Monthly Archives: October 2013

I always stretch my hamstrings but I still can’t touch my toes.

One of the basic movements we need to function well is multi-segmental flexion.  This means being able to flex throughout your body easily.  If this motion is poor it affects the way we move throughout our life and can put … Continue reading

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Exercise of the week: Clamshell Progression

Many of you may have heard of the “clamshell” exercise, or perhaps even been given this exercise in physical therapy. Clamshells primarily target the external rotators of the hip, which include the gluteus maximus and a number of smaller muscles … Continue reading

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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Carpal Tunnel SyndromeCarpal Tunnel Syndrome or CTS is an increasingly common problem affecting the wrists and hands. This problem results in 2 million physician visits and 260,000 surgeries per year, affecting women 3 times more often than men. CTS is … Continue reading

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Balance – Use it or Loose it!

“This is part of our on-going series of exploring neurological conditions that can affect a number of individuals and specifically how Physical Therapy can help” Today’s topic is Balance: What is balance?  We know that it keeps us from falling … Continue reading

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Laser Clinic Next Week

Next Tuesday October 29, 2013 Ascent PT is sponsoring a Laser Clinic and it is Free!!! The ML830 laser is a healing modality which can help cellular reproduction which can speed up healing and help reduce inflammation.  If you have … Continue reading

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Ask a PT: My knee hurts, should I try barefoot running?

“Ask a PT” will be a weekly feature on Fridays in our blog, where we answer questions we get from our clients or posters on this site or our Facebook page.  So if you have a question about some sort … Continue reading

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6 Things to Know Before Returning to Running Sports.

One of the most common things patients want to know when rehabilitating an injury is when they can go back to their sport, especially runners.  As a clinician my hope is once people start to return to their sport they … Continue reading

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