May 6, 2015

May is National Fitness and Sports Month

May is National Fitness and Sports Month Physical activity is very important, regardless of age or body type. Everything from cardiovascular health, bone condition, increases in muscle mass, and even brain functions, can be improved from physical exercise. There are many small changes one can make in their daily lives to make a huge difference. A short walk after a meal or push-ups after waking up and before going to bed are small ways to change your physical health. It is recommended that adolescents get 60 minutes of activity a day, as they are still developing. Kids who do, have […]
April 28, 2015

Preventing Golf Injuries

Preventing Golf Injuries Spring is upon us and with that comes…golf! one of the most popular sports in the United States today. Golf is also one of the leading sports to cause injury. With non-professional weekend golfers usually hurting themselves from poor swing mechanics and lack of proper warm-ups and stretches. Even professional golfers get an injury from overuse so there are a few things to keep in mind next time you pick up the club. An important golf motion tip is to make sure to move the hips and shoulders together! This motion will prevent the hyperextension and bending […]
April 21, 2015

Cycling Injuries

Cycling Injuries Cycling is an activity that many people of all ages can participate in. Whether it be for fun, or for sport, it is important to take the proper precautions before going cycling, as serious injury could occur. Constant, repetitive motions can cause injuries in many areas and joints, including the neck, back, feet, and elbows. At Park Physical Therapy, we recommend that you take these precautions before participating in the fun activity of cycling. Stretching is crucial when it comes to any sort of physical activity. It is important to also do the correct stretches at the correct […]
April 14, 2015
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Sciatica And How Physical Therapy Can Help

Sciatica And How Physical Therapy Can Help Sciatica occurs when the sciatic nerve in the back becomes compressed or irritated. It encompasses a general feeling of pain in the legs. The pain usually starts in the lower back and makes its way down the sciatic nerve, which is located on the back of the legs. Some symptoms of sciatica include pain on only one side of the buttocks or leg, as sciatica rarely causes pain in both, a burning sensation that gets a lot worse with sitting, and difficulty moving the afflicted area. Sciatica can be what is causing your […]
April 7, 2015
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National Stress Awareness Month

National Stress Awareness Month According to the American Institute of Stress, 77 percent of people experience regular physical symptoms of stress. 77 percent is way too much. That is why since 1992, April has become the National Stress Awareness Month. Stress affects every aspect of human behavior. It affects your health, personal life, and work performance. Now that we are in April it is a time to evaluate our lifestyles and our choices. Many of us can eliminate certain aspects of stress in our life but just the thought of changing gives us even more stress! There are a lot […]
March 31, 2015

Physical Therapy and Golf

Physical Therapy and Golf The spring is so close and there is a lot to look forward too! The weather is warming up and there is an abundance of activities to take part in. One of those activities that many enjoy is golf. Being outside on the beautiful greenery just makes a person feel so relaxed. It’s important to slowly get back into the “swing” of things. Most people think they can pick up right where they left off and be great. Take time to do a few stretches and practice your swing. Golf injuries aren’t fun. A few tips […]
March 26, 2015
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Tennis Elbow

Tennis Elbow What is tennis elbow and how can physical therapy help? Tennis elbow, also known as lateral epicondylitis, is a painful condition caused by excessive use of the extensor muscles in your forearm and arm, specifically where tendons attach to the rounded projections on the outside of the elbow. The same muscles that you use to grip, twist and carry objects with are attached to the lateral epicondyle at the elbow. Therefore, even a movement with the hand or wrist can still cause tons of pain in the elbow. Furthermore, tennis elbow can happen to anyone —- athletes, businessmen, […]
March 17, 2015
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Healthy Spring Recipes for Nutrition Month

Healthy Spring Recipes for Nutrition Month Although not all of the snow has melted, we have finally hit some sun rays and decent weather. That means spring is on the horizon! With that being said, it is time to get your beach body back and indulge in all fruits and vegetables the spring season has to offer. It is March, the last month of winter but also National Nutrition Month. The American Dietetic Association and its foundations have created this campaign to send a friendly reminder to Americans to kick the cookies and reacquaint our bodies with healthy foods and […]
March 10, 2015
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March is National Nutrition Month!

March is National Nutrition Month! Did you know that March is National Nutrition Month? The goal is to educate people about the importance of physical activity and developing healthy eating habits. March is the perfect month for this because the holiday celebrations are over and the flowers are getting ready to bloom. The weather is changing and so should your nutrition. The nice weather gives many of us the motivation we need to get back into shape. It’s March, so start right now by making better choices for your body! There are many things you can do to get yourself […]