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.

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS)

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome is a disorder in which the Brachial Plexus (Nerve supply to 
Upper Extremity) and/or subclavian vessels (main arteries and veins supplying the upper extremity) are compressed as they exit the neck and travel into the arm. Symptoms of TOS include but are not limited to: pain/numbness/tingling into the ring and little finger as well as the inside of the forearm, grip weakness, arm heaviness, fatigue, or coldness, and possible headaches, pain in neck or behind the ear. These symptoms may also be evoked with other cervical spine disorders or upper extremity disorders.

At King Physical Therapy and Fitness we are able to recognize and treat all symptoms whether they originate from a disc, stenosis, thoracic outlet syndrome, shoulder disorders or even carpal tunnel. Our therapists are trained with the most up-to-the-minute therapeutic techniques available. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns. We are currently accepting most major insurances.

Youth Resistance Training

It was once believed that resistance training in pre-adolescents and adolescents was too dangerous and could cause injury, but the current consensus from exercise scientists and clinicians is that youth resistance training is beneficial. Strength gains through resistance training in children is more due to factors such as increased motor unit activation, and changes in motor unit coordination, recruitment and firing rather than muscle hypertrophy. This correlates to reduced sports and recreational injuries as well as improvement in motor skills and sports performance.

At King Physical Therapy & Fitness our fitness staff, physical therapists, and exercise scientists will develop a program specifically for your child whether their goals are sports related or general wellness.  We will introduce resistance training gradually and will monitor your child to minimize and prevent injuries.  We currently have a 1600 square foot area dedicated to our youth speed and personal training. Please call or stop in to one of our two locations for more information.  We also offer special group and team rates.

 

Knee Pain

Do you have difficulty ascending/ descending stairs, squatting, or walking up/down hills? Do you have pain in your knee that increases during these activities? If so, you may be suffering from patellofemoral pain.

Patello-femoral pain is the result of mal-tracking of the patella, usually caused by one of more of the following: weak musculature around the knee, decreased flexibility around the knee, decreased patellar mobility, and/or muscular imbalances around the knee.

No matter what the cause of your knee pain, King Physical Therapy & Fitness can assist, diagnose, and develop a program to return you to your full functional level. Contact us today for an appointment, we accept most medical insurances.