Join TSPT and other local businesses for the Fun Fit Challenge.
The challenge will take place along the bike path in Merchantville, NJ
on March 25 from 10am-12pm. Come out and spring into health with us!
For the month of March, TheraSport Physical Therapy will be providing free
balance and postural screenings! Call today at one of our two New Jersey
locations to schedule your screening.
Licensed Physical Therapist – 30 hours per week – Bilingual (Spanish) a plus
Please email resume to firstname.lastname@example.org or Fax to: (856) 661-0204
Sports injuries need attention in order to heal properly. They are not uncommon and can be either acute (sprains, fractures, tears, etc.) or chronic (tendinitis, overuse, etc.)
Contact TSPT today to find out how we can help develop a program to treat your condition and get you back walking safe!
Some Common Walking Injuries Include:
Plantar Fascitis: The plantar fascia is a band of tissue that runs from your heel to the ball of your foot. It is a shock absorber so when the arch of your foot is strained a small tear develops and the tissue tightens causing foot discomfort. Symptoms can be pain or tenderness on your heel or the bottom of your foot. If Plantar Fascitis goes untreated it may develop a heal spur, which is a buildup of calcium around the heel. Physical Therapy and stretching can help loosen tissue and eliminate pain.
Iliotibial Band Syndrome: The ITB is a band of fascia that starts in the hip and crosses the outside of the knee. This band can become inflamed due to tightness and repetitive motion. Symptoms include achy pain on the outside of the knee that can become sharp pain with activities like running and stairs. Physical therapy helps to decrease the inflammation and increase ITB flexibility.
Shin Splints: This syndrome is caused by ischemia of the muscles in the anterior compartment of the leg and by small tears in the tissue, following strenuous exercise. Therapy can help to decrease irritation as well as balance flexibility and leg strength, preventing pain.
Stress Fractures: Stress fractures are micro-fracturing of the bone due to repetitive trauma. Common sites of stress fractures include the tibia and in the metatarsals of the feet. These fractures can be caused by stress from training, poor footwear, insufficient ROM/strength, and hard running surfaces. Following a period of immobilization/NWB (non-weight bearing), therapy helps to return the runner to their normal work-out routine.
Hamstrings Strain: More common in the sprinting athlete, a strain of the hamstrings is caused by over-stretching and tearing of the muscle. This injury can range from slight tightness/pain in a Grade I strain to a Grade III season ending rupture in which there often is an audible pop! Therapy is paramount in regaining ROM/strength to return the athlete to running.
National Physical Therapy Month (NPTM) is hosted by APTA each October to recognize how physical therapists and physical therapist assistants help transform society by restoring and improving motion in people’s lives.
Help TheraSport Physical Therapy Celebrate National Physical Therapy Month by taking advantage of our FREE Balance Screening by appointment only throughout the month of October. CALL NOW!
Shoulder pain is common with swimmers. When you swim, you use many muscle groups, some which are highly dependent on the shoulder for coordinated function.
Numerous muscles are all working simultaneously to stabilize the shoulder.
Naturally, the repetitive motion of swimming can tire out muscles which can
lead to pain, inflammation and a possible injury, known as Swimmer’s
Call TheraSport Physical Therapy today to find out how we can help you a
create a comprehensive program to develop strength, endurance, and
flexibility so you can swim conditioned without fatigue or injury.
No matter what age, falls can happen!
Protect yourself with these helpful tips on Fall Prevention:
• Stay well hydrated
• Limit sodium, alcohol and caffeine intake
• Take medication as prescribed at the same time each day
• Wear safe, supportive footwear
• Incorporate balance, head movements and position changes into daily exercise routines
• Limit sedentary hobbies to 30 minute intervals
• Perform a whole body strengthening program 3-4 times a week
Contact TSPT today to find out more!
WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, NJ
14 Parke Place Blvd. #D
Sewell, NJ 08080
30 W. Maple Ave.
Merchantville, NJ 08109
People try to get a jump start on their fitness as the New Year rings, however, many of are going about it the wrong way. Unfortunately some injuries don’t get better with just working out, or without a proper physical therapy routine. The main reason for most injuries lingering, of this nature: too much repetition or stress to the injury in too short of time. At TheraSport Physical Therapy, we know it is important to communicate to the individual how crucial it is to build up a fitness routine slowly and carefully, keeping in mind proper nutrition and adequate rest.
Keep your New Years Resolutions with these tips:
Eat Well. Stay Hydrated. After the holidays you may be reaching for cold weather comfort food, but eating fruits and vegetables while drinking water throughout the day can provide you with improved energy. Proper nutrition will also give your muscles the right nutrients they need to limit inflammation and facilitate increased metabolism.
Warm Up. Stretch. Give yourself at least 10-15 minutes prior to your workout to warm-up your body. Dynamic stretches are also a great way to start a workout and get your blood flowing before you move into your cardio or workout routine.
Build Resistance. Recover. If you are sore for more than 3 days following a workout than you probably went a little too hard a little too much. To avoid injury you must build up your routine and recover properly. At TheraSport Physical Therapy we provide a proper exercise program that will give your body exactly what it needs to build strength, stamina, with time for recovery.
Call TheraSport Physical Therapy today, to make an appointment with our skilled physical therapists. Our therapy team will discuss a program that is suitable for you to keep those New Year’s Resolutions! Even if you aren’t prone to injury, your therapist can give you some education on proper technique and form in order to keep you injury-free.
Let TSPT help you with your fitness New Year’s Resolution plan. Call one of our two conveniently located New Jersey facilities now, to get you started! Ring in the New Year by being healthy and injury-free and let us help you every step of the way!