Do You Have a Primary Physical Therapist?

King Physical TherapyWhen you have difficulty lifting your arm up to wash your hair, put on your seat belt, or place it behind your back to tuck in your shirt, whom should you call? How about when you have difficulty negotiating your stairs, turning your head to back out of the garage, or your low back pain disrupts your life, whom should you call? The answer is YOUR physical therapist, the individual that you trust to guide you in the proper direction as quickly as possible.

A 2005 study showed that physical therapists were second to only orthopaedic specialist physicians in their ability to recognize and diagnose musculoskeletal injuries. (Childs 2005) Also, patients that receive early physical therapy have a decreased likelihood of advanced imaging, additional physician visits, surgery, injections, and opioid use. (Fritz 2012) In the state of Pennsylvania you can seek treatment from YOUR physical therapist for 30 days without being referred.

Our mission at King Physical Therapy & Fitness is to provide a first class healthcare experience for each individual that that we encounter by exceeding their expectations, positively impacting their lives, and introducing an exceptional standard of care, all while maintaining a trusting family friendly environment. Make us YOUR primary physical therapist provider!

New Year’s Resolutions

Traditionally at the beginning of each New Year, resolutions are made to help improve or better yourself and each individual around you. No matter what your resolution is, whether it is getting fit, lowering your blood pressure or cholesterol, smiling more, laughing more, meeting new friends, or just enjoying life, we can help you at King Physical Therapy & Fitness. Our staff of professionals will assist you in reaching any or all of your resolutions.

Just to get you motivated, here are some jaw-dropping statistics:

  • 8 out of 10 people aged 25 and older are overweight
  • 78% of Americans do not get the minimal recommended level of daily activity.
  • 3 million American’s are morbidly obese
  • Walking for 20 minutes at 3 mph on the treadmill burns more than 120 calories
  • Taking the stairs can burn an extra 125 calories for every 15 minutes

King Physical Therapy & Fitness can help you achieve your New Year’s resolutions. Our monthly fitness memberships are easy on the pocket book–visit one of our fitness facilities near you today and get motivated!

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,, 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.