Thankful for our neighbors!!

I have just returned from the Private Practice Physical Therapy Summit 2013, in New Jersey. Being around others of like minds is very energizing!! It was also very touching to be with so many other Americans from all over the states during this very tragic time for our country. It was very apparent that despite what may happen to us as a country, we tend to gather closer together in times of need. My heart goes out to the victims of this tragic attack. My heart also goes out to the young man who has allegedly committed this attack and his parents.

In trying times, it is easy to freely express our feelings for others. But, why does it take some tragic event for us to express our gratitude and appreciation and love for our “neighbor”? I would like to say that I am thankful for each of you; for the opportunity to have our paths cross. Please take care of yourself. Ask for the support and help that you need to get through your own “trying time” and know that each one of us at King Physical Therapy is here to support you in any way!!

Be Well!!!

Suzanne Gregory

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Healthy Lifestyle

Never push yourself past your own limit 

Remember, each one of us has a certain limit. Always judge your limits, instinctively on a scale of 1 to 10. For example, 1 is relaxing on a Saturday reading the newspaper. 5 is carrying groceries. 8 is carrying groceries and walking up the stairs at a fast pace, while you are out of breath and 10 is 10 is a maximum effort, where your heart races faster than ever before.

As a general rule, never push yourself to beyond 6-7, especially if you have a prior injury or are recovering from an injury. Always push yourself under the supervision of a licensed physical therapist at King Physical Therapy. Be physically active
You must keep your bones, muscles and joints in a constant state of motion. Never resign yourself to the couch, or think that ‘exercise is not for me”. The best way to fight pain and recover from injury is to stay active and maintain your fitness level.

Stretch and strengthen your muscles at least twice a week.
Make sure your muscles are properly stretched and strengthened under the supervision of your physical therapist. It is common for aches and sprains to occur, as a direct result of muscles that are tight (inflexible) or weak. At King Physical Therapy, we conduct a comprehensive muscular and bone evaluation to identify the muscles that must be stretched for you.




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What to Avoid?

We pride ourselves in quality and commitment towards our patients. You want to avoid facilities that are run like factories and take their time to schedule you or treat you the right way. You also want to avoid facilities with outdated equipment and therapists with little or no experience.

What sets us apart is our commitment to quality and reputation. We are known as the leading providers of physical therapy in our community and make every effort to uphold the highest standards in customer service. Our testimonials speak for themselves. We will provide you with personalized, individual care that you will not find in any other physical therapy facility, period.




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Where Does Pain Come From?

pain-come-from-shoulderThere are several causes of pain, and they can be related to the mind, the body or caused by general stress. We live in a stressful world, and the most common causes of pain are:

1) Strain associated with day to day life 
We live in a world that is increasingly stressful. Strain associated with professional or personal pressure can force additional strain on your overloaded, weak muscles. We make it a priority to strengthen your muscles in a systematic, progressive manner so you can finally live the pain free life that you deserve.

2) Anatomical problems associated with bones, discs
The wrong type of motion and lifting techniques can cause a breakdown of weak tissues. We teach you the best way to use your muscles and joint and enable you to move and function with optimum efficiency

3) Deterioration in joints
The gradual deterioration of joint integrity is an unfortunate effect of aging. Repeated motion associated with activities can cause muscle weakness and joint destruction, especially if an individual is overweight. We enable you to be become stronger and healthier, thereby minimizing the effects of joint deterioration.



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What is Physical Therapy?

Physical therapists (PTs) are health care professionals who evaluate and treat individuals of all ages, from newborns to the elderly, who have medical problems or other health-related conditions that limit their ability to move and perform functional activities in their daily lives.

PTs examine each individual and develop a plan using treatment techniques to promote the ability to move, reduce pain, restore function, and prevent disability. In addition, PTs work with individuals to prevent the loss of mobility before it occurs by developing fitness- and wellness-oriented programs for healthier and more active lifestyles.

Physical therapists provide care for people in a variety of settings, including hospitals, private practices, outpatient clinics, home health agencies, schools, sports and fitness facilities, work settings, and nursing homes. State licensure is required in each state in which a physical therapist practices.

The physical therapist as the person who helps patients function better and feel more confident. The Physical therapist is:

  • Known as: Coach/Teacher
  • Delivers: Knowledge
  • Offers: Independence
  • Focus: Understanding
  • Traits: Experts, advisers


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