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5 Exercises to Alleviate Patellofemoral Pain

Patellofemoral pain, also known as runner's knee, can be a frustrating condition that affects individuals of all activity levels. Fortunately, there are specific exercises that can help alleviate pain and improve the function of the knee joint.
May 13th, 2024

Tips for Making Spring Cleaning a Breeze with Arthritis

Now that the spring weather is upon us thoughts of cleaning are popping up. The backyard needs sweeping, taking out leftover leaves from the last season, windows could use a wash, and dust is appearing out of nowhere.
Apr 16th, 2024

How to Treat Ankle Sprains

Ankle sprains are a common injury that can happen to anyone, from athletes to regular individuals going about their daily activities. Fortunately, there are proactive steps we can take to minimize the risk of ankle sprains.
Feb 16th, 2024

How Physical Therapy Helps Frozen Shoulder

Dealing with a frozen shoulder can be a frustrating and painful experience. The limited range of motion and persistent discomfort can significantly hinder your daily activities. However, the good news is that physical therapy offers a beacon of hope.
Feb 15th, 2024

The McKenzie Method

Developed by world-renowned expert physiotherapist Robin McKenzie in the 1950s, this well-researched and well-known exercise-based approach has been used all over the world for years by a variety of healthcare professionals.  
Feb 15th, 2024

How Physical Therapy Helps With Postpartum Recovery

Welcoming a new life into the world is a beautiful and transformative experience for mothers! However, the process of pregnancy and childbirth can take a toll on a woman's body, leading to various changes.
Nov 16th, 2023

Plantar Fasciitis: Guide To Home Remedy And Pain Relief

Plantar fasciitis, a condition that causes sharp pain in the heel or bottom of the foot, is a really painful and very common condition. But the good news is that with the right guidance and consistency, you can effectively manage this discomfort from home.
Nov 16th, 2023

What is FMS or Functional Movement Screen 

Functional Movement Screen (FMS) is a series of tests that looks at movement patterns, range of motion, balance and stability that may be necessary for recreational and sporting activities.
Nov 16th, 2023

Having The Perfect Squat

Let's be real! We all want that perfect squat that gives us quads for days and our booties nice and round! But it always causes us pain in our lower back and knees!  Well, let's talk about FORM!
Nov 16th, 2023

Caring For Your Young Athlete

Summer has been a time of the year when we see a surge in young athletes in our physical therapy clinic. We are seeing teens involved in a variety of sports including athletics, football, basketball, swimming, golf, soccer, and more.
Nov 8th, 2023

Dealing With Morning Joint Stiffness

Have you ever woken up feeling like your body is as stiff as a board? This is called morning joint stiffness. I’m going to teach you some simple stretching and exercises to do as soon as you get up in the morning that can help with this stiffness and ma
Sep 12th, 2023

Treating Tendon Pain and Tendinopathy

If you suffer from tendon pain or tendinopathy there are a few things to consider. New research and recommendations for the treatment of tendinopathies are emerging and guiding our physical therapy approach.
Aug 15th, 2023

Managing Back Pain & Hip Strengthening

There are already a few entries on our website that discuss back pain, but an often-overlooked aspect of managing back pain is the relationship between our hips and back...
Aug 15th, 2023

Slow As Possible!

You must have heard your physical therapist say to bend your elbow or squat as slowly as possible because muscle fibers are strongest as they move eccentrically.
Mar 14th, 2023

Posture Perfect: Effective Exercises and Stretches to Stand Tall

Hello! As a PT, my patients often ask how they can improve their posture. The good news is that correcting posture doesn't have to be a boring or tedious proces. In fact, there are plenty of exercises and stretches that can be both effective and enjoyable!
Mar 14th, 2023

Can Physical Therapy Help Heal Plantar Fasciitis?

Do you experience pain in the bottom of your foot when stepping out of bed in the morning? Standing after sitting for an extended time? Or after participating in activities that involve running/jumping? You may have a condition called plantar fasciitis.
Mar 14th, 2023

Is Your Running Stride Causing Injuries?

This post will explore the potential of injury prevention with the modification of stride length in runners. It is often seen that runners may "overstride" with the belief that a bigger step will cover more ground.
Mar 14th, 2023

Pelvic Floor Disorder & Physical Therapy

Pelvic Floor Disorder & Physical Therapy By: Patience Nduka, DPT Bowie Location Pelvic floor disorder (PFD) is a common condition where you are not able to relax or contract the muscles of your pelvic floor.
Mar 14th, 2023

Look Good & Prevent Knee Pain

Yes, you read that right! Work out these groups of muscles to prevent or even help with current knee pain. These muscles will also make you look good wearing those favorite jeans! You guessed it, I’m talking about the gluteus muscles.
Jan 9th, 2023
Fall Prevention Tips for the Elderly

Fall Prevention Tips for the Elderly

Falls are the number one fatal and nonfatal cause of injury within the age population of 65 years old and older. The most common injuries from falls are fractures and head injuries.
Sep 19th, 2022

Is Exercise Medicine?

The answer is simple... Yes! Exercise is medicine. But it is also so much more. Participating in regular exercise is beneficial for the mind, body, and general health. 
Jul 18th, 2022

How to Prevent Knee Pain During Running

Good weather has arrived! It’s time to gear up and get a good run. Spring and summer usually mean the season for running, but here in PTSMC, it also means a lot of ankle and knee pain.
Jun 17th, 2022
Alleviate Future Back Problem

Alleviate Future Back Problem

Low back pain affects up to 80% of working age people at some time in their lives, though most will recover, low back pain can be recurring.and some people will continue to suffer from some degree of pain.In 85-90% of cases,
Jul 6th, 2021
Tendonitis Of The Elbow

Tendonitis Of The Elbow

Elbow pain usually isn’t serious, but because you use your elbow in so many ways, elbow pain can definitely affect your life. Your elbow is a complex joint that allows you to extend and flex your forearm and rotate your hand and forearm.
Jun 16th, 2021
Magic of Human Touch

Magic of Human Touch

A couple of weeks ago, for some reason, I was having mild fever and chills. This happened around 11 pm. I could not sleep and whenever I did fall asleep, I woke up feeling very cold.
Jun 10th, 2021

Therapy is Contagious

Frank was determined to not repeat his earlier mistakes. He had a frustrating experience with Physical Therapy previously, and he wanted to be sure that he was choosing a place where he would both feel comfortable and have a successful outcome.
Oct 27th, 2020

Physical Therapy and Chiropractors

Many people think physical therapists and chiropractors are the same and that is incorrect. Although both typically address impairments and symptoms in the Musculo-skeletal system,
Oct 14th, 2020

Headache or Pain in the Neck?

Have you ever noticed the tension in your head and neck at the end of a long week at the office? It may start as some soreness in your upper shoulders or the neck, or it may start as a headache.
Oct 31st, 2018

Hope for Lymphedema Sufferers

Many cancer survivors get through their treatments, only to learn that they have a new problem, lymphedema – swelling due to a compromised lymphatic system.
Sep 14th, 2017

Success With Vertigo Treatment

The Vestibular Disorders Association estimates that 42% of the adult population reports episodes of dizziness or vertigo to their physicians and that I 85% of those cases vestibular dysfunction causes the patient’s problems.
Jan 1st, 2017