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Strength Training and Conditioning

Whether recovering from injury or wanting to enhance your fitness lifestyle, strength training and conditioning can provide significant health benefits such as, stamina, endurance and overall muscular tone.

Strength Training progressively increases the output force of the muscle through weight incrementally along with exercises that target specific muscular groups. And it uses resistance to induce muscular contraction.

Conditioning is a consistent regimen of exercise, diet, and rest. A proper conditioning program has multiple components, including strength, speed, balance, agility, coordination, power and endurance.

When done correctly, both Strength Training combined with Conditioning you will notice:

• Improved joint functions
• Reduction of potential injuries in muscle, tendons and ligaments.
• Increased bone density
• Increased metabolism
• Improved cardiac functions
• Improved lipid profiles

Please contact TheraSport Physical Therapy for all of your Rehabilitation needs.

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Merchantville, New Jersey Fun Fit Challange 2017

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TSPT and other local businesses had a wonderful turnout for the Fun Fit Challenge. The challenge took place along the bike path in Merchantville, New Jersey.

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Contact TSPT today to find out how we can help you achieve your fitness
goals!

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, NJ
P.856.256.8393
14 Parke Place Blvd.  #D
Sewell,  NJ  08080
info@therasport.org

MERCHANTVILLE, NJ
P.856.661.0200
30 W. Maple Ave.
Merchantville,  NJ 08109
info@therasport.org

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TheraSport Physical Therapy – Walking

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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.

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ImPACT Testing at TheraSport Physical Therapy

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If you’re a fitness advocate, active adult or professional athlete with a sports-related injury, the expert team of TheraSport Physical Therapy can help.

As one of the premier South Jersey sports medicine facilities, we are dedicated to diagnosing and treating sports-related injuries, from stress fractures to runner’s knee and tennis elbow, as well as sprains and more complex injuries that result from athletic activities.

Our Board Certified Physical Therapists have extensive experience in adolescent through adult, amateur or professional sports medicine. At TSPT, we also treat public and private school athletes and numerous collegiate and professional sports teams.

We offer ImPACT testing to all athletic school programs. ImPACT is the abbreviation for Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing. It is a computerized test which takes approximately 20 minutes to administer. The ImPACT test measures verbal and visual memory, processing speed and reaction time.

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TSPT – Back to School 2016

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Do you know how much your child’s backpack weighs? According to the APTA if it’s more than 15 percent of his or her body weight, then it could hurt your child’s back. Millions of students in the United States carry backpacks to and from school, often overloaded with books, supplies and equipment.  Weight of the backpack and improper use can result in injury to the skeletally immature child.

During adolescence kids are going through growth spurts and so their bones and posture are vulnerable to injury.  Injury can result when a child carrying a heavy backpack uses bad posture or shifts there weight abnormally to adapt a heavy load.  These adaptations can cause pain from disk injury, improper spinal alignment and deformity.  In addition, the muscles of neck, shoulder region and lower back can be strained leading to injury.  In more advanced cases, a child may even experience nerve compression and damage.

Some of the warning signs that a problem may be arising include back pain, fatigue, red marks on the shoulders, tingling or numbness in the arms and a shift or leaning in one direction.

The American Physical Therapy Association has set forth guidelines that should be used with backpacks to reduce the risks associated with them.  These recommendations include:

–       Backpacks should be worn on both shoulders for equal weight distribution, and the height  should fall two inches below the shoulder blades and sit at waist level.

–       It should have padded shoulder straps, which distribute the weight in the bag evenly over his/her shoulders.

–       Shoulder straps should fit comfortably on the shoulder and under the arms, so the arms can move freely.

–       The bottom of the pack should rest in the contour of the lower back.

–       Keep the load 10-15% or less of the child’s body-weight.

–       Organize the contents of the backpack by placing the heaviest items closest to the back

–       Carry only those items that are required for the day

TheraSport Physical Therapy can help you and your child choose a proper backpack that fits your child properly.  Additionally, our physical therapists can help your child improve their posture, correct muscle imbalances and manage the pain from improper backpack use.  TheraSport has two board-certified McKenzie credentialed practitioners to help with all spinal related problems.

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March Madness at TheraSport Physical Therapy!

March Madness at TheraSport Physical Therapy

March Madness is in full effect at TheraSport Physical Therapy!

March Madness 2015 is NCAA basketball’s prestigious championship tournament, and now it is in full swing!

Basketball players are susceptible to Achilles injuries. The Achilles is the strongest and longest tendon in the body. It attaches to the heel bone, and causes the foot to push off the ground when the calf muscles tighten. When overused, your Achilles can become inflamed and cause tendinitis.

Make an appointment at TheraSport today to find out what preventative measures you can take to avoid tendinitis and other injuries!

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2014 Back-To-School Tips from TheraSport Physical Therapy!

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Do you know how much your child’s backpack weighs? According to the APTA if it’s more than 15 percent of his or her body weight, then it could hurt your child’s back. Millions of students in the United States carry backpacks to and from school, often overloaded with books, supplies and equipment.  Weight of the backpack and improper use can result in injury to the skeletally immature child.

During adolescence kids are going through growth spurts and so their bones and posture are vulnerable to injury.  Injury can result when a child carrying a heavy backpack uses bad posture or shifts there weight abnormally to adapt a heavy load.  These adaptations can cause pain from disk injury, improper spinal alignment and deformity.  In addition, the muscles of neck, shoulder region and lower back can be strained leading to injury.  In more advanced cases, a child may even experience nerve compression and damage.

Some of the warning signs that a problem may be arising include back pain, fatigue, red marks on the shoulders, tingling or numbness in the arms and a shift or leaning in one direction.

The American Physical Therapy Association has set forth guidelines that should be used with backpacks to reduce the risks associated with them.  These recommendations include:

–       Backpacks should be worn on both shoulders for equal weight distribution, and the height  should fall two inches below the shoulder blades and sit at waist level.

–       It should have padded shoulder straps, which distribute the weight in the bag evenly over his/her shoulders.

–       Shoulder straps should fit comfortably on the shoulder and under the arms, so the arms can move freely.

–       The bottom of the pack should rest in the contour of the lower back.

–       Keep the load 10-15% or less of the child’s body-weight.

–       Organize the contents of the backpack by placing the heaviest items closest to the back

–       Carry only those items that are required for the day

TheraSport Physical Therapy can help you and your child choose a proper backpack that fits your child properly.  Additionally, our physical therapists can help your child improve their posture, correct muscle imbalances and manage the pain from improper backpack use.  TheraSport has two board-certified McKenzie credentialed practitioners to help with all spinal related problems.

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Put a little Spring in your step at TheraSport Physical Therapy!

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Spring is right around the corner, which means it’s time to tend to that garden! However, getting down on your hands and knees to plant can be difficult and hard on your back.

If you experience this kind of trouble, try warming up before you start gardening by walking or stretching. Don’t do the same task in the same position for too long as that can lead to muscle and joint pain or repetitive-motion injuries.

At TheraSport Physical Therapy, we can show you stretching techniques that address stiffness. We also teach core-strengthening exercises that can help reduce low back pain, common in prolonged kneeling and bent over positions.

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Keep in touch with us on the TheraSport Physical Therapy facebook page! We look forward to getting to know you, helping you achieve results and becoming your preferred Physical Therapist.

 

 

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Happy Holidays From TheraSport Physical Therapy

TheraSport Physical Therapy is an independently owned, private practice Physical Therapy facility located in Merchantville, New Jersey and Washington Twp., New Jersey. Our physical therapy practice is driven to make your rehabilitation, therapy and recovery a success.

Physical Therapy aids in pain relief, improved motion and a greater quality of life. At TheraSport Physical Therapy, our approach is friendly, evidence-based and innovative. You will get direct attention and hands-on treatment from our highly-skilled Physical Therapists during every visit. Being an active participant in the treatments you will become more educated about your body, so you will understand how to manage your condition or treatment routine.

TheraSport Physical Therapy concentrates on your wellness and provides exceptional therapy services.
We look forward to getting to know you, helping you achieve results and becoming your preferred Physical Therapist.

At TheraSport Physical Therapy our Doctors of Physical Therapy and Physical Therapists are experienced with the following:
Arthritis | Back pain | Balance dysfunction | Bursitis | Carpal Tunnel Syndrome | Chronic pain | Dizziness | Dislocations | Fibromyalgia | Fractures | Hand injuries | Headaches | Herniated discs | Incontinence | Knee injuries | Neck pain | Osteoporosis | Pelvic pain | Plantar fasciitis | Posture
dysfunction | Rotator Cuff injuries | Sports injuries | Strokes | Musculoskeletal disorders | Sprains | Tendonitis | Walking dysfunction
Vestibular Therapy | Therapeutic Exercise | Therapeutic Activities | Electrical Stimulation | Ultrasound | Moist Heat and Cryotherapy |  Iontophoresis | Neuromuscular Re-education | Fitness Conditioning | Sports Therapy

Call us today to set up a consultation. We have to convenient locations in the South Jersey area.
Or visit our website: http://www.therasport.org

TSPT Washington Twp. – 14 Parke Place Blvd Ste A Sewell NJ 08080  (856) 256-8393
TSPT Merchantville – 30 W Maple Ave. Merchantville NJ 08109     (856) 661-0200

Orthopedic Injuries:
Post Acoustic Neuroma Removal
Pre-/Post-Operative
Sacroiliac Joint
Sciatica

Sports Injuries:
Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ)
Vestibular Neuritis/Labryinthitis
Vestibular Rehabilitation Therapy (VRT)

Other Treatments Available:
Bell’s Palsy
Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo (BPPV)
Concussion
Degenerative Joint/Degenerative Disc
Difficulty with balance training
Falling Episodes
Dizziness
Facet Joint
Headaches
Herniated Disc
Ligament Sprains/Tears
Low Back Pain
Meniere’s Disease
Muscle Strain
Muscle Tears
Neck Pain
Adaptation/Habituation Exercises
Aerobic Conditioning
Assisted Stretching
Balance Retraining
Biofeedback
Brandt-Daroff Exercises
Core Stabilization
Cryotherapy
Electrical Stimulation
Epley Maneuver
Ergonomic Advice
Fall Prevention
Joint/Soft Tissue Mobilization
Manual Physical Therapy
Modalities
Moist Heat
Muscle Energy Techniques
Postural Education
Range of Motion
Strengthening
Stretching
Therapeutic Exercises
Traction
Ultrasound
Vestibular Rehabilitation

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