Neck Pain

Do you suffer from tightness/stiffness in your neck? Do you have difficulty looking up, down or turning your head? Do you experience headaches, have difficulty sitting in front of a computer or have pain in your neck following household chores? If you answered yes to any of these questions then we can help you at King Physical Therapy & Fitness.

Neck pain may be the result of many factors including working conditions, posture, cervical discs, spinal stenosis, a motor vehicle accident, a traumatic accident, or degeneration. Depending on the nature of your symptoms our staff at King Physical Therapy & Fitness will design a specific treatment regimen consisting of any or all of the following: modalities, manual soft tissue mobilization, cervical traction, flexibility exercises, and strengthening exercises. At King Physical Therapy & Fitness we are dedicated to improving your quality of life not only during the time you spend with us, but for the rest of your life. If you have any questions please feel free to contact us or stop in to one of our two convenient locations.

Knee Pain

Do you have difficulty ascending/ descending stairs, squatting, or walking up/down hills? Do you have pain in your knee that increases during these activities? If so, you may be suffering from patellofemoral pain.

Patello-femoral pain is the result of mal-tracking of the patella, usually caused by one of more of the following: weak musculature around the knee, decreased flexibility around the knee, decreased patellar mobility, and/or muscular imbalances around the knee.

No matter what the cause of your knee pain, King Physical Therapy & Fitness can assist, diagnose, and develop a program to return you to your full functional level. Contact us today for an appointment, we accept most medical insurances.

Youth Resistance Training

It was once believed that resistance training in pre-adolescents and adolescents was too dangerous and could cause injury, but the current consensus from exercise scientists and clinicians is that youth resistance training is beneficial. Strength gains through resistance training in children is more due to factors such as increased motor unit activation, and changes in motor unit coordination, recruitment and firing rather than muscle hypertrophy. This correlates to reduced sports and recreational injuries as well as improvement in motor skills and sports performance.

At King Physical Therapy & Fitness our fitness staff, physical therapists, and exercise scientists will develop a program specifically for your child whether their goals are sports related or general wellness.  We will introduce resistance training gradually and will monitor your child to minimize and prevent injuries.  We currently have a 1600 square foot area dedicated to our youth speed and personal training. Please call or stop in to one of our two locations for more information.  We also offer special group and team rates.

 

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS)

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome is a disorder in which the Brachial Plexus (Nerve supply to 
Upper Extremity) and/or subclavian vessels (main arteries and veins supplying the upper extremity) are compressed as they exit the neck and travel into the arm. Symptoms of TOS include but are not limited to: pain/numbness/tingling into the ring and little finger as well as the inside of the forearm, grip weakness, arm heaviness, fatigue, or coldness, and possible headaches, pain in neck or behind the ear. These symptoms may also be evoked with other cervical spine disorders or upper extremity disorders.

At King Physical Therapy and Fitness we are able to recognize and treat all symptoms whether they originate from a disc, stenosis, thoracic outlet syndrome, shoulder disorders or even carpal tunnel. Our therapists are trained with the most up-to-the-minute therapeutic techniques available. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns. We are currently accepting most major insurances.

How important is flexibility?


Your muscles are connected to bones by tendons. When you contract your muscles the tendon moves the bone through the available range of motion. If your muscles are “tight” or “inflexible” you cannot move through the full available range and extra stress is applied to your joint surfaces. This is one factor that can lead to degenerative joint disease, as well as putting you at risk for muscular or ligament injury.

At King Physical Therapy & Fitness we can educate you on performing proper stretching activities to help improve your muscle performance and help you function at your optimal level. Stretches ideally should be performed when muscles are “warmed-up” as well as following a longer period of movement. The stretch should not cause pain and should be held and not oscillated. The amount of time to hold each stretch is based on tolerance. We recommend 3 to 5 sets for a 15 to 30 second hold. Before beginning any exercise program please consult your physician.

P.S. Be sure to continue normal breathing during hold and relax phases of stretching.