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Long-Term Relief From Sciatica

Sciatica is the painful condition that results from compression of nerve roots in the lower Sciatica Painspine that merges to form the sciatic nerve in the pelvic area. The good news is that most sciatic pain, which radiates down the length of the spinal column and its related muscles, ligaments, and tendons are all designed to move, and stretching helps to overcome limitations in motion that might cause sciatica flare-ups. In fact, proper stretching and movement is vital to overcoming any number of disorders and injuries. At King Physical Therapy & Fitness, our expert therapists discover your personal needs and create a therapy regimen just for you, whether it’s preventing sciatica or overcoming a chronic disorder. We also provide personal rehabilitation programs for recovery after a fall, accident, or sports injury. Be certain to check out the fitness centers at each of our convenient locations.

P.S. As a means of preventing recurrences of sciatica, attention should also be paid to muscles that are seemingly uninvolved, such as the hamstrings.

Preventing Falls in Older Adults

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention reports that one in three persons age 65 and older fall each year and eighty-seven percent of all fractures among older adults are due to falls. This is a serious concern for anyone over the age of 65 or anyone with a family member or friend 65 or older.

At King Physical Therapy & Fitness we can develop an individualized program to specifically meet your needs whether it be improving strength, improving balance, improving flexibility, developing safe transfer techniques or giving you tips in making your environment safer. We have evaluation and measures tests that can predict your current risk for falling including BERG balance test, Timed Up and Go, and gait speed-testing just to name a few. These tests help us to show objective improvement and your decreasing risk of falling.

P.S. Two-thirds of those who experience a fall will fall again within six months, so don’t hesitate to come and see us at King Physical Therapy & Fitness.

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.