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.

Take Correct Steps to a
Healthier Lifestyle

Are you looking for an opportunity to take control of your current health situation? Do you want to live a healthier lifestyle but don’t know where to begin? Have you attempted to exercise and your body ailments have made it difficult? If so, a visit to King Physical Therapy & Fitness may be the best decision you will ever make.

Depending on your current fitness or functional level entering into a physical therapy regimen, with one of our first-rate therapists, will assist you in overcoming arthritis pain, a nagging muscle strain, or the fear of initiating a fitness program. By improving range of motion, flexibility and learning proper techniques exercise will become easier and more enjoyable.

Maybe you have hit a plateau in your fitness routine or feel a change is in order we can help! We currently offer fitness classes at affordable prices, personal training for one on one or group training and an updated fitness facility to include a superb staff with exceptional knowledge. Please call one of our locations, check out our web site, www.kingptandfitness.com, or like us on Facebook for more information.

P.S. Most Major Insurances are accepted for physical therapy. There is currently no initiation fee for joining the fitness facility and we offer 1 month, 6 month and 12 month memberships.

Are you dizzy?

Do you experience dizziness or lightheadedness when you roll over in bed, look-up, lay down, or bend over? If so you may be experiencing a condition called Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV). In BPPV, crystals or otoconia are displaced into the ears semi-circular canals and cause dizziness, especially with head movements.

At King Physical Therapy & Fitness our therapists can abolish your symptoms of dizziness caused by BPPV in as little as one visit. Our therapists can perform a Dix-Hallpike maneuver to test your posterior and anterior semi-circular canals followed by an Epley’s maneuver to reposition the crystals for re-absorption. If the crystals are in the horizontal semi-circular canal the horizontal roll test will reposition the crystals for re-absorption. Either way we can help you.

P.S. BPPV will most likely re-occur, so don’t suffer and come see us at King Physical Therapy & Fitness immediately.

Does your back “go out?”

Do you have incidents of your back “going out?” or difficulty returning to standing following bending forward, gardening, lifting, or increased spring cleaning activities? If so, the underlying cause may be lumbar spinal instability. Lumbar instability is the result of weakened abdominal muscles, primarily in the transverse abdominis, decreased flexibility throughout your pelvis and lower extremities, and improper body mechanics.

At King Physical Therapy & Fitness our highly trained therapists will examine you for the possible causes of lumbar spinal instability. Then, a unique and highly-specific therapy program is created to focus on your exact limitations. Don’t suffer with low back pain any longer, visit one of our two locations and get help today.

P.S. By attending physical therapy at King Physical Therapy & Fitness you will be treated like a member of our family and receive first class physical therapy.

I’m injured, why shouldn’t I rest?

At one time bed rest/extended immobilization was believed to be the answer for most, if not all injuries. At times immobilization is indicated, but in most instances movement is the best medicine. Inactivity results in a 10%-20% loss of muscle mass per week. Connective tissue/tendons take less than one week to transform and adopt a shortened position especially in the muscles that cross more than one joint, i.e. hips, knees, ankles, shoulders, elbows, wrists and fingers. Bone density is reduced by 50% in 12 weeks, your heart rate increases and blood volume decreases. The list goes on and on.

The take home message is “movement is good.” At King Physical Therapy & Fitness we understand how much movement is acceptable and how aggressive or passive we need to be with your injury. Our experience and supreme knowledge of the human body support the rehabilitation program specifically designed for your needs. Please do not hesitate to call for an appointment today or with questions about the activities best suited for your needs.

P.S. We will increase your movement without increasing your pain.