14 09, 2020

7 Misconceptions About Seeing a Doctor of Physical Therapy…

By |September 14th, 2020|Tags: |

You’ve tried various treatments, but your pain, stiffness, or injury keeps weaving its way back into your life. The doctor’s advice didn’t help. The painkillers only provide temporary relief. The amount of time and money spent on failed solutions is giving you a headache. You’re considering physical therapy. You’ve heard that it can get rid of your symptoms permanently, safely, and naturally. But perhaps you’ve also heard a few myths that make you question whether physical therapy is worth it (especially if you’ve already poured time and money into failed treatments). Getting sucked into physical therapy myths can prevent you from seeking the permanent relief that you crave. This is a classic [...]

11 09, 2020

5 Tips to Prevent Falls

By |September 11th, 2020|Tags: |

During our childhood, most of us would fall and then bounce back up like it was nothing. Clearing the home of tripping hazards and practicing exercises to boost your balance might feel like a waste of time. But if you’re 65 or older, spending a few extra minutes each day to prevent falls might just save your life. No matter how young and fit we feel, our bodies are less equipped to handle falls than when we were in our 30s. Consider these alarming statistics from the CDC: Every 11 seconds, an adult above 65 is treated in the emergency room for a fall Every 19 minutes, an adult above 65 dies [...]

31 08, 2020

Plantar Fasciitis Therapy: Fix the Cause

By |August 31st, 2020|

Picture this: the walls of your home start to crack and you notice a water stain on the ceiling. You cover it up with some posters and decorations. Does that sound like a viable solution? It’s obvious that covering up the water damage won’t fix the problem. Mold can start to form, and the house can get severely damaged if the solution is simply to hide the issue. The Dangerous Way We Treat Our Bodies But when it comes to our own bodies, we often treat them the same way. We want to keep going…so when pain strikes, we gulp a pill that relieves the symptoms. And when the pain returns, we [...]

31 08, 2020

The Best Exercises for Plantar Fasciitis

By |August 31st, 2020|Tags: , |

Putting “one foot in front of the other” can be a slow and painful process if you have plantar fasciitis. When left untreated, plantar fasciitis can continue to worsen until you start to dread those first few steps you take after waking up each morning. Nobody wants to get to the point where heel pain and stiffness interferes with daily activities. Unfortunately, many people with plantar fasciitis will get to this point because traditional plantar fasciitis treatments are typically ineffective.   Here’s Why You Need to Avoid Traditional Plantar Fasciitis Treatments Doctors often prescribe rest, painkillers, or corticosteroid injections for plantar fasciitis. While these traditional “treatments” can temporarily alleviate pain, they do [...]

27 08, 2020

Plantar Fasciitis Frequently Asked Questions

By |August 27th, 2020|Tags: , |

Let’s be honest: the feet are easy to forget about. We have “arm day” and “leg day” at the gym, but what about “foot day?” We might shop for the most fashionable footwear, but is it supportive? Many of us don’t pay much attention to our feet until we notice that they are achy or bothersome. Plantar fasciitis is one of the most common foot injuries that results from “neglecting” the feet. If you have heel pain, you may have plantar fasciitis. Treating plantar fasciitis quickly and correctly is crucial to preventing debilitating injuries that result from untreated plantar fasciitis. Our experts in plantar fasciitis treatment Fort Myers answer commonly asked questions [...]

18 08, 2020

What is Plantar Fasciitis?

By |August 18th, 2020|Tags: , |

“It must be time for new shoes,” you shrug as you notice a dull ache in your heel. You head to the mall, grab a new pair, and feel better as the day goes on. But then you wake up the next morning with heel pain and stiffness again, and then the next, and the next… Eventually, the pain and stiffness are so bad that you can’t do some of your normal activities and have to stop your weekly walks and runs. You have a classic case of plantar fasciitis. Plantar fasciitis is hard to spot in the early stages if you haven’t heard of it before. It typically comes on gradually, [...]

10 08, 2020

Announcement: We’ve rebranded!

By |August 10th, 2020|Tags: , |

Fresh New Look, Same Great Service! We’re thrilled to unveil our refreshed brand identity. The updates show the evolution of our company since its founding in 2017. Don't worry our core beliefs haven’t changed. Our New Logo Our vision for this new logo was to ultimately modernize and create a united harmony across our physical therapy & fitness brands. We wanted to convey an elevated and friendly feel that directly represents our modern, revolutionary approach to health & wellness. Before: Harsh sharp edges, no meaning, disconnect between the brands After: Friendly, non-intimidating, cohesive across brands, versatile Our Tagline Our Values: Hardworking, Customer [...]

27 07, 2020

How To: Prevent Golfing Injuries

By |July 27th, 2020|Tags: , , |

It’s a beautiful, breezy day. You’ve gathered your golf buddies for a great day on the greens. You’re on the 7th hole when suddenly your back gives out mid-swing. Sustaining a golf related injury is usually the furthest thing from everyone’s mind when they cheerfully arrive at the course or the driving range. Unfortunately, golfing injuries are all too common – especially in golfers who play for leisure. Our sports physical therapists and sports injury specialists know that golf injuries are frustrating – but they are also very easy to prevent! No one wants to get carted away to the doctor’s mid-game. That’s why our team shares these quick and easy ways [...]

22 07, 2020

5 Golf Swing Mistakes No One is Talking About

By |July 22nd, 2020|Tags: , |

If you’re a seasoned golfer, you probably have painful memories of that time you forgot the sunscreen or when you made those embarrassing putts. We all make mistakes. But what about the mistakes we make more than once…the ones we don’t even realize we’re making? Some of the worst golf swing mistakes are the ones that no one is even talking about! Sports physical therapist of Fort Myers, FL Dr. James Porco, who has helped golfers of all levels (including PGA pros), shares a list of five common golf mistakes and how to fix them.   Mistake #1: Skipping the Warmup Just like any other sport, you need to warm up your [...]