Dry Needling

Excel Therapy Demonstrates “Cupping” on the News on 6

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ATTENTION ATHLETES! Just in time for the busy sports season, our very own, Ryan Flanary, PT, is here to assist you! Ryan appeared on KOTV – The News On 6 to demonstrate the ins and outs of CUPPING–the procedure made famous by this years Olympic Games. Watch to see if this technique is right for you.

And, if the bruising left by cupping is not your cup of tea, you’ll be happy to know there ARE other alternatives. Like Dry Needling and ASTYM Therapy, just to name a few. SEEK THE RELIEF YOU DESERVE THIS SEASON AND CALL EXCEL THERAPY TODAY!!

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Ball Field Injuries: Assisting You With Major League Comebacks!

Baseball Injuries, Softball injuries, physical therapy, surgery, ASTYM, manual therapyDid you know there are over a million baseball and softball injuries in the U.S. yearly? Overuse injuries in the back, shoulder and elbow contribute to pain and can lead to additional problems in the future.

Here’s the good news… many of your symptoms can be treated without surgery in the convenience of an Excel Therapy clinic.

Our therapists are highly skilled in a variety of treatments, including ASYTM, dry needling, and manual therapy. These techniques are effective in relieving a player’s pain and getting them back on the field in no time!

We hope you never need us, but if you do, recommend

Excel Therapy to your physician.

Because you DO have a choice! 

How to Combat Knee Pain

Excel Therapy, Excel Therapy Oklahoma, Knee pain, knee injury, running injury, pain, weakness, dry needling, flexibility, knock knees, flat feetPresentation of symptoms

The patient often described gradual onset of pain. The pain is aggravated with activity and eases with rest. Patients generally do not complain of catching, walking, or feelings of instability. Even lower level weight-bearing activity can increase pain and it may progress to the point where sport board and otherwise active lifestyle has to stop or be greatly reduced. Symptoms are common in teenagers as well as a population with varying degrees of arthritis.

Possible Causes:

Hip and core weakness

Poor movement patterns of the legs during activity

Diminished body control during activity

Anatomic variations such as flat feet and knock knees can predispose a person to knee pain

Limited flexibility of hips, hamstrings, and calf

Physical Therapy Treatment

Strengthening of the hips and core

Proper stretching based on the evaluation

Instruction in proper movement patterns during dynamic activity

Possibly dry needling of certain him muscles that can influence patella position

Modalities to help decrease pain

Recommend arch supports if flat feet are present