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Amanda Horvat, DPT, discusses workspace ergonomics

Hello, my name is Amanda Horvat and I am one of the physical therapists here at In Motion physical therapy. Today I would like to talk about “ergonomics”, or the study centered on the efficiency of the worker in his or her workspace, including adapting work tasks, work stations, tools, and equipment to fit the worker. Depending on your posture and ergonomic set up, you may be putting undue stress on your neck, upper or lower back, arms and even shoulders. The most common stresses that lead to injuries at work include: awkward postures, repetitive motions, forceful exertions, pressure points, and vibration. Under these conditions muscles, tendons, ligaments, and nerves can be damaged. The good news is you don’t have to wait for a problem before you address it. Physical therapists have extensive training in assessing work stations for the possible stresses your work may be placing on your body and give recommendations for change, whether that be posture while sitting at a desk, stress with awkward postures, or the stress of lifting heavy items. Thank you for watching and if you are having pain or think you would benefit from an ergonomic evaluation with one of our physical therapist please call.

John Shea, MPT, COMT discusses physical therapy for sports related injuries.

John Shea MPT, COMT, physical therapist from In Motion Physical Therapy in Downingtown, Pennsylvania discusses physical therapy for sports related injuries.

Run Clinic 2017 Reference Material

The popularity of running and participation in sports across all ages has increased over the past few decades. While there are many health benefits to running and sports, injuries do occur. These injuries occur in active individuals of all ages and participation levels. There is a lot of information available, however only with expert assessment, is it possible to find the correct information for you. Out of this desire to prevent and treat injuries has evolved the Run & Sports Injury Prevention Clinic. The Run & Sports Injury Prevention Clinic is designed to give both the novice and professional runner and athlete valuable information about lower extremity biomechanical issues that can minimize injury while maximizing performance. Description of the evaluation stations used at this year’s clinic. We have made available some of the information that has been shared with participants of the Run & Sports Injury Prevention Clinic. Please select the information you would like to view and feel free to download. If you have any questions or would like to schedule a physical therapy evaluation please contact us at 610-518-9100. Running: Training, Fitness, and Staying Motivated Peter Crooke Training Packet Stresses of altered lower extremity bio-mechanics Run clinic core strengthening: Core strength in vital to any physical activity even running. This handout includes common core strengthening exercises that are good for the novice and advanced runner. Running Clinic Core Strengthening Flexibility is vital to preventing injuries and maximizing performance. This handout included common stretches for preventing injury in the runner and active individual. Running Clinic Stretches Hip strength is an often overlooked component to preventing injury in runners and active individuals. This handout includes common strengthening exercises for the runner and active individual. Running Clinic Hip Strengthening Some additional scanned hand-outs you may find useful Arches and Shoe Types PEP Program Training apps WIPP-Poster (thanks to sportsmetrics.org) Strengthening Your Hip Muscles Advice on whether to talk to your doctor before you start an exercise program.

Brochure for the upcoming 2017 Run-Sport Injury Prevention Clinic has been posted

The brochure for the upcoming 2017 Run-Sport Injury Prevention Clinic has been posted. Please see the Run Sport Clinic website for all the details. The event is scheduled for Saturday, March 4, 2017 from 9AM to Noon.

2017 Run-Sport Clinic scheduled, March 4, 9AM to Noon

The upcoming 2017 Run-Sport Injury Prevention Clinic will focus on injury prevention, nutrition, maximizing performance and has been updated for 2017. Please see the Run Sport Clinic website for all the details. The event is scheduled for Saturday, March 4, 2017 from 9AM to Noon. If you’ve never visited In Motion, our free running clinics are a great way to experience our expertise, personal care, and dedication to your health.  Come visit us this March and optimize both your body and your gear for running.  We’ll analyze each part of your stride and make recommendations based on our team’s advanced training, certifications, and experience.  From first-time runner to the marathoner, we’re the source for your very best run. Past Run Clinic Events: The 2016 Run-Sport Injury Prevention Clinic was updated to focus on injury prevention, nutrition, and maximizing performance. The 2015 Run-Sport Injury Prevention Clinic was updated to focus on injury prevention, nutrition, and maximizing performance — with emphasis on fitbit and similar devices. The 2014 Run-Sport Injury Prevention Clinic was updated to focus on tendon and anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries. The 2013 Run-Sport Injury Prevention Clinic by In Motion Physical Therapy was designed to give both the novice and professional runner/athlete valuable information about lower extremity biomechanical issues that can maximize performance and help prevent injury. In Motion is the gold standard for outpatient physical therapy in Chester County. Family owned and serving Chester County residents for over 13 years we have focused on personal, one-on-one professional care that makes us proud to say “the patient comes first”. To learn more: Overview of In Motion Physical therapy Services available at In Motion Physical Therapy In Motion Fitness Center In Motion Patient testimonials  

Team CMMD’s This Run Is Personal 5k and 1 mile walk

In Motion Physical Therapy is proud to stand behind and sponsor Team CMMD’s This Run Is Personal 5k and 1 mile walk. On November 5, the community where we are proud to provide healthcare services will come together for an event that raises money for families battling cancer. Team CMMD has already given $108,000 to fighters in our region this year and will assist more families from the proceeds of this run and walk. Please join us on Saturday November 5 at Downingtown West High School for something you can feel good getting behind.

Run Clinic 2016 Reference Material

The popularity of running and participation in sports across all ages has increased over the past few decades. While there are many health benefits to running and sports, injuries do occur. These injuries occur in active individuals of all ages and participation levels. There is a lot of information available, however only with expert assessment, is it possible to find the correct information for you. Out of this desire to prevent and treat injuries has evolved the Run & Sports Injury Prevention Clinic. The Run & Sports Injury Prevention Clinic is designed to give both the novice and professional runner and athlete valuable information about lower extremity biomechanical issues that can minimize injury while maximizing performance. Description of the evaluation stations used at this year’s clinic. We have made available some of the information that has been shared with participants of the Run & Sports Injury Prevention Clinic. Please select the information you would like to view and feel free to download. If you have any questions or would like to schedule a physical therapy evaluation please contact us at 610-518-9100. Running: Training, Fitness, and Staying Motivated Peter Crooke Training Packet Run clinic core strengthening: Core strength in vital to any physical activity even running. This handout includes common core strengthening exercises that are good for the novice and advanced runner. Running Clinic Core Strengthening Flexibility is vital to preventing injuries and maximizing performance. This handout included common stretches for preventing injury in the runner and active individual. Running Clinic Stretches Hip strength is an often overlooked component to preventing injury in runners and active individuals. This handout includes common strengthening exercises for the runner and active individual. Running Clinic Hip Strengthening Stresses of altered lower extremity bio-mechanics Some additional scanned hand-outs you may find useful Arches and Shoe Types PEP Program Training apps WIPP-Poster (thanks to sportsmetrics.org) Strengthening Your Hip Muscles Advice on whether to talk to your doctor before you start an exercise program.

Video: Susan Fisher, DPT on Physical Therapy for Post Concussion Syndrome

My name is Susan Fisher, physical therapist at In Motion physical therapy in Downingtown PA Many parents don’t realize that physical therapy is an option for their child’s post-concussion treatment. However, physical therapy can offer a number of benefits during the recovery process. Post-concussion rehab with begin with a thorough evaluation of cognitive, physical, and neurological function enabling the physical therapist to develop an individualized plan for each child based on the findings. The plan of care will follow a 5 stage protocol that is based on symptom provocation during exercise in each stage. The child will progress through each stage as symptoms allow. Exercises will be specific to each child, but will include postural strengthening, aerobic training, full body strengthening as well as agility, plyometric, and balance training. These exercises will help improve balance, hand eye coordination, reaction speed, speed of cognitive processing, and will promote improved brain function post-concussion in order to enable return to school, social, and sporting activities. If you think your child would benefit from an post-concussion evaluation, or have questions, please contact In Motion Physical therapy for further information.

New for March 2016 Run Clinic: “Ask the Doctor”

New for 2016 Run Clinic is Ask the Doctor: In Motion is pleased to announce that Dr. John M. Vasudevan from Penn Medicine will be available to answer questions on a variety of topics pertaining to running and musculoskeletal injuries. Dr. Vasudevan specializes in Sports Medicine and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation.

2016 Run-Sport Clinic scheduled, March 5, 9AM to Noon

The upcoming 2016 Run-Sport Injury Prevention Clinic will focus on injury prevention, nutrition, maximizing performance and has been updated for 2016. Please see the Run Sport Clinic website for all the details. The event is scheduled for Saturday, March 5, 2016 from 9AM to Noon. If you’ve never visited In Motion, our free running clinics are a great way to experience our expertise, personal care, and dedication to your health.  Come visit us this March and optimize both your body and your gear for running.  We’ll analyze each part of your stride and make recommendations based on our team’s advanced training, certifications, and experience.  From first-time runner to the marathoner, we’re the source for your very best run. Past Run Clinic Events: The 2015 Run-Sport Injury Prevention Clinic was updated to focus on injury prevention, nutrition, and maximizing performance — with emphasis on fitbit and similar devices. The 2014 Run-Sport Injury Prevention Clinic was updated to focus on tendon and anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injuries. The 2013 Run-Sport Injury Prevention Clinic by In Motion Physical Therapy was designed to give both the novice and professional runner/athlete valuable information about lower extremity biomechanical issues that can maximize performance and help prevent injury. In Motion is the gold standard for outpatient physical therapy in Chester County. Family owned and serving Chester County residents for over 13 years we have focused on personal, one-on-one professional care that makes us proud to say “the patient comes first”. To learn more: Overview of In Motion Physical therapy Services available at In Motion Physical Therapy In Motion Fitness Center In Motion Patient testimonials  

In Motion Physical Therapy serves patients in these Chester County, PA towns: Caln, Chester Springs, Coatesville, Downingtown, Eagle, East Bradford, Embreeville, Exton, Frazer, Glenmoore, Honey Brook, Lionville, Lyndell, Malvern, Marchwood, Marshallton, Newlin, Parkesburg, Pocopson, Sadsburyville, Thorndale, Uwchlan, West Bradford, West Chester, West Whiteland,