Blog - Kinetic Edge Physical Therapy
by Jodeann Cooley, PTA Osteoarthritis is commonly known as wear and tear arthritis. OA is the most common type of arthritis. More than 27 million people in the U.S. have OA, and knees are the most commonly affected area. Osteoarthritis is caused when the natural cushioning between joints (cartilage) wears away. This causes the bones of the knee to rub… Read more
Thursday February 18, 2021
by Whitney Vander Veen, PT, DPT, ATC Do you find yourself questioning if your child is walking normally?  Does your child take several steps at a time up on their toes or on the front part of their foot?  Telling the difference between “normal” toe stepping and more problematic, idiopathic toe walking can sometimes be difficult - but idiopathic toe… Read more
 by Heather Pilcher, PTA, ATC I’m sure we’ve all heard the term Fibromyalgia but do you really know what it is. According to the CDC, Fibromyalgia is a condition that causes pain all over the body (also referred to as widespread pain), sleep problems, fatigue, and often emotional and mental distress. People with fibromyalgia may be more sensitive to pain… Read more
Chances are, if you are reading this article you are one of the many people who have searched the internet looking up the different causes of dizziness. At Kinetic Edge Physical Therapy, we’ve put together the below information to help our clients throughout the Des Moines area understand the systems involved with balance, how our balance system works, common balance… Read more
Monday January 25, 2021
Because we're passionate about movement we want to show you how to move your body correctly. Check back for more videos on proper movement technique. 2/15/21 - Step Downs [embed][/embed] Step downs may seem simple on initial inspection; however, they can be deceptively challenging. The step down is a popular exercise to promote eccentric (lowering) strength in our legs. This… Read more
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