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Tuesday, March 08, 2011

By Gregg Fuhrman, MPT, OCS, CFMT, CSCS originally posted on March 5, 2010 1:54 AM

Custom Orthotics for your feet

In our last article, we discussed the problem of sore feet, sore heels, and plantar fasciitis. This month’s topic will deal with the use and need for custom made foot orthotics and their role in treating foot and heel pain.

A custom orthotic is specifically designed foot bed that goes into your shoe to replace the insole or liner the shoe came with originally... Read full post

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

By Andy Kerk, PT, OCS, CFMT, ATC Originally posted on August 9, 2010 9:46 PM

Manual therapy refers to skilled use of the physical therapist‘s hands to mobilize and free restricted connective tissues as well as training more optimal movement patterns. There are knots and hardened areas that develop between muscles, tendons, and joints that limit one’s mobility and cause pain and altered movement. Injury, overuse, posture dysfunction, and repeated traumas result in layers of... Read full post

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

Fix That Stiff Shoulder – Body Mechanics

By Andy Kerk, PT, OCS, CFMT, ATC originally posted on September 9, 2010 8:26 AM

Adhesive Capsulitis, or Frozen Shoulder (sometimes called “Locked Shoulder”) is a painful condition that limits your ability to move your arm comfortably. It can occur after a fall or fracture of the shoulder, after surgery, or commonly can just develop due to unkown cause. It is often associated with tightness and/or disc problems in the neck. It is... Read full post

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

By Gregg Fuhrman, MPT, OCS, CFMT, CSCS originally posted on March 9, 2010 12:21 PM

If I don’t race or compete, why do I need to be evaluated on my bike?

You don’t need to be a competitive cyclist to be evaluated for your bike fit. Cycling is a very repetitive activity-you don’t want to hurt yourself doing it. Make sure you positioned correctly on your bike so you don’t risk being sidelined by an injury.

Maybe you have had problems in the past; getting your position... Read full post

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

By Gregg Fuhrman, MPT, OCS, CFMT, CSCS originally posted on March 9, 2010 12:38 PM

Cycling is primarily an endurance sport with the major energy contribution coming from aerobic energy production. Resistance training, or weight lifting, is primarily an anaerobic activity characterized by short bursts of high intensity work. At first glance it would appear that these two activities are at the opposite ends of the fitness spectrum. In fact, Chris Carmichael, personal coach to Lance... Read full post

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

By Andy Kerk, PT, OCS, CFMT, ATC original post on May 17, 2010 10:41 AM

Body Mechanics Physical Therapist Andy Kerk recently traveled to Haiti to aid those injured in the earthquake. Thousands were injured or lost limbs during the 7.0 earthquake that killed more than 200,000 and left 1.2 million homeless in January.

Andy’s physical therapy work included post operative rehabilitation for those suffering from amputations, fractures and other injuries. Andy traveled April 23-30,... Read full post

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