Category: Fitness

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Why You Need a Physical Therapist on Your Healthcare Team

July 10th, 2020

With health in sharp focus as a result of the pandemic, now may be a good time to look at the team of experts you have in place and see if there are any improvements you could make. You probably have a family doctor, dentist, and optometrist. Maybe you have some specialist physicians, a trainer,

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Is Stretching a Real Form of Exercise

Fitness with a side of dysfunction?

June 15th, 2020

This time of year, many people are focused on fitness so it’s worth taking a look at what fitness really means. The dictionary defines fit as “sound physically and mentally, healthy.” Using that definition, many “fitness” routines fall short of the goal. If you don’t enjoy running and dread every workout, you’re probably falling short

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How Stella Got Her Groove Back

April 27th, 2020

Could A Herniated Disc

Could A Herniated Disc Be The Underlying Cause of Your Back Pain? Physical Therapy Can Help

April 15th, 2020

Have you ever felt the sensation that an electric shock is going from your lower back to your legs? Ever experience weakness in your muscles or numbness in your arms and legs? If you’ve answered yes to either of those questions, it’s time to schedule your free consultation with our office to see a physical

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Increase Core Strength

How to Improve Your Balance By Increasing Your Core Strength

January 10th, 2020

The relationship between core strength and balance is something that has been widely discussed within the physical therapy field for several years. Your trunk contains multiple core muscles that work to prevent physically limiting conditions, such injuries, lower back pain, or balance and gait disorders. When your core is strong, it helps keep you upright

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Congratulations to 4 of our PTs!

December 16th, 2019

Congratulations to Mark Andersen-Nissen, Joshua Orton, Kelsy Rayl, and Dan Stoot for becoming Certified Orthopedic Manipulative Therapists (COMT) this month! This certification emphasizes clinical decision-making, advanced orthopedic clinical practice, advanced assessment and treatment techniques, and effective treatment progression. PTIS believes that by investing in ongoing education for our therapists we can provide better outcomes and

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What’s the Difference Between Sprains and Strains?

December 15th, 2019

It is a common misconception that “sprains” and “strains” are interchangeable terms. In reality, there are some key differences between the two. In order to understand how they differ, it is important to first understand what ligaments and tendons are. Ligaments connect bones to bones within a joint, while tendons connect bones to muscles. When

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Sciatica Pain Relief

Suffering from Sciatica Pains? Find Relief Today

November 15th, 2019

Lumbar radiculopathy, commonly referred to as sciatica, is a common condition that many people experience. It occurs as a result of irritation to the sciatic nerve, which is the largest nerve of the body. It stretches from the lumbar spine through the buttocks, and pain from irritation is typically felt in the lower back. However,

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