It’s Motion Monday, and today we’re covering A.R.T., or Active Release Technique. A.R.T. is a patented manual therapy that will actually help to correct soft tissue impairments causing pain and decreased mobility. Click the photo to watch video. Check it out and contact one of our 19 locations to schedule a consultation and find out if this can work for you!
When you come to an Excel or Apex clinic, you get more than just a Physical Therapist. You get someone who really cares not only about your recovery, but also wants you to leave better, stronger and more educated than before your injury. Awesome job to the staff at Excel’s Villanova clinic! Keep it up!
Thank you so much for helping me get back to doing what I love most, baseball. I was so upset when I was hurt but you guys brought me back! I am even more flexible than before and I’ve learned so much about my body. I guess the injury wasn’t so bad after all! Thanks again!
Today we’re showing you a slight variation on the hip flexor stretch that creates a more focused movement. It’s great for activities that involve a lot of running and even if you’re sitting for extended periods of time. Click photo to watch the demo.
The mind is a very powerful tool. It can take us to places beyond our imagination, in a good way or a bad way. How you think, what you visualize and most importantly, how you react to it all plays a significant role in how we perform on a daily basis. This is especially true in sports and fitness.
Even the best athletes experience mental blocks that will affect their training, performance and overall well-being. One of the most essential things you need to do in order to overcome these blocks is to identify the thoughts and allow yourself to feel what you are experiencing in the moment. According to Joel Fish, director of the Center for Sport Psychology in Philadelphia, PA, being aware of how you react to these negative thoughts is crucial to developing an approach to be able to handle them in a more productive and positive manner. Click the photo below for more information and tips from Joel Fish to improve your mindset and keep your motivation going, no matter what goal you are striving to reach!
How to Tackle a Tough Workout—with Your Brain
It’s not always a physical challenge; sometimes the mental challenge of a strenuous workout is the hardest one to overcome.
By Julianne Mele
Many of us heard that countless times growing up. Sit up straight, stop slouching, straighten your back. All are very familiar phrases. However, not so much today and in a time where the younger generation needs to hear it even more!
Everyone is either on a smartphone, iPad/Tablet, in front of a computer or sitting with a laptop. These devices are part of everyday life anymore and their effects are starting to show through.
In a survey by the healthcare provider, SimplyHealth, it was shown that 84% amongst those between the ages of 18-24 have suffered back pain in the last year. This has been termed “iPosture”. They are missing more time from work due to this than their parents’ generation.
The younger generation is spending more than 8 hours a day in front of some form of an electronic device, and older individuals are spending over 6 hours. This is a lot of time spent slouching and hunched over, causing neck and back pain.
It’s important to be aware of this and to make a conscious effort to sit up straight and use your electronics at the proper eye level. Making these small adjustments can help save you from “iPosture”!
Do you suffer from iPosture? Tablets and smartphones are causing an epidemic of back pain as people hunch over devices
By DAILY MAIL REPORTER
A very happy and healthy patient, thanks to Danielle Galante at our Excel Krewstown location in Northeast Philly. Awesome job, Danielle! Keep up the great work.
“I began therapy on my left shoulder in a lot of pain with a strong diminished range of motion. Danielle began working with me and it instantly began to feel better. Each time I went and completed the exercises assigned my range of motion increased. Danielle was patient, kind but very firm on completing all repetitions – that was exhausting! I thank her for her toughness and her knowledge. Now after approximately 8 weeks, my shoulder is painless and I have 98% range of motion! This is a great facility with the best PT’s ever!”