Tagged: physical therapy

Should You Use Heat or Ice After an Injury?

I have been a physical therapist for almost 30 years and this is still one of the most common questions that my patients have asked me over those three decades. Should I use heat or ice after an injury?

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How to Feel Great Every Day with Stretching

In the past few months, I’ve been working one on one with a physical therapy mentor who has been teaching me the ins and outs of manual stretch therapy. We all know we should be doing some stretching, but how much? Which stretches? What techniques work best? Let’s start by exploring the basic types of […]

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Beginner’s Guide to Foam Rolling

One of the fitness trends that has been growing in popularity over the past handful of years is foam rolling. You see foam rollers in stores and see people using them at the gym, but why? What are they for and how exactly would one go about using them? Without going too deep into the […]

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Staff Stories: My Recovery Without Surgery

As the newest member of the Elite trainers team, I thought it might be relevant to outline the path that helped facilitate my participation in a lifestyle of health and fitness. I was in involved in a rather serious motorcycle accident years ago, that left me with a specific lower back injury that could only […]

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Sports Injury: A Mini Guide to Maximum Recovery

No pain, no gain, right?  Wrong! It seems as if these days, we are constantly running.  Today more than ever before, we are bombarded with inspiring quotes, miraculous YouTube videos, and poignant blogs encouraging us to overcome our pain, stress, and anxiety by trucking on and toughing it out.  But sometimes, it’s necessary to stop, […]

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Recovering from a Meniscus Tear: A Non-Athlete’s Experience and How I Bounced Back

“Confidence is the feeling you get before you understand the situation”-Anonymous If you told me 10 years ago, I would be a snowboarder, I would have laughed in your face, right after making sure that you weren’t blatantly mocking my athletic ability (or lack thereof).  Although I do enjoy being active, sports have never been […]

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Heal Faster With ARPWave Technology

Many Elite members have used ARPWave Therapy to rapidly recover from sports injuries. Want to know if ARP is appropriate for your injury or pain?

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How to Prevent & Treat Common Dance Injuries

Dancers, like any other athlete, put their blood, sweat and tears into their work. Rehearsing for hours and hours to get the choreography just right takes a toll on the body and on the mind. Being informed of the common injuries, how to prevent them and how to treat them when they do arise are all key components to […]

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Dealing with Anxiety or Depression? Massage Can Help

Just about all of us deal with some form of anxiety or depression every once in awhile. Consider how massage can play an important role in your healing and relaxation.

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Sport-Specific Training, Exercise & the Physical Therapist

**Members can stop into the SMART Clinic for a FREE injury assessment at any of the 5 Elite Sports Clubs locations.** Several months ago we addressed the question “When Should You Consult a Physical Therapist?” Today we would like to discuss the role of physical therapy can play in your exercise program as well as […]

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