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Physical Therapy blog articles by EW Motion Therapy

Golf

By: Mason McAnnally
February 16th, 2024

Golfing is more than just a sport; it's a lifestyle that combines physical activity, social interaction, and mental challenges in a serene environment. Joining a golf club can significantly enhance this experience, offering numerous benefits that go beyond the game itself. However, it's essential to acknowledge that club membership is not a one-size-fits-all solution. Whether you decide to join a golf club or not, our golf specialists at EW Motion Therapy can help you improve your game and make the scores you want. While you may decide that our golf program doesn’t fit your needs, you can still read on as we explore the advantages of joining a golf club, considerations to bear in mind, common amenities provided by clubs, and tips for choosing the right club for your needs.

Cheerleading

By: Skylar Belton
February 16th, 2024

Cheerleading demands a unique blend of athleticism, artistry, and unyielding spirit. It's a sport that requires strength, flexibility, endurance, and an incredible amount of discipline. However, the rigorous training schedules and the physical demands of performances can take a toll on the body and mind of a cheerleader. This is why recovery is an essential aspect of a cheerleader's regimen, not only to enhance performance but also to prevent injuries and ensure a long and healthy career in the sport. We love helping our cheerleaders at EW Motion Therapy meet the demands of their sport and ensuring their bodies and minds are healthy so they can compete at an optimal level. While you may decide that our services don’t fit your needs, you can still read on as we explore the importance of recovery for cheerleaders, offer tips on balancing responsibilities with a training schedule, and highlight professional resources that can aid in a cheerleader's journey to optimal health and peak performance.

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Dance

By: Katie Kimbrough
February 16th, 2024

Dance, an art form celebrated for its beauty and grace, often hides the rigorous physical demands it places on its practitioners. Dancers, from ballet to contemporary, are athletes in their own right, requiring a unique combination of strength, flexibility, and endurance. However, this demanding physicality can lead to various injuries. Our ultimate goal at EW Motion Therapy is to help all our athletes prevent injury and recover well so they can return to their sport. You may decide that our services don’t fit your needs, but you can still read on as we explore the most common injuries dancers face, their symptoms, risk factors, and delve into effective prevention strategies. We will also discuss the role of physical therapy in both prevention and recovery.

Golf

By: Riley Manasco
February 3rd, 2024

Golfer's elbow, medically known as medial epicondylitis, is a condition that causes pain and inflammation in the tendons that connect the forearm to the elbow. While its name suggests a link to golf, this condition can affect anyone who engages in activities that require repetitive arm, elbow, and wrist movements. We love helping any of our clients at EW Motion Therapy with this condition, especially our golfers, who can work with our golf team to return to playing golf pain-free. But even if you decide that our services don’t fit your needs, you can still read on as we explore the causes and symptoms of golfer's elbow, why it's prevalent among golfers, the various treatment options available, and the significant role physical therapy plays in helping individuals return to their favorite activities pain-free.

Gymnastics

By: Skylar Belton
February 3rd, 2024

Gymnastics is a sport that demands an extraordinary blend of strength, flexibility, balance, and control. To excel, gymnasts must develop a comprehensive fitness regime that complements their training schedule. We love helping our gymnasts at EW Motion Therapy do this through customized exercise programs they can balance with their training, but you may decide that our services don’t fit your needs. You can still read on as we delve into the importance of overall fitness for gymnasts and offer practical workout recommendations. By understanding how to balance a fitness routine with a training schedule, gymnasts can optimize their performance, prevent injuries, and enjoy a fulfilling athletic career.

Run | Dry Needling

By: Lauren Hendrix
February 3rd, 2024

Runners, known for their dedication and endurance, often face musculoskeletal challenges. As they push their limits, the repetitive stress and strain on their bodies can lead to various conditions. This is where dry needling, a unique and effective therapy, comes into play, offering relief and improved performance. Dry needling often works best when combined with physical therapy - many of our physical therapists at EW Motion Therapy are dry-needling certified. They can incorporate it into any runner’s treatment plan. But even if you decide that our services don’t fit your needs, you can still read on as we explore dry needling for runners, its benefits, common conditions it can alleviate, and how it integrates with physical therapy and other treatments.

Physical Therapy | Gymnastics | Cheerleading | Dance

By: Jade Hutcheson
January 26th, 2024

Flexibility, often associated with images of yogis twisting into pretzel-like poses or athletes bending effortlessly, is critical to physical health and wellness. It's not just about achieving impressive stretches; it's a vital component of our daily lives, influencing how we move, our susceptibility to injuries, and our overall physical capabilities. We love helping our clients at EW Motion Therapy increase flexibility, whether they are a gymnast or a grandmother wanting to join her grandkids in their favorite activities. Even if you decide that our services don’t fit your needs, you can still read on as we dive into the science behind flexibility, understand the factors influencing it, and explore ways to enhance it, including the role of physical therapy.

Dance

By: Katie Kimbrough
January 26th, 2024

Pointe dancing, a pinnacle of ballet technique, embodies grace and beauty. However, it demands immense strength, flexibility, and endurance, particularly from your feet. As a pointe dancer, understanding the importance of foot care is pivotal for your performance and long-term health. Neglecting this can lead to a myriad of foot problems, affecting not only your dance career but your overall well-being. At EW Motion Therapy, we understand how vital foot care is for all our dancers, especially our pointe ballet dancers. You may decide that our physical therapy doesn’t fit your needs. Still, in this comprehensive guide, we'll explore practical tips for foot care, the consequences of neglect, and how physical therapy can be a game-changer in managing and preventing foot-related issues.

Cheerleading

By: Skylar Belton
January 26th, 2024

Cheerleading, a sport that combines athleticism, teamwork, and high-energy performances, is as demanding as it is rewarding. However, the rigorous demands of cheerleading often bring significant stress, impacting both physical performance and mental well-being. While mental health professionals can be invaluable in helping cheerleaders deal with struggles, there are ways other professionals can help, including physical therapists. We love helping our cheerleaders at EW Motion Therapy work through stress and balance their training schedule with rest and social activities. You may decide that our physical therapy isn’t right for you, but you can still read on as we discuss the primary sources of stress for cheerleaders, explore the effects on mental health, and offer practical, healthy coping mechanisms to manage stress effectively.

Pilates | Run | Dry Needling | Golf | Sports Performance | Physical Therapy | Personal Training | Nutrition | Women's Health | Gymnastics | Balance | Neurological Recovery | Cheerleading | Dance

By: Alana George
January 20th, 2024

EW Motion Therapy has been serving the greater Birmingham area since 1999, and we are proud of our legacy as a company. We have helped thousands of patients/clients reach their goals, and we consider it a privilege to do this every single day at our six clinics. But I’m sure you’re wondering: who are the people behind this whole operation? How did the company start? Well, sit back and relax, grab a cold drink, and I will tell you the entire story.