Postural Importance

Almost 100% of our daily activities are performed directly in front of us, which over time can cause our shoulders to round, internally rotate and protract, and our heads to protrude forward. Eventually this will cause the anterior muscles of our chest to tighten and our upper back/postural muscles to lengthen and become weak. If this is not treated early it can lead to cervical spine disorders, shoulder disorders, thoracic outlet syndrome, and so on.

At King Physical Therapy & Fitness we will develop a rehabilitation program to strengthen your postural muscles and to passively and actively stretch your anterior chest and neck musculature. We will perform manual therapy techniques to target and correct your problem areas. You may also avoid any of these postural issues by joining our fitness facility and learning the proper exercises techniques to combat these issues. Either way we can help you at King Physical Therapy & Fitness.

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.

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.