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WHY MOTION?

When you move, whether it be in daily life or performance, your body requires a specific pattern of muscles and joints to work together in sequence for an action to occur. In normal circumstances, your brain and nervous system coordinates the movement to occur without difficulty. However, there are many times that your muscles and joints do not work in sequence the way they should. When that occurs, increased physical stress is placed on your body and over time injuries can happen.

There are many reasons why your movement patterns may not work as efficiently. This includes structural asymmetries (i.e. leg length discrepancies / scoliosis), changes in your mechanics due to previous injuries, trauma or surgeries, and changes in your general health (i.e. cardiovascular fitness and nutrition)

The staff of Motion Stability specializes in understanding how your body should move in both daily function and high-level performance. We understand how to get you out of pain, restore your movement they way it should be, and teach you ways to move and exercise on your own so you can live the life you want to live again!

Below are examples of injuries or conditions that are highly prevalent and ways that the Motion Stability team can help in treating or preventing the injury from happening.

Back Pain

Back pain is common, sometimes debilitating. Approximately 80% of individuals will experience it sometime during their lifetime. More than one-third of adults say low back pain affects their ability to engage in tasks of daily living, exercise and sleep. Not surprising, 54% of Americans who experience low back pain also spend the majority of their workday sitting.

 

Why Motion Stability?

Our Physical Therapists aim to reduce your back pain by specific evidence-based techniques. This includes hands-on techniques to mobilize your spine in order to restore motion and reduce your pain. We also aim to prescribe specific exercises to improve your mobility and stability necessary for normal movement and performance.

Studies have shown that Physical Therapists that mobilize the spine, along with using specific exercises for patients with back pain, can help alleviate their pain and can have long-lasting effects. A recent study published in Spine shows that active and movement-based physical therapy for patients with acute low back pain are associated with better clinical outcomes. This includes decreased use of prescription medications; MRI, and epidural injections; and lower health care costs than passive physical therapy.

Fritz JM, Cleland JA, Speckman M, Brennan GP, Hunter SJ. Physical Therapy for Acute Low Back Pain: Associations With Subsequent Healthcare Costs, Spine, 15 July 2008, Vol 33, Issue 16, pp 1800-1805.
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BACK PAIN

80% of Americans will experience low back pain sometime during their lifetime.

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Over 4 million US adults have had a total knee replacement

 

Pre/Post Surgical Rehabilitation

Pre/Post Surgical 
Rehabilitation

U.S. Census data estimates that 4,007,400 U.S. adults have had a total knee replacement, and 536,100 of that number now live with a revised total knee replacement. Nearly 1.5 million of these primary total knee replacements were implanted in patients who were from 50 to 59 years old. There is also an estimated 11,059,800 adults in the United States that have symptomatic knee osteoarthritis.

Why Motion Stability?

The greater question to ask in regards to these astronomical numbers of knee replacements and osteoarthritis is – what could have been done to reduce or prevent them? Motion Stability believes that teaching you correct movement patterns, flexibility and strength could prevent or reduce the chances of developing knee osteoarthritis. Even if you have already had a knee replacement or are experiencing symptomatic knee osteoarthritis, proper hands-on care and exercise prescription by a skilled physical therapist has been shown to be just as effective as surgery when it comes to relieving pain and stiffness. Most studies as well, show that early and supervised mobility and exercise programs in post-surgeries are the most efficient and cost effective treatments.

Weinstein AM, Rome BN, Reichmann WM, Collins JE, Burbine SA, Thornhill TS, Wright J, Katz JN, Losina E. Estimating the burden of total knee replacement in the United States, J Bone Joint Surg AM, 2013 Mar 6;95(5):385-92.
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Females are 2 to 8 times more likely to tear their ACL than males

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80% of ACL tears in females are due to non-contact injuries

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A Physical Therapist-developed exercise program can reduce an athlete’s risk of injury by 41%

 

Sports Injuries

It is common to see both professional and recreational athletes quitting or retiring from their sport because their injuries limit them from playing to their capacity. Can you imagine the number of records that would be broken or personal bests in times and scores if you could stay injury free?

Why Motion Stability?

The staff at Motion Stability Physical Therapy has the unique ability to reduce your pain as an athlete, restore your motion, teach you precise exercises, and train you specifically for your sport so you can move efficiently and effectively again. This is achieved by the combination of hands on techniques, needed modalities such as electrical stimulation, ultrasound, and taping techniques to reduce pain, as well as prescribing specific exercises that are necessary for your unique body and the sport and position you play.

Gilchrist J, Mandelbaum BR, Melancon H, Ryan GW, Silvers HJ, Griffin LY, Watanabe DS, Dick RW, Dvorak J. A Randomized Controlled Trial to Prevent Noncontact Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury in Female Collegiate Soccer Players, Am J Sports Med, August 2008, vol 36, no 8, 1476-1483.
 
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Since 2000 there has been a five-fold increase in the number of serious shoulder and elbow injuries among youth baseball and softball players.

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55% of children carry backpacks heavier than 15% of their body weight

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Children ages 5 to 14 account for nearly 40% of all sports-related injuries treated in hospitals. 

 

Youth Injuries

Whether it be due to poor postures, heavier backpacks, or the demands of youth sports, simply put – kids are getting hurt more these days. Sadly enough, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than half of all sports injuries in children are preventable. Overuse injuries are also responsible for nearly half of all sports injuries in middle and high school students.

Why Motion Stability?

The good news is that many youth injuries can be prevented or corrected. Motion Stability takes into account the multiple factors that affect a youth’s injury. This includes things such as their daily routine between school, sports, and other activities. We examine the postures they have with studying or using the internet and social media devices. We take time to understand their practice and training regimens for their sport, music or performing art, and collaborate with their coach or instructor and the technique and training they are seeking.

After reviewing all of these areas, our Physical Therapists then suggest modifications to reduce the possible stress factors on their bodies and educate and train the youth in proper exercises and techniques necessary to get out of pain and restore them back to their activity levels.

Women’s Health

According to one study, low back pain affects approximately 50% of pregnant women, forcing nearly 30% of those women to stop performing at least one daily activity over the course of their pregnancies. Low back pain is also reported in 30% to 45% of women in the postpartum period, and there is also a high correlation of stress incontinence in women in the postpartum period as well.

 

Why Motion Stability?

One of the most common things we hear post-partum women say after having their baby is “I’ve got to get moving again and get back in shape!” While there may be a desire to be active again after pregnancy, this is one of the rare situations where moving too quickly can cause increased pain and injuries.

Motion Stability is aware of the physical changes that occur during pregnancy as well as the effects it has on the post-partum mother. Our Physical Therapists design movement and exercise programs for women that are specific to their physical state and the active goals they have.

 

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AMONG PREGNANT WOMEN

Low back pain affects approximately 50% of pregnant women

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

1 in 3 seniors above age 65 will fall at least once this year

 

Fall Risk/Balance

According to the National Aging Council, about one in three seniors above age 65, and nearly one in two seniors over age 80, will fall at least once this year.  Increased risk of falling also has further associations with increased risks for fractures, concussion, and traumatic brain injury. This can result in a loss of independence and adding complications to medical health.

Why Motion Stability?

Motion Stability is able to work with patients to help improve a patient’s balance, movement, and coordination to decrease the risk of falls and thus improving the quality of their lives. No matter what age you are, we aim to optimize your ability to move to your fullest capacity and live the life you want to live.

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