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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Did 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!
Presentation 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.
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