‘Sciatica’ is often a common term used for any kind of radiating pain into the leg and or the buttock region. When you get assessed by a Physical Therapist who is primarily a movement specialist, they can firstly help you determine if it is actually sciatica or if the source of your pain is somethingRead more
Let’s begin by understanding what ‘cracking’ your neck means!!! The crack or the pop in your neck is called ‘cavitation’ and they are applied by a high velocity short amplitude thrust to your vertebrae. The goal is to manipulate your spine for proper alignment. However these have to be performed by a...Read more
Can physiotherapy be used for preventative purposes to prevent injury from happening in the first place or is it only used to address conditions/injuries that have already happened?
Great question!! Physical therapists/physiotherapists are ‘movement specialists’. That being said to answer your question, yes physical therapy can be effective in preventing injuries from happening in the first place. Formal evaluation by a licensed physical therapist can help identify faulty mechanics and train those...Read more
Why is it that toddlers bend over to pick stuff up with perfect squatting form? They always bend at the knees and have straight backs.
Interesting isn’t it?! Great job observing this. It’s fantastic you know what good posture and movement patterns look like to identify this! The cause here is that as we develop, our brain overpowers natural instinct so we do what’s easiest and quickest. Unfortunately, we don’t realize that over time, these shortcuts we take have aRead more
by Lee H. Kole, PT You wouldn’t take your car into the shop and just tell them to “fix it” without letting them know what the issues or sounds were. You wouldn’t walk into a barber shop or hair salon and just say “cut it”. Why would you google random exercises for how to solveRead more
If you are struggling to figure out the best possible home office setup, you’ve come to the right place! If you’ve been working from home for awhile and are starting to feel some minor aches and pains come on, even if you believe you have a good ergonomic setup, you’re not alone. Over 80% ofRead more
Do you struggle with fatigue at work? Here are some easy fixes to improve your workday fatigue. 1. Posture is essential. We all have heard this a thousand times, but what does good posture actually entail especially sitting in an office work station every day? If you’re sitting often, sit up straight, pull your shouldersRead more
Even Professional Martial Artists have trouble performing at their best. Read more here to see how Raul Meza, martial arts professional training for over 28 years, was able to use Functional Movement Screening (FMS) to break three different Guinness World Records. FMS is a great program for all sports performance activities. It can...Read more
Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV) is a major cause of dizziness that often goes undetected and untreated. Research has shown that in 86% of affected individuals, BPPV led to medical consultation, interruption of daily activities or sick leave. In total, only 8% of affected participants received effective...Read more
BreakThrough PT is a name you can completely trust when it comes to balance training. Experts in human movement, we take a comprehensive approach to each individual treated through our comprehensive and custom physical therapy, wellness and sports performance programs. Statistics show that more than 30% of individuals over 65 have at...Read more