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.

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.

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