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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

Happy International Women’s Day!

What To Expect During a Women's Health Appointment

Posted on March 8, 2017
Located in: Wellness

Happy International Women’s Day!

Women’s Health Rehabilitation – What to Expect? Every patient wants to know what to expect when they come to physical therapy for specific women’s health or bladder and bowel dysfunction issues. We want you to feel comfortable coming into our physical therapy setting for your examination. Your session will be …

Posted on March 8, 2017

National Pancake Day

Posted on March 7, 2017
Located in: IRG Highlights, Wellness

National Pancake Day

March 7th is National Pancake Day. So to celebrate, here are some flapjack facts and a healthy take on the classic. The first pancakes were called Alita Dolcia (“another sweet” in Latin) and were made by Romans in the 1st Century AD. The world’s biggest pancake measured 49+ feet in …

Posted on March 7, 2017

10 Things I Want to Thank My Athletes For

Happy National Athletic Training Month Everyone!

Posted on March 6, 2017
Located in: IRG Highlights, IRG News & stuff, Injuries, News

10 Things I Want to Thank My Athletes For

Written by: Amanda Schreiber, ATC, ATC/L, SFMA Ask any athletic trainer what they love most about their job and most of them will say something along the lines of “my athletes!” Athletes are the reason we have a job, the reason we love our job, but also the reason why …

Posted on March 6, 2017

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When an athlete is observed during a gait analysis, it serves to provide a  personal movement diagram. That diagram features everything happening within your body—from kinestetic awareness and habit, to individual levels …

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