National Physical Therapy Month (NPTM) is hosted by APTA each October to recognize how physical therapists and physical therapist assistants help transform society by restoring and improving motion in people’s lives.

9 Physical Therapist Tips to Help You #AgeWell

We can’t stop time. Or can we? The right type and amount of physical activity can help stave off many age-related health problems. Physical therapists, who are movement experts, prescribe physical activity [read more…]


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.

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.