Penrose Physical Therapy
01
Jan 2016
Jennifer Penrose
Author
Jennifer Penrose

Total Elbow Replacement Post-Op Protocol

Click the "read more" button to see the full protocol for a Total Elbow Replacement. This is a sample surgical protocol that we typically use. We will always communicate with your surgeon on your surgery and their preferred protocol. Read More
01
Jan 2016
Jennifer Penrose
Author
Jennifer Penrose

Medial & Lateral Epicondylitis Non-Surgical Protocol

Click the "read more" button to see the full protocol for Medial & Lateral Epicondylitis, non-surgical approach. This is a sample protocol that we typically use. We will always communicate with your doctor on your injury and their preferred protocol. Read More
01
Dec 2015
Chris Edwards
Author
Chris Edwards

What is Kinesiotape?

You’ve seen it on TV and said to yourself “What’s the funny different colored tape on everyone?” You’ve seen it around town and on your friend at the gym. Did you know that even though it gained popularity during the last Olympic games, kinesiotape has been around since 1979? Read More
11
Nov 2015
Chris Edwards
Author
Chris Edwards

Are You at Risk for Falls?

Falls, fractures and hip replacements are common problems in elderly people, due to bone loss, bone fragility and osteoporosis. Did You Know? ... Read More
07
Oct 2015
Chris Edwards
Author
Chris Edwards

How Important is Your Home Exercise Program?

Your therapy visits and HEP go hand in hand and feed off of each other. Please remember this: skipping them may set back your recovery. They will help you work towards a solution and get you on your way to living the life you want: NOT being limited to doing only part of your dream. Read More
25
Sep 2015
Chris Edwards
Author
Chris Edwards

10 Health Issues that Benefit from Exercise

Typically, we exercise to slim down, feel better, and ease our guilt about eating an extra cookie. As a cardiologist, I always remind my patients that including exercise in their lives can also lower blood pressure and decrease the risk of having a heart attack. But those aren’t the only potentially lifesaving effects from exercise. Here are 10 more reason to exercise — effects that go far beyond benefits for the heart — from studies published in the last year. Here are some of the surprising findings: Read More
16
Sep 2015
Chris Edwards
Author
Chris Edwards

Fitting a Backpack

If you routinely experience back pain, shoulder pain, or hip pain when you carry a backpack, there’s a good chance that your backpack doesn’t fit you or that you’re not wearing it properly. This is surprisingly common among backpackers and kids returning to school. Here are a few things to check to make sure your pack is properly fitted: Read More
13
Aug 2015
Chris Edwards
Author
Chris Edwards

Proper Squatting Mechanics

First, we have to understand that there are a lot of factors regarding squatting. The following is a general guide for proper air squat mechanics and is not the "end-all-be-all." "Air" Squat or squat without weight is important to understand and master prior to picking up the barbell or dumbbell. Your mechanics are possibly the most important aspect to consider when attempting any exercise and maybe none more than a squat or lunge. We see so many people confused about how they are supposed to bend, move or lift. To help clear the confusion we will cover common faults and how to correct these. Read More
02
Aug 2015
Chris Edwards
Author
Chris Edwards

Static Stretching vs. Dynamic Stretching

New research indicates that flexibility is a by-product of pre-run static stretching and may be a biomechanical factor that hurts running economy which is a measure of your overall efficiency. Prior to hard workouts and races it tends to work best to do a warm-up jog and then perform the dynamic stretches, followed by strides. This helps to adequately warm up the muscles and then get the right ones firing in the right ways. Read More
17
Jul 2015
Jennifer Penrose
Author
Jennifer Penrose

Achilles Tendonitis

What is achilles tenodinits? Pain in the area of the Achilles tendon goes by several names and overlapping conditions, including tendonitis, tendinosis, Haglund’s deformity, paratenonitis, and bursitis, among others. Achilles tendinopathy is pain in the Achilles tendon in the midportion approximately 2-6 cm up from the heel also called non-insertional Achilles tendinopathy. Tendinopathy is defined as chronic degeneration of the tendon. Read More
25
Jun 2015
Jennifer Penrose
Author
Jennifer Penrose

Plantar Fasciitis – A Literal Pain in the Heel

Plantar fasciitis is the most common foot condition treated by healthcare providers. It is the most common diagnosis for foot running injuries and making up 8% of all running injuries. The clinical course for most patients is positive with 80% reporting resolution of symptoms at the 12 month follow up. Most patients make significant improvements in 1-3 months as reported above with various treatment methods. Read More
11
Jun 2015
Chris Edwards
Author
Chris Edwards

Stop That Outside Foot Pain Now!

Is your 2nd toe longer than your first?  Then you do not push off correctly with your big toe.  You will start to shift your weight more and more to the outside to the smaller bones of your foot.  You may compress and cause the lateral side (outside) of your foot to become very painful and unstable.  Many times you don’t even notice where you push off as you are walking.  Pay attention if you have your 2nd toe longer than your first what you push off the ground with!  This condition is called “Morton’s Toe.” How do I fix Morton’s toe? Since you can’t just cut the 2nd toe off, lets make the big toe hit the ground first!  Bring the ground up to meet the big toe so you can push off correctly and not overuse the outside of your foot! Stop that outside foot pain NOW!… Read More

Inquire Today