles are relaxed and in balance and both jaw joints open and close comfortably, we are able to talk, chew, or yawn without discomfort or pain.
July 19, 2013

How Manual Physical Therapy helps Viseral Issues (Part One)

What are the viscera? The viscera refer to all the organs in your chest and abdomen and include: Heart, lungs, liver, gallbladder, pancreas, spleen, esophagus, stomach, small & large intestines, kidney, & bladder. In women it also includes your uterus, fallopian tubes and ovaries; in men the prostate.