Blog - Kinetic Edge Physical Therapy
Friday January 22, 2021
By Ashley Beekman, COTA, ATC Have you heard the term hippotherapy and wondered if it is therapy with hippos? While that sounds fun, “hippo” is actually the Greek word for horse. The term hippotherapy refers to how occupational therapy, physical therapy, and speech-language pathology professionals use evidence-based practice and clinical reasoning in the purposeful manipulation of equine movement as a… Read more
by Allison Garmager, PT, DPT Did you know that physical therapy can be a successful alternative to surgery? Often, when we are experiencing musculoskeletal pain, we are told that we need surgery. However, physical therapy can be improve mobility, strength, and promote your body’s natural healing processes to reduce pain and restore function, allowing you to lead a more active… Read more
by Liz Vermeer, PT, DPT Sitting is something we do every day.  Sometimes jobs require us to commute to and from work or sit looking at a computer screen many hours per day.  We sit while watching television or watching kids do extracurricular activities.  While sitting is a necessary part of our day, sitting for too long can cause many… Read more
Tuesday December 15, 2020
by Dr. Matt Scotton, DPT, ATC, CSCS Do you wish you were healthier or more active?  For about 80% of Americans, the answer to this question is “yes.”  Don’t worry, there is hope,… and a simple solution.  About 99.9% of people have the ability to improve their health and fitness in as little as two weeks. In my experience as… Read more
[embed]https://youtu.be/t12AKHUzZpg[/embed] Foam rollers and self-myofascial release by Ethan Lahn, PT, DPT What is it? We’ve all seen the foam cylinder sitting in the corner of the gym or the physical therapy clinic. But, have you ever wondered what exactly it is? Why is it used? Foam rollers are a form of “self-myofascial release”. But wait! Don’t run in fear from… Read more