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.

Rotator Cuff Injuries 

Your shoulder joint is one of the most mobile joints in your body. It relies on a number of soft tissue structures to maintain its functional integrity, but largely relies on the rotator cuff musculature for support. The rotator cuff is comprised of four muscles that assist in stabilizing the humeral head (arm bone) during movement, providing increased stability to the shoulder, and are the primary movers during rotational arm movements. Rotator cuff injuries may cause you to have a difficult time raising your arm above your head, lifting an object in front of you or to the side, placing your arm behind your back, or cause you to be unable to perform recreational activities.

Whether your rotator cuff injury is tendonitis, a partial tear, or a surgical repair, our therapists at King Physical Therapy & Fitness will assist you in a full recovery. Our staff is trained in the most effective and established therapeutic techniques to target the rotator cuff and surrounding musculature.

Please don’t hesitate to call us at King Physical Therapy & Fitness with any questions.

Muscle Cramps

Do you get a “charley horse” while performing normal daily activities, recreational activities, or even in bed? If so, we can help you! Muscle cramps may be the result of many factors, such as dehydration, electrolyte imbalance, neuromuscular fatigue, and/or decreased flexibility. At King Physical Therapy & Fitness, we can assist you in developing a stretching routine to become more flexible, an exercise routine to target your neuromuscular system and to improve your endurance, or give you tips on sports drinks and diet changes that may discourage cramping. Stop into either one of our locations for a tour or to set up your consultation. Most major insurances accepted.