Remember these beauties 👣 from about 1 mo. ago? She was the client with the Right over-supinated foot and 30+yr. history of Right groin pain who was told she needed orthotics for her ‘flat feet?’
This observation was NOT the main focus, but I decided to keep an out to see if this would change.
3 sessions later & working on her hip movement, thorax, breathing patterns during dynamic motion & BAM! 💥
R Foot looks real pretty now!🌟 No orthotics needed folks! 🙌 But lots of work near those hips 🍑yielded some pretty interesting results down the kinetic chain!
Oh . . . .& that 30+yr. history of groin pain? Well … that’s now history as well!! Poof 💨
Using band walks for glute activation 🍑? The lower left picture shows our client trying to engage hip muscles with the band but struggling to align the knee over the ankle—an indication that those glutes just don’t want to do their job!
When verbal cues and tactile cues 👉 just don’t do the trick, consider that the muscles don’t know what it feels like to engage. A quick set of isometric holds in sidelying (top picture) allowed her to successfully “find and feel” her glutes 💪 and 1 minute later executed a much more productive band walk, shown bottom right 🙌.
This simple change relieved her plantar fascia pain ✅ #magic
Go see Lauren! I was very close to having knee surgery when a friend recommended I go see Lauren first. Thankfully I did and a month or so later, I was pain free! And still am two years later. I’ve been back for some other minor issues (shoulder/heel) which she has also remedied. She clearly communicates what you need to do after every appointment – including videos to show proper movement. She is truly amazing! Thank you Lauren!
2 sessions over a span of 2 weeks! Neck pain to NO PAIN!💥. Real work & real follow-through💪🏼. If WE work at this together then YOU can get THIS 🏆.
— Definitely NOT 3x/wk for 4-6 wks. w/different PT’s, hot packs, electric-stim, arm raises, neck circles, & ice all while reading In Touch Magazine & watching SportsCenter on TV . We DON’T give you this ☝️.
— Oh . . . & we also give you your TIME back!! 🙌. — You’re welcome 👋
Here is our @totalptnj ‘front desk staff’ answering an email remotely from a client trying to schedule an appointment ASAP.
Hint: we have NO front desk staff. We have NO answering service. We have YOUR physical therapist answering YOUR email and or phone call & working with YOU to coordinate services. That’s how we roll folks!
Note the arrows. . .
**R side is higher then the L. (Red)
**attachments to the back muscles (yellow).
**much larger anchor on the R side of lumbar side (green).
The diaphragm integrates a lot with many contractile and non-contractile tissues. It’s uneven set-up creates normal imbalances in the anatomy of the body – this creates undo torque that in-turn may cause you to compensate and move in abnormal patterns that you are not aware of.
If you don’t know how to breathe properly during specific movements then you are going to have a problem☝️
Do you know how to inhale and exhale properly when you are performing “_______?”
Here’s a picture of one of our athletes 7 weeks post ACL reconstruction surgery. Who says you can’t deadlift significant weight <2mo. Post-op!?
Always follow protocol ☝️, but remember folks … it’s a guide & NOT a bible! ⚽️💪🏼
If you have proper form and know how to stabilize the pelvis and spine, those knees become quite 😃 & stable!!
Foot position, breathing & other factors come into play here. This one’s going to be killin’ it in 2019.
Do you know the #why behind the most relevant movement the lower body has during PT? 😮
Total Physical Therapy is very excited to announce the grand opening of our third location within Top Corner Sports, based in Bridgewater, NJ. We will be working very closely with the soccer community @topcornerbridgewater has cultivated in the surrounding area over the past two years.
Are you tired of feeling like cattle during PT? Are you being pushed around from aides to PT assistants to stim and ice? Not here! Bring us your stubborn injuries that are not going away – we will spend the time you need to get you where you want to go! Bring us your aches and pains that you’ve tried to fix that are not fixed – we will spend the time!
Free consultations are always on the house! Excited to make Total-PT part of the #bridgewaternj community.
Our Summit, NJ office is housed within Crossfit Veracity
I Just wanted to give a huge thank you to Leo Muñoz, owner of Crossfit Veracity, for giving us an amazing opportunity & space to practice our craft! We could not be more pleased with the results over the past year
We are super excited to continue to be able to serve the Summit community and see what 2019 brings to all of us! Here’s to a healthy 2019 to all!