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By: Jason Nodjomian
June 7th, 2024

Tendonitis, also spelled as tendinitis, is a common condition characterized by inflammation or irritation of a tendon, the thick fibrous cords that attach muscle to bone. This condition can cause pain, tenderness, and mild swelling at the nearest joint. It can occur in various parts of the body, particularly in areas where tendons are subjected to repeated stress or overuse. Whether you have acute tendonitis or long-term overuse tendinosis, physical therapy can be a valuable treatment option for the condition, no matter where it occurs in the body. Our team at EW Motion Therapy can help create an individualized treatment plan for any type of tendonitis, keeping your goals in mind and helping you return to the activities you love. Whether you choose EW for your physical therapy or not, you can still read this article as we explore the different types of tendonitis, common symptoms, risk factors, treatment options, and the role of physical therapy in managing the condition.

Physical Therapy

By: Ben Bullard
June 7th, 2024

Baseball is a beloved sport enjoyed by millions worldwide, but like any sport, it comes with its risks. Understanding the most common baseball injuries, their causes, symptoms, and recovery times can help players stay healthy and on the field. Moreover, physical therapy plays a crucial role in preventing these injuries and aiding in recovery. We will discuss six primary injuries baseball players can incur:

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Physical Therapy

By: Caroline Pitts
June 7th, 2024

Surgical interventions often come with an inevitable recovery period, whether minor or major. However, there is a proactive approach that can significantly influence surgical outcomes: prehabilitation, or prehab. Prehab involves preparing the body for surgery through a tailored exercise and health regimen, primarily physical therapy. We love helping our patients at EW Motion Therapy prepare their bodies and minds for surgery, getting clear on expectations, and assuaging their fears. You may decide that our services don’t fit your needs. However, you can still read this article as we explore the importance of prehab before surgery, the critical components of an effective prehab program, and how prehab seamlessly coordinates with rehabilitation (rehab) post-surgery to enhance overall recovery.

Golf | cost

By: Mason McAnnally
June 7th, 2024

Golf, often considered a game of precision and patience, requires various equipment that can significantly impact your performance. Whether you're a seasoned golfer or a beginner, understanding the average prices of golf equipment and knowing when and how to invest in the best gear can help enhance your game without breaking the bank. This guide will provide insights into the costs associated with golf equipment, tips for finding better deals, and advice on choosing the right equipment for your needs.

Physical Therapy | Balance

By: Allison Schmidt
May 31st, 2024

Walking is a fundamental activity that we often take for granted. However, the speed at which we walk, known as gait speed, can provide valuable insights into your overall health. Especially as we age and fall risk becomes more of a problem, a consistent gait speed is vital to independence and healthy movement. At EW Motion Therapy, our balance specialists can create a personalized treatment plan to address your mobility concerns and help you move independently. Even if you decide that our services don’t fit your needs, you can still read on as we delve into the importance of gait speed, its correlation with health, methods to improve it at home, and the role of physical therapy in enhancing gait speed.

Physical Therapy

By: Josie Waddell
May 31st, 2024

Tennis elbow, or lateral epicondylitis, is a type of tendonitis that affects not just tennis players but a wide range of individuals. It is characterized by pain and tenderness on the outside of the elbow, which can significantly impact one's ability to perform daily tasks or engage in sports. We consider it a privilege to help our athletes at EW Motion Therapy combat conditions like tennis elbow so they can continue to play the sport they love pain-free. Even if you decide that our physical therapy isn’t right for you, we will delve into why tennis elbow is so prevalent among tennis players in this article. We’ll also cover who else can be affected, the common causes and symptoms, its impact on a tennis player's game, and how physical therapy can be effective.

Physical Therapy | Balance

By: Jenny Tesley
May 31st, 2024

As we age, maintaining our physical health becomes increasingly crucial. Two key components that often get overlooked are strength and power. While they are sometimes used interchangeably, they represent distinct aspects of our physical capabilities. Understanding the differences between strength and power, recognizing their importance, and knowing how to preserve and enhance them can significantly improve quality of life. Physical therapy is often a valuable asset in safely improving strength and power in older adults - we love helping our older patients do this every day at EW Motion Therapy through an individualized care plan. Even if you decide that our physical therapy doesn’t fit your needs, you can still read on to learn about the importance of strength and power as you age.

Personal Training | Women's Health

By: Jade Hutcheson
May 31st, 2024

Pregnancy is a transformative journey, both physically and emotionally. Maintaining a healthy lifestyle becomes paramount as your body undergoes significant changes to nurture a new life. One key component of this lifestyle is cardiovascular exercise, commonly referred to as cardio. Regular cardio during pregnancy offers many benefits, but safe exercise during pregnancy is critical. A physical therapist can be an excellent resource for learning safe exercise practices and maintaining an active lifestyle as pregnancy progresses. Our women’s health specialists at EW Motion Therapy love helping our pregnant moms do this through customized plans and education on safety considerations. Even if you decide that our services don’t fit your needs, it’s essential to understand the safety considerations and complementary exercises to ensure both mother and baby thrive.

Golf | Personal Training

By: Braden Olive
May 24th, 2024

Golf might appear as a relaxed sport to the untrained eye, but it demands much more than a good swing technique. Strength training is crucial for golfers of all skill levels to enhance performance and prevent injuries. We love helping our golfers at EW Motion Therapy build strength to improve their performance and continue playing the game they love. You may decide that our golf program isn’t right for you, but you can still read this article as we explore where golfers should build strength, how strength training can improve their game, and how physical therapy plays a pivotal role in this process.

Personal Training | Women's Health

By: Molly Cheeley
May 24th, 2024

Pregnancy is a time of profound change, both physically and emotionally. As the body adapts to nurture and support the growing life within, it's crucial for expectant mothers to maintain a healthy and active lifestyle. Among the various fitness options available, strength training stands out for its numerous benefits during pregnancy. This guide will delve into why strength training is important, explore its benefits, discuss safety considerations, highlight other helpful exercises, and explain how physical therapy can ensure safe prenatal fitness.