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10 Reasons To Love Physiotherapy

Posted on April 14, 2017
Located in: Injuries, Wellness

10 Reasons To Love Physiotherapy

There is quite a lot of pessimism and negativity among healthcare professionals at the moment. Reduced funding, job cuts, professional encroachment and general uncertainties about the future are having a bad effect on people’s health and wellbeing. So I thought it might be a good idea to take a moment …

Posted on April 14, 2017

April is Occupational Therapy Month

Celebrating 100 years of helping people live their lives to the fullest!

Posted on April 10, 2017
Located in: News

April is Occupational Therapy Month

Occupational therapists (OT) help people of all ages participate in the things they want and need to do in their homes, at work, in school and throughout the community. From a patient’s initial evaluation to the development and follow through of their rehabilitation plans, an OT works hard to make …

Posted on April 10, 2017

Spring Has Sprung

Returning Kids to Outdoor Sports

Posted on March 29, 2017
Located in: Injuries

Spring Has Sprung

The snow is melting, the birds are chirping, and everyone is growing tired of those 6:00 a.m. Sunday morning hockey practices. Sunny days spent at the baseball diamonds and lacrosse fields are just around the corner. During this transition to spring sports, it can be easy to forget some important …

Posted on March 29, 2017

Prediabetes: What is it and what can I do?

Posted on March 27, 2017
Located in: Wellness

Prediabetes: What is it and what can I do?

What is prediabetes? Prediabetes is a condition that comes before diabetes. It means your blood glucose levels are higher than normal but aren’t high enough to be called diabetes. There are no clear symptoms of prediabetes. You can have it and not know it. If I have prediabetes, what does …

Posted on March 27, 2017

Posture Matters

3 Exercises For Better Posture

Posted on March 17, 2017
Located in: Wellness

Posture Matters

The best way to improve your posture is to focus on exercises that strengthen your core — the abdominal and low back muscles that connect to your spine and pelvis. Some of these muscles move your torso by flexing, extending, or rotating your spine. Others stabilize your pelvis and spine …

Posted on March 17, 2017

Understanding Pronation

Pronation refers to the way your foot rolls inward for impact distribution upon landing. Understanding your pronation type can help you find a comfortable running or walking shoe and prevent injury.

Posted on March 17, 2017
Located in: Wellness

Understanding Pronation

Pronator types include: PRONATED: The overpronator may have issues relating to the timing of muscle firing, and prolonged rotation of the leg to the foot. NEUTRAL: A neutral runner has no or few biomechanical problems. SUPINATED: A supinated runner maybe subject to increased shock transmission through the lower limb. Find …

Posted on March 17, 2017

March is National Endometriosis Awareness Month

“Endometriosis is a condition in which tissue similar to the lining inside the uterus (called “the endometrium”), is found outside the uterus, where it induces a chronic inflammatory reaction that may result in scar tissue.  It is primarily found on the pelvic peritoneum, on the ovaries, in the recto-vaginal septum, on …

Posted on March 14, 2017

Physical Therapy Makes It Possible

Posted on March 13, 2017
Located in: Injuries

Physical Therapy Makes It Possible

Charlie didn’t start running until he was 55. Now 73, he’s completed 50+ marathons and 8 Iron Man triathlons with help from his physical therapists. Video by MoveForwardPT.com

Posted on March 13, 2017

What Is Active Release Technique?

Posted on March 9, 2017
Located in: Wellness

What Is Active Release Technique?

Active Release Technique (ART) is an effective way to locate soft tissue changes and improve tissue mobility quickly, which in effect, improves function. Many times the patient will notice positive changes during the treatment session. ART is designed to treat repetitive strains, adhesions, tissue hypoxia, and joint dysfunction. When the …

Posted on March 9, 2017

Thai Massage: “Sports Massage” with a Deep History

Therapeutic Massage Now Offered At IRG Physical & Hand Therapy - Greenwood

Posted on March 9, 2017
Located in: Injuries, Wellness

Thai Massage: “Sports Massage” with a Deep History

Therapeutic massage is a healing and stimulating way for individuals to feel relief after suffering from a pulled hamstring that flared up during a soccer game, ailments from a car accident or even a stiff neck and shoulders caused by poor posture working at the computer all week. Depending on …

Posted on March 9, 2017

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Sports and physical activity can benefit your health. The benefits of exercise offer stress relief, improving one’s mood, and can provide a better night’s sleep. However, with sport activities comes the risk of an injury …

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