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Is Stomach Sleeping Bad for My Neck?

Is Stomach Sleeping Bad for My Neck?

(Is Stomach Sleeping Bad for My Neck?  Part 1 of our Sleep Posture Education Series) The Importance of Posture Our physical therapists and occupational therapists frequently provide recommendations to patients on adjustments to sitting and standing postures that are necessary to reduce postural strain and pain. We also advise on modifications to sleep positions, especially stomach sleeping,...

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Sleep Posture Education Series

Sleep Posture Education Series

Vacation and the Importance of Sleep Posture Every year we take at least one vacation to get away from the oppressive Florida summer heat and humidity.  This year, we went to Maine and Montreal, Canada.  Other than a few days of very warm temperatures, most days were breezy and the mornings cool.  Summer days in these vacation spots are also distinguished by the arrival of early morning light at...

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Myokinesthetic System Now Available to Clients

Myokinesthetic System Now Available to Clients

Myokinesthetic System Comes to Synergy This past March, the entire physical and occupational therapy staff of Synergy Health and Wellness enhanced their treatment knowledge by attending a 3-day comprehensive course on the Myokinesthetic System (MYK). The MYK system is a novel intervention strategy developed by Dr. Michael Uriarte, a chiropractor based in Shawnee, Kansas.  Although the technique...

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Planking Injury Causes Cubital Tunnel Syndrome

Planking Injury Causes Cubital Tunnel Syndrome

  A Recent Case Involving a Planking Injury We recently treated a patient that had embarked on a planking challenge.  The client was performing a minimum of 5 minutes of planking on a daily basis and she developed a planking injury.   As you can see in the image above, the traditional planking position places all of the weight bearing on the toes of both feet and the forearms.  For many...

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Are Pilates Exercises Safe for Osteoporosis?

Are Pilates Exercises Safe for Osteoporosis?

Are Pilates Exercises Safe for Osteoporosis? Most of the patients we've helped manage osteoporosis had no idea that without modifying their current exercise routine, they are increasing the risk of a spinal fracture.  This risk should not be taken lightly.  Individuals who have already experienced at least one vertebral fracture have a 500% increased risk of additional fracture within 1 year...

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Pilates for Scoliosis

Pilates for Scoliosis

  Advanced Training in Pilates for Scoliosis Two of our gifted therapists attended a very special 3-day conference this past weekend at the world renowned Polestar Pilates Training Center in Miami.  Dr. Lydia Picard, Physical Therapist and Polestar Pilates Practitioner and Pilates/Yoga Instructor Extraordinaire Bonnie Hubscher completed coursework focused on Pilates for scoliosis,...

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Medicare Coverage For Outpatient Therapy

Medicare Coverage For Outpatient Therapy

Medicare Coverage for Outpatient Therapy in 2020 Your Medicare Part B benefit helps pay for medically necessary outpatient physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech-language pathology services.  Medicare Part B will NOT pay for outpatient therapy if you are currently receiving Medicare Part A home health or skilled nursing services.  Synergy Health and Wellness provides both physical...

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Rotator Cuff Injury and Treatment

Rotator Cuff Injury and Treatment

Rotator Cuff Injury The rotator cuff (not rotary cuff nor rotator cup) is a group of muscles and tendons that surround the shoulder joint.  They play a vital role in holding the upper arm bone (humerus) in the socket of the shoulder (glenoid fossa of the scapula).  Rotator cuff injury can occur as a result of trauma, such as a motor vehicle accident or fall.  Rotator cuff injuries also occur due...

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Amy Gibson Earns the PTA Orthopedic Manual Certification from the Florida Insititute of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy

Amy Gibson Earns the PTA Orthopedic Manual Certification from the Florida Insititute of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy

Orthopedic Manual Certification Congratulations to our Physical Therapist Assistant, Amy Gibson, for completing the FIOMPT Orthopedic Manual Certification program.  The orthopedic manual certification program is a rigorous 10-month, 6-weekend, 85-hour curriculum that focuses on soft tissue mobilization, medical exercise, and kinesiology taping.  Few PTA specialist programs exist in the United...

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Exercise is Important at Any Age

Exercise is Important at Any Age

Exercise is Important, Guided Exercise is Powerful The importance of exercise can not be understated.  Physical therapist guided exercise is invaluable.   Your bones want you to exercise.  Our bodies respond to the amount of stress or load you place on your musculoskeletal system.   Too little exercise and you will have weaker bones, deconditioning, and flabby muscles.  Exercise on a regular...

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