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Motion Monday!



Published On: November 11, 2013, in News, Fitness, Health, News, News, Videos No Comments


Motion Monday is here again. Today we show you a nice stretch to help relieve tension on the low back and help maintain flexibility.

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Single & Double Knees To Chest




Tips for Shoulder Health



Published On: November 8, 2013, in News, Fitness, Health, News No Comments


It’s nearly impossible to exclude shoulder movement from a fitness routine, sports training or even activities of daily living. Given this, it is very important to maintain shoulder health and incorporate strength exercises and proper stretches to protect this joint area. Please click the photo below for 5 useful tips to maintain and build shoulder health.

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Five Tips to Keep Your Shoulders Healthy for the Long Haul

By Eric Cressey

 

 




Postpartum – Beyond the Baby Weight



Published On: November 6, 2013, in Health, News No Comments


The changes a woman’s body goes through during and after pregnancy is unmatched by any other stressor our bodies encounter. Even with an “easy” pregnancy, there are physical repercussions the body will experience, and some may not present themselves until later in life. Muscles can be torn or weakened and bones may become misaligned. There are many factors that will affect the severity of problems; including age, the number of pregnancies, multiple births, delivery type and the overall fitness level of the new mom. In addition, women are having children later in life and more pregnancies closer together, not allowing for full recovery of the body.

They may seem like “normal” annoyances as the result of gestation, however, if not addressed these sometimes simple conditions can become quite bothersome and create bigger problems in the future. Physical Therapy can help to resolve post-pregnancy issues such as weak core muscles, incontinence and other pelvic floor disorders. It’s never too late!

Please click the photo below for more details and contact our office to find a clinic near you offering Women’s Health treatment programs. (866-883-9235)

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Bigger Postpartum Challenges Than Just Baby Weight

By Sarah Nassauer




Motion Monday



Published On: November 4, 2013, in News, Fitness, Health, News No Comments


Motion Monday is here! Today we’re showing you a nice back stretch to help improve mobility and reduce pain.

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Prone Press Up

 




Meet Our PT: Daniel Reppert



Published On: October 31, 2013, in Employee News, News, Staff News No Comments


Dan Reppert PhotoDan joined Apex Physical Therapy and Fitness in March 2013 as a staff physical therapist at Apex’s Blue Bell location.

Dan graduated magna cum laude from Bloomsburg University of PA in 2009 with a B.S. in Exercise Science. While at Bloomsburg, he became particularly interested in the rehabilitation of sports related injuries and decided to further his education to pursue a career in physical therapy. In 2013, he graduated with distinction from Arcadia University with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. While at Arcadia, Dan worked as a graduate assistant, teaching assistant and performed research on the effectiveness of electrical stimulation as a treatment for chronic tendon pain conditions.

Dan’s initial interest in physical therapy began with his lifelong involvement in athletics.  Although his initial interest was targeted toward treating younger athletes, his various clinical experiences have led him to become passionate about treating patients of all ages. He believes in a hands-on approach to rehabilitation, with personalized care for each patient to maximize outcomes. Dan looks forward to learning the most current manual techniques at future continuing education courses, with the eventual goal of becoming a Certified Orthopedic Clinical Specialist.

Dan also has a specialized interest in vestibular rehabilitation and became vestibular trained in March 2013. He has enjoyed working with patients that suffer from vertigo and post-concussive syndrome to decrease their dizziness and restore their balance.

He is passionate about physical therapy and loves the reward of helping people achieve their goals and return to activities that are important to them.

In his spare time, Dan enjoys spending time with family and friends, running and playing sports, and exploring new areas in the greater Philadelphia area.

 




Motion Monday!



Published On: October 28, 2013, in News, Fitness, Health, News, News, Videos No Comments


It’s Motion Monday! Whether you’re an avid runner, just starting out or the occasional jogger, stretching is always important to help prevent injuries. Here is a nice one for your calf. What is you favorite post-run stretch? Click for video.

Calf Stretch