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Have Pain in the Arch or Heel of Your Foot?

Post by Brian Yee PT, MPhty, OCS, FAAOMPT Pain in the arch or heel of your foot is commonly diagnosed as ‘plantar fascitis’. However, there are several reasons that can cause pain at the bottom of the foot. Accurate diagnosis of the source of symptoms is needed to direct the proper course of action. This includes: Plantar Fascitis: Usually due to an over-stretched arch from a flat or high arch. Treatment by taping, manual therapy, orthotics, and use of night splints can provide relief. Long term prognosis is based not only treating the plantar fascitis itself, but also restoring proper mechanics of the entire leg. Nerve Pain: The tibial nerve, which is a branch of the sciatic nerve originating from…

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Are Your Shoes Really Helping You?

Are Your Shoes Really Helping You?

Athletic shoewear have recently gained a lot of attention for their role in assisting a person to acheive a variety of health and fitness related goals. Skechers, being on of the first in the industry, have now come to the forefront of our attention again as some of their claims have been refutted.

Oftentimes we see patients who are flirting with shoes to solve an underlying biomechanical issue. In actuality the shoes are a “band-aid” and not solving the true physical issue at hand. Once the physical issues are resolved, the shoes become a means to assist instead of a failed solution. If you have questions regarding your shoewear and what it may or may not be doing for your health, please get in touch with one of the Motion Stability therapists!

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Weakness is the core problem!

Do you think you have a strong core?  The latest trending exercise for core enthusiasts is at Motion Stability! Redcord is  gaining popularity in the world of  wellness and with elite athletes as a strengthening appartaus which emphasizes perfect form and maximizes muscle specificity!  The advantages of redcord as an exercise also play a key role in the world of rehabilitation for the correction of movement dysfunctions found in musculoskeletal pain and chronic pain. Redcord was featured in a recent edition of Marie Claire magazine! Check out the article here:  http://www.neuracpt.com/pdfs/Marie%20Claire%20Cover%20March%202012.pdf _________________________ Medical Disclaimer: Motion Stability has created and compiled the content on its websites for your information and use. This information is not intended to replace or modify the medical advice of…

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Lazy Butt Syndrome

As the height of running season approaches, it is prudent to address the importance of the hip musculature in keeping a runner pain-free while maintaining the efficiency required for long distance events. Motion Stability has partnered with Phiddipides, a local running store, to discuss this topic with their runners. A lack of hip muscle strength can cause a myriad of problems in any person, but is especially problematic for runners as the hip muscles not only provide the propulsion for a powerful stride, but also the pelvic stability required to keep the lower legs moving efficiently. For a closer look at how weak hips can literally be a “pain in the butt” for runners, please click here read the article posted…

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Harris English wins the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Invitational!

We would like to congratulate Harris English for winning the Nationwide Children’s Hospital Invitational. Still classified as an amateur golfer, Harris was able to take on some of the countries best golfers and win! Harris congratulations on finishing the University of Georgia’s program, we wish you all the best in your future and bright career! _________________________ Medical Disclaimer: Motion Stability has created and compiled the content on its websites for your information and use. This information is not intended to replace or modify the medical advice of your doctor or health care provider. Please consult your health care provider for advice about a specific medical condition. Please remember that the information and content, in the absence of a visit with…

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Team Drummond: Supporting the Fight Against Multiple Sclerosis

Motion Stability is now a proud sponsor to Team Drummond – a cycling team that raises money for the fight against Multiple Scelorsis. www.biketeamdrummond.com Special thanks to Maggie Gebhardt, PT, DPT, for her passion to support this cause, along with her joy to cycle! _________________________ Medical Disclaimer: Motion Stability has created and compiled the content on its websites for your information and use. This information is not intended to replace or modify the medical advice of your doctor or health care provider. Please consult your health care provider for advice about a specific medical condition. Please remember that the information and content, in the absence of a visit with a health care professional, must be considered as an informational/educational service…

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Low Back Pain: Multifidus CSA Changes in Athletes

Hides JA, Stanton W, McMahon S, et al. Effect of stabilization training on multifidus muscle cross-sectional area among young elite cricketers with low back pain. J Orthop Sports Phys Ther 2008;38(3):101-108. This study reinforces previous studies on low back pain, and the need to perform specific stabilization techniques to improve pain and function rated scores. In this study, cross sectional area (CSA) of lumbar multifidus was found to be assyemtrical in size at the L5 level in young elite crickters with low back pain. With specific retraining of the transversus abdominis, pelvic floor, and lumbar multifidus, athletes with low back pain had improvements in CSA and reports in decrease pain. General exercise strategies for core stabilization need to be specified,…

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