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Tuesday, 22 March 2016
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Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) dizziness is generally thought to be due to debris described as "ear rocks", formally known as "otoconia".  When there has been damage to the inner ear either by head injury, infection, or advanced age, the ear rocks float through the ear canal stimulating ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/22/2016 1:49 PM by Julie Shoemake
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Tuesday, 08 March 2016
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What is the piriformis? The piriformis muscle is one of 6 hip external rotators located in the gluteal region of the lower extremity. This muscle runs from the anterior portion of the sacrum, through the greater sciatic foramen, to the medial aspect of the greater trochanter of the femur. What ...Read More...
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Posted on 03/08/2016 1:27 PM by Claire Coleman
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Tuesday, 16 February 2016
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What is iliotibial band syndrome (ITBS)? Iliotibial band syndrome (ITBS or IT band syndrome) is an overuse injury of the tissues causing inflammation at the outer part of thigh and knee. It causes pain and tenderness in those areas, especially just above the knee joint. Iliotibial band syndrome is ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/16/2016 2:32 PM by David Cox
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Wednesday, 03 February 2016
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The human shoulder is the most mobile joint of the body. In my observation of the typical healthy shoulder, most people have at least 160 degrees of shoulder elevation. They are able to reach straight out to the side of their head and with exertion can get their arm at least 5-10 degrees behind that. ...Read More...
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Posted on 02/03/2016 9:16 AM by David Cox
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Thursday, 28 January 2016
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Why should I have a total knee replacement? How long will it last? How do I know when I should have my knee replaced? What other options do I have?  These are viable questions and concerns from most all knee patients who are suffering with pain from degeneration and arthritis that limit their daily ...Read More...
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Posted on 01/28/2016 1:15 PM by David Cox
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Wednesday, 23 December 2015
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Wishing you love, peace, and happiness that the true meaning of Christmas brings. May the season of giving and spending time with family bring you joy that lasts throughout the year. May God bless you and your family. Watch our Video and See How Elite Physical Therapy and the Alter G get Santa ...Read More...
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Posted on 12/23/2015 11:27 AM by Julie Shoemake
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Wednesday, 21 October 2015
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  Postural dysfunction occurs when muscles in the neck and upper back tighten or weaken due to prolonged inadequate posture and/or a sedentary lifestyle. This dysfunction is known as shoulder or proximal crossed syndrome. Postural weakness and tightness occurs in a diagonal pattern.   Tight ...Read More...
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Posted on 10/21/2015 3:41 PM by Elite PT
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Wednesday, 14 October 2015
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Spinal stenosis is defined as an abnormal narrowing of the space in the spinal canal.  There are two main categories of spinal stenosis:  1) Primary spinal stenosis, which is known as congenital, is present since birth and typically becomes apparent in the fourth decade of life.  2) Secondary spinal, ...Read More...
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Posted on 10/14/2015 2:43 PM by Kasy Pasrsons
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Friday, 09 October 2015
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The Alter G treadmill is a unique treadmill using air and NASA technology to unload a patient's weight while ambulating to achieve faster recovery.  Reasons to use the Alter G: -    Allows patients to rehabilitate with less weight bearing and less pain and reduces the risk of further injury.  -   ...Read More...
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Posted on 10/09/2015 2:17 PM by Elite PT
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Wednesday, 30 September 2015
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Total shoulder replacement (TSR) is an option for persons who have severe arthritis of the shoulder joint. Severe shoulder arthritis is often painful, and can cause restriction of shoulder motion and reduces the ability to perform normal activities of daily living.  Arthritis causes the normal smooth ...Read More...
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Posted on 09/30/2015 4:35 PM by Andy Payne
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