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Physical Therapy Blog

Health and Wellness Oct20th 2020

9 Ways Stretching Can Improve Your Health and Wellness

Is stretching part of your daily life? If not, it should be. Stretching is a great way to start your day and it comes with a wide range of benefits. Don’t know where to start? Don’t fret! Our licensed physical therapists can help you create a stretching plan that will work best for you. To

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The Stiff Shoulder

Oct7th 2020

“I can’t style my hair.” “It hurts to put my shirt on.” “I can’t wash my back.” If you have a stiff shoulder, basic day-to-day activities can become challenging. Adding significant pain to that problem can make a stiff shoulder nearly debilitating. Adhesive capsulitis is a specific type of shoulder stiffness that can result in painful limitations.

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knee pain Oct5th 2020

Physical Therapy: Treating Arthritis the Safe and Easy Way

Physical therapy itself has proven successful for many arthritis sufferers. Before turning to potentially harmful drugs or an invasive surgical procedure, give physical therapy a try! Contact Polishuk Physical Therapy today to schedule a consultation and learn how we can treat your arthritis in a safe and easy way. Isolating painful joints: Rest can sometimes

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Are You Balanced?

Jul2nd 2020

Every eleven seconds, an older American is treated for a fall-related injury. While falls aren’t totally preventable, there are things that everyone over 55 can do to help minimize the risk of falling – for example, using assistive devices like canes or walkers if you have balance issues. Older adults can also strengthen muscles and improve balance with the help of specialized exercises. Many balance exercises can be done in the comfort of your usual surroundings, with little to no advance preparation. Performing daily balance exercises can help you stay strong on your feet. Here are three quick and easy balance exercises that seniors can do at home.

Posture Perfect

Jun12th 2020

We know that prolonged sitting at a computer or your video conference meetings takes a toll on your lower back, but did you know that it can be affecting your neck and shoulder health too? If you visualize poor sitting posture, imagine a back making a ‘C’ shaped curve with rounded shoulders. The result of this slumped forward position is undue tension on your shoulders and neck, which in turn leads to an increase stress on the spine and rotator cuff muscles.

Addressing correct sitting posture and incorporating upper body exercises into your fitness routine will help to ensure your neck and shoulders aren’t affected long hours at the computer. In a prior blog post, we shared the proper workstation setup and exercises to help stretch your lower back. Taking frequent breaks and incorporating lower back and upper body exercises will help keep you feeling refreshed and comfortable during long hours in front of the computer.

CORE Connection: Simple as 1…2…3

May29th 2020

The core is our center. It helps stabilize our body, allows us to move in any direction, maintain proper balance during daily activities and prevent falls. The core is made of up many muscles, all working together to stabilize the hips, torso and shoulders. A strong core allows the body to function properly, leading to better balance and making walking, running, and sitting easier to perform while minimizing strain on the muscles and joints of the body. A stable core is also important for preventing injuries and enhancing performance in sports and other activities. Performing core exercises does not require any equipment or a gym membership. Click below to learn the top 6 core exercises (with progression) to be added to your workout routine to keep your body aligned, eliminate back pain, and increase your overall exercise output.  

Jun5th 2019

Find Relief for Your Hip and Knee Pain with Physical Therapy

Your hips and knees provide complex movements for the body by incorporating multiple joints, muscles, and tendons. When there is damage to any of those joints, muscles, or tendons, it can make moving the hips or knees increasingly difficult. Luckily, with the help of physical therapy, you can find relief for your hip and knee

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Jun4th 2019

Could Your Back Pain be Caused by a Herniated Disc?

Did you know that back pain is the highest reported area of pain across the United States? Chronic back pain is one of the most common reasons that people seek physical therapy treatment. 60-80% of people will experience back pain of some sort in their lives, and it is likely that it may be caused

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Sore Knees? Exercise Your Hips!

Dec10th 2014

Pain in the front of the knee, around the kneecap, is a frequent complaint among individuals.  Although most commonly seen in the female athletic population, patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS) is a condition that can affect both sexes regardless of their activity level.