Gaining Traction on Back Pain

                                                                                                                                              Sometimes backs just hurt. A gentle stretch to the back can feel great. Asking a family member to softly pull on one or both...

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

Thoracic outlet syndrome, or TOS, is a varied pattern of signs and symptoms resulting from compression of nerves and/or vessels, which can occur along various anatomical sites from the neck down. Within the thoracic outlet, there is a bundle of major blood vessels and...

Tennis to Balance your Life

Benefits of Tennis No one needs to tell you benefits of tennis for stress management and cardiovascular gains. These two major reasons are why tennis should stay a top priority in your life. At Cresswell Physical Therapy we believe that you must try to stay on the...

Swimming: What it Takes

Swimming Even non-competitive swimmers can benefit from lessons aimed to analyze the motion and promote efficiency in the stroke. Strength, flexibility and cardio endurance are inherent to any swim workout. The major muscles requiring focused strengthening for...

Lifting Safely at Home and Work

1. Find your neutral position In standing, establish a comfortable and stable position for your back. Concentrate on holding or “setting” the trunk muscles in this position in preparation for lifting. This position of your back is called the neutral position. 2. Stay...
Winter With A Frozen Shoulder

Winter With A Frozen Shoulder

Winter With A Frozen Shoulder Winter is upon us and lots of winter sports such as skiing might be on your mind. The only thing stopping you might be a frozen shoulder, otherwise known as adhesive capsulitis. This condition refers to a chronic limitation of shoulder...
Avoid Falls in the Fall and All Year Round

Avoid Falls in the Fall and All Year Round

Avoid Falls in the Fall and All Year Round Falls can lead to various injuries including fractures and hospitalization. They can occur for many  reasons including slipping on wet leaves, feeling dizzy, Parkinson’s disease, poor vision, and weak muscles. Sometimes, a...
Sprains & Strains

Sprains & Strains

A sprain is an acute injury involving a ligament whereas a strain is an injury involving the musculotendinous unit that involves a muscle, tendon or their attachments to bone. Both sprains and strains can be classified as a Grade I, Grade II or Grade III injury based...