Benefits of Plyometric Exercises Also known as jump training, plyometric exercises have gained new popularity in recent years and individuals are seeking the assistance of physical therapists in performing the movements. Plyometrics utilize explosive movements to build muscle and increase power. Originally
Yoga and Physical Therapy Most people don’t think of yoga as something that is connected to physical therapy. However, yoga is an effective way to manage a variety of conditions, maintaining flexibility and fostering movement. Yoga can be an important adjunct to
How to Protect and Strengthen the Knee and Foot Knee and foot injuries are common for people of all ages. They tend to occur during day-to-day activities such as walking, climbing stairs and running. In most cases, people tend to ignore the
Outdoor activities like gardening are a healthy and enjoyable way to live an active lifestyle. When the weather is nice, the outdoors are hard to resist. However, a lack of warm up and stretching can lead to aches and pains, even injuries.
Don’t Fall For This… The risk of falling increases with age. A reduction in balance and an increase in reaction time increases the likelihood of falls. In most cases, there is an underlying factor or a risk factor that results in a
Never Ignore Hip and Thigh Pain (Here’s Why) The hip is an important weight bearing joint in the human body. Repetitive stress to the femur (thigh bone) over time can lead to the formation of cracks in the hip joint, which is
The intensity at which you exercise will determine what you get out of it. Do you want to lose body fat? If so, you need to exercise at a different intensity compared to someone who trains to build muscle/tone up. Unlike bones
Patients and physicians all over the world embrace the benefits of physical therapy in and its impact on quality of life for musculoskeletal impairments. Physical therapists at ActivBody Physical Therapy in Orange, CA, can help with diagnosis, prevention and treatment of disorders
Osteoarthritis is a common joint disorder. It is a normal result of aging and the regular wear-and-tear of the joints. Gaining weight is also one of the factors. The bony surfaces at the joints are protected by a rubbery tissue called ‘cartilage’.