Physical Therapy: Free Tips

Scroll through the below list of common injuries that you may be able to self-treat, following the guidelines of our PT's recommendations in a corresponding PDF.

Still not feeling 100% after giving  our PT Tips a try?  Contact Us for an appointment!

 
 
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acute sports injury

Did you roll your ankle on your hike up Lewis Butte? Or pull your hamstring sprinting after a soccer ball? How about tweaking your knee during your last mountain bike adventure?

Whether you've strained a muscle or ligament, taking a few simple steps in the first few weeks will make your recovery quicker -- and get you back to the sport you love a whole lot sooner. Check out our PT's suggestions for the first 6 weeks of your recovery, below!

 
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back injury

The most common types of untreated injuries are those relating to your back, and specifically to your lower back. Our PTs have created 8 Easy Tips to help you:

  • Reduce amount of back pain

  • Reduce the chance of re-injury due to repetitive motions or sudden movements

  • Gain control over the daily movements of (and forces acting on) your spine

  • Heal soft-tissue injury, such as muscle sprains and torn ligaments

 

bALANCE

Life is dynamic and ever-changing. Whether an individual is navigating through a soccer field, a garden, or a shopping center - balance is needed.


Balance is key to all functional movement. It helps your postural equilibrium, muscular balance, joint dynamics, neuromuscular and stability. When you get middle aged, balance, stability and flexibility get harder to maintain. An individual’s level of balance is challenged on their ability to move away from their center with varying motions (lunging, running, jumping, reaching, etc..), and return to center. When an individual loses balance, a decrease in performance and an increase in injury due to compensations or falls results.

Our PTs have created 7 Effective Steps to achieving better balance. Download below!