Active Physical Therapy

Knee Injury in the CrossFit Athlete While you’re at the box completing your WOD, injury is probably the last thing on your mind.  However, injury is a major set-back for a workout that contains dynamic, full-body exercises like a CrossFit WOD.  A study was completed this...

Starting with a conservative treatment plan Due to its complexity, being in pain, no matter the type, can be one of the most difficult experiences to encounter. Explaining to others the pain you are experiencing can become problematic, as it can seem like no one understands....

Welcome to our first newsletter! We would like to send monthly newsletters to give health and wellness advice as well as keep you up to date with what's going on here at Active Physical Therapy! First things first: Thank you! We would like to thank all of you...

EARLY INTERVENTION FOR PARKINSON’S DISEASE Have you noticed your daily routine becoming more difficult? Does it feel like you are slowing down? Have you noticed shaking on one side of your body that occurs during stressful or emotional situation? These signs, and others, may be early...

Is your food making you sick? Could food sensitivity be the cause of your persistent health problem? Have you been suffering from ongoing digestive issues such as gas, bloating, diarrhea or constipation?  Or maybe, you struggle with persistent migraines, eczema or joint pain. Perhaps you’ve been to several...

2016 Olympics With the 2016 Olympics in full swing, we find ourselves watching with anticipation as our country competes for the top spot in our favorite sports. The enthusiasm and pride exhibited for this much anticipated event is paralleled with the admiration for these elite athlete’s...

WHAT IS DIRECT ACCESS AND WHY DOES IT MATTER TO ME? Direct access means you can go straight to a physical therapist when you have an injury. You do not need a physician’s referral or prescription to start, which can make it more cost effective for...

These five tips will make the difference between a good workout and a great workout. What/where is your thoracic spine? [caption id="attachment_956" align="alignright" width="200"] Thoracic Spine Mobility[/caption] The thoracic spine, commonly referred to as the upper back, is comprised of 12 individual vertebrae. The structure of these vertebrae permits...

Background Most of us have heard of Parkinson’s disease (PD), as famous celebrities like Michael J. Fox and Muhammad Ali are currently battling the disease, but what is PD? Parkinson’s is a progressive neurological disorder that may cause tremors, slowed movements, and postural rigidity.  Although there...